Against the Current

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Against the current. Fermar Andrada, a junior student, does not mind people passing against him while doodling his favorite characters on the pavement. Every Sunday people of Baguio releases their creativity with chalks while enjoying a walk. The single lane on Sundays at Session Road had united the people of the city on these days.

Ever since that Session Road closes one lane from motorists every Sunday, people are seen coming together to enjoy the freedom to stroll, and conduct different activities. A common idea exist among creative individuals of Baguio who find the street as a blackboard or a canvas to paint and sketch doodles, pictures, or any expressions on the pavement using colored chalks.

Meet, Fermar Andrada, a third year college student who spent his time this afternoon

 

finishing drawings of his favorite online game characters. The street served as his big canvas for him to release some stress and anxiety he felt before the examination week begins at the university he goes to.

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Fermar did not mind people passing against him. He drew as mush as he could. People could see his passion while doodling on the solid round.

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Creative Sleepy

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Creative Sleepy.Malcolm Square, Baguio City. 2018 (Nikon 3100)

Too much to drink? No ride home? Or just being creative?

‘Cause why not? In this city where it is full of creative individuals, you can be also creative in your sleep. 🙂 Individuals taking a nap at the benches set up at Malcolm Square in Baguio City is not unusual. This place welcomes people from all sorts of background, artists and sleepers alike! :))

Sleep tight my friend! 😉

 

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Seen & Stare

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Serenity turns nimble

As dawn wanes

Hours ago

Life on the streets

Begins. Everybody’s

On the go

Surged on the scene

One early morning

Merged among the hustles

Of scurrying furs

And muscles

I’ve seen.

One corner stales

Tip of an eye

The one on the left,

Caught something

Someone squats still

The hurrying blurs

Suddenly focused

Someone stares

In an omnibus.

I had seen.

Is it a greet,

Or a grin.

His eyes blink enigma

Captured another stigma

The lenses

Of this borrowed camera

Only prints a porn

A little drama

A riddle, an illusion

All entertaining

Through illumination

Back to enigma.

Standing still

Trying to find focus

His veins turned

Gaze slurred

Shutter burned

I was shunned.

The enigma was real.

Reality slammed finally

As arms, boots, and elbows

Shook me.

Back to enigma

Is it a greet,

Or a grin.

Is he still

or had too much

to feel.

He kept still.

Only his gaze

His grin

His scene

Is moving, bustling

His own enigma.

Only he can tell

If it’s a greet

Or a grin

Or he grits

For he doesn’t

Choose this scene

Is it a smile

Is it a whine

Or he warns

I’ve been seen.

And stares deemed,

I had seen, and stare

From those who

scrolled pass him

It’s sinister.

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Signs: A Retrospect

Luna Photography

“Signs”: Retrospect

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Red. A Retrospect of The Blood Moon of February 2018.

Last February, the first lunar eclipse for this year, 2018, occurred. Following yet another lunar eclipse for this month at this day, my lenses are on watch.

It’s cloudy here tonight in the Philippines, hoping to capture the moon’s retrograde this July 27th-28th.

 

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“Pula”. Means red, taken last February 2018. Baguio City, PH. original photo by (c) Grassrootsadvocate.

 

Stay tuned to see if I could take a shot.

Crossing Contrasts

Street Photography

Baguio City Architectures- The Bayanihan Lodge

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The Bayanihan Lodge in Baguio City also one of the the Ukay-Ukay Centers in the city. April 13,2018. Photo by Grassroots’ Advocate

 

This structure has been a favorite subject for our street photography. This one was taken at day time. More of the Bayanihan Lodge (check this one taken at late noon- Crossing Corners) in our future posts for Grassroots’ Photography. Thanks for continuous support and follow to our page!

 

Closing

Street Night Photography

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The Closing. Kayang Hilltop, Baguio City. 8;30pm

Kayang-Hilltop street at Baguio City, during the closing of Panagbenga, displays the fireworks scene from Burnham Park. This hill connects the market and the different jeepney terminals, surrounded with old fashioned establishment converted to business hub.

At day you would see regular market activities. Wonder what the street turns into at night?

 

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Red Light. The market goes on all day; it closes at night but the business continues…