The “road” I was forced to take

This week’s theme asks us to think about our favourite style of photography as the road (most often) taken. I love taking flower photography, travel photos, as well as photos of random objects and sceneries that I see along the way.

This time however, I went on a trip back to my homeland the Philippines and I only took my phone with me. At first I was hesitant to do that just because I have never done it before. But since I had knee and back problems, I wanted to travel as light as possible… so phone photography it is for me this time around.

Street photography in the Philippines is most vibrant and active.

Sunset in Santiago, Ilocos was so lovely to capture especially that it looked like Greece.

Vigan, Ilocos Sur cobbled streets brought nostalgia with horse drawn carriages, the colourful ice cream carts and the people wearing Filipino costumes.

Modern skyscrapers also dominate the city’s sky line.

Rural towns are a great capture with its wooden houses and fruit stands.

And after all the walking and the sight seeings… a view from my room.

And yes …loving the sky photo too!

I didn’t think phone photography was too bad after all. But for my next travel, would I be game on doing it again? For Johnbo’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge


  1. Tatiana says:

    Nice street shots

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Tatiana!

  2. nesfelicio says:

    Not bad at all. Great street photos. I like the Vigan shots the most.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Nes, glad you liked it!

  3. Very beautiful photos Teresa! And a lovely trip!

    1. Teresa says:

      So many memories made on my iphone! Thanks Lisa ❤️

  4. bushboy says:

    Fabulous street photos Teresa. Thanks for taking me along 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Brian!

  5. Sofia Alves says:

    Wonderful photos, Teresa. Street photography feels easier with a phone and yours is vibrant and interesting.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sofia. I am getting used to my phone now as a travelling companion!

  6. Cellphone photos are good for street photography as they are so inconspicuous.

    1. Teresa says:

      I discovered that as well! Thanks Johnbo

  7. Toonsarah says:

    I sometimes just travel with my small point and shoot camera but I’ve never attempted it just with my phone. You’ve got some great photos with yours – I really like the sunset in Santiago (and it does look like Greece!), the street scene in Vigan, the reflection in the skyscrapers. But I’m not sure I want to try this experiment as I hate not having a viewfinder!

    1. Teresa says:

      I just tried it because this is a place I can return to anytime. But if it is a new place I am not sure if I can experiment on it too! Haha what is it with viewfinders. I feel the same!

  8. JohnRH says:

    Welcome back. Beautiful photos. The ice cream cart street and skyscrapers point of view are a couple of my faves.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks John and glad you liked these.

  9. restlessjo says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful time, and that’s the important thing, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yea I did, knee problem, phone dying on me, husband having cough and colds, a few kilos added here and there … but all good!

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  10. Tina Schell says:

    Honestly Teresa, if you hadn’t said it was iPhone photography I wouldn’t have known. These images are wonderful! Vibrant and truly captured the spirit of the places you shared. Terrific!

    1. Teresa says:

      Gee thanks for your wonderful comment Tina!

  11. Hammad Rais says:

    This is really wonderful 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Hammad.

  12. hardytardy says:

    Amazing! I’ve never really explored the north 👍

    1. Teresa says:

      I have been to the north twice already and there’s really so much more to explore.Thanks for stopping by.

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