A House is not a Home

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© Winston Baltasar
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 5, 2008
TakenOctober 18, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/800 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length70 mm
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Construction guys cobbled this together to live in while they work on a house.

60 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Interesting image and my respect to the people who live in this house...You got my vote!

  • Guy with a camera

    Guy with a camera gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    I agree with Andrea...voted as well! great shot...

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar said (5 Dec 2008):

    Apologies to those who have commented and voted on this photo. I reread the rules and they do state that the photo should be of my home. I misunderstood when I read that we should "capture a home close to your heart."
    So while it would have been funky to live in this cobbled up house, I must admit it's not mine. I'll replace this photo with a more appropriate one when I have the time.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    I'm not sure I would interpret it that strictly... it says "capture a home close to your heart." but it's your call. my vote anyway if you keep it!

  • kyle mason

    kyle mason said (5 Dec 2008):

    great image and a great shot

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar said (5 Dec 2008):

    Wow, thanks, guys! I would like to keep it because that cobbled together house is at the heart of many of our houses, buildings and other constructions here in the Philippines.
    To be sure, I'll check with the moderators. Thanks again!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    You have my vote. Sad image but great find!

  • Tosin Pedro

    Tosin Pedro (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Great capture. Sadly, this is Home for some. You have my vote.

  • Frank Neubert

    Frank Neubert said (5 Dec 2008):

    amazing shot!!!

  • Marla Anson

    Marla Anson said (5 Dec 2008):

    Good luck with getting the thumbs up on this picture! It's really great!

  • Marla Anson

    Marla Anson gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Just had to give you props, too!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar said (5 Dec 2008):

    Christi of JPG emailed back and said:
    "I think the photo doesn't have to be of your own home,
    but I do think the photos that do best will have a story or some
    interesting information you can share about what makes the home unique.
    I'll try and edit the description to make it a bit clearer."
    So I guess my photo stays as is. Thanks everyone for the comments, props and votes!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    You got my vote

  • Priscilla Lumbreras

    Priscilla Lumbreras (Deleted) said (6 Dec 2008):

    Impresionante fotografía y el título es inspirador.
    Por supuesto que tienes mi voto.

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar said (6 Dec 2008):

    Pricilla, muchas gracias por los palabras genial. No hablo espanol mucho ahora pero puedo entender mucho. Porque las Filipinas estaban la ultima colonia de Espana.
    Frank, Tosin, Sherry and everyone elso who commented and voted, thanks for the appreciation.
    Fortunately, here in the Tropics, we don't have snow, otherwise a lot of people would freeze to death.

  • Jon-Erik Kroon

    Jon-Erik Kroon gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Excellent photo document as art..it speaks of an area so poor....there is no nails used in the construction..a house of found objects!

  • arief pristianto

    arief pristianto (Deleted) said (11 Dec 2008):

    i like this photo...nice

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    I dont care if this breaks the rules am voting yes anyway! My own picture is not the house where I live...

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Very interesting shot. Amazing what some people will do to survive! Got my vote.

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Incredible shot - thanks for sharing

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    wow....this is an amazing photo. makes you really grateful for what you have. got my vote

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Worth 2,000 words... at least! My vote!!

  • Milica Tepavac

    Milica Tepavac said (16 Dec 2008):

    common scene in many countries
    good document

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    Awesome entry..got my vote!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    This is a very sobering but fantastic shot....

  • Edson Ruiz

    Edson Ruiz gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Great Photo. You have my vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jody frankel

    jody frankel said (18 Dec 2008):

    Born as a white person in South Africa, I witnessed many scenes like this in the black townships.. except they were PERMANENT dwellings. The photo evokes a sense of poignancy and reflection on the human condition of poverty. I love the title, which is so paradoxical -it says it all!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):


  • Jun Bote

    Jun Bote gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    one of the realities we have to deal with, nicely captured thru the lens... voted..

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Got my vote - anyplace you lay your head is home - we all make do don't we

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Love it, Winston, even if it's not yours - Amen to your title

  • Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    Amazing shot and excellent title to go with it, great eye. Well done!!! You got my vote!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Winston, I'm so glad you kept this image for this entry. I lived in the Philippines for two years and over six in Thailand. I often saw housing like this.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    This is a wonderful capture of a unique structure. If I am reading your description correctly, it is supposed to be temporary. Even so, if it is lived in for even a short period of time, it is a house. Voting yeah.

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    voting yeah, great photo

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    Great theme entry and title. The "hot" star is well deserved.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2008):

    Great entry, my vote

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (23 Dec 2008):

    BRAVO!! Excellent entry, my vote.

  • Kristina Mercado

    Kristina Mercado gave props (24 Dec 2008):


  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (25 Dec 2008):

    wow! voted!

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (25 Dec 2008):

    cool shot. I like it! Got my vote.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Hi Winston. It doesn't say it has to be your home. This is great!! Voting.

  • Alina Hahn

    Alina Hahn (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Manon Boily

    Manon Boily (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    I'm very lucky to have a decent house. got my vote... and respect for those people

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Different!! I like it! It rocks!

  • Denise Walding

    Denise Walding said (28 Dec 2008):

    Great shot! got my vote!!! :)


    LAM KHIN THET said (28 Dec 2008):

    Well compose. Nice title.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (29 Dec 2008):

    a great shot! yes!

  • Josephine Sicad

    Josephine Sicad gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Hats off! My vote for you! =)

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    ! ٭ ĶîŘîàŊ © gave props (21 Jan 2009):

    WOW! I love this photo! Really great Job, voted

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (4 Feb 2009):

    Back to vote again!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Feb 2009):

    Came back to vote again, because not all your votes are up!

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar said (7 Feb 2009):

    Thanks, Aaron and Sonia. Looks like we all lost our votes as Laura explained on her blog; it's on the jpg homepage.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (11 Feb 2009):

    Back to vote again!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (17 Mar 2009):

    Yeah once again!

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (19 Mar 2009):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (20 Mar 2009):

    back to re-vote ^-^

  • ! Priscilla Joyner

    ! Priscilla Joyner gave props (4 Apr 2009):

    very powerful image.....it evokes much emotion ..... everything about it is excellent! Gets my vote!

  • Lucy Lambriex

    Lucy Lambriex gave props (13 Apr 2009):

    Wow this is shocking and a good pic. And I voted for you!

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