By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Untitled (Kevin Aquino)
Untitled (Jameelah Cabato)
Untitled (Haidee Anne Francisco)
Talon (Liemuel Pantuhan)
Nymphaea (Roan Biguasen)
Night Market Mirage (Roniel Laguinlin)
Monkey Loves Flowers (Roli Talampas)
Love Locks (Marianne Mae D. Puntanar)
Happy Dothy (Jin Dela Cruz)
A Perfect Opportunity (Jayson Obado)
Jayson Obado of San Pablo City, Laguna sent in the sunset photo with the image of a bangka beneath the sun titled “A Perfect Opportunity.” His write-up reads: “I took this photo when I was in Puerto Galera. I was waiting to take a photo of the sunset but then I saw a boat passing by across the ocean. I knew I only had one shot to take this photo, so I waited to time it perfectly. It’s just like any opportunity that comes in our life. A perfect opportunity is rare and you only have one chance, just take it.”
From Marianne Mae D. Puntanar, a senior high school student of Laguna State Polytechnic University-San Pablo City Campus is the photo, “Love Locks.”
Haidee Anne Francisco, currently an international student shares an untitled photo of the smoking slope of Taal volcano. “I am always fascinated by nature,” writes Haidee. “When I am looking at my photos I always miss our country. I hope that the government pushes through in protecting our environment.”
The untitled sunset photo taken from a beach comes from Jameelah Cabato. She writes: “Apart from surfing, people also come here to Sitio Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales to witness the skies bursting in beautiful colors as the sun is setting.”
Jin Dela Cruz submitted the photo, “Happy Dothy.” “My daughter’s first close encounter with an iguana,” shares Jin. “Thankful for the mirror between them.”
Kevin Aquino contributed the untitled photo contrasting the line patterns of the umbrella with that of the store’s canvas sun shade.
The photo of boys playfully tumbling from a pier into the sea titled “Talon” comes from Liemuel Pantuhan. His photo description reads: “This photograph was taken in Balingasag, one of the municipalities in Misamis Oriental. The joy in children’s eyes, seeing them enjoying youthhood reminded me of my younger years, hence made me click the camera to capture children’s memoirs. These are kids who spend most of their time on the boulevard of Balingasag. I was just fortunate that I was able to take photos of them while they were giving their best tumbling.”
The plant photo “Nymphaea” was taken by Roan Biguasen. “I took it here in Malaysia, while passing a Chinese restaurant just after the rain using my phone,” Roan shares.
“This water lily serves as a decoration in most of the establishments here. The vibrant color attracts people. A plant that symbolizes differently according to the culture of a country, (symbolizes beauty, enlightenment, unity, universality, purity and a cycle of life – as quoted). For a year, I have been trying to find the spark and inspiration again to shoot photos for me to share with others.”
From Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya, street photographer/photojournalist and writer Roniel Laguinlin sent in the inverted reflection photo titled “Night Market Mirage.” He writes: “I was on my way to school around 6 p.m. to attend a night event in our school. Unfortunately the rain started to pour so I stopped by at McDonalds to take a coffee break. After the rain stopped, I immediately walked outside McDonalds to observe the environment if there was a worthy photo to take. I noticed that rain water had collected on the road so I decided to take this photo after the heavy rain. I was practicing on taking a photo reflection using the water in black and white because I love taking photos in mirage effect especially if it’s in the street. So I took a few shots outside and this is the result.”
And UP Professor Roli Talampas shares his photo taken in Panorama Park, Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia titled “Monkey Loves Flowers.”
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