By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Untitled (Jaffel Pauig)
Tranquility (Alfredo C. Marasigan, Jr.)
Tabaw (Sergz Diaz)
Simple Life (Allan Carandang)
Nadine 2019 June (Wendel Samodio)
Muling Pagdapo (Bien O. Bacarra Jr.)
Lola And Apo (Exal Agnas)
Eid Mubarak 2019 (Oskar Rester Padilla)
Bangkero (Ed Vega)
Anton & Michelle (Juzstin Dayao)
Jaffel Pauig sent in an untitled photo of a smiling person peeping through a hole in an old wooden wall. Jap shares that he discovered photography while still in college. He writes: “Ever since I got interested in photography, I became a bit curious and asked myself how will I explore and express myself through my photos. And when street photography was introduced to me, I was able to relate myself more through the ideas of capturing life, culture, nature, and humanity in a candid manner. At first I was just a fan, but now this is the ultimate hobby that I love to do during my free time. As a beginner, I am looking forward to learn more and share my skills with others.”
Ed Vega, a photography enthusiast from Navotas City shares his black-and-white photo titled “Bangkero.” Ed uses a mobile phone in pursuit of his craft.
Alfredo C. Marasigan Jr., a high school teacher at the Laguna State Polytechnic University submitted the photo taken from above of an old man calmly sitting with a child on his lap beside a body of water. He titled his photo, “Tranquility.”
From Allan Carandang is “Simple Life,” a photo of two smiling young boys riding a carabao. “Every day, I like to wake up and remind myself to be grateful of the simple things,” he writes. Photo was taken in Pasacao, Camarines Sur.
Bien O. Bacarra Jr. contributed the nature close-up photo titled “Muling Pagdapo.” “I took this SOOC photo when the sun was high at 12 p.m.,” shares Bien. “This is to ensure I will have a better lighting on my winged subject. I also needed to drop and lay myself over the itchy grass and at a low angle to take a very close-up shot. I was so happy at the output.”
“Lola and Apo,” a photo of an old woman sitting on a bench beside her two Sto. Niño statues dressed in matching outfits, is from Exal Agnas. He took the photo during the fiesta celebration of the Sto. Niño de Tondo.
Oskar Rester Padilla shares “Eid Mubarak 2019.” He writes: “My friends and I went to the Quiapo Golden Mosque as early as 5 a.m. to scout the area for a good place to document the Eid Mubarak.We stayed outside of the mosque so that we could give our brothers and sisters some time to pray. While they were doing their ritual, I saw this store which sells Islamic garments and I used the fence to frame the subjects.”
Sergz Diaz sent in the black-and-white photo, “Tabaw.” His description reads: “This is a picture of a family quarrying sand and gravel as their primary source of livelihood where the sand and gravel are placed in a tabaw (a bamboo boat) to transport to the buyer.”
“Nadine 2019 June,” a portrait of a happy young girl comes from Wendell Samodio. “Just want to share my daughter’s photo while I was having a family portrait session break,” writes Wendell. “She’s now aware of my profession as a photographer, and she knows how to pose for a picture every time I ask her for a photo. As a photographer, I am really proud of her genuine smile, an expression that every photographer would like to see.”
And from Juzstin Dayao is the prenup photo “Anton & Michelle.”
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