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Only 15 minutes by boat from the busy port city of Iloilo City, Philippines is the Guimaras Island, so close but yet a world apart. I met these two lovely girls, who happen to be cousins, on their farm.

Why was I on a farm? Of course to ride a Caribou, the national animal of the Philippines! I use the term "ride" loosely since I was more like thrown off and with my back serving as a landing pad to break my fall. It gave the girls at least a good laugh.

On the way back to our jeepney (Filipino taxi) I asked the girls if I could take their photo. They said yes as long as they could take a photo of me and my nephew too with their mobile phone.

I asked them just to move a little bit for better lighting and they gave me their best pose!

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After a day of touring around the Guimaras Island lead by our extraordinary tour guide, Daisy Yanson from Panay Adventures Tours, I mentioned to her that I wanted to stop at a local market to shop for the famous Guimaras mangoes.

With my nephew, Jeran, riding a top the roof of our private jeepney (he wanted to ride like a local), we pulled over at a local market where there was not only an abundance of fresh produce, but also photo opportunities.

After I bought my mangoes, I wandered about the marketplace meeting and photographing the locals. One that really caught my eye was this young boy playing drums on an empty can. Knowing I had a brief window of opportunity, I quickly adjusted my camera settings for a slower shutter speed to capture the motion of him playing “drums” with his improvised drum sticks.

As an added benefit he stuck his tongue out at me! This photo quickly became one of my favorites from my trip.

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In Jaro, Iloilo City in the Philippines, the Feast of Our Lady of Candles (Nuestra Senora dela Candelaria) is held every second day of February. It is the most vibrant religious festival in the Western Visayas.

The festival is centered around the Jaro Cathedral and the town plaza. Due to the enormous crowds, all local traffic was closed down in the town center. As a result my nephew and I had to walk toward the cathedral. On the way I happen to notice this street vendor and his curious "smile." I waved a friendly hello to him and walked on to the festival.

After the parade procession I saw the street vendor again and I raised my camera up to indicate a photo. He responded with his warm smile and friendly personality.

This photo breaks one of the cardinal rules in that it has a distracting background, taking the focus away from the main subject. But the woman walking in the background and laughing made everybody smile, including the photographer behind the camera.

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For the traveler the Philippines doesn't have an extensive highway network like the United States nor a public rail system like Western Europe. Instead you have an eclectic choice of getting around and within the Philippines over 7,000 islands by boat, bus, private car, jeepney, or my personal favorite the tricycle.

On my short list of photographs to get while in the Philippines was a panning shot of a tricycle. Throughout my trip I attempted many panning shots but I found them unsatisfactory. Finally, on the day before I departed to go back to the United States I got this shot during the Feast of Our Lady of Candles in Jaro.

Patience and drinking many San Miguel beers to pass the time pays off!

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Walking through the old market in Iloilo City I smelled fried chicken in the air and was automatically drawn to it.

I walked over to this street vendor and introduced myself. He was more than happy to show off his food cart to me while I photographed him. I told him I was going to walk through the market and come back later and buy some of his delicious chicken. Unfortunately, I forgot to do so, but I can still smell that delicious chicken!

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