Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines


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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

#21 Puka Beach Sailboat


Emerald green water around Boracay? How did you do that? Actually, the right question is when.

On Boracay in the province of Aklan, the island is surrounded by fine white sand that extends well into the shallows. And at about noon, when the sun is directly overhead, the light reflecting off these shallows can turn normally blue water into a stunning emerald green. But oh so briefly. And then it's a light blue again for the rest of the day.

Photography books often teach us to avoid the harsh contrasty light at high noon. Well, you'd miss this opportunity if you did. So don't stop shooting! Enjoy.

17 comments:

  1. Oh...how I wish I was on the beach! Instead, I am stuck in the cold Canadian winter (technically though, it will be spring tomorrow).

    Thanks for giving me a daily dose of inspiration from our beautiful country! I am an aspiring writer and I hope I can pitch Philippines to print magazine or web magazine editors!

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  2. One need not go to far away places to admire nature. The Philippines is inherently blessed with beautiful panoramas. Buried in the grind of daily life, scenes like this sometimes escape our attention.

    We have to give credit to you guys, photograph enthusiasts, for bringing us these amazing pictures.

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  3. Guys, I can feel the cool waters just by looking at this picture. And I am told it is shot at noon. Simply amazing.....!!!

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  4. The photograph is just magnificent. Thank you for sharing it to us. I was born an hour away from Boracay some 60 odd years ago. I remember when Boracay Island was not the Boracay Island that we know today. As a child, me and my family would go, via a motorized banca, picknicking in the island under the coconut trees. My folks would go swimming and fishing while we happy kids were just running around, playing, swimming and collecting the puka shells that made Boracay known to the locals. That's a long time ago. To-day, I am still blessed to visit Boracay everytime, even if am now living overseas (Sydney, Australia), am back "home".

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  5. This picture is the best Boracay picture I've seen.

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  6. Thanks guys. Thanks Aldo, that's a fascinating story, heard it too from some of the locals. Bobby

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  7. In a book form...Your gift to us will be preserved better...
    Perhaps, in a night stand in someone's bedside...We will forever be grateful for capturing the beauty of the Philippines...
    And your narration is worth it, in gold...

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  8. I wish I could go this place someday. very calm and peaceful to enjoy the beach and nature.

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  9. Boracay is one of my favorite places in the world. I love this photo!

    You are one talented photographer. Galing! :-)

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  10. love Boracay and the friendly locals. I wish I could go everyday if not for the 18 hour plane ride! Thanks for the virtual trip, Bobby!

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  11. it's impossible to rush through these pictures, they are just so beautiful! i feel like a young man who just saw the prettiest girl i've seen and can't keep my eyes away. except i'm a girl =)

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  13. The narrative is poetic. The author a master in english literature as well and the stunning photos complimentary. Sam Reyes.

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  14. Really a lovely place!!! Thanks for reminding me some of my unforgettable days in Boracay way back in early 2000!!!

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  15. I wish i can visit boracay again and see the wonderful paradise the Philippines can be proud of

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  16. I love it! Thanks for the tip. :)

    Now I am missing Philippines even more!
    Thank you for sharing some of your photos in the web.

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