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 (bobbyw59@yahoo.com) Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.


Monday, February 7, 2011

#106 A Rugged Landscape



A rugged terrain shaped by the wind and the sea... Vayang Hills in Batanes is where it all began for me. About this time five years ago, at about this very spot, I looked around and took my very first photographs of this most unusual landscape. I recall the chilly weather then, the violent wind wafting around us, and the sheer silence of six photographers clicking away, with hardly a word exchanged between them. Quick. The moment escapes!

That experience awed me no end, and over the next five years led me across our beautiful country, collecting moments as photographs and reflections as stories, the best of which eventually found their way as captioned postcards into our weekly blog. If you've enjoyed the ride so far, now you know the beginning! Enjoy. 

(Pixel-peepers: Sunrise was in full swing. But around me the landscape was just waking up, with shadows shifting as the sun rose higher and higher into the sky. This row of hills caught my eye but it lacked a true focal point of interest, until a lone cow meandered into my composition. Quick. The moment escapes!)

Where in the world is the Batanes?
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For those who've inquired about buying prints of my postcards, you may purchase them directly from master printmaker Arnel Murillo (murilloarnel@yahoo.com), one of the country's foremost fine-art printmakers.  Arnel uses archival inks and museum-grade paper to ensure his prints will not fade. You will not be disappointed. (All my images are provided gratis to help showcase the beauty of our country. But if you feel generous, help me uplift the lives of the Children of Payatas.  No donation is too big or too small. Get in touch with Fr. Aldrin Suan at aldrinsuan@yahoo.com of the Vincentian Missionaries in the Philippines. As always, thanks and enjoy.)

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