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, May 14, 2012

#173 A Burning Dawn

At twilight, the sky can look truly extraordinary. 

How early do you need to be to catch a sky like this? If sunrise is at 5:30am, you need to be at the sunrise point an hour before that. And depending how far you are from there, wake-up even earlier. 

Does every sunrise light-up the sky like this? Unfortunately no. The conditions have to be just right. You need relatively good weather. You need interesting cloud formations just above the horizon. And the horizon itself needs to be clear so that light from an emergent sun can light up the bottom of these clouds. But knowing all that, every dawn is still a throw of the dice. You'll be lucky if every third sunrise you wake-up to looks anything like this. Such is life. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: I was a little late this morning, but luckily, peak light waited for me. A good foreground eludes the unprepared, but a burning sky needs little introduction.) 

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