In time for sonofabesch96’s Which Way Challege, here are some of the highlights of my recent trip to Japan, exploring new places that D and I will definitely fondly look back to.
Thanks, once again Cee, for this week’s awesome black and white photo challenge: views from the side. Here are my entries:
This is my sister birdwatching at Wilson’s Prom, Victoria.
Here’s my good boy Rex taking in the warm waters at Tali, Batangas:
And here’s an eerie photo of the old Diplomat Hotel after dusk.
Cheers to the weekend!
This week’s theme by Nancy Merrill Photography is about Beauty. And the first thing that came to my mind was Nature. Because, simply put, everything that God created is beautiful.
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere” — Vincent Van Gogh
This week’s photo challenge by Cee’s Photography is fun to complete because who doesn’t keep cute photos, right? The theme is Cute Factor.
Ask me about cute and first thing I will think of are animals. And most of the ones I have in my albums are dogs – and a bunny.
What’s in your cute pics list?
I like nancy merrill photography‘s photo challenge this week because I get to browse through my archives of quaint places in Germany that D and I went to. I’m always drawn to the charm of towns – the townsquare, market place, bakeries and cafes. I’d imagine myself being in a fairy tale whenever I walk through these lovely places.
The first photo below was taken from Wurzburg, Germany. D and I went here a few years ago during Oktorberfest and we had quite a lovely weekend.
This one’s from Koln.
And this one was taken at Heidelberg’s Old Town, my most favorite place in Germany.
For my entry in this week’s photo challenge by Nancy Merrill Photography, I am choosing a shot of musicians doing what they do best – playing music. I took this photo while crossing the Charles Bridge.
And this is what I’m listening to as I looked up this photo, because, after all, it’s Prague.
Have a happy weekend!
Here’s my take on Traveling At Wit’s End’s Weekly Photo Challenge on Comfortable and Cozy:
Lulu, the sweet, rescued cat, finally warming up to me. Here she is, comfortably seated on my work stuff and couldn’t be bothered to move.
Nothing beats waking up to the smell of a freshly brewed coffee.
Siesta under the sun on the beach of Bantayan, Cebu.
Not mine (how I wish) – but this bed looks comfortable indeed.
When I first started drawing one of the lessons my art teacher taught me was drawing from vanishing points to create dimensions. Ever since, I’ve come to have a deeper appreciation on vanishing points and look for them when taking in a view of a landscape.
I’m glad I this week’s challenge by nancy merrill photography lets me share these photos showing vanishing points. Hope you like them!
This is the boardwalk on Freedom Island where I usually volunteer for coastal cleanups.
The photo above shows the dirtroad to Nacpan beach in El Nido, Palawan.
And this one’s from my latest trip to California when I went with my mom, aunt and uncle to Malibu. I’ve been humming to Miley Cyrus’ Malibu all throughout that daytour!
This is my interpretation of Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge on Unusual Pespective.
Taken on a cool January afternoon.
This one’s taken along the walls of Intramuros in Manila City.
And of course, any chance I get to post the world from my little Pedro’s perspective. His dad took this while they were hanging out at the yard one Saturday night. I would like to believe he was waiting for me.
I just discovered Something To Ponder About‘s page and was immediately thrilled with this Friday’s challenge on the theme of Pathways.
I love looking back at these photos. I can still vividly remember how they were, in real life, a feast to the senses, to my mind and to my heart. If I were to have a holiday right this instant and I am asked to choose where I would go to, I’d say anywhere where there’s a nature trail. When I’m stuck in the city traffic, or walking among crowds of city folk during rush hours on weekdays, I’d imagine I’m walking along these paths and zone out from my busy and noisy surroundings.
I had fun digging through archives for this Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week. Here are my Pairs:
First and foremost, the iconic Kissing Statue while I was enjoying the sunset view in San Diego.
Popsicles that me and my sister tried out at Beerenberg Farm in South Australia.
And these two feet that bring me wherever, whenever. For this photo, my feet took me around Montreal, Quebec.
Thanks for checking these out!
Here are my entries for Nancy Merrill Photography‘s challenge theme for this week – On the Horizon.
The first one was taken during my trip to Wilson’s Prom in Victoria, Australia, with my sister and brother-in-law.
The second photo was taken when D and I were en route to Baguio. We stopped along the North expressway for a view of Mt Arayat early morning.
And lastly, this one’s my second project during my oil pastel beginner’s art class.
Thanks for checking these out!
Here is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on Bicycles, Tricycles, Motorcycles, Wagons.
I was thrilled to dig into my photo archives when I saw this week’s Cee’s Photography challenge. I just browsed through photos of different trips to Japan, my favorite holiday destination.
To start off, it’s no other than D being pleasantly overwhelmed by the lights and things to see in Dotonbori, Osaka. This was taken during our first ever trip to Japan way back 2010.
This one’s taken at Nara. I love this shot capturing a man appreciating and taking a photo of the flowers of spring.
And lastly, this is was taken by D in Tokyo, when he was waiting for me at our meeting place.
I haven’t seen these in a long time!
When I saw them again en route to Sagada and back, I am reminded of how I used to wonder about them when I was a child: what were they for? Are they the same stuff used to build the house of straw of one little piggy (in the story Three Little Pigs)?