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By Raffy Paredes

Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.

  • Wild Grasses (Jer Bertoldo)

    Wild Grasses (Jer Bertoldo)

  • Untitled (John Leo P. Vina)

    Untitled (John Leo P. Vina)

  • Untitled (EL Gonzales)

    Untitled (EL Gonzales)

  • Untitled (Chito Madamba)

    Untitled (Chito Madamba)

  • Untitled (Bernard Miranda)

    Untitled (Bernard Miranda)

  • Untitled (Ameerah Zaela Ortiguerra)

    Untitled (Ameerah Zaela Ortiguerra)

  • The Relentless Heart Of A Father (Kzuzvan Kay E. Casabal)

    The Relentless Heart Of A Father (Kzuzvan Kay E. Casabal)

  • Mang Elmer (Jose Carlo H. Quintos)

    Mang Elmer (Jose Carlo H. Quintos)

  • L'Amour De Ma Vie (Mico Isidro)

    L'Amour De Ma Vie (Mico Isidro)

  • False Color (Mandy N. Buenconsejo)

    False Color (Mandy N. Buenconsejo)

    The silhouette photo of a couple titled “L’Amour de Ma Vie” (Love of My Life) by Mico Isidro features him with his fiancé (now wife), Carmela. He shares: “Magic hours in Batangas. We got married on October 19, so this is a perfect wedding gift for us. And I love her so much. Her name is Carmela and I want to publish that I love her so much!” Mico has been contributing to this column since 2011. He took the photo using a tripod.

    From Ameerah Zaela Ortiguerra, a grade 12 student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran Bataan is an untitled photo of a young boy taken during the Taong Putik festival in Nueva Ecija on June 24. A school photojournalist since grade 5, Ameerah competed in the Division School Press Conference photojournalism competition every year until grade 10. About the Taong Putik festival, she writes: “The taong putik roams around to ask for money or candle from every household and at the end of it, they see each other in front of the church to attend the mass. This is their way of thanking God for the blessings that God gave to their barrio and also for having a good harvest.”

    Jer Bertoldo, a customer service representative shares the photo, “Wild Grasses.” He shares: “I use my phone to freeze and capture moments. I started taking pictures when I was in college and it became a hobby. I really love taking pictures of portraits, landscapes, and selfies. The grasses (in the photo) are saccharum spontaneum and they compliment the beauty of nature.”

    Grade 10 student Kzuzvan Kay Casabal sent in the photo, “The Relentless Heart of a Father.” “The man in the picture is actually a relative of mine,” he writes. “He’s disabled, can’t speak nor hear his entire life. I took that photo at lunch time, him forgetting to eat, working overtime for him to sustain the needs of his family.”

    The photo, “False Color” comes from seafarer Mandy Buenconsejo. He explains: “(The photo) was taken in Tarragona, Spain during my shore leave. The colors are edited just to make it a little bit different and to simulate the IR photography.”

    Jose Carlo Quintos submitted the photo of a farmer on a horse titled “Mang Elmer.” Caloy shares that Mang Elmer is a coconut farmer residing in a local community beside Yambo Lake in Laguna.

    El Gonzales of Bulacan contributed an untitled photo of a little girl playing with a marble as older kids play a marble game in the background. He shares: “Hilig ko talaga mag-capture ng mga kung anu-anong photos, walang specific genre. Kahit na medyo busy, kapag nakakita ako ng bagay na magandang kuhanan hihinto ako para kuhanan ito. Nag-start akong magka-interest sa photography nung nakabasa ako ng Manila Bulletin at na-inspired ako. At sumali na din sa mga photography groups sa Facebook.”

    From John Leo P. Vina is an untitled still life photo of flowers in a bamboo vase.

    Doc Chito Madamba sent in an untitled photo of “a typical hardworking Filipino earning his keep.”

    And the untitled photo of a beach taken at late afternoon comes from Bernard Miranda.

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