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    Default CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    1 Dec 2010 - We had just gotten back from Crossing Bridges 7 trip on Sunday....... an epic 11 day trip where 7 days was the official trip with an additional 4 days extension

    We flew Cebu Pacific Air and the tickets were really cheap at about $170 roundtrip all in if you booked early enough

    I'll start this thread as a central location where participants from Singapore can upload their images for sharing.......... I'll kick it off with a whole bunch of informal candids and set the ball rolling

    These 2 image below just about sums up the crazy fun time we had during our visit to Cebu, Toledo, Tabuelan, San Carlos, Bacolod, Iloilo and alot of other places in between

    Total group size among 5 countries was about 80 photogs and yes it got crowded at times but thankfully almost everyone didnt want same same pics so everyone scattered whenever they could

    Thank you Panasonic Singapore for supplying dri-fit t-shirts for the ENTIRE group and paying for one of the lunches ! Appreciated!!!

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    Photoinc with Ted Adnan (Malaysia) got the ice-breaking efforts going early


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    Its unbelievable how MANY people are on facebook nowadays....... of course we took the chance to collect emails and facebook nicks from many many people
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

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    PLENTY of 'Journalists' (Ha Ha !!!) too tracking our activities all day and night.....


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    Clubsnap and sponsors got plenty of exposure as well......... we were 11 Vans, 1 Luggage wagon, 1 Ambulance and 1 police car to keep things nimble and ALL vehicles carried the CB7 banner


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    There was SWAT, Police or Army escorts for us ALL THE WAY provided by the kind Governor of Cebu Gwen Garcia and other officials in Bacolod and Iloilo. We had fun posing with them along the way .

    But it was TOTALLY SAFE.... there were SO MANY occassions in Cebu and many other towns where we wandered away from the escorts deep into slums and squatter areas always
    greeted with smiles and laughs .... and utter curiosity

    The policewomen ..... just one word..... HOT ....


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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    7. Without models .... some of us improvised with our security escorts .... like Bananadiver here...



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    ha ha.... we had 'guns' of our own too....


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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    It was good........ everyone was mixing with everyone everyday at every opportunity

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    Viet and Philippino photogs


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    OF COURSE the Nikonians had to have their traditional group photo ha ha !!


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    Even the Olympus users insisted on their own group photo (Viet, Malaysia and Singapore)


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    THEN the iPhone users ........ ok never mind!!
    notice the Ho Chi Min look-alike (he's Sonth from Vietnam) whom we call Uncle Ho ha ha !


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    the Canon users could not just stand around and not react....
    notice the Ho Chi Min look-alike (he's Sonth from Vietnam) whom we call Uncle Ho
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

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    being the Philippines, we had a couple of locations with model shoots this year.... on Panasonic Day where they sponsored a great lunch(which explains why everyone was wearing a Panasonic shirt that day)


    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    sigh.. sad that i cant make it again this yr..
    seems that this yr's event really v big scale huh ?

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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
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    Photoinc with Ted Adnan (Malaysia) got the ice-breaking efforts going early


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    I like these 2... lol... #2 reminds me of a famous phrase

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    Borg from Cebu ..... a totally nice and fun guy


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    Team Philippines...... these were very fun people who were great hosts and fantastic organizers!


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    Manny from Manila


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    Icky Salazar from Cebu with Kathy Angeles and Dennis from Indonesia flanking to him


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    Shinta from Indonesia
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    wonderful pictures! No 1 is awesome!

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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

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    OK just some sample images for sharing
    Around Bacolod


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    Outside the ferry arrival terminal at Bohol
    Bought a pair of Ray Bans (ha ha) from this nice vendor


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    Market area in San Carlos city
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by B-setting View Post
    wonderful pictures! No 1 is awesome!
    Oh forgot to mention........... i left my DSLR and heavy stuff at home for this trip

    Was shooting the entire trip with a Panasonic G2 (paired mostly with the Fisheye lens) and a Samsung EX1 camera

    They worked very well for me...... ha ha ha !!
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    Great job Eddie...

    this Crossing Bridges trip was indeed very special...

    the trip has been a great experience for me... do wish i have more time to shoot in cebu... it's a wonderful place to go... to me it's the "City of Love"... the priceless part of the trip is that i got to know so many wonderful new friends from other countries and cebu...

    will post up some of my photos soon when time allows me to...

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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

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    The gun-making workshop visit was totally out of this world. Local gunsmiths did not use a production line.......... a gunsmith was responsible for crafting a SINGLE gun from zero to completed product..... a process that takes weeks


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    Boatman beaching at Aloguinsan in Cebu


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    In the mountains somewhere between San Carlos and Bacolod


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    PhotoInc face-painted in mud at Mambukal before Bacolod
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    with great weather almost everyday like this..... keeping the pace up was easy......it was like getting hooked on a constant high..... took me about 3 days after getting home to come off the high...


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    Island hopping was fun ...... here we were resting in our air-conditioned bunks between the short 2+hr ferry Toledo to San Carlos
    We took the time to catch our breath and a little sleep


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    This looks just all-wrong ha ha ha
    Macro-Photography Master , Stevewhy (Steve's Macro works in Flickr)in all his glory ...... the laughing and horsing around stopped only for a few hours every night only when we were snoring in bed


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    MOST importantly...... many many of us...in our own ways, came in touch with real lives and real people in the Western Visayas
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    Looks interesting.
    I do have one question though. What was that police officer thinking handing his weapon to a civilian? Even just to pose it is serious lapse in training and discipline.
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    love the vibrant colours of No. 27!

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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrov View Post
    Looks interesting.
    I do have one question though. What was that police officer thinking handing his weapon to a civilian? Even just to pose it is serious lapse in training and discipline.
    they know the drill......the loaded magazines were in the ammo pouch.... the rifles (with empty magazine) were just muscle show .....even then, they went through the cork-and-release-trigger drill before handing it to me.... the handguns were loaded though ....we couldnt touch THAT LOL !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    they know the drill......the loaded magazines were in the ammo pouch.... the rifles (with empty magazine) were just muscle show .....even then, they went through the cork-and-release-trigger drill before handing it to me.... the handguns were loaded though ....we couldnt touch THAT LOL !!
    Ah ok. Cool beans!
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    Default Re: CROSSING BRIDGES 7 - Western Visayas Philippines 18-28 Nov 2010

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    At a Sugar plantation and Hacienda in Silay
    Someone brought out a couple of cocks for an impromptu fight !
    [IMG]http://gallery.clubsnap.com/data/744/****_fight_photogs.jpg[/IMG]

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    at San Carlos the body-painting models did a great show for us that evening

    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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