By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Untitled (Rodel Bartolome Jr.)
Untitled (Richard A, Directo)
Untitled (Nora Wanda Apostol)
Untitled (Justin Reyes)
Spotted Pose (Kenneth Ingan)
Mother's Love (JM Fernando Lazatin)
Let's Get Lost In The Dark (Jeffrey M. Tinagan)
Indayog Ng Kulay (Tristan Jenesis Arbues)
Incognito (Melvin Anore)
A Portrait Of A Young Lady (Gerry C. Ele)
Jeffrey Tinagan, a full-time high school Mathematics teacher who shoots weddings or events on weekends sent in the photo titled “Let’s Get Lost in the Dark.” He shares: “Dubbed as ‘Let’s get lost in the dark’ by Focus Bulacan as their photo of the week, this gives me a second look on what I shot in a 90 percent dark venue during the dance part. This was taken at La Consolacion University Philippines in Malolos, Bulacan during its graduation ball.”
From Gerry Ele is “A Portrait of a Young Lady.” He writes: “This a portrait of a young lady, Nicole Blanch Mabaet, in a costume of a European dress from the movie Beauty and the Beast. It shows that Pinays are always 100 percent unique beauty.”
The untitled black-and-white of a small boy looking up comes from Justin Reyes. “I took this photo after the graduation ceremony at our school,” writes Justin. “I framed it using the boxes of toys. And this is one of my favorite photos though the style used might be cliche but the story behind it is the one that makes the photo different from others.”
Kenneth Ingan accompanied his photo, “Spotted Pose” with the following description: “Behind this street shadow shot is a walking man in Laoag City in Ilocos Norte. An inverted photo that conveys how street photography brings you into other world and lets you discover various things.”
Melvin Anore shares the silhouette photo of three boys at sunset titled “Incognito.” His description reads: “This is a sunset view from Calvary in Binangonan, Rizal. Every first Sunday of the month of May, Pista ng Krus in honor of Sta. Elena is celebrated in the place. Shot from my Asus Zenfone 3 mobile camera. #ShootShareInspire.”
Richard Directo of the Learning Resource Center at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde contributed the untitled landscape photo. He took the photo during an adventure trip to Malalison Island, Culasi, Antique. “It is a wonderful island where you can find grassy hills, cave, sandbars, and white beach,” he shares.
From Rodel Bartolome is an untitled photo of a wild flower. “Share ko lamang ang larawang ito kuha sa likod bahay namin sa may palayan,” writes Rodel. “Kukunan ko sana ang hamog sa dulo ng dahon ng palay pero meron akong nakita na kung saan maliit na damo at sa palagay ko ay maganda kaya kinuhaan ko ng ilang shots at sa tingin ko ito ang maganda. Sabi ko nga sa sarili ko, there’s beauty in simple things and it’s up to you how you appreciate it.”
Tristan Jenesis Arbues, president of Young Professional and Educator of Asia concern to Culture and Environment Inc. (YPEACE. Inc) – South Luzon sent in the fiesta photo, “Indayog ng Kulay.” He writes: “Eto ay kuha noong coco festival ng San Pablo City Laguna. Makulay, maingay, masaya, dinarayo at binabalik-balikan. Eto ang kakaibang kultura ng aming bayang sinisinta, ang bayan ng unang ermitanyo San Pablo.”
The black-and-white photo titled “Mother’s Love” comes from JM Fernando-Lazatin.
And from Nora Wanda Apostol is an untitled macro photo of a beetle.
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