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

Monday, April 23, 2012

#170 Photographing the Grasslands

At the top of Mt. Pulag, it's grassland as far as your eyes can see. The entire peak is carpeted by a variety of bamboo grass that makes this landscape unique. And as sunlight pierced through the mottled clouds above, it casted shifting shadows on the ground below. It's worth seeing with your own eyes. 

In the grasslands, whether you are the predator or its prey, there's no place to hide. Today's predator is ace travel photographer Noli Gabilo combing the top of Mt. Pulag for iconic images. Pointing his camera in all directions, I wondered if there will be any unique images left for me to capture. But even a predator is someone else's prey, notably mine. I caught him in my sights as he worked the landscape, now that's an image I'm sure he doesn't have! Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: He later told me he managed to get enough images for a book. Wow. I shot a lot too, but he was probably talking about a phonebook-sized book while I might only be able to manage a pamphlet. Darn. Btw, I had to clone out a radio tower in the background because it detracted from the beauty of the place.) 

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