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, July 8, 2013

#233 Coconut Traders

Hauling coconuts to market is decidedly unglamourous, but on Boracay island, it can be anything but.

We were on Puka beach, enjoying the sun and surf, when this boatman made his grand entrance. I had been admiring the deep blue sky, the wispy clouds, and the emerald green sea, struggling to find a composition worthy of a postcard. It had many good elements... but I thought the entire scene was missing a central story... until this boatman suddenly showed up, and with a commodore's pose at that! Click. Hauling coconuts notwithstanding, this is Boracay after all. Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: Don't position the horizon smack in the middle of your photographs, they said. But sometimes it just works.)

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