Day 66 to 68 – 365

Where There’s Smoke. There’s smog. On rare occasions this time of the year, we get a night sky that isn’t blanketed by rain clouds. I thought to grab a quick shot of the night sky even with the prevalent light pollution. I got a good enough picture and thought I’d caught gas clouds in the image. Upon closer inspection of the image and looking behind me, it was a more earthly smoke from a nearby chimney (not the type Santa uses) after all.

So Real. A mundane street scene can take on a surreal character under the right conditions. Under the orange glow of streetlights mixed in with a slow shutter speed, it almost looks unrecognizable from the scene that probably most people ignore everyday. One of the gift’s that photography gives us is the ability to see the world apart from the way our eyes do. 

The Little People. There are Christmas bazaars happening everywhere (the one in the image can be found outside Park Mall in Mandaue). In most of these impermanent markets, you’ll come across small businesses offering their crafts and services. I implore you to buy from or commission these people if you like what they’re offering. With the kind of income inequality we have in this part of the world, it would make more sense to redistribute resources to those who truly need it.

*For this photo-a-day project, I will be posting thrice a week. Photos shot from Monday to Wednesday will be posted on Thursday, photos from Thursday to Saturday will be up by Sunday, and my selection from Sunday will be posted on a Monday.

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