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.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

#130 The Old Man & the Sea

The sun was about to set into the sea when we found this Old Man still in pursuit of his catch, probably believing just like Santiago that his luck was about to change.

We were on the western coast of Aklan, on the shores of Buruanga, to shoot the sunset.  I had been struggling all day to find defining compositions, images strong and distinct enough to help tell the story of coastal Aklan. It's always a challenge to capture unique images when you're in a place for the very first time. Too many variables and time is always on your heels. But just like that Old Man, we believed our luck was about to change. Did it? You tell me. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: The setting sun provided the only color in the sky, but it was incomplete without a foreground subject. The Old Man was skimming the sea shallows, left to right and then back and forth. I selected the best part of the horizon and simply waited for him to drift into my composition. Click.) 

Where in the world is Buruanga, Aklan?
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