When you've conquered one of the highest mountains in the country, you can sit in any pose you want, even that of a king!
But people often aren't who they initially appear to be. That's Natorz my mountain guide within the Mt. Pulag Nature Park in Benguet. He's a 32 year-old vegetable farmer with a new wife and a 10-month old son. He plants cabbages and carrots for a living, and sells them at P10/kg wholesale. But once a week he gets to guide a group of city folks through this mountain wonderland in exchange for a handsome wage. How handsome? About a week's worth of vegetable wages. He dreams of a regular job in the big city one day, but for now his world revolves around watching his vegetables grow. But for a brief moment this morning, he looked like the king of the hill. Now who could have known? Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: The golden hours reigned on Camp 3 and everything around us glowed from the crisp warm light of morn. I spotted Natorz first, but there was barely enough time to compose two shots before he quickly descended. "Do you want to climb up that hill, boss? The view is nice on the other side." Err.. who me? No thanks, my legs still hurt from that eight hour trek yesterday!)
Where in the world is the Mt. Pulag in Benguet?
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You are definitely the King of Photography though. :-PReplyDelete
panalo! i love the colors!ReplyDelete