The horror-stricken exercise I ever met in Photography goes to EXERCISE 9: COGON MARKET. I’m too early bird on the meeting place (GAISANO Supermarket). “I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm”, says Franklin D. Roosevelt. I hope this will be so. Hearing from our teacher to have our next exercise in Cogon, the scare was emerged afterwards. Without any hesitations, I may confidently say that Cogon is not safe for Photography because as far as I concerned, after some time there were high rate of modus recorded in Cogon. This was the problem I met during the exercise. I was too conscious to myself and of course to those people in cogon passes by.
At first, I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to be hold-up for the second time. I will ensure that my first experience of hold-upping will also be the last AMEN! I am with our teacher. We roamed around first to observe. Observation is important factor before shooting. I thought we will shoot outside the market then I was slightly SHOCK that we will also shoot inside the market. Well, I don’t know where will be the safer place to shoot if outside or inside. But overall, my whether it’s outside or inside, by the name Cogon, I still observe closely. Anyway, our picture should answer correlate to the question of what makes Cogon Market ugly/dirty? At first, I never saw anything that makes the Cogon dirty. I want this activity will end immediately. I showed that I am not ladylike because if I show this then I will be the center of attraction to hold-upers, snatchers and whatsoever! This is maybe the nervousness that I felt. I was go it with the flow on what I feel. The best experience I had there was I saw mice in an egg tray, of course, there were eggs but mostly is already cracked. The storekeeper wants to put it on the trash but I insist because this will be a good opportunity to answer the question that our teacher gave on us.
When we say market, it is expectedly that the atmosphere is noisy and everybody is busy. When it comes to the smell, well, I may say that I can really smell something fishy. This is not my first time to come in a market place in fact all the fragrances that I smell in Cogon market is the same of what I smell in our market in Camiguin. That is I why I don’t have any violent reactions and complains as I roamed around. All of us need to be prepared as always because we don’t know that our expectations will meet or not. Like what happened in my activity that I didn’t expect to shoot inside the market. The only problem that I am bearing is the hold-up thing. I am so thankful that I don’t have any problem to the smells that the market offers to us.
I, you, we, should be prepared always to live our life to the fullest! If not, then that’s another story……….