Color Splash

One of the assignments during my photography class was to take a photograph with a good composition. My aunt suggested color splash on a drab background. 



Deep violets, you liken to The kindest eyes that look on you, Without a thought disloyal.- Elizabeth Browning


Interesting Patterns

A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists. Each of the chemical elements is a pattern integrity. Each individual is a pattern integrity. The pattern integrity of the human individual is evolutionary and not static.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern


The Magayon Mayon Volcano

The first time I visited Legaspi, Albay, I wasn't able to get a glimpse of the majestic Mayon Volcano. Story has it that it if at first it doesn't allow its presence to be seen, that means you have to come back and pay her another visit. 

True enough, the second time I went backpacking to Bicol with my travel buddies, I got the surprise of my life, when at the first light of morning, from the window of the bus I was on, was the enchanting Mayon volcano in all its great splendour.

Almost in panic that any minute it may be shrouded by the clouds, I immediately grabbed my camera and shoot away. 

Satisfied because of the ample shots I took during the first day, I wasn't worried even if it didn't show up the following day. But it did otherwise.


The Color Purple

Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. 

Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.

The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. The Purple Heart is a U.S. Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.

Source: http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/colorselection/p/purple.htm



The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.-Jonathan Edwards


A Religious Reflection

The Notre Dame Cathedral - a famous landmark in the historical city of Saigon.


Green is the color of my energy

Culturally, green has broad and sometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy, or the devil. The most common associations, however, are found in its ties to nature. For example, Islam venerates the color, as it expects paradise to be full of lush greenery. Green is also associated with regeneration, fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. Recent political groups have taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and social justice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some naming themselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, as companies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green



...till the last leaf fall.
Long and limber.



I watched the clouds as they changed form before my eyes.  I was enveloped with a great feeling of comfort and relief as I carry on marveling at God's majestic creation.


Magnificent Palawan

Filipinos, we only have until tomorrow, November 11, 2011, Friday to vote for Puerto Princesa's Subterranean River National Park to make it 1 of the new 7 Wonders of the World. 

Let us unite once again to make this happen!

Here's how to vote:

Text Message
To vote, text PPUR, PPUR7 or PPUR 15 (depending on the number of votes) to 2861 for all local networks.

For those voting from abroad, send PPUR to 77077 for Canada, 19788555 for Australia, 3888 for the United Arab Emirates, 001-1588-7715 for South Korea, 34874 for South Africa, 7155 for Poland (text PUERTO instead) and 55123 for Taiwan (write N7W PPUR).

Deadline for voting is on November 10, 2011. The New 7 Wonders of Nature will be announced the next day.

You may also vote online by visiting http://www.new7wonders.com/vote-2

Vote now!

Entering the Sub-terranean river.
We met another group who were on their way out.

Took this photo on our way out. Frame within a frame.
Big Mouth

Sleeping Giant