Have you ever seen something truly unforgettable?
At about the same time five years ago, I visited the Ifugao province for the very first time. That trip was too short and the stop to see the Hungduan terraces even shorter. It was raining hard that afternoon, but that one glimpse of the valley left an indelible question in my mind. How would the valley look with the sun out at harvest-time? I had never forgotten that question since.
Now five years hence I've returned to Hungduan, to climb its slopes and photograph that terraced valley. Heck we even spent the night along the banks of that raging Chico river in the picture, just so we can wake-up with the sun-lit fields around us. I've come full circle and loved it. And all because I saw something unforgettable. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: Believe it or not, the light wasn't ideal. We arrived too late in the day, just minutes before the last rays disappeared from the valley floor. That normally would have been enough to freeze the moment, but I had to change both my battery and CF card at the same time. Fate. Sigh.)
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