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Monday, November 12, 2012

#199 The Dawn Magician


A magician? And at dawn? Well that's what the sign said!

Shortly past three in the morning, we drove up the hills in the direction of La Carlota in Negros Occidental. About an hour and a half later, and in clear view of Mt. Kanlaon in the distance, signs in the sky told us we were within moments of peak light. (... when the colors of dawn would be most intense.) We quickly turned into a side road that turned-out to be part of Hacienda Salamanca. That's right. The hacienda of a magician. Now we don't really know if a magician once owned the place, but if one did it could certainly explain the magic we saw in the sky that morning. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: Peak light at dawn is very very brief, no more than 30-45 seconds. To capture it at its zenith, learn how to read the clouds and anticipate which ones the dawn will light up. Practice makes perfect.)

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