day one and the day before
New year’s day and all is quiet. Looking at the empty streets right now I should have stood in the middle of the road and took photos from there. Please remind me to do that next year.
I live on the other side of the block. Not much to see there either.
Same street, going towards the other end. It’s eerily quiet, but you won’t hear a pin drop. Really, has anyone ever heard a pin drop?
Somebody just arrived home.
Really, I should have stood in the middle of the street and took photos from every street intersection. Why didn’t I think of that before?
Taken this morning and I’m already on my 2nd photo walk. Probably the same father and son duo I took during one rainy morning of February.
A change of setting for the last day of the 2012. We did a staged photo shoot. The concept didn’t go as planned, but I like what came out of it anyway. A big, big thanks to Sunshine, Khin, Jaya & Candice for volunteering to model.
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great photo’s !
Been following ur wlks. B&W photos bring back memories of time past. Wt camera r u using? Keep up d gd work.
I use a canon eos450D with an efs 17-55 lens, and occasionally a Panasonic lumix LX5
I nominated you for The Clements Award because I love looking at your photos. They are always amazing. If you are interested you can check it out here, http://midsommereve.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/just-because-a-new-award/
thank you very much for the honor.
Didn’t know that the streets of Tacloban will be more quiet on New Year’s Day than Good Friday. And the girls’ pics evoke different emotions – both dramatic and fun .
It’s been a long time since I’ve been in town during Good Friday, but it probably isn’t as quiet as new year’s day.
Lovely photos as usual. The empty street looks quite creepy. Where are the people?
The pictures of the girls are very poetic, especially holding the umbrella.
It’s a yearly phenomenon… people disappear on January 1. They are probably just staying home, especially during this time when family members are around.
How clean an immaculate the road ;o) i could imagine if it was in the big city you will never see that! nice pictures Orlando…………….,keep up
big cities never sleep 🙂 Thank you and I hope all is well with you and your family.
Great set of images. Isn’t it funny how the simplest concept (like standing the in middle of the road) eludes us when we have something on our minds? I bet you never forget to do that again.
I hope I won’t forget about that idea. I should be taking photos of empty streets and buildings every year for reference. Thanks!
Wow! I forgot how quiet it is back home on New year’s day. The first frame gives me a deep sense of nostalgia. Excellent shots. A very good start for the welcoming new year. The stage photo shots are awesome. We would not know what you were trying to accomplish, but the whole thing is an accomplishment in itself.
Sometimes it just makes you wonder where everybody is.. It was already 3pm when I went for a walk.
The girls and I have talked about a lot of ideas, but we ended with these group shots instead, and it was raining but they didn’t mind. 🙂
Somehow, that photo of a couple with the bags walking along the empty street felt so melancholic. Probably because it reminds me of “leaving” home after the holidays, which usually falls on the first day of the year since that’s when airfare is cheapest! 🙂 I once left the house with everybody still asleep from the new year’s eve celebration with only my brother to drive me to the airport.
The last set of photos is cute!
I can imagine how it feels – the separation anxiety. At least it’s not quite stressful nowadays as almost everyone can easily communicate with each from virtually everywhere.
beautiful black and white shots!!