Summer is upon us, and with it, the high humidity and heat that summers in a tropical country are known for. Luckily, we live among 7,100 islands so the remedy is to escape to the coasts.
We were on the island of Matukad in Caramoan, with fine white sand beaches that lead down to a large portion of the shallows. The water here is cool, clear, and an emerald green as today's postcard attests. And the heat from a summer sun? We love it here. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: Beach scenes are very bright, and the auto exposure setting on most cameras will try to underexpose it. That will make the brightest portions, like the sand, appear darker than they really are. The trick is to meter on a more neutral part of your composition, which in this case, is the water. The bonus here is that the water, since it was your meter target, will have as accurate a color as possible, which is what we'd expect from a beach photograph, right?)