weekly photo prompt: solitary flower

Something I photographed earlier this year, on an exotic island cove where Spanish Galleons used as a safe harbor during the onslaught of the Pacific Ocean storms. I had wanted to show the simplest of Philippine flowers in an uncluttered but technically complex photographic setting, and this was the result.   photographed on location at […]

daily prompt: travel

Daily post: travel. This was the morning after arriving in Baler, Philippines, on their peak season, without making reservations. Having been relegated to a farm hotel far far away from the beach, the only thing we were looking forward to was a hot cup of coco.  But apparently hot water was not in regular supply […]

on photographic “rules” and why I tell my students that I don’t teach “rules”.

Predicted Behaviour.  That’s what happens when beginners hear you say that “it’s supposed to be like this, or like that” and pretty soon everyone is doing exactly what they “selectively heard”. Specifically, I am talking about two very common “rules” they will have read or heard somewhere, but minus the context of the entire conversation. […]