Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines

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Monday, October 22, 2012

#196 Sweet & Golden

Do you know how sugar gets to your table? It starts in the fields...

Just after dawn, as the golden hour started to envelope us, I noticed this band of farm workers on one end of the sugarcane field. We were in Silay City in Negros Occidental, and they are "dumaans" or farm tenants from the area. They had cut the cane the day before and had just loaded them onto a truck. That truck is on the way to the nearest sugar mill and could take hours to return, but since they are paid by the ton they are hanging around for the next load. How convenient that while waiting, they've helped me illustrate something sweet, and golden in more ways than one. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: During the golden hours, a flattering orange hue covers the entire landscape. Don't forget to use a circular polarizer to keep reflections off the leaves and intensify the blue color in the sky. It helps to photograph your subject in the strong morning light, which can dramatically sharpening them without further need for post-processing.)

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1 comment:

  1. I noticed that the guys have something tied to their pants below the knees. Why?


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