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, July 9, 2012

#181 Lights@Dawn

If you wake up early enough, you might just catch the light before dawn.  Hey wait a minute... there is light before dawn?

It had rained for days and I really didn't expect any fireworks at dawn. Perched on the Tagaytay ridge, I pointed my camera in the direction of the majestic Mt. Makiling with the city of Tanauan Batangas in the foreground. And that's when an old friend named Serendipity dropped by... Excess moisture on the ground eventually had to find its way back up to the sky. And on the way up, first as a light mist and then as a rising fog, they became a large reflecting surface that all but revealed the bright city lights below. Instant dawn light even when dawn didn't show. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Twilight photography is about stalking dawn and dusk. At dawn, even when conditions aren't just right, it's still worth your while if only to witness the night turn into day. The hill in the foreground is the Tagaytay Highlands, and the dark ominous-looking silhouette of a mountain in the background is Mt. Makiling.) 

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