Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

Welcome, welcome 'o weary traveler... from where do you cometh? Are you seeking new lands to conquer, perhaps planning a visit to the Philippines? Or are you simply feeling home-sick and hungry for photographs of home? Whatever, feel free to look or share. An adventure awaits.

I try to post new images weekly from my travels across this beautiful land. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two. Or write me a note, I'd love to hear from where you cometh. Enjoy. Bobby ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Friday, December 19, 2008

#7 Forest or Trees?

Do you see the forest or the trees? That's a big question commonly used to discern one's perspective in life, but luckily we outdoor photographers have simpler things in mind today.

We were in the town of Kiangan, the Philippine's oldest rice terraces town and one of five World Heritage sites in the province of Ifugao. We were on our way to visit an upland lake when we chanced upon this roadside scene. Thick morning fog had descended on rice paddies in front of a wooded field. A single tree can go unnoticed in a forest, until a curtain of fog obscures the rest.

Quickly, we shuffled out of our jeep and selected our compositions to best convey what the moment presented. The simple answer to the big question: it depends on the moment. Enjoy.


  1. If I am right, this pic was taken on the way to Ambuaya lake and the location where you took the pic looks like you were pretty close to where my grandparents are resting in peace. Very nice pics Bobby. Makes me want to visit the different places you have been to and hopefully sometime in the near future. You got mad skills, Keep up the good work!!


  2. Thank you so much for sharing these pics. Thank you for such a wonderful scene, it brings so much wonderful memories back to us. There surely is no place like home.... Leslie Ginid Taruc

  3. Wow! This is splendid, indeed! It's just amazing how i am looking at this from afar and how it brings back sweet memories from yesteryears when we used to pass and frolic along the narrow pathway in this very ricefield while on our way to ambuaya lake. like they say one gets to enjoy the beauty of the forest from a distance. Thanks a lot sir bobby. It makes me wanna scram out of the city and head for home..

  4. not forest, not tree, simply beauty is all over this photo. great shot.


  5. what a magnificent shot,very peaceful,you have such a talent,you moved me,all the pics you took have their own beauty,breathtaking,thank you for sharing these masterpieces.pls. make a book for these masterpieces.keep up the good work.
    diana kight
    native vigan,ilocos sur

    those beatiful captions are very inspiring,can u sell some of these pictures?pls. e mail me


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