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Paragraphs in Photographs

 

There are hidden words and worlds with every press of the shutter,
capturing split second images that were sure to be forgotten.
Hiding behind the camera lens we can still create,
hundreds of stories that were meant to be written,
but not by words alone but by images so lively and vivid.
For each glance, each gesture, each backdrop we take,
contains their own little stories that can be read in so many ways.
There are always paragraphs in photographs we take,
hidden in plain sight for knowing eyes to see
how to view the world in a different light.
Seeing images but reading paragraphs in between,
the power of photographs and hidden words combined.

-eamarifosque 062413-

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Shutterbug Moment

Flower power on Monday. 🙂 Just trying my photo shooting skills.

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One Sunny Day

One sunny day, I decided to take photos of my mom and dad’s bougainvilleas outside our home. Since I don’t want to get roasted under the baking sun, I used the thick foliage of the bougainvilleas to hide from the sun’s rays. It was fun because I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures using my camera phone and here they are. 🙂

Hiding from the sun.

Hiding from the sun.

 

Thick foliage

Thick foliage

 

Pinks and Greens

Pinks and Greens

 

Framed in flowers

Framed in flowers

 

Pinkish delight

Pinkish delight

 

Flowering branch

Flowering branch

 

Space among the flowers

Space among the flowers

 

Closing in

Closing in

 

Reaching out

Reaching out

 

Blinded by the Sun

Blinded by the Sun

 

Flowers in bloom

Flowers in bloom

 

Cascading flowers

Cascading flowers

 

Surrounded by Pink

Surrounded by Pink

 

Delightful Blooms

Delightful Blooms

 

Pink and Blue

Pink and Blue

 

Clouds

Clouds

 

A Hint of Darkness

A Hint of Darkness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Legoventure Part 1

One day, my parents left me at home. I was bored so I decided to play with some of our old toys and my dad’s camera. Here’s what I came up with.

 

LEGOVENTURE

Louie

Where are we?

Surrounded by thick foliage, Louie appears to be lost.

"Hey Jonesy, check out what's below us. "

“Hey Jonesy, check out what’s below us. “

Jonesy, the guy with the red cap leans forward to get a good glimpse of what’s below.

 

"Flat lands sir. I think we can climb down."

“Flat lands sir. I think we can climb down.”

The land below appears to be nothing but flat terrain. Fortunately, these travelers do know how to be prepared. Armed with a red rope, they start to descend.

 

"All clear guys! Jonesy, you go first then Laila."

“All clear guys! Jonesy, you go first then Laila.”

Louie, being the senior of the group, got down first. It appears that there are no hostile activity going on.

"Going down now, sir"

“Going down now, sir”

Jonesy carefully lowers himself down to the waiting Louie. The rope starts to sway as the wind starts to blow.

 

"I'm going down now!"

“I’m going down now!”

Laila, the youngest researcher this side of the world, struggles to hold on to the rope. Fortunately, she managed to secure her hold and is soon on her way down.

"Almost there...This is scary stuff."

“Almost there…This is scary stuff.”

Jonesy doesn’t want to admit it but he is afraid of heights. He just doesn’t want to look bad in front of Laila who is a real charmer.

 

Laila easing herself down the rope.

Laila easing herself down the rope.

It is quite amazing how tough these kids are especially when climbing down the rope. Jonesy is almost down with Laila looking on.

 

"Whew! We finally made it." said Jonesy.

“Whew! We finally made it.” said Jonesy.

So far, they managed to reach the flat lands. Laila is covered with dust and dirt after battling the thick foliage above.

 

"Where to next, boss?" Laila said. "How about investigating that fence?" said Louie.

“Where to next, boss?” Laila said. “How about investigating that fence?” said Louie.

The travelers have finally decided to inspect the fence that is dividing the flatlands. The group gathered themselves for the long trek.

 

Jonesy leads the team.

Jonesy leads the team.

Jonesy started the journey as the lead. The area beyond appears to be some sort of jungle. What will these little adventurers discover as they near the fence?

 

"Sir, we're almost there." said Jonesy.

“Sir, we’re almost there.” said Jonesy.

A few debris is scattered around. Everything appears to be quiet. No signs of movement as the team nears the fence.

"It appears that there is no sign of life here." Louie remarked as he surveys the surrounding.

“It appears that there is no sign of life here.” Louie remarked as he surveys the surrounding.

Louie slowly climbed the fence to survey the surroundings. After a few minutes, it appeared that nothing was moving or stirring.

 

"Laila, see if you can climb up higher to see better. "

“Laila, see if you can climb up higher to see better. “

Jonesy would have been his pick but at the moment he was feeling a bit peaked after climbing down the rope. Laila, ever helpful, starts to climb.

 

"I'm up! Everything seems to be okay, sir!" Laila called down to Louie.

“I’m up! Everything seems to be okay, sir!” Laila called down to Louie.

But Laila, what is that behind you?!

 

"OH NO!!! IT'S THE MIKASAURUS!!!"

“OH NO!!! IT’S THE MIKASAURUS!!!”

IT’S THE MIKASAURUS!!! (Mikasaurus – a half blind four legged creature that has a strong sense of smell.)

Can the little adventurers escape the wrath of Mikasaurus? Or will their mission to explore the other side of the fence fail? Their adventure will be continued.

 

 

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Traveling Snowmen

Christmas is just around the corner and here I am playing with my sister’s camera. She has some snowmen in her garden that I played with because I needed some reprieve from my writing. I call this photo shoot “The Traveling Snowmen”. 😀

Mr. Blue

Mr: Blue: What is this place?

Mr. Blue: “What is this place? I don’t remember the North Pole being this leafy.”

 

Tiny the Snowman

Tiny the Snowman: “Mr. Blue? Where are you Mr. Blue?”

Tiny the Snowman lost sight of Mr. Blue. I heard him passing by and caught a snap of him in between leaves.

 

Tiny the Snowman

Tiny the Snowman: “Mr.Blue! Finally, I found you!”

The kiddo seems so happy he finally found the older Mr.Blue.

 

Mr. Blue

Mr.Blue: “Come along, sonny. We have a long way to go.”

Mr. Blue said in a muffled way, “Come along, sonny. We have a long way to go. We can’t stop unless unless you want us to thaw.”

Tiny the Snowman

Tiny the Snowman: “Coming Mr. Blue. Boy, this place sure looks strange. I thought we’d be blanketed in white.”

I hate to tell Tiny the Snowman that here in the tropics there is no snow. At least he won’t melt like what Mr. Blue thinks. 🙂

 

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Of Puppies and Photographs

One subject that I like to take pictures of is animals, specifically dogs. Fortunately, I have enough dogs here in my home to take photos of. These are my adorable toy poodle pups who are now about 3 months old. 🙂

 

Sleepy puppy

Yawn!!!

Puppy hiding

Hiding my face.

Snuggle

Snuggle!

Nibbles!

nibble, nibble

fast asleep

Sound asleep

piranha

Li’l piranha

Smug

Smug look

bath time

puppy and towel

happy puppy

happy puppy

sleepy

Sleepy…

brothers

brothers

Curious

Curious kid.

Handsome devil

Handsome devil

Momma and me

Momma and me

The butt shot

butt shot 🙂

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Bohol

My first trip outside of Manila, Philippines was in Cebu and Bohol together with my best friends. I think this was in 2005 if I am not mistaken. It was a five day trip where we get to spend 2 days in Cebu and 3 days in Bohol. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough pictures of that trip especially in Cebu because I was still using my dad’s old camera and I was running out of film (yes, film). I’ll try to recall our adventures here so please bear with me. 🙂

Bohol

We disembarked on the Port of Tagbilaran where we hired a van to take us around the beautiful province.

Tagbilaran, Bohol

Touch down!

Our first stop was in Loboc River where we took a ride on a floating restaurant. We enjoyed some beautiful sights while being serenaded by a few local folks and gorging on some delightful local cuisine.

The Barge

Our entertainer for the day 🙂

Barge number 2

Another group of tourists.

 

Loboc River

A view of Loboc River.

 

Trees everywhere!

A green environment.

The river

Loboc River

After our tour ended, our next stop was Bohol’s amazing Chocolate Hills. You have to see these hills regardless of whether you are a tourist or a local. 🙂
Before you can enjoy the view of Chocolate Hills, you must first climb The Stairs. I just call it as such because of the many steps leading to the top. 😀

up and up

This is The Stairs. 🙂

Once you get to the top, you will be treated to a beautiful sight. One that you won’t get tired of looking at. I tried counting the hills but I failed. :))

The First Hill

Chocolate Hills up close 🙂

 

Chocolate hills

A different angle 🙂

The hill

The Hill

 

Chocolate hills

The road down.

After we had our fill of the famous Chocolate Hills, we stopped to see Bohol’s Tarsier. This itty, bitty creature is kinda cute. A word of warning for you guys who are planning on visiting the Tarsier: Please do not take photos with flash. It hurts their eyes, okay? Please heed the warning.

Philippine Tarsier

Hello there little guy 🙂

Afterwards, we stopped by Baclayon Church which is one of the oldest churches in the country. It was already night time when visited this church so we weren’t able to hear mass. Anyway, here’s a photo of the old church. Kind of creepy if you ask me especially at night. 😀

Old church

Spooky!

Like I said before, I was running out of film so this was the only shot I took. I think it served its purpose because I can’t stop thinking about that church after I took this picture. It’s creepy but kind of fascinating.

Finally, we were able to reach Panglao, home of the some of the best resorts in Bohol. I forgot the name of the resort we stayed in but what made the stay memorable is the beach. 🙂 Here are some photos taken by me and best friend Andrea.

Panglao beach

Water and trees 🙂

 

Panglao Beach

A different view.

 

Panglao Beach

Tourists.

 

Starfish

Starfishy 🙂

 

morning

Waiting for the sun.

Cloudy skies

Endless ocean.

 

Sun

yey! Sun!

Friends

Travel buddies. 🙂

Staying for 3 days in Bohol was not enough. Unfortunately, we had to pack our bags and go back to Cebu.

I wasn’t able to get a lot of photos of Cebu but I was fortunate enough to go back a few years later with my family which I will post soon. 🙂 Just to give you a hint of what awaits you when you go to Cebu here is one of its famous landmarks.

Magellan's Cross

Magellan’s Cross Plaque

 

Magellan's Cross

Stunning landmark.

Oh, and don’t forget to drop by Cebu’s market where you can get dried and salted fish. Just remember to change your shirt afterwards because you will smell like dried fish. :))

Dried fish

Dried fish galore!

There is much to see in Cebu and Bohol. Next time, I will bring a good camera for more photos. 🙂