Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mud

The Mudpack Festival in Negros Island Region is not as popular as the MassKara Festival but it has its own following. Now on its 21st year, locals and visitors still flock to Mambukal Resort every 3rd week of June for a 3-day celebration.

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clay-covered spirits 
wandering in the mountains 
waiting for the rain 

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I first heard about the festival in 2008, and this is the second time I joined the festivities. It is still fascinating as ever and a good venue to shoot. There are various activities including tribal dance, clay body paint, drum beating competition. I also submitted my entries to the photo contest.

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Experience a unique festival that celebrates the harmony of man and nature. Held every 3rd week of June, Mudpack Festival centers on the harmony of man and nature. It features Mambukal's distinct multi-colored clay. Artists gather to showcase their talent on ethnic music, dances and crafts in this Festival of the Art. more here 

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All throughout the tribal dance competition, I only used my macro lens. I didn't have to time to change my lens while shooting because it was raining and my location is not that good. Anyway, this was my favorite tribe and photo series. The second photo below was included in National Geographic Daily Dozen. 

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I tried to write a blog this June so as to continue my streak of at least one entry per month. I am still looking for a job so I am not that active yet in the blogging world. My photography world is very much alive. 

And here’s the video of the activities. Until next year.



/totomai 2017/06/24

Photos taken with Nikon D7000 
lens Nikkor 105 mm 2.8 f macro

31 comments:

  1. I am glad your photography world is very much alive, Totomai!! This really must be a unique festival.

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    1. It is indeeed a unique festival Mary. :) I'm trying to be okay but it's tough lol

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    2. Hope you find another job very, very soon!

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  2. Oh you do have some marvelous experiences Totomai! And such wonderful photography! Love the haiku :)

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    1. Thanks Sumana. I'm trying to find subjects to shoot :)

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  3. You once again dazzle with your words and images - good to see you back on the trail

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    1. Not yet completely back, Jae. I'll try :)

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  4. Such fabulous pictures, Totomai!!

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  5. So much life and beauty together, purely alive! I love all the facial expressions, and the movement you capture in the tribal dance competition. And as always, your haiku is the delightful glue that brings it all together.

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    1. Thanks Magaly, it was quite an experience

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  6. Totomai, have you tried applying to magazines to be their photographer? Truly, I think National Geographic should hire you!!!!! Congrats on again having a photo of yours chosen by them. They are magnificent. Good luck with the job search and I am glad you are "shooting". So nice to see you in the Pantry!

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    1. Thanks Sherry, see you on facebook too :)

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  7. This is a feast, as always. I wish you good fortune in the job search.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. Hope next month I'll get a job :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing that very unique experience! Your photography is wonderful.

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  9. Most fascinating festival totomai! There are lots of colors to keep the interest going!

    Hank

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    1. Wish I was able to join for 3 days. Thanks Hank!

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  10. These are wonderful photos.....the movement you've captured is amazing.

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    1. Thanks CC - the movements made me love the photos

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  11. Some of that kind mud covered festivity happens in our Carnival at The Jourvert - Monday dawn mass

    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard today

    much love...

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    1. Lots of similarities our countries have, Gillena

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  12. I love your photographs... not just the nature, but how you have captured the humans too... i sincerely hope you will have a job soon.

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  13. so colorful and informative. you are quite the photographer. and that haiku is lovely too.

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  14. Your posts are fascinating and your photography: brilliant. You always manage to pique my wanderlust ... if only my bank account would get on board ~lol~

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    1. Virtual tour for the time being, Wendy

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  15. You certainly have an eye for capturing such good scenes in your photography. I think everyone ofyour posts has been so entertaining and informative opening your readers eyes to the world they haven't seen before. I wish you good luck!

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