Moving Philippines

This is a street scene in Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. The man in the front is moving, and so are the jeepneys in the background. The country of the Philippines is moving forward too, with the inauguration of a very unconventional president.

Also, where do I see myself in the picture? In this case, on the right edge, the square with the hole is my cell phone cover.

Moving Philippines

Technically, I took a shot of a reflection in a window of a minivan, and used the high-dynamic range function of my cell phone to capture more of the sky. The HDR, which takes 3 shots in rapid succession and fuses them, gave the moving person an odd blur. I did some grading with the post-processing function of my camera phone, too. All of this photographic trickery, with a cell phone! This is another very symbolic indicator that the world is moving fast in 2016.

Does all of this sound like vacuous art-babble? Yes, because it is supposed to be a parody of that!