Throwback Thursday: Marikina Pool Shoot

When my high school friend returned to the Philippines during her summer break from grad school, I finally got to fulfill the promise I made to her a long time ago: a pool shoot! I dragged her and her sister to the swimming pool tucked in the condominium complex they were staying at, and thankfully we had the area all to ourselves.

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I had fun shooting these dimpled sisters, and judging from their faces, they enjoyed it as well!

Throwback Thursday: Little Z on the Big Field

There is a serious dearth of kids in this blog, which is weird since babies and toddlers are my absolute favorite subjects to shoot. So let me remedy that today!

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[Images taken sometime in 2015]

Spent this morning making whales and shrimps and octopuses and turtles out of playdoh for my godchild, making it tough for me to go to work today. How do mommies do it?? I miss him already!

Throwback Thursday: Whale Shark at Pintuyan, Southern Leyte

Since it’s Shark Week, this is a relevant throwback post. Behold my first film-captured Pintuyan whale shark!

Whale Shark at Pintuyan, Southern Leyte

This is the only picture I managed to capture, given that the shark swam into the deep seconds after we dove in. Still, free-swimming whale sharks are always a sight to behold, and Pintuyan is the ideal place for that. Steve de Neef, my favorite conservation photographer, explains what makes it awesome: Southern Leyte, a perfect example of eco-tourism

Hours passed and sadly, we didn’t encounter another one. That’s nature for you! Wanting to make the most of our 3-hour session, my brother decided he wanted to learn to skin-dive instead, so I happily obliged him with a lesson. Our mother joined us for some snorkelling.

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This was the first time I used the Nikonos in the ocean! Scary, but I’m glad to say it performed as expected. The 15mm is a dream, really. 🙂 Can’t wait to go take it out again for a swim!