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Monday, January 11, 2010

#49 Stalking the Dawn



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How much of life is lost waiting?

We were in a place less travelled, in the seaside town of El Nido, yearning to catch one of the fabulous sunrises Palawan is known for. The morning tide was low, so we followed the receding water to its edge where we were eventually surrounded by beached seaweeds and the overwhelming fishy smell of the sea. We found a couple of boys on top of a huge rock. They would make a good silhouette. Oh why not? But wait...

Twilight photographers spend a lot of time waiting... that is, waiting for the light. We may get there before the sun, but nothing happens until the sun shows up. We may have pre-visualized what each opportunity afforded but we still have to wait, because nothing happens until we get the right light. It's only when the sun transforms the nether landscape can we do our part...  and then... click...click..click.. and then it's done.

The chance to see night turn into day, in a place that was part of the sea just the night before, my heart still flutters re-living that moment. And the time lost waiting? Well, I think some things in life are well worth the wait. The boys in the photograph surely thought so. Do you? Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. scenery, composition, tones one word to describe perfect!

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