Penitensya

As a sign of contrition and repentance, Filipino volunteers engage in the yearly tradition of Penitensya. An ancient and bloody tradition, Penitensya pits man’s flesh against self-inflicted wounds, exemplifying Catholic piety and devotion in one of the holiest days of the year: Good Friday. Volunteers would kneel down, while assistants would run a blade downContinue reading “Penitensya”

Wet Market Photography

I decided to head to the Munoz wet market early in the morning (6 am!) to capture a few quick snaps. Even this early, the market was already bustling with activity. Inside, it was chaos. Hundreds of people jammed together in a tight space, all looking for the best deals on meats, vegetables, and otherContinue reading “Wet Market Photography”

Testing out a new lens part II: Metro Manila

I decided to do a more thorough test of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and the results simply wow me. I may just use this as my daily driver for real. Here are some photos I took of Metro Manila — the beautiful, the crowded, the vivid. A bustling metropolitan area with over 12 millionContinue reading “Testing out a new lens part II: Metro Manila”

Testing out a new lens

I bit the bullet and bought the second ever lens for my camera! It’s a fairly basic Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, but I’m still amazed at how sharp and how much depth of field it can generate. Here are a few test shots I took on my commute to and back from work. Pretty neat!Continue reading “Testing out a new lens”