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, June 11, 2012

#177 The Cycle of Life

What's so interesting about a patch of sand on a deserted beach? At sunrise... intense warm light exaggerates the texture of the landscape... and reveal compositions you would otherwise miss... like this scene that suggests an ongoing cycle of life.

The fine sand were once the skeletons of live reef corals. The flotsam seagrasses and a dried leaf were once living plants. And a myriad of abandoned sea shells were once critters that combed this shore. It's mostly a scene of what used to be, but if you can spot a handful of freshly burrowed holes, possibly by tiny critter crabs, it's clear life goes on. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Minutes after sunrise, when the golden hours reign, is a good time to be combing a shore for still-life subjects. A small aperture will keep everything sharp, and a macro lens would be just super.)

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