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Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge: P is for People

It is that time of the week once more as we join Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge once again. Letter this week is P and our Featured Photographer, Blanche Berzamin-Acabado has chosen the theme People. Here are her photographs and stories.

“The only people who can change the world are the people who want to.” – Hugh MacLeod

Imagine that. We are so amazing that we have the ability to change and shape the world – if and when we want to. This is probably why if you take the time to look around you, you will notice how fascinating most people can be. People are always up to something, thinking of something, planning something. And if you look closely, if you observe really well and choose just the right moment, you might just be able to capture something really interesting on camera.

A lot of photographers take really good pictures of people. Honestly, I don’t think I do. However, I do have a few people-photos that I love and I would like to share some with you and hope that you will like them too!

Kids on a Boat

This picture was taken in Halong Bay, Vietnam in 2009. I think my fascination here is obvious. These are very young kids rowing their own wooden boats in one of the most beautiful and most popular places in the world. I was thrilled and worried for them at the same time!

People in Disneyland at Night

Disneyland is an awesome place – for both kids and kids-at-heart. When we visited Anaheim in 2010, it was the year Disneyland first introduced the World of Colors show. This was a musical water fountain show that shows clips of several of the most-loved Disney animated films. Since this show was open at night, we were able to watch at 11pm and wow! It was truly magnificent! Everything about it was great – the clips, the colors, the music, and the movement of the water. It was a cold night made even colder for those people getting wet by the blast of water from the fountains. Everyone was having fun and I can still feel the excitement of the audience whenever I look at this picture.

Chinatown in Honolulu

Sundays are market days in Honolulu’s Chinatown. I absolutely love going there during these days because of the noise, the crowd, and the non-stop activities that make it so much fun. Of course I go there to buy things that we need, but mostly I go there to people-watch. It is so much fun to watch the vendors and the buyers. I also had fun trying to guess which ones are the locals and which ones are tourists. Look at this picture. Can you guess?

In My Favorite Place with My Favorite People

A category on people? Well, I’m definitely not letting this one pass without including a picture of my family. I love to take pictures, but what I love the most is to take pictures of my family. It is not too often that my whole family gets together, which is why a photo opportunity like this is so hard to pass up. I have five words: thank-goodness-for-the-tripod!

 This picture becomes more special to me because it is taken at Baguio City, my most favorite place in the Philippines. I like to look at this picture and remember how much fun I always have whenever I am in the City of Pines. More than that, I love to look at this picture and be reminded that I have absolutely the best family in the world!

How about you, dear friends, what is your P photo for the week?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

5 comments on “Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge: P is for People

  1. Lovely “P”ost… 😉

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  2. kids on a boat = an artwork!
    but heart touching:
    your family, such an energy!

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  3. Great pictures! I love the quote by Hugh MacLeod!

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  4. “kids on a boat” is poignant, Myra! This is a great post!

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