Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Red Feet

White dove with color isolation, Caleruega, Philippines
“How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak” -
Jack Handy

Taken at Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas using a Nikon S10 Digital Camera.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Life in Mono

Lantana Flowers in Black and White, Caleruega, Philippines

The stranger sang a theme,
From someone elses dream
The leaves began to fall
And no one spoke at all
But I cant seem to recall
When you came along

I just dont know what to do

The tree-lined avenue
Begins to fade from view
Drowning past regrets
In tea and cigarettes
But I cant seem to forget
When you came along

I just don't know what to do

From the gardens of Caleruega, 29 August 2009.

More info on this plant can be found here:
Thanks to my dear flickr friend ~david~ for the info :D

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega

Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega, PhilippinesOriginal photo in BW.

Transfiguration Chapel of Caleruega, PhilippinesOriginal photo with textures applied.

The Transfiguration Chapel

Rising tall and majestic in the highest point of Caleruega is the Transfiguration Chapel. From here one can behold the expanse of Caleruega and witness the glorious opus of radiant nature – a symphony of sky, trees, and the distant hills of Batulao. Like St. Peter during Jesus’ transfiguration, anyone who experiences such splendor of nature’s poetry will declare: Lord, it is good for us to be here… (Mt.17:4).

The chapel itself is replete with symbolism. Its façade is a reproduction of the original chapel in Caleruega, Spain. Its hut-shaped roof is in remembrance of the temporary sheds that the apostles wanted to build for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah during the transfiguration (Mt 17:1-8). The seal of the Dominican Province of the Philippines is depicted in stained glass in the upper portion of the chapel’s façade. The seven grapevines entwined in the steel doors of the chapel not only portray Jesus as the vine and we as branches (John 15:5), but also symbolize the seven sacraments. The main altar is a carved tree trunk representing the “stem of Jesse,” mentioned in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah: then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit (Is 11:1). The tabernacle is a gentle reminder of the burning bush through which God revealed Himself to Moses in Mt. Sinai (Ex 3:2). The birds carved on the communion table are representations of God’s providence in Matthew 6:26: Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap…and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. The stained glass depicts the Transfiguration of Jesus witnessed by Peter, John, and Luke. With Jesus are Moses and Elijah, two significant instruments of God in the Old Testament (Mat 17:3).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Detail of flower buds, Caleruega, Philippines"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of
a vigorous mind."
- Samuel Johnson

From the gardens of Caleruega, Nasugbu, Batangas. Taken with a Nikon S10 Digital Camera.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Detail of banana blossoms, Tagaytay, Philippines

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana” - Groucho Marx

Bananas my friends, B-A-N-A-N-A-S :D

Taken with a Nikon S10 Digital Camera. Processed in Photoshop CS3.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Bananas details, Tagaytay, Philippines

“On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a banana it's just the opposite. Green means hold on, yellow means go ahead, and red means where the hell did you get that banana at...” - Mitch Hedberg

Tagaytay City, Philippines. Taken with a Nikon S10 Digital Camera. Portraiture Plugin processing in Photoshop CS3.

Thursday, September 2, 2010