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, July 11, 2011

#127 Blue Lagoon





Luck favors those who are there.


We had just shot the sunset along the beaches on Buruanga, Aklan. We were pretty happy with what we captured, but soon thereafter all color and light started to fade. It even started to drizzle. The folks who strolled the shore along-side us had all gone home. We looked at each other, and then at the empty composition in front of us. It's time to call it a day. 


But as they say, it's not over until the fat lady sings. Just when we thought it's time to go, a couple of night fishermen hauled their boat from the river bank towards the surf. The cascading ripples in the enclosed lagoon instantly framed them, creating a picture-perfect opportunity. And the dying light of dusk, from a camera sensor's point-of-view, painted everything a brilliant blue. Some people think we're such awesome photographers, but in truth the most important part was just being there. Enjoy.


(Pixel-peepers: The color temperature of our cameras are normally set for daylight, so during dawn and dusk, photographs can look a brilliant blue. I elected not to color-correct this image because it works for me.) 


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