I had just witnessed a magnificent dawn unfold on Valugan beach in Batanes. Completely awed by the experience, what more can a twilight photographer ask for?
As I walked away, I looked back one last time to see a boat that was safe and dry from the raging sea beyond. The sight reminded me of a poster that once hung atop my desk during the years of my adolescence: "A boat in a harbor is safe, but that's not what boats are made for." Enough said. Let's go get 'em. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: I knelt real close, set my aperture to f/11, and used hyper-focal distance focusing. The effect is that both my foreground objects and the those at the horizon will be tack sharp. It's not rocket science so try it some time.)
But wait, there's more...
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