Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The moon in midday summer

Dr Abe V Rotor
 
 Midday moon in summer, Pansol, Laguna

In the idleness of day in summer
the moon sleeps in the blue sky,
and the eye in the blinding glare
dares not follow the renegade.

But in the shade it watches keen
through the foliage and flowers,
the one eye lovers sought for long
for heaven to come to earth.

It's long forgotten, so with dreams,
though seasons may come and go;
how many summers and moons
were lost in the deep blue sky?

Sweet is loafing and life in leisure,
when time has much to spare,
in Helios' command in hot summer.
and by night the precious moon.~

High Noon


Dr Abe V Rotor 

Inside a chapel in Metro Manila 

Beyond the maddening crowd,
a niche where the brave is bowed. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

From Color to Black & White Photos - a magical transformation

From Color to Black & White Photos - a magical transformation 
Dr Abe V Rotor
 Leo carlo and his work in animation.



San Juan Bell, La Union church bell 

Bacarra, Ilocos Norte belfry


Camping: a beautiful feeling 

Busted pipe:  instant swimming pool

Two kids at play  



The Power of Black & White Photographs

Dr Abe V Rotor
Black and white captures the true color of this dog. Tenten at home, QC
 Agoo La Union cathedral: architecture against cloudy sky
 B & W enhances sharpness
Microscopic study of plankton (30X magnification)
Takong, native sow, Agoo, La Union 
Epiphytic Drynaria fern on acacia
Rock promontory in Mandaon, Masbate
Sta Maria Beach, Ilocos Sur
Friendly eagle at Avilon Zoo, San Mateo, Rizal
Herons on the ricefield in Sudipen, La Union  
Old sampalok tree, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
Break time, UST, Manila 
Pine tree skeleton, Baguio City
Dying camphor tree, UST Manila
Old tree and its shadow 
UST Main building
UST Pharmacy Garden 
Walking stick, UP Museum of Natural History, Mt Makiling Laguna 
Sea urchins at play in Camindoroan, San Juan, La Union
A pair of water buffaloes (carabao) beating summer in Agoo, La Union

Kids at play in Calatagan, Batangas
Sugarcane mill chimney at night, Calatagan, Batangas
San Juan (LU) parish church 
Tagaytay Zoo visitors
A group of cicada attracted by a singing male, topmost (females are dumb), former ecosanctuary, SPUQ