By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Untitled (Roy Genovia, Jr.)
Untitled (Romelo Jamisola)
Untitled (Gilbert Obal)
Untitled (Aljay Garamay)
Untitled (Albert Balein)
Streetdance And Showdown Of Damili Festival (Niji Lacsamana)
Sometimes Miracles Come In Pairs (Laarnie Cabardo)
Happiness (Renz Paolo Balino)
Fainted Devotee (Ryan Eduard Benaid)
The untitled still life composition of a cup of coffee with a napkin and coffee beans around comes from Albert Balein. He shares: “I’m currently working as a heavy equipment technician in Kuwait. But my passion is photography. I started since 2012, I do mostly photography indoors.”
From Renz Paolo Balino is the photo of two novice monks teasing each other after their prayer at the monastery of Bagan, Myanmar titled “Happiness.” Renz shares that he started shooting in 2011 and mostly does travel photography.
Aljay Garamay sent in an untitled photo of devotee carrying a replica of the Black Nazarene statue decorated with a colorful cross and a matching headpiece during the recent Nazarene procession in Cagayan de Oro City.
Romelo Jamisola shares an untitled black-and-white photo of a young boy followed by a young girl fleeing the suffocating smoke of a fire. He writes: “I visited Binangonan, Rizal for a photowalk. I walked in the entire market to look for a spot that’s something interesting. Then suddenly I noticed that there’s smoke coming from the rooftop of the market—fire that would cause to burn the market. I saw this child running, he was crying and couldn’t breathe because of the smoke.” Romelo shares that he discovered his passion in photography in 2017. “With the help of my mentor Angelo Peter Dela Cruz, he introduced to me the street photography. He said that I have potential in shooting street photography. Then I tried it and now I’m enjoying this genre.”
Ateneo Sta. Ines shares an untitled funny photo in welcoming the Year of the Pig. He writes: “This was taken at the local market in a meat stall where the pig’s head was perfectly juxtaposed with the owner’s head. Luckily, I noticed that scene so the first thing I did was to compose it properly. But it took me a couple of shots using the phone camera for the best angle and using the other man as foreground. I am so delighted with this photograph. And I think it’s worth sharing.”
Freelance photographer Laarnie Cabardo submitted the photo titled “Sometimes Miracles Come in Pairs.” “Madeleine and Sofia are preemie twins,” writes Arnie. “I love taking photos of moments like this. It shows their love for each other, and that they have each other’s back no matter what.”
The photo, “Streetdance and Showdown of Damili Festival” is from Niji Lacsamana. His photo description reads: “This photo shows dancers of Barangay 14 (San Gregorio) dancing with their colorful and elegant outfit during the Damili Festival held on December 28, 2018 in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte where they celebrate terra-cotta pottery as their traditional source of income.”
Roy Genovia shares an untitled seascape photo of a ship at bay taken late afternoon just before the last sunset of 2018. Photo was taken in Bacolod City.
Visual storyteller Ryan Eduard Benaid sent in “Fainted Devotee,” a black-and-white photo of an unconscious Nazarene devotee being propped up by the crowd to avoid falling to the ground. “This devotee fainted because of the uncontrollable crowd of millions who want to kiss and touch the wooden statue of the Black Nazarene.”
And from Gilbert Obal is an untitled overhead photo of a group of uniformed school boys in blue headgear walking past a young girl going in the opposite direction.
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