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Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is a lofty island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part ofLuzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war


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July 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Lover’s Leap Falls

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Legend states that a Native American man who loved a woman from a rival tribe was thrown from the lookout when his love was discovered.


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June 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

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Chema’s by the Sea

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Late upload from December last year (Chema’s by the Sea, Samal Island, Davao City)


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June 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

Percy Priest Lake

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J. Percy Priest Lake is a reservoir in north central part of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is formed by J. Percy Priest Dam, located between miles six and seven of the Stones River. The dam (easily visible from Interstate 40) is located about 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville and impounds a lake 42 miles (68 km) long. The lake and dam are named for Congressman Percy Priest. Also view percy priest lake art  from FAA.

This is my favorite, single maple tree (view maple tree art on FAA) on water so-rounded by grass and three huge boulders almost fully submerge.

view long exposure art, lake artlighthouse art, sailboat art, sunset art on FAA

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November 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour

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Jack Daniel’s is a brand of Tennessee whiskey that is the highest selling American whiskey in the world. t is known for its square bottles and black label. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporaion since 1956. Despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniel’s home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for consumption at stores or restaurants within the county, although the distillery does sell commemorative bottles of whiskey. ~wiki

The distillery location is about 1.5 hours from our hotel. We arrived late almost lunch time so after securing our tour tickets, we decided to check out the town center and we found this nice foot bridge.

This is the huge fireplace used for making charcoal, the file of woods below is from the sugar maple tree. To Start the fire they will spray their very own 140 proof whiskey. Our tour guide sprayed some into our hands allowing us to feel and smell it closely, but some of biker guys lick it after smelling.

My 2nd favorite part of the tour, whiskey tasting. Too bad, taking pictures is not allowed during my favorite part which is, our tour guide opened the big chamber full of charcoal and allowing the whiskey to drop into it for about 10′ or more ft. High, this process is called mellowing. The smell of 140 proofs escaping from the chamber is like a perfume, you can almost taste the air and feel like you had a few rounds of it.

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November 23, 2012 at 1:54 am

Downtown Riverbank at Night

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I was sitting for a while on a sturdy platform (I thought it was) and taking pictures by the river until a tugboat passed by and the platform started to bounce up & down. People from above crossing the footbridge to watched free concert probably laughing at me as I was on panic mode to safety while my camera is still on tripod and shutter open for the next 20 sec.

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October 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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Saw Sharper!

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I always wanted to shoot my neighbor doing saw sharpening, just this morning i was out having coffee by the gate when a carpenter stopped by and dropped his gear for sharpening. As my neighbor getting ready, I hurried up to get my camera. I couldn’t get something I wanted on his facial emotions maybe because he is not comfortable in front of the camera that is why I focus on his hands doing working hands art

my audience during the shoot!

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September 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm