Year 2011 was no doubt a year for photo enthusiasts. With an unprecedented growth in sales of DSLR’s and mobile phones, tablets and computers with digital cameras, I doubt if there ever was any other time in mankind’s history when there were just as many people snapping away photos all the time.

Looking back at the year just passed, still nursing a hangover of the holidays, I was struck with the number of subjects I was able to cover – from birding to weddings and beauty tilts to travel destinations; from the time I had a glaucoma attack and subsequent laser procedure down to baby pictures and awesome adventure rides and treks in far-flung areas.

Thus I decided to compile my favorites and share them with you for a brief replay of gerryruiz images of 2011.

I hope you like it. Cheers!

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Here’s our photo coverage of the 1st Search for Lawig Festival Queen 2011 held December 02, 2011 on the eve of the town fiesta of Palompon, Leyte.

Festival Queen 2011 Ms. Jyca Therese V. Mancao of MBVMH being crowned by Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (4th District Leyte) and Leyte Gov. Jericho “Icot” Petilla

1st Runner-up Ms. Almer Jane B. Damayo of Palompon Institute of Technology

2nd Runner-up Ms. Genibe Pilapil of Palompon Sanguniang Bayan

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The candidates in the Search for Ms. Tacloban 2011 were formally introduced to the media and the public yesterday, June 06, 2011 at Baluarte Beach Resort during the prejudging selection for the Best in Swimwear and the Ms Photogenic awards where yours truly was one of the judges.

The aspirants:

No. 1,  Ms. STEFANIE U. LAURENTE
18 years old, 5′ 4″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 2, Ms. CHRISTINE GRACE J. ALMADEN
16 YEARS OLD, 5′ 6″
Liceo Del Verbo Divino (LVD)

No. 3, Ms. JOY WINSTEL T. BRIONES
22 years old, 5′ 4″
Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation (RTRMF)

No. 4, Ms. MARY ELIZABETH O. LACANDAZO
16 years old, 5′ 7″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 5, Ms. KAILLE ALYNA G. TAN
16 years old, 5′ 7″
Holy Infant College (HIC)

No. 6, Ms. RICHELLE JANE C. BAYONA
21 years old, 5′ 3″
AMA Computer Learning College (ACLC)

No. 7, Ms. AIREEN A. GONZAGA
20 years old, 5′ 4″
Colegio de La Salle Foundation (CLSF)

No. 8, Ms. MA. CRUZETTE S. MAGALLANES
19 years old, 5′ 4″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 9, Ms. JYCA THERESE V. MANCAO
17 years old, 5′ 6″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 10, Ms. MAURINE HOPE C. NAVARRA
18 years, 5′ 4″
AMA Computer Learning College (ACLC)

No. 11, Ms. SHENNA O. HERNANDEZ
23 years old, 5 ’4″
ABE International College of Business and Accountancy (ABE-ICBA)

No. 12, Ms. CRISANTA B. RIVERA
18 years old, 5′ 4″
ABE International College of Business & Accountancy (ABE-ICBA)

No. 13, Ms. JHUNEVA MARIE M. GO
18 years old, 5′ 6″
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban City College (UPVTC)

No. 14, Ms. APRIL JOY C. DY
18 years old, 5′ 4″
St. Paul School of Business and Law (SPSBL)

No. 15, Ms. MENCHIE A. NACARIO
16 years old, 5′ 5″
Asian Development Foundation College (ADFC)

VIEW FULL GALLERY (63 PHOTOS) >>>

 

 

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Part of the celebration of the 90th Foundation Anniversary of the Leyte Normal University (LNU) this week was the Search for the Mr. & Ms. LNU 2011 held March 02 (Pre-Pageant) and March 07 (Finals) at the LNU Gymnasium, Tacloban City.

Yours truly was among those invited to pick the winners for the Mr. and Ms. Photogenic award.

Got to admit it was a pleasant break from the usual photography sessions I have been doing of late. ;)

Chosen Mr. and Ms. LNU 2011 were Mr. Allain Budlong and Ms. Cyril Valera.

1st Runners-up were Mr. Rick Kristopher Palencia and Ms. Rhea Mae Portula.

2nd Runners-up were Mr. John Michael Jalayajay and Ms. Sheela de la Cruz.

Mr. and Ms. LNU ’11 Photogenic were Mr. Allain Budlong and Ms. Rhea Mae Portula.

Here are some photos I got…

(Left-right) 2nd Runners-up Ms. Sheela de la Cruz and Mr. John Michael Jalayajay; Ms. LNU ’11 Ms. Cyril Valera and Mr. LNU ’11 Mr. Allain Budlong; and 1st Runners-up Ms. Rhea Mae Portula and Mr. Rick Kristopher Palencia.

Above 2 photos taken during Pre-Pageant (Talent Search) night, March 02, 2011.

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(left) Ms. LNU ’11: Candidate No. 1, Ms. Cyril Valera; (right) Mr. LNU & Mr. Photogenic: Candidate No. 1, Mr. Allain Budlong

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