Here are the 36 photos that conclude my 2012... I want to thank my parents for supporting my hobby, my brother Rowell for sharing his PC, & my photography colleagues in PHG5 (at least 8 of these images were not possible if I didn't join in the group.
Salamat sa magagandang ilaw, anino, kulay at hugis, tamang oras at panahon, at mga subjects na bihirang mag sama sama sa isang segundo sa iisang frame pero I was there - nakita ko yon! At nahuli ko sila! Salamat sa kapangyarihang maihinto ang oras. Salamat din sa ibang alagad ng potograpiya, amateur or pro, at sa kanilang mga larawan na aking ginagawang inspirasyon. - Bernard
At the peak of summer heat, Manila Bay can be an outsize basin where everyone can bathe as long as to their hearts content.
Crowds waiting for convoy of local movie stars.
Kids playing spinning tops, also known as Beyblade, on their improvised “Beystadium"
Rising sun in the east but is orange-colored due to smog that came from New Year's Eve celebration.
A fire-breathing street performer.
Spectators of Chinese New Year in Chinatown Manila.
That moment when the ball was kicked and soared just centimeter above my head.
Too orangey sky, rainbow, was it because of Habagat?
Lea Salonga during Christmas presentation.
Construction ongoing in the deck pool bar.
We were visiting this heritage house when the lady in red said "Di kayo pwedeng umakyat dito, may permit ba kayo?" (You're not allowed to go up and shoot if you don't have permission)
Java Sparrow resting freely in a city park; more than your usual maya.
This morbid mural almost served as a premonition that something bad is going to happen. Seconds after, five stray canines growled at the author, and one rabidly chomped the author’s leg.
Digital Age have recently made its way and soon it will put this 86-year Manila Central Post Office into a halt as more and more are now using e-mail, SMS, and social networking as mean of communication; there are plans to convert this post office into a 5-star hotel.
Group of mothers constantly check their kids on their first level of learning on first day of school.
Number of helicopters rumbling loudly in the sky, chances are, there is a typhoon relief operations or political instability.
At least 6 photographers managed to get a good view of this nuptial, but I think mine is better. JK.
Humor in queue – a queue to pay respect to the king of humor and happiness – Dolphy.
Despite having all the permits to shoot, the security officers still are very suspicious as I am doing my street photography in this part of Makati.
Crowds on pedestrian overpass waiting for parade event to pass beneath them.
On the stage were heritage enthusiasts visiting this forsaken place of dramaturgy.
Half moon of December 20, 2012.
Flooded hallway of deserted theater on the second floor.
Children chasing giant soap bubbles.
Light and silhouette of alley.
Old house in Quiapo.
A lady walking her dog serves as my alarm clock as I can hear the dog panting as they pass every morning.
Two yellow chairs in restricted gallery room.
Present-day Filipino youth were gathering to meet their fellow teenager; the newly canonized 17-year-old St Pedro Calungsod.
Street performer during Higantes Festival.
What had left to this ruin had become a diving platform for anybody who wants to plunge in Manila Bay.
An old Acacia tree that is no longer part of an urban plan.
Fish pens that are laid in the vastness of Laguna Lake.
Photographs by Bernard Eirrol Tugade