Wednesday, September 12, 2012

on film: Kadayawan sa Davao

Last August, I went with a couple of film-loving friends to Davao City for the Kadayawan Festival. The three of us brought 13 film cameras and almost 50 rolls of film. Nobody wants to run out of film in the middle of the festivities!

I was happy just to be able to take photos outside my house. The self-imposed house arrest limited my photographic subjects, as those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram know. My posts are 95% cats and dogs and 5% random household items.

Anyway, here's a photodiary of sorts of our adventure that is the Kadayawan Festival of Davao, using my Canonet QL17 GIII rangefinder.

Saturday: Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (street dancing competition)
We didn't head off to where the performers did their thing in front of the camera--instead, we went to the the 'tail' of the parades, to shoot some candid and unguarded moments.

After the streetdancing we headed to Aldevinco to buy some souvenirs.

Off to lunch.

Sunday: Pamulak sa Kadalanan (flower float parade)

After the float parade, we sneaked in The Marco Polo to use its facilities.

And away we went again, this time to meet with some travel bloggers.

Sunday night was spent at one of the local watering holes.

Kara and Erick, film bugs.

The travel bloggers were awed at our cameras, and wanted to try.

I took this photo of James (Journeying James), 

 who took this photo of Marky (Nomadic Experiences).

Erick, Kara, Marky and I were bound for Mati for a couple of days after the weekend.
I used a different camera for that trip, and I'll share the photos in the next post.  :)

We spent 8 days in Davao, shooting and eating and walking around and meeting up with friends.
I also have some digital shots but I would really have to say these film photos are closer to my heart.

A little more eating when we got back to the city, and then, just a little too soon, it was time to go home.

Until the next post, then.

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