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Photography in Travel Man's World: Awesome Photos of 2012

Updated on December 23, 2012

More than just a picture hub

Pictures paint a thousand words, as the Bread song goes.

My hub is or will also describe even more than that.

I'll be concentrating on a year, 2012, that is or was full of controversies because of the following factors.

  • End-of-the-world predictions : The Mayan calendar, Michel de Nostradamus as movers of this speculations.
  • Climate change
  • Catastrophes, include hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes among others

Negative vibes are/were all over, especially here in the Philippines, when natural disasters brought so much problems, especially in big cities of Metro Manila (lots of garbages because of flash flood), Metro Cebu and Metro Davao.

Here in Travel Man's World, I've seen part of what happened in my country. I even participated in appealing for assistance trough social media and donated little amount through the Red Cross and online banking.

I still can say that the year was a fruitful one (always) although smeared with ugly incidents that were contributed, most of it, by human's follies.

At least, we an still appreciate and recall those memories, whether good or bad, through photographs.

So, fellow hubbers, allow me to open my world with you, once again, through the lenses of my borrowed digital camera (lol..it's from my cousin's wife...I had to earn, you know..hehe) (because mine was already damaged). The first half of the year was still spent by this hubber at his province but the later part lasted in the city of Manila, then on board ship (from China then back to Philippines).

It's worthy of your appreciation.

I hope you'll enjoy the presentation.

People and Celebration

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Anti-Rabies Campaign Day @ Don Galo, Parañaque City, PH (January 30, 2012)Nolan's birthday   , a friend of Travel Man. (Photo taken on January 7, 2012)Infant Jesus Day @ Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines (Photo Taken on January 15, 2012)Jeremy Camp Gospel Concert @ Cathedral of Praise, Manila (Photo Taken on January 22, 2012)Free Dinner of SMDC Agents, including Travel Man @ Ortigas, Quezon City, PH (Photo Taken on January 25, 2012)Children's party as photographer (February 1, 2012)Chaperon in a kiddie show (Si Langgam at Tipaklong - Ant and Grasshopper) on February 22, 2012)In a funeral of a dear elderly (February 15, 2012)
Anti-Rabies Campaign Day @ Don Galo, Parañaque City, PH (January 30, 2012)
Anti-Rabies Campaign Day @ Don Galo, Parañaque City, PH (January 30, 2012) | Source
Nolan's birthday   , a friend of Travel Man. (Photo taken on January 7, 2012)
Nolan's birthday , a friend of Travel Man. (Photo taken on January 7, 2012)
Infant Jesus Day @ Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines (Photo Taken on January 15, 2012)
Infant Jesus Day @ Paranaque City, Manila, Philippines (Photo Taken on January 15, 2012)
Jeremy Camp Gospel Concert @ Cathedral of Praise, Manila (Photo Taken on January 22, 2012)
Jeremy Camp Gospel Concert @ Cathedral of Praise, Manila (Photo Taken on January 22, 2012)
Free Dinner of SMDC Agents, including Travel Man @ Ortigas, Quezon City, PH (Photo Taken on January 25, 2012)
Free Dinner of SMDC Agents, including Travel Man @ Ortigas, Quezon City, PH (Photo Taken on January 25, 2012)
Children's party as photographer (February 1, 2012)
Children's party as photographer (February 1, 2012)
Chaperon in a kiddie show (Si Langgam at Tipaklong - Ant and Grasshopper) on February 22, 2012)
Chaperon in a kiddie show (Si Langgam at Tipaklong - Ant and Grasshopper) on February 22, 2012)
In a funeral of a dear elderly (February 15, 2012)
In a funeral of a dear elderly (February 15, 2012)

Foods

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Party foods in the Philippines (Photo taken on January 7, 2012)Indonesian food 1 (January 25, 2012)Indonesian food 2 (January 25, 2012)
Party foods in the Philippines (Photo taken on January 7, 2012)
Party foods in the Philippines (Photo taken on January 7, 2012)
Indonesian food 1 (January 25, 2012)
Indonesian food 1 (January 25, 2012)
Indonesian food 2 (January 25, 2012)
Indonesian food 2 (January 25, 2012)

Travel and Places

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Tagaytay Highlands overlooking Taal Lake and Taal volcano @ Cavite (February 2, 2012)The residence of Philippine First President Emilio Aguinaldo (February 2, 2012)The view of Pasig River from Intramuros Heritage site at IntramurosLayac Junction, Bataan featuring Statues of Soldiers fighting during Japanese War
Tagaytay Highlands overlooking Taal Lake and Taal volcano @ Cavite (February 2, 2012)
Tagaytay Highlands overlooking Taal Lake and Taal volcano @ Cavite (February 2, 2012)
The residence of Philippine First President Emilio Aguinaldo (February 2, 2012)
The residence of Philippine First President Emilio Aguinaldo (February 2, 2012)
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The view of Pasig River from Intramuros
The view of Pasig River from Intramuros
Heritage site at Intramuros
Heritage site at Intramuros
Layac Junction, Bataan featuring Statues of Soldiers fighting during Japanese War
Layac Junction, Bataan featuring Statues of Soldiers fighting during Japanese War

It's just the tip of an iceberg

Suddenly, I felt tired sorting out which photos of this and that event of occasion should be featured on this hub.

You see, my life on 2012 was a hectic and colorful one. The array of events that I participated in were worthy of photographic memories.

From Bicol Region to Metro Manila and other places that I've traveled and visited because of special occasion and transient jobs plus a seafaring contract, pictures and its albums overflowed in my Facebook account.

So if you're interested to dig and appreciate my adventures on this amazing year, where 'end of the world' became the 'hot enigma', then I am permitting you to do so.

I can finally say that it's been a very, very awesome year as I had the opportunity to share it here on HubPages.

Some photos even graced the local tabloids as one investigative reporter, whom I will not name, got it from this writing site.

Although without permission, I am still obligated to remind him that what he'd done was an invasion to my privacy as owner of that photo.

The article of our HubPages staff, Simone Haruko Smith, is very timely regarding the copyright issues on photographs and videos.

I may be guilty from the start of my career here but I am always putting my original photos and videos whenever I can at my recent hubs.



In conclusion

Photographs will always remind us of our beautiful and memorable past.

We cannot go back to those times, but we can always appreciate what we've done in our lives through those photo stills.


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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @sgbrown: I can say that I enjoy what I do in life. It's difficult to be righteous, but I'm doing this in honor of the Lord Almighty.

      Thank you for appreciating my efforts.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I really enjoyed your hub! It is very interesting to see part of the life you live there in the Philippines. It seems that you are a very kind person and enjoy heping others, I like that! I really ejoyed your pictures as well. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Beautiful pictures! And the one of you holding the dogs is priceless. Adorable.

      I love pictures. I always like to transport myself back in time when I look at my many photos. We may not be able to go back, but seeing the scene visually can bring back some of the feelings you had when it happened.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Monis Mas: Thanks a lot! Those are just part of my collection posted on Facebook. Good thing, HubPages allow us to share collection of memories through this topical hub on Photography.

      My Anti-Rabies Campaign photo is also my favorite.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Fantastic! I enjoyed it very much, as I too love photography, and try to capture everything I can! My favorite photo here: Anti-Rabies Campaign Day.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @prasetio30: Nice having you here, Pras. Yes, I'm fortunate to travel with less expenses on my burden. It's tiresome (the jetlag and all) but it's worth it. Familiarizing myself with unfamiliar terrain and different group of people make it more exciting when traveling.

      Have a blessed New Year, too!!!

      Ireno

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Travel is my favorite topic and you always be my fans. Thanks for writing on HubPages. I often got motivation after reading your hub. Happy New Year,

      Prasetio

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Suhail and my dog: Thank you for appreciating my presentation. Yap, you will really like Indonesian food, like satay, etc.

      Feel free to peruse and comment on my other hubs.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      You have an original style of writing. I liked it. I liked that food from Indonesia. This is an informative hub.