Through the years, I kept thinking I was going to find the original files of these and re-edit them so they’d look “normal”. Yesterday, I renewed my Flickr account after not renewing it for a year. I was too busy last year to take any photos or upload them so I did not see the need to pay the Flickr peeps $25. What I found on my Flickr account were 7,585 photos and 195 sets.

As someone who pretends to be a photographer, I have gone through the usual phases. The first one was my fascination with over-processed photos, high-saturation, high-contrast, as bright as possible, to the point of being unreal. My friends would say, “Nasilaw ang mata ko!” and I would retort, “What? They look normal to me!” That, or my laptop monitor was not color-calibrated.

After that, I went through cross-coloring. The photos taken from my trip to Pangasinan in March 2009, which was about a month before I had Lia the baby, were all cross-colored. I haven’t really been able to post anything before about that trip.

When I looked at my 195 sets, I found the Pangasinan set and realized, they were all done in the current “Instagrammed” trend. How funny.

As someone who pretends to be a photographer, I have been trying to find my own “voice” in the medium. I can’t help but think now that if I had stuck with this style, where would I be now?

Arnedo, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Arnedo, Bolinao, Pangasinan

St James the Fortress Church in Bolinao, Pangasinan

St James the Fortress Church in Bolinao, Pangasinan

Children’s Island (Hundred Islands), Alaminos, Pangasinan

Rock Garden Resort bicycle

Bicycle, Rock Garden Resort, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Huts outside Puerto del Sol Beach Resort

Huts outside Puerto del Sol Beach Resort, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Boats at the bridge to Bolinao, Pangasinan

Bridge to Bolinao, Pangasinan

Excursionists at Arnedo, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Excursionists at Arnedo, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Crab at Governor's Island, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Crab at Governor’s Island, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Bolinao, Pangasinan sunrise [1]

Sunrise, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Bolinao, Pangasinan sunrise [6]

Sunrise, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Bridge to Bolinao, Pangasinan

Bridge to Bolinao, Pangasinan

Arnedo Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Arnedo Beach, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Port in Bolinao, Pangasinan

Port in Bolinao, Pangasinan

Kids playing and swimming in the beach of Alaminos, Pangasinan

Kids playing and swimming in the beach of Alaminos, Pangasinan

Bolinao, Pangasinan sunrise [5]

Sunrise, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Bolinao, Pangasinan town proper beachfront

Town proper beachfront, Bolinao, Pangasinan

The sun rises over at Alaminos, Pangasinan

The sun rises over at Alaminos, Pangasinan

Father with kids at the beach in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Father with kids at the beach in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Seaside Haven (LS Marina 100) Signage

Seaside Haven (LS Marina 100) Signage, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Seaside Haven (LS Marina 100) Wall Welcome sign

Seaside Haven (LS Marina 100) Wall Welcome sign, Alaminos, Pangasinan

View from the second floor of Seaside Haven

View from the second floor of Seaside Haven, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Bolinao, Pangasinan sunrise [8]

Sunrise, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Seaside Haven restaurant - Mug panel

Mug panel, Seaside Haven Restaurant, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Bolinao, Pangasinan sunrise [7]

Sunrise, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Fishing boats in the town of Bolinao, Pangasinan

Fishing boats, Bolinao, Pangasinan

Seaside Haven walkway to back cottages

Seaside Haven, Alaminos, Pangasinan

Sunrise in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Sunrise in Alaminos, Pangasinan

Rippling clouds on the water (Bolinao, Pangasinan)

Rippling clouds on the water (Bolinao, Pangasinan)

Stones lay witness to a quiet breathtaking sunrise - Bolinao, Pangasinan

Stones lay witness to a quiet breathtaking sunrise – Bolinao, Pangasinan

 

I remember being all excited about how these shots turned out, and then being crushed. Haha! I was moping around the house for days.

Yes, I had a site before called angkuscrazyfeet.com before I gave up on that and turned it into onetravelstory.com, before I gave up on that too. I was supposed to post all my travel blogs and photos in just one site, to keep it separate from my personal site, and of course, all my other secret blogs.

But hey, look at where we are now. I have been recently informed this website has a good Alexa rating. *Smiles and a little pat in the back*

By the way, I will post about the Pangasinan trip in the same way I did the Malapascua trip. I think I still have all the info I need. It’s all there buried in some old documents folder somewhere.

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