About Me

Hi, I’m Richert Manjarres and welcome to my blog.  I started writing this blog because I wanted to share some of the background stories to some of the pictures I have taken here in The States, Latin America or in The Philippines.  More times than not, my friends have had questions or comments about the people or the places in them.  So, what better place to share than through this fabulous medium.  Please note that there are no lofty ambitions behind it – only the desire to meet and make new friends.

My friends and family call me Rich.  Hope you will too.



82 responses to “About Me

  1. Rich, thanks so much for coming over and leaving a like on my page “Evening Silhouette”. Really appreciated. Having now come over to check out your own site I am pretty impressed and interested so here’s a follow. MM 🍀

    PS please feel free to critique my own pictures as I am looking to develop.

    • It was my pleasure. I like your work. ‘Avalanches of Gold’ is one of my favorites. I love the pattern and color. Made me want to visit. Thank you for the follow. Im doing the same, as well. Cheers! Rich

  2. Hi Richert, I was looking at your photos now and wanted to leave a comment under “near and far” and “nonno” photos, but it wasn’t possible :S. I wonder what happened…

    • Hi Paula..My apologies for the delay in responding to your comments today. I have been busy with a change of residence and then some business travels. Regarding your difficulty on commenting, I will look into this and see if it may be some settings on my blog that might not allow commenting after certain time has passed. You have a beautiful blog by the way. I love “Lost in Translation”.

  3. Hoi Rich! Thanks again for dropping by and the kind comments. Just curious.. are you from Latin America, the States or the Philippines? Keep up the nice work!

    Warm wishes,


  4. hi rich, thanks for liking my weekly photo challenge: renewal photo.. you have a very nice blog.. a picture really tells a thousand stories.. of course i clicked ‘follow’. I hope one day i would be able to take photos as good as you..

  5. Thanks for visiting + liking my photography…
    Will keep an eye on you. 🙂

    I sense you are a no-bullshit down-to-earth artist/person, and I like that.

  6. Hello Rich,
    Thank you for liking one of my fotos. Photography is a great passion of mine and I’m sure it is yours too, judging from your lovely fotos! Will check your blog from time to time :))

  7. Hi Rich. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking “Urban Fall”. I particularly like your weekly photo challenge: “Mine”. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I’ll be a frequent flyer on your blog!

    • Thanks so much. I appreciate your commenting. I definitely enjoyed my time at your blog. I will be sure to visit again. 🙂

  8. Hi Rich. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and liking “Wordless Wednesday”. I hope you’ll come back again soon and check out other posts too. I have to say I’m glad your visit brought me to your blog. You have some fabulous images and I look forward to seeing more! Robyn

    • Thank you for the kind words. Regarding visiting you…It was my pleasure, Robyn. I will definitely be keeping in touch as I like what you’re doing not only with flowers but with the other images also. The “More to See” was a definite favorite. 🙂

    • It was my pleasure. Enjoyed my time there. Thank you as well for visiting me. I’m glad you liked my pictures.

    • Thanks for your comments. The pleasure was mine. You have created some great images. I will be anticipating your pictures with interest. 🙂

  9. Just found your blog as a result of you visiting mine. Thanks, there are some good photos, what equipment do you use, I have a Canon 50D and two lens one is a 100 to 400 telephoto which I also have a 1.4 converter for and the other is a smaller but good quality telephoto lens i think 28 to 125 or similar. I use extension rings quite a lot as I do not have a macro….. yet.


    • Hi Alan, you have some nice equipment there. I just started out on photography and use a Canon 600D / RebelT3i with the kit lenses it came with: an 18-55mm and a 75-300mm. As I become better, I would like to invest in my equipment. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures.

      • It seems not to be possible for comments on “Mine”…So I have to comment here…
        Lovely post.
        My eldest – my daughter – moved out this Sunday. My son is left to move next autumn, and it´s just as heartbreaking as I imagined.

      • Thank you for sharing with me. I can only imagine the solace and cannot bear to entertain the idea for more than a few minutes. I hope they aren’t moving far away and that, if they are, that there will be frequent communication amongst you. God bless and keep you always.

  10. Hi Rich, I was so happy to see your posts on Antigua! I spent one month there at a Spanish Academy, and although living there can be difficult at times, I found the town to be incredibly beautiful. Your pictures brought back many memories, thank you!

    • Thanks Emily. I’m glad they brought back pleasant memories for you. I will be back in Guatemala next week and hope to swing by Antigua once more. If i do, I will be sure to take new ones. Please swing by from time to time. 🙂

  11. Rich, your “About” picture is lovely. What beautiful surroundings! Is that a pink building in the background? And yes, I agree with your first post that the El Volcan del Agua picture is beautiful. I’m looking forward to your blog and your photography.

    • Hi Maddie, thank you very much for your kind words. The building in the background is very white but the floor, which is made up of reddish-brown tiles, reflects heavily on the walls and ceilings giving it that pinkish hue. It makes for such a nice contrast. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      I welcome you to my blog and hope to not disappoint. 🙂


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