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.

Monday, December 28, 2009

#47 Searching for Dawn

What are you searching for in the coming year?

We were at a local golf course in Cabuyao, Laguna searching for a sunrise. Unlike wilder landscapes, golf courses present uniquely different challenges: manicured lawns, early-bird golfers, and water sprinklers that suddenly come alive. It didn't help that thick clouds hovered on the eastern horizon, precisely where we wished clouds never wandered. So much for that glorious sunrise photograph in our minds...

What is a twilight photographer to do? He best work hard, pray that he be lucky because other compositions abound. This is one of my favorite dawn shots. It shows a fellow photographer in the same boat, struggling with the little the dawn had to offer. Yet we all kept shooting, experimenting, and wondering, knowing that amidst adversity can be found the seeds of human triumph. Or luck.

And so too is life: a standard playbook we all think we know, one that is filled with surprises and opportunities. As we approach a brand new year, may we continue to work hard, to keep the faith, and to persevere no matter the adversity. Who knows, we may just get lucky!

Have an exciting new year ahead! Enjoy.

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  1. These photos are the best EVER!!

  2. i love the reflection on the water.. beautiful!

  3. Happy new year. Keep on showing us great photos in the coming year.

  4. I would rather have a boringly peaceful 2010, thank you. :)

    Happy new year!

  5. I really enjoy reading your blog entries--the story behind the picture. I look forward to your work on Our Own Voice.
    Happy New Year!
    Nadine Sarreal

  6. Have a great 2010 and keep on shooting!!

  7. two words for this post, Simply amazing


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