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Parched Fields - Norbert Mercado: A Descriptive Journey of Drought

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A Long Exposure Photograph Of Drought Stricken Fields Parched Fields Norbert Mercado

Imagine a world where the sun shines relentlessly onto dry, cracked soil. As the once lush greenery transforms into a barren wasteland, a photographer named Norbert Mercado takes up his camera to capture the essence of this dreary landscape. This article explores the photography series titled "Parched Fields," showcasing the remarkable work of mercenary eye behind the lens.

to Norbert Mercado

Norbert Mercado, an accomplished landscape photographer with a fervent passion for capturing the raw beauty of nature, has always been drawn to the interplay of light and shadow. His keen eye for detail and unique artistic vision have garnered him a strong following among photography enthusiasts around the globe.

Parched Fields: A Compelling Visual Story

The Parched Fields series is testament to Mercado's ability to tell a poignant story through his images. This collection focuses on the plight of drought-stricken landscapes, depicting a world tormented by arid conditions. Mercado's photographs transport viewers to these parched fields, where life struggles to persist amidst the oppressive heat and dwindling water sources.

Parched Fields Norbert Mercado
Parched Fields
by Norbert Mercado(Kindle Edition)

4.5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 4425 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 68 pages
Lending : Enabled
Paperback : 108 pages
Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches
A Cracked Ground With Remnants Of Dried Plants Parched Fields Norbert Mercado

Engaging with the Drought

As we immerse ourselves in Mercado's photographs, we can't help but feel a sense of empathy and connection with the subjects. The alt="dried plants gasping for water" helps visually impaired individuals grasp the concept. The alt tag, when used effectively, ensures that even those unable to see the images directly can still comprehend its essence.

The Beauty in Desolation

While the images portray landscapes devastated by drought, they also reveal an unexpected beauty. Mercado's expert composition and use of light capture the stark contrasts between the cracked ground, clinging remnants of dried plants, and the vast expanse of the sky. These images evoke a mix of melancholy and awe-inspiring admiration.

Dried Leaves Twirling In The Wind Against A Backdrop Of A Fiery Sunset Parched Fields Norbert Mercado

Impact and Awareness

Parched Fields goes beyond artistic expression; it serves as a powerful tool to raise awareness about the pressing issue of drought and its devastating consequences. Mercado's images ignite conversations, prompting viewers to reflect on the importance of preserving water resources and combating climate change.

Norbert Mercado's Parched Fields series is a testament to the bewitching power of photography to convey a compelling narrative. Through his lens, he transports viewers to the heart of drought-stricken landscapes, stimulating both emotions and critical thinking. This collection serves as a catalyst to advocate for sustainable practices and encourages us to appreciate the profound beauty that exists even in the harshest conditions.

© 2022 Parched Fields - Norbert Mercado. All rights reserved.

Parched Fields Norbert Mercado
Parched Fields
by Norbert Mercado(Kindle Edition)

4.5 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 4425 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 68 pages
Lending : Enabled
Paperback : 108 pages
Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
This question of Uncle Gadong rang in my ears as I sat at the base of the Ambuklao tower in the western field of Lanat, San Manuel, Tarlac, my birthplace.
He asked me this question sometime in November 1961 when he visited us. He is the younger brother of my mother Francisca Lacierna Mercado.
My mother and Uncle Gadong Lacierna were both born in San Clemente, Tarlac, and both grew up there. They had other siblings – Uncle Kardo, Uncle Quirino, and Aunt Ninay. All of them were born in San Clemente to Francisco Lacierna and Victoria Lucero.
“What is your dream? What do you want to be?” Uncle Gadong asked me again. He was holding my report card in his hands, and he saw that I was given very high grades in the first and second grading periods by my first grade teacher, Mrs. Conchita Lorenzo-Fernando.

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