Ormoc, Leyte

Ormoc was brief but it was great, they were celebrating their 69th city charter day when we got to the port on our way to Cebu two weeks ago. Took this photo right before we boarded that SuperCat. Clear skies, no pollution, I barely did any editing. Transferred from my A7SII to my iPhone and uploaded here […]

Liang Seah Street, Singapore

This was from the day I got the Voigtländer Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III. I took a quick stroll back to our hotel going through side streets and was blown away at how incredibly sharp this lens was. Add to that being paired with a Sony A7SII, this beast of metal and glass has been in my […]

Tap Station. Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila

They have a good selection of home brewed beers, their stout is one of the best in the area. Served cold, I occasionally find myself stopping by for a drink due this ridiculous summer heat that we’ve been having these past few months. Taken using a Minolta MD W.Rokkor-X 28mm 1:2.8 lens at 1/100s f/4 ISO 4000. See image […]

Plaza Miranda. Quiapo, Manila.

This is the first time I took my 15mm lens for a walk. It was one of those Sundays where I didn’t have any plans set, so I decided to take photos from Quiapo to Escolta, then from there to Plaza Mexico, Intramuros and into Liwasang Bonifacio. Ran into a lot of interesting subjects too. […]

Carriedo Again

Took a little walk down Quiapo and Sta. Cruz again. I managed to take this photo before the security guard at the LRT station could stop me.Taken using a Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III lens at 1/800s f/11 ISO1600. See image on Flickr for EXIF.

Streets of Manila: Fishball Vendor

Almost everyday at work, we eat at this place (from where I was standing when I took this photo). The scene is almost the same everytime I am there. A vendor passing by while other people smoke, chat or have drinks after they finished eating. Taken using a Leica Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH lens at 1/500s f/8 […]

Meat Market, Tagaytay

Took a day trip on Rizal Day to get to Tagaytay’s Mahogany meat market, which is popular for their Bulalo and fresh Batangas beef. Taken using a Leica Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH lens at 1/250s f/8 ISO 800. See image on Flickr for EXIF. Posted originally on my Instagram.

Manila bay, Sony A7SII and Jupiter 37A 135mm

I’d have to admit that yes, I am a gear addict. I love using and pushing whatever it is that is latest and within my reach. I also love vintage mechanical stuff, old printing machines, old cameras and lenses, mechanical watches, etc… Mirrorless cameras allow me to marry these two passions of mine into a […]

Manila by Night: Not so lucky

Capitol Commoners braving the rain to get a ride home. I’ve been stuck in the vicinity of Capitol Commons in Pasig since 9:00pm due to that day’s traffic gridlock. And since I’m already soaked and bored, I took out my camera, wrapped it with a rain cover and started shooting. Uber was at x5 surge […]