“Photography is the art of making memories tangible.” – Destin Sparks
For this week, Sarah is asking us to post 3 of our favourite photos. But if you know me… that is impossible because I take millions of photos and all of them are very special to me. So let me just post 3 photos that I am sure will never happen again.
The following are photos taken in Ilocos during my road trip to the north of the Philippines in 2016, with Jack, my sister Pilar, my niece Pam and my nephew Ram.
This first one is a photo that I took before the storm in 2016. It was a bit sunny when we arrived at the resort but suddenly when we were at the hotel room I could hear the wind howling. I went out and I saw that the sky was getting darker and darker… so I didn’t want to miss the chance of taking a photo of the super typhoon while I was right smack in the middle of it. Don’t get me wrong… it was scary but still was a great photo opportunity. Here it is done with a bit of editing.
This next one is a fun shot taken by the driver of our jeep that took us for a ride in the Sand Dunes of La Paz in Ilocos. He kept on telling us to jump for the “money shot”. But do you know the effort it takes to jump high? Haha We all look silly and funny … but such fun memories!
Just a simple photo but it is very memorable because it may never look the same anymore. Did you hear about the earthquake that happened in the Philippines just recently? Well this is one of the Heritage Site structure that was damaged. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the mountainous province of Abra at 8.43 a.m. local time on 27 July, triggering landslides and the collapse of structures.
Photo below courtesy of Manila Bulletin.