Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

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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 ( Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.

Monday, November 28, 2011

#147 Photographers@Work

Some of our best photographs were taken sitting down. Ok I'm just kidding. I actually don't recall any of my past postcards taken under such comfortable circumstances. But here we are, all tired and sleepy, just as the sun snuck-up from behind a row of trees.

We left Manila at 10pm, drove to the Batangas pier and took the two and a half hour ferry ride across the channel to the island of Mindoro. From there we drove all throughout the night, down to the southern tip of the island, until sunrise found us on the outskirts of the town of Magsaysay. That explains why sitting down and chilling-out wasn't such a bad idea, specially when you realize I had to sit down too to catch the long shadows cast on the pavement! Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: At sunrise, the sun can cast really long shadows across the landscape. The trick is to find them before the sun rises too high in the sky. We all sat in a row on the same side of the road when I spotted these long shadows, so I quickly walked across the road to take this photograph. I managed only two shots before they caught me aimed at them. Rats.)

Where in the world is Magsaysay, Mindoro?
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