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, September 3, 2012

#189 Salting Fish

How do you make dried fish salty? By dousing them in salt, of course! But it's not how you think. 

Along the coast in the town of Bay-bay in Roxas City, we discovered exactly how that salt is applied. I was expecting them to tumble the fish in tubs filled with salt before setting them out to dry. But no. After laying the fish out on trays, someone would simply walk to the edge of the beach, fill their sprinklers with natural sea water, and then sprinkle this water onto the fish until they're soaking wet. After the water evaporates, the salt from the seawater will be left behind. Instant salted fish. Makes sense, right? Enjoy. (No, I dared not look at the water too closely, but if you have to ask, you should stick to salmon or sole.)

(Pixel-peepers: How do you make sprinkled drops of water stand-out of your composition? Try shooting them against the light. Part of your foreground may turn into a silhouette, but that's ok because your main focus are the droplets.)

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