By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Untitled (Romelo Jamisola)
Untitled (Junn Davad)
Untitled (Gilbert M. Factor)
Sunset (Reynaldo Perez Ramos)
Pinoy Plight (Shien Rhoel Moral)
Pagpag (Marvin Hibay Bersabe)
Lola Belen (Anthony Eballar)
Darkness Of Depression (John Louie Abrina)
Coco Festival, San Pablo City (Kzuzvan Kay Casabal)
Bird's Eye View Of Metro Manila (Jeremy Christian Higuit)
Freelance photographer Anthony Eballar shares a photo portrait of his Lola Belen who is turning 84 this year. He writes that Lola Belen enjoys being photographed and liked the photos he took of her.
From Dar Al Handasah Riyadh,KSA, architect Gilbert M. Factor sent in an untitled photo of Mayon volcano taken during a vacation in the country.
Marvin Hibay Bersabe of Magallanes, Sorsogon, a fisheries technologist by profession and an amateur photographer by passion, contributed the photo of fishermen handling fishnets titled “Pagpag.” His photo description reads: “Fellow fisherfolks of Brgy. Behia gathering ‘pagpag’ their captured fish, the Alubaybay (Sardinella albella).”
Engr. Reynaldo Perez-Ramos, PhD of Romblon State University (RSU) submitted the photo, “Sunset.” He writes: “Taken in Carabao Island (Hambil), San Jose, Romblon last summer (April 2019). The island is only 15 minutes away from Boracay by motor boat. The sunset somehow provides the backdrop of the rock formation (as shaped like a crocodile), as if the young boy is standing tall on the crocodile’s head.”
The photo, “Bird’s-eye View of Metro Manila” is by Jeremy Christian Higuit. Here’s Jeremy writing about his experience: “On January 23, my boss gave me a very difficult task. I needed to take photos of our promo winner while riding a helicopter. Excited and sacred, I accepted the assignment despite having no flight experience and being afraid of heights. ‘I’m glad I mustered the courage and came here,’ I said to myself upon seeing this wonderful view of Metro Manila. I’m very grateful for this opportunity.”
From John Louie Abrina is the silhouette photo of people at sunset by the bay. Writes John Louie: “Depression paralyzes me. For how many years, depression has been destroying my passion for photography and even my life. I feel I’m useless. But one day I realized that this is not the end of my journey. Day by day, I pray for my full recovery and it works. Now I’m currently seeking a job and I continuing my passion for photography. One thing that I learned from my experiences is that, don’t be afraid to share your feelings to your family and always pray to God.”
Romelo Jamisola shares an untitled long exposure night photo of the Manila Cathedral.
Shien Rhoel Moral, senior photojournalist of The Gears Publication (official publication of Laguna State Polytectnic University – Santa Cruz Campus sent in “Pinoy Plight.” His photo description states: “A day’s work should be compensated by a good rest but for some, a simple area where their backs can be laid would do the job. It is the struggle for most of our countrymen, may they be from the ones to harvest what we share on our tables or the ones who secures the land from acts of chaos.”
The untitled photo of fish containers by the shore as people enjoy the surrounding water comes from Junn Davad.
And Kzuzvan Kay Casabal contributed the photo, “Coco Festival, San Pablo City.”
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