Daily Inspiration #226 by Manuel Domes

Dear Steve,

Thanks for your great website, and also for notifying the participants to the Leica Contest that their submissions were received — not to be expected at 1300+ entries 🙂 While we’re at it, I would like to submit 3 pictures for your consideration in the Daily Inspiration category.

Manuel Domes



“Small scale mining in Dinagat”

These pictures show the work of artisinal miners in Dinagat Island, Philippines. These miners make a very modest living by extracting chromite using some basic tools and, most importantly, their own hands.

Taken with a Leica M8.


  1. Wonderful shots! I am also from the Philippines and hopefully next year I will get the opportunity to shoot it as well. I’m very excited about it.

  2. Really impressive photographs, I love the tones and contrast you’ve achieved in your conversion. Stunning shots! Superb Daily Inspiration!

  3. Great photos! I like the motion element of the 3rd photo. I’m from the Philippines and hope to cover something similar to your images. Cheers!

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