Saturday, October 01, 2005

Ermitanyo


Or literally, The Hermit, one of the mentor archetypes of Philippine folklore. He is usually a mysterious figure who appears to give advice and sometimes a magic charm to a young hero.

I was biking up the hills of Candau-ay the other day when I came upon this old gentleman. He had the weary look of one who had been through life's hard knocks. But his face showed a lot of character.

I gestured if I could take a shot of him, and he acceded. Then he slowly shuffled away.

Shot with my trusty Olympus D-150 1.3-Megapixel camera, cropped and edited in the GIMP using the Old Photo Script-Fu.