Disfigured “Figured Out”

I know last night that I got today figured out. But “figured out” got disfigured; thanks and cheers to oversleeping like I don’t know what hit me. Perhaps it was receiving the good news that my senatorship had been approved by the JCI Senate Philippines… hmmm.

The hangover still lingers where that one is concerned. Anyway, I’m just grateful 🙂 Being a JCI Senator will open a new chapter in my life; I’m already excited to know what’s in it for me, or if I would be able to touch other people’s lives by what I will bring into the chapter (JCI Senate Palawan).

“Service to humanity is the best work of life” remains to be my favorite line in the JCI Creed. And I know for sure that wherever life decides to take me, it will be with me.

Cambodia

My share today is not my photo. This temple in Cambodia was shot by my friend Lolit Whorlow, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She recently went on a trip there, and took this image from outside the temple. My contribution to it is to turn it into high dynmic range  🙂

Cambodia is on my bucket… eheste, small pail list. Maybe next year, I’d be saying a little prayer in this temple.

Advertisements
Image

Rur-Ex…

R-UBEX...

CAMERA SETTING: 1/10 sec at F14 // 10mm // ISO 640 // Did not fire flash // taken on June 6, 2013 — an old tree nursery in Rio Tuba, Bataraza

The original copy of the photo above taken at Rio Tuba, Bataraza.

The original copy of the photo above taken at Rio Tuba, Bataraza.

 

URBEX or urban exploration in photography is thought of as the discovery of abandoned man-made structures or ruins, such as broken-down buildings, or nooks and crannies of any structure that is on its last legs.

To shutterbugs who love processing their photos into high dynamic range (HDR), URBEX is interesting because of the details they present — and of course, the adrenalin rush (probably!) that comes along with the risk of exploring what is unknown to many.

From my Bataraza travel, I’m trying URBEX with the photo above… but my brother John said it’s more Rur-Ex (rural exploration) since the scene was shot in a rural town 🙂 I kind of like how that reads… or sounds!

Bataraza is a first class municipality in southern Palawan but is still is beautifully rural in a lot of things despite the presence of the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation.

The photo above is that of an old tree nursery. When the nursery was transferred to a new location, it just became a storage for wheelbarrows and other hand-propelled vehicles, also “abono” or fertilizers for the seedlings, and seedlings that failed to grow due to some factors.