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Monday, August 20, 2012

#187 Night Fishing


On Nagarao Island in Guimaras, the sun had just set without fanfare. There were no bright colors, no intense directional light, no nothing at all. Just this sinking blue hue everywhere we looked. Sigh.

As the night sky took over I noticed a very slight glow on the horizon. No, they were multiple glows. Are those city lights just beyond the water? That's pretty bright even for a city. Wait, there is a city in that direction? Our guide explained the glow is from a fleet of fishing boats out at sea. They light-up their boats to attract fish into their nets. But the real treat was that those boats will likely land their catch at the Estancia fish port, about 4 hours north of where we were, which is our destination the very next day. Awesome. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Some scenes aren't apparent until you take a time-exposure. But why is the glow greenish? If you own a digital camera, you know fluorescent lights turn your photographs green!)

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1 comment:

  1. am learning a lot from your posts, and
    admire your ability to make awesome pics out of the plain and ordinary, and even when the light isn't as you want it to be.

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