arj muñoz photography: Blog en-us All Content Copyright (C) Arj Muñoz. All Rights Reserved. (arj muñoz photography) Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:38:00 GMT Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:38:00 GMT arj muñoz photography: Blog 120 120 Travel Photography: Bird Sanctuary Wetlands - Candaba, Pampanga Looking for a nice bird watching experience? Then Candaba is worth a visit.

If this is your first time birding (that’s the official term for bird watching), you must remember this: birds don’t fly all day. They hang around. If you want to see flocks of flying birds, go early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

The wetlands of Candaba in Pampanga is (2nd) home to a variety of migratory birds during the months of November to February (late autumn - winter in the northern hemisphere). Candaba swamp is a vast complex of freshwater ponds, swamps and marshes with surrounding areas of seasonally flooded grassland, arable land and palm savanna on a vast alluvial flood plain. The entire area is usually flooded in the wet season, but most of it dries out during the dry season and is converted into rice fields and plantations of water melons.


Flock of flying Whiskered Terns (Chlidonias hybridus)


Beautiful Candaba Sunset 


Pacific Swallow / Hill Swallow


Wild Ducks


Whiskered Tern catching fish


Morning Flights


Sunrise at Candaba


Lonely Bird


Local farmer with his 2 bodyguards


Man cleaning up the irrigation.


Sunrise at Candaba

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Pope Francis' Visit to the Philippines - "Mercy and Compassion" Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines from January 15–19, 2015 with the theme "Mercy and Compassion". It is the first state and pastoral visit to the Philippines in the 21st century and the third pontiff to visit our country after Pope Paul VI (November, 1970) and Pope John Paul II in "World Youth Day" last January 1995

The pope visited Manila then to Tacloban and Palo, Leyte as part of his main agenda, to pay a visit to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Pope Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass during his last full day visit in Manila Grandstand. An estimated of six million people attended the ceremony or lined the Papal route to Rizal Park. That would be a record for a papal event. About five million welcomed Pope John Paul II in Manila in 1995.


Pope Francis inside Popemobile on his way to Mall of Asia Arena


"Mercy and Compassion"


 Waiting for Pope Francis


Along Quirino Avenue, on his arrival.


The Spectator, using his binocular toy.


Looking at Pope Souvenir Calendar


Shooting the Pope


Philippines, welcomes Pope Francis


Pope visits the "TEXT" capital of the world.


Hundreds if not thousands of people everyday waiting outside Apostolic Nunciature in Manila during papal visit.


Last day, on his way to Manila International Airport back to Rome


* All photos are captured with the Olympus OM-D EM-5 M4/3 camera with 14-50mm lens.

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Travel Photography: Visiting The "World Heritage Site" of Vigan City Vigan City is located on the northwestern coast of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the capital of Ilocos Sur province and the only UNESCO World Heritage City in the country. Recently, it won as one of the New Seven Wonders Cities of the World.

The Meztizo District in Vigan is the main tourist hangout particularly the street of Crisologo where you can see and buy all local souvenir items, it is well-preserved Bahay na Bato structures and its historical core. Currently, there are 187 listed ancestral houses in town. Besides this, it also boasts of beautiful colonial churches, a plaza that comes alive with a fountain show at night, a free-roaming zoo and numerous historical museums. 

Kalesa ride at night


"Pagburnayan" Pottery Maker


"Ang Mangangalakal"


Traditional "Kalesa" transportation


Hotel Felicidad Hallway


Singson Residence


St. Elizabeth stained glass at St. Paul's Cathedral


Inside Ancestral House of Singson


White Statue


Kalesa along Crisologo Street


St. Paul's Cathedral in Vigan


* All photos are captured with the Leica V-Lux camera with 25-400mm lens.


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Travel Photography: Baguio - The Summer Capital of the Philippines Baguio, is known as the Summer Capital of the country because of its cool climate and is also one of the most famous cities in the Philippines. It is highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon. For most travellers, Baguio serves as the primary gateway to backpacker bliss up north in Sagada, Banaue and Kalinga.

Burnham Park, Botanical Garden, Camp John Hay and Mines View Park are the most common places the tourists normally hangout. But you can also visit Tam-Awan Village where you can see replicas of native cogon-thatched homes and get a chance to meet a local artists. 

If you are an adventurer and you want to climb mountain on top of the mountains, then you can try Mount Santo Tomas located in Tuba, Benguet some 2,260m (7,410ft) above sea level, good for sight-seeing but don't forget to bring your warm suits and even sun protection. This place is now becoming popular to locals because it is the shooting location of the ABS-CBN teleserye "Forevermore", where Sitio Pungayan or the famous La Presa (fictional name in the series) is located.

Light of Dawn at Burnham Park, Baguio


The Last Light, Baguio


High-rise Community, Baguio


Igorots at Botanical Garden


View at Sitio Pungayan (La Presa) in Mount Sto. Tomas


Baguio View at Night


Night Market along Harrison Road


Inside Tam-Awan Village


Sunrise at Burnham Park


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Macro Photography: A Closer Look To The Wonderful World of Bugs and Insects Photographing bugs and insects in your garden is one thing, but challenging yourself shooting them in life-size is another thing. That's where macro photography or also known as photomacrography comes using special lenses. Macro photographs are taken from extreme close-up range. This allows the image on the sensor plane to be equal to life size or greater.  However, there are a range of other ways to achieve the same end such as Close-up Lenses (close-up rings), Reversed Lens mounted on the camera using a "reverse ring mount adapter", Extension Tubes and Bellows - to extend the lens' focal length enabling it to enlarge.

Despite their reputation as pests, the trillions of insects, bugs, and spiders that inhabit the Earth can make some of the most fascinating and dramatic close-up photography subjects.  Insects and their tiny environments offer the macro photographer an unlimited amount of color, texture, and physical architecture to explore. They are as unique as we are, and they are obviously much more plentiful. 

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Travel Photography: Discovering Rizal Towns Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON region, just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after José Rizal.

Rizal is bordered by Metro Manila to the west, the province of Bulacan to the north, Quezon to the east and Laguna province to the south. The province also lies on the northern shores of Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country.

Rizal is a mountainous province perched on the western slopes of the southern portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range. Antipolo boasts of a wonderful view of Metro Manila and it is where Hinulugang Taktak, a waterfall popular with tourists, can be found.

"Green Fields" - Morong, Rizal

Fisherman - Fish Port, Cardona, Rizal

Early morning scene at Morong, Rizal

View at the fish port in Cardona, Rizal

"The Farmer" - Morong, Rizal

Morning Field Pesticide - Morong, Rizal

Local farmer - Morong, Rizal

Daranak Falls - Tanay, Rizal

Beautiful Daranak Falls - Tanay, Rizal

"Outing" - Daranak Falls, Tanay, Rizal

Scene at Daranak Falls, Tanay, Rizal

Kalinawan Cave - Tanay, Rizal

Inside Kalinawan Cave - Tanay, Rizal

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Travel Photography: Manila Photowalk

"Kalakal" - Reflection of Buildings at Pasig River.


"Grass Trimmer" - Manila Golf Course, Intramuros, Manila


"Jose Rizal - The Last Walk" - Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila  


Binondo Church, Manila


"Homeless" outside Binondo Church, Manila 


Less-fortunate in Manila


Fortress Wall - Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila


Makati Skyline

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Travel Photography: Aliwan Fiesta 2014 - The Grand Festival of Champions Aliwan Fiesta harnesses the power of Philippine festivals to showcase how religion, culture, and tradition are woven into the fiber of our existence. Traditional fiestas, which are held annually to commemorate the foundation of a town or province, or honoring its patron saint, are brought together en masse to highlight the Pinoy’s indomitable and ebullient spirit, together with his mien for creativity and innovation. With most major fiestas rooted in the pre-colonial period, there is understandably a festival sector that celebrates Nature’s bounty. Our Filipino forebears worshipped pagan gods who, to them, were responsible for bountiful harvests on land and sea.

Aliwan Fiesta is being held every year in Manila. The event is dubbed as the "Festival of Champions" wherein different festivals from all over the country gathered and compete in three major events - festival float competition, Reyna ng Aliwan and Aliwan Fiesta Street dance competition.

Panagbenga Festival of Baguio


Baguio City Float 


Utanon Festival Float


Caragan Festival of Pampanga


Sinulog Festival of Cebu


Pamulinawen of Laoag



Panagbenga Festival of Baguio


Isabela Smile


T'nalak Festival of South Cotabato


Bato Arts Festival of Luna Isabela


Panagbenga Festival of Baguio


"The spectators"


Caragan Festival of Pampanga

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Travel Photography: Semana Santa - Moriones Festival 2014 The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque and in southern part of Oriental Mindoro specifically in Pinamalayan and also in Naujan. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals.

The festival is characterized by colorful Roman costumes, painted masks and helmets, and brightly colored tunics. Traditionally, the morion's real identity is kept secret, even to his immediate family. The mask and his costume is prepared painstakingly and discreetly months or even years before he actually wears it.

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Travel Photography: Puerto Galera Adventure Trip
Seaview at White Beach, Puerto Galera


View from Ponderosa Golf Club
The Ponderosa Golf Club is just 20 minutes out of the town proper and spectacularly perched on a mountain side over looking Puerto Galera  2,000 feet above sea level. Essentially it is a 9 hole par 3 course with attitude and a compelling  experience enjoyed by both serious and fun golfers alike.


A beautiful and picturesque La Pantay Falls


An inviting fresh water of Tukuran Falls also known as Hidden Paradise.


Colorful bedrock and yellow leaf under fresh water of La Pantay Falls.


An old mangyan woman sitting on the other end of Hanging Bridge in San Teodoro.


Sabang Beach after heavy rain.


Crystal clear and refreshing water of Tukuran Falls in Puerto Galera.


View of La Pantay Falls from below.


Over looking mountain range from Ponderosa Golf Club.


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Travel Photography: Inside the Wild Life in Manila Zoo
A peacock displaying his plumage.
The male (peacock) Indian Peafowl has iridescent blue-green or green colored plumage. The peacock tail ("train") is not the tail quill feathers but the highly elongated upper tail covert feathers. The "eyes" are best seen when the peacock fans its tail. Both species have a crest atop the head. The female (peahen) Indian Peafowl has a mixture of dull green, brown, and grey in her plumage. Although she lacks the long upper tail coverts of the male, she has a crest. The female also displays her plumage to ward off female competition or signal danger to her young.


Colorful Rent-A-Boat


Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.



Colorful Walls


 "Wild-eye of Crocodile"



Guinea Pig



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Travel Photography: Visiting Tagaytay "The City of Character"
View from the top of the Palace in the Sky also known as People's Palace

The People's Park in the Sky also known as simply People's Park is a historical urban park in Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines. The park was converted from an incomplete mansion, known as the Palace in the Sky built during the Marcos Era.


Fountain at Sonya's Garden


Over looking Taal Volcano from the top of Palace in the Sky


Flower at Sonya's Garden


Breathtaking view at the Sky Ranch, Tagaytay


Zipline view at the Sky Ranch


Sky Eye at Sky Ranch Tagaytay


View from the top of the Palace in the Sky.

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Street Photography : Manila Wall Arts - It's More Fun in the Philippines  

Basketball on the Street

"Hang on a Wall"

"Colors Through my Eyes"

Colorful Graffiti

"Say Cheeesseee!"

"Read it Out"

"Shadow and Colors"

"Colors and Style"

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Travel Photography / Workshops in Myanmar 2013 : 14 Days of Travel and Pure Photography It's been a while to post on my Blog, since I arrived back home about a month ago from Myanmar.  

Myanmar 2013: This was another successful international photo workshop / tour indeed and also my first trip to Myanmar. 

I would like to thank each and everyone who joined us on our GD Photo Workshops / Tours in Myanmar.  It was really fun being around you and it was my pleasure to travel and assist you during our tour. 

It's always an honor to assist Gunther Deichmann, my mentor and our group leader who makes every photo tour different and not just your ordinary photo experience. 

Thanks also to our local guide Tin and drivers who made our life easy during our stay, they made my job a bit more relaxed. Well just a bit…

Please note; we recently updated our Photo Workshops calendar and have Cambodia - Myanmar starting in September 2013. In 2014 we scheduled Sri Lanka (late Feb. 2014) and India / Special Rajasthan (Thar Dessert) photo tour in March 2014. 

Note:  Our special Rajasthan (Thar Desert) tour for March 2014 is almost fully booked, we have only 3 more spots available. (max. for 8 participants only)

For more info please click this link GDPWS Calendar or contact Gunther for reservations.

You can also visit our previous behind the scene images & participants work plus the most recent feedback (testimonials) at these LINKS.

Below are some of my photos I managed to squeeze in whenever time permitted; during evening break or after the workshop when I stayed on for a couple of nights in Yangon. 

Hope you all enjoy and thank you for viewing.  

Shwedagon Pagoda at Night

Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda) view over Yangon City at night.

Local street vendor along Yangon.

Local street vendor along Yangon.

View from the top of one of the Pagodas in Bagan.

Ananda Temple shot through the side mirror. 

St. Mary

St. Mary's Cathedral Church in Yangon

Early morning view along the road of Nyaung-U in Bagan

Inside Maha Muni Temple Monks walking inside Mahamuni Buddha Temple.

Nuns... just finished cooking in Kalaywatawya Monastery.

Nuns... just finished cooking in Kalaywatawya Monastery.

A nice afternoon sunset at Bagan.

A nice afternoon sunset at Bagan.

Walking monks along U-Bein Bridge in Mandalay during sunset.

Walking monks along U-Bein Bridge in Mandalay during sunset.

Heron bird over U-Bein Bridge in Mandalay

Heron bird over U-Bein Bridge in Mandalay

Cruising Taungthaman Lake.

Cruising Taungthaman Lake.

Monk sleeping while waiting for the train inside terminal station in Yangon.

Monk sleeping while waiting for the train inside terminal station in Yangon.

Old burmese man in Dallah.

An old burmese in Dallah.

Macro shot of a beautiful yellow-wing dragonfly.

Macro shot of a beautiful yellow-wing dragonfly.

Monks crossing the main road of Yangon.

Monks crossing pedestrian lane at the main road of Yangon.

Young burmese from the train window in Yangon. Young burmese from the train window in Yangon. 

Reflection of Shwegadon Paagoda after sunset.

Reflection of Shwedagon Pagoda after sunset.

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Travel Photo Workshop : Subic Bay, Freeport Zone, Olangapo City, Philippines This could be my last photoblog post for this month before leaving on Sunday and will be out again for about 3 weeks to assist Gunther on the upcoming GD Photo Workshops in Myanmar.

First of all, we (Gunther and myself) would like to thank all the participants and the PR team who joined last weekend's GD Photo Workshop in Subic and also for the full support of Power Mac Center and the staff (Ms. Maleng, Ms. Zyra, Andrew and Ella) who sponsored and made this photo event possible and successful.

I would like to share some of my photos I managed to get in between during our field photo shoot in Subic area.

Thank you for viewing!

Sunrise view at the Subic Yacht Club.

San Roque Chapel at Subic Bay, Freeport Zone

Reflection of Nature

Subic Bay, Freeport Zone 

Subic Yacht Club

Subic Bay, Freeport Zone

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Power Mac Center Sponsors Travel Photo Workshop by Gunther Deichmann in Subic Gunther Deichmann PMC is proud to announced another travel photography workshop by renowned International multi-awarded and acclaimed Australian photographer and Apple Certified Pro Trainer for Aperture, Gunther Deichmann. It's a two-day pure field photography training including post-processing and digital photo management and an introduction to Aperture 3. This exciting photo workshop will be held on Feb. 8 to 9, 2013 at the Subic Park Hotel in Zambales.

Don't miss this great opportunity before Gunther is leaving again for one of his long overseas trips.

Join now and experience this amazing trip and work side by side with Gunther, learn more tips and techniques during workshop in the field from a real Pro photographer including the post-processing and basic photo editing such as color correction and some minor adjustments. He will teach also a proper backup system, shooting the right format and more.

Registration fee is Php6,500.00 per participant inclusive of 16 hours of training, meals, actual photo shoots, hands-on digital photo editing and management, and a certificate signed by Mr. Deichmann upon completing the course.

Gunther Deichmann is also on the Apple Aperture Advisory Board Asia. His works, consisting of images taken in the past 35 years in over 30 countries, have been featured in many international magazines and books and graced covers including Time Magazine and recently as of November 2012 held his Solo Exhibition in Paris, France. He has published 12 books including his most recent "Journey Through Color & Time”.

Click here for his more detailed Bio:

For information about the photography workshop, visit

Interested parties may register at or

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Travel Photography : Photowalk - Tagaytay, Philippines Photowalk : One early morning - Tagaytay, Philippines

"The First Light of the Day"

Beautiful Sunrise at Tagaytay

Early morning landscape view of Tagaytay.

Sugarcane over Blue-sky.

Morning sunlight.

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Travel Photo Workshops in Asia: Calendar for 2013 GD TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS in ASIA - Calendar for 2013

All 2013 dates below are confirmed, complete itineraries and full details are available upon request. We're traveling to some places rarely visited by others, hence making our travel workshop tours more unique and flexible and a lifetime experience for you to remember. 

Discover the undiscovered…


MYANMAR FEB. 2013 - fully booked as of Nov. 2012

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon - Mawlamein - Hpa An - Yangon

February 19 - March 03, 2013
Optional: USD 2,985.00 (9 nights / 10 days) or
                USD 3,485.00 (12 nights / 13 days) incl. Mawlamein and Hpa An
Max. of 10 Participants ONLY

Please Note: This Workshop is now fully booked but our next Adventure Travel Photo Workshop Tour in Myanmar is in October 2013. 



Phnom Penh - Southern Cambodia

March 11th to 17th, 2013
Cost: USD 1,975.00 only (06 nights / 07 days)
Inclusive of all lectures, ground transportation and Hotels with breakfast. Excluding International airfares

Max. of 6 Participants ONLY

Join Gunther Deichmann on this very personal and special discovery tour for 6 nights 7 days. 

This tour is only for a max. 6 Participants, with a very unique Itinerary 

This is your perfect opportunity to work in the field side by side with Gunther in a very personalized small group, discovering the undiscovered southern part of Cambodia incl. Phnom Penh and the 11th century Angkorean Ruins of Phnom Chisor, an amazing temple south of Phnom Penh.

For inquiries pls. go to our Booking page


MYANMAR OCT. 2013 - Special Tour

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon - Mawlamein and Hpa An - Yangon

October 05 - October 17, 2013
13 special days of pure adventure and amazing photography.
Optional: USD 3150.00 (9 nights / 10 days)
                USD 3,685.00 (12 nights / 13 days) incl. Mawlamein and Hpa An
Max. of 10 Participants

Final date for bookings on our next Myanmar Tour is on or before July 30th, 2013. 

We are pleased to announce an additional trip for October 2013 to Myanmar. On this journey we will explore the remote parts of the country but also some of the known places. We promise that this will be a very special trip.

Please remember we do have to make our reservations very early for our Myanmar tour; due to the recent positive changes in the Country, all Hotel and domestic airfare bookings have to be made way in advance.

For inquiries pls. go to our Booking page

For more information and details, please email Gunther Deichmann at


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Travel and Macro Photography: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines Landscape / Seascape Puerto Galera Seascape view after sunset at Boquete, Puerto Galera - Philippines.

Amber & blue-eyed color of a white cat. Close-up shot of a rare odd-eyed white cat

From Wikipedia: An odd-eyed cat is a cat with one blue eye and one eye of either greenyellow, or brown. This is a feline form of complete heterochromia, a condition that occurs in some other animals. The condition most commonly affects white-colored cats, but may be found in a cat of any color, provided that it possesses the white spotting gene. The color defects are usually called "Bi-Colored".

X Back bugs Forest Shieldbug - Pentatoma rufipes (family Pentatomidae) with rare "X" mark back pattern. 

Bottle Fly Blue Bottle Fly (family: Calliphoridae)

Brown Skipper Moth Brown Moth (family: Arctiidae)

Caterpillar Close-up shot of Green Caterpillar

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Macro Photography: The Colors of Nature Macro photography is simply the art of taking close-up pictures of an small objects that reveal details which can’t be seen with our naked eye. Just for instance, when we are in the garden and you see a colorful butterfly, our eyes aren’t equipped to make out the fine details of the scales on its wings. This is where macro photography comes in. It is usually requires a special lens that is optimized to focus sharply on a small area. 

Here are some of my latest macro photography shots which are also posted on my main gallery, please feel free to visit my website to view the large version. Thank you!

Honey Bee Honey Bee (family: Apidae)

Ants Life Ants Life (family: Formicidae) 

Ants (family: Formicidae) - Macro Photography

"Small ant cast a big shadow" (family: Formicidae)


Face of Caterpillar (family: Lymantriidae)

Greenbottle Blow Fly

Greenbottle blow fly (family: Calliphoridae)

Yellow Flower Yellow Flower

Collecting Nectar Bee Collecting Nectar (family: Apidae)

Caterpillar "Hello World" Caterpillar (family: Lymantriidae)

Skipper Moth Skipper Moth (family: Arctiidae)

Mosquito Have you seen anything like this before? 
Legs like mosquito, body like fly is called Long-legged Fly (Genus: Condylostylus). The picture above is a male (Condylostylus Comatus) with a very long hair sticking back from the tip of the abdomen and the opposite is called (Condylostylus Crinitus). (family: Dolichopodidae)

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