By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Untitled (Miguel On Onod)
Untitled (Elmer Blasquillo)
Salagubang (Marson David A. Moreno)
Rover (Wendel Samodio)
Marina Bay Sands (Kim Maynard Go)
Child Wonder (Robert Bryan De La Rosa)
Bended Backs And Life Giving Hands (Jomarie Romaquin)
Balabac Buddies (Bert Andone)
A Walk In The Park After The Rain (Rene Bernal)
A Priceless Smile (Loyd Gorme Doron)
Marson David A. Moreno, a part-time instructor at the Laguna State Polytechnic University-San Pablo City Campus sent in the macro photo, “Salagubang.”
From Bert Andone is “Balabac Buddies.” His description reads: “Tagged as the ‘Last of the Last Frontier,’ Balabac is truly a paradise worth visiting. Its crystal clear waters and white powdery sand beaches are a top-notch. I even saw these local kids enjoying its waters. They poked me and asked if i could take a photo of them. And here it is, a photo of a beautiful island on the background with two beautiful people.”
Elmer Blasquillo, a mobile photography hobbyist shares an untitled silhouette photo of a couple at sunset. He writes: “Namasyal lang kami ng misis ko sa MOA seaside. Namangha ako sa ganda ng sunset. Sinama ko na yung balsa para mas madagdagan ng storya ang frame ko. Isa din po ito sa gustong kong kunan ang sunrise/sunset view.”
The photo titled “Bended Backs and Life-Giving Hands” comes from Jomarie Romaquin. He shares: “Women farmers planting rice on a puddled field, their strong backs bended giving life to the folksong ‘Magtanim ay di biro, maghapong nakayuko’ and figuratively, to the line, agriculture is the backbone of the Philippine economy. This photo was taken in Barangay Mataphao, New Washington, Aklan.”
About his photo, “A Priceless Smile,” Loyd Gorme Doron of Leyte writes: “It was a fine Sunday afternoon when I captured this little princess. I never expected to capture an amazing photo like this. If you think you’re having a bad day, just look at this photo. I couldn’t stop myself from posting this precious, genuine, and priceless smile.”
Miguel On-onod shares an untitled black-and-white photograph of his relatives performing an ethnic dance during their family reunion in Echague, Isabela. “These dances are part of our traditions that have become part of the Igorots’ identity,” writes Miguel. “The gongs are played according to the rhythm appropriate to the specific purpose of the occasion. I’m so happy to witness those priceless moments.”
Robert Bryan De La Rosa submitted the photo titled “Child Wonder.” He shares: “There’s joy and wonder everywhere when you see the world through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and special and always remember that the wonder is the beginning of wisdom. This is baby Timothy Fule while enjoying his freedom and wisdom as a child.”
Wendel Samodio contributed the black-and-white photo, “Rover.” His description reads: “Rover is his name. He was a premature baby (six months old). His family called him ‘The Miracle Baby.’ He was born in Japan and now visiting the Philippines. He was playing with a jeepney toy and a vintage car toy not knowing that his name is derived from one of the car companies. He will soon realize that this photo means something.”
From Rene Bernal is the photo, “A Walk in the Park After the Rain.” And Kim Maynard Go sent in the night photo, “Marina Bay Sands.”
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