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 22, 2013

#235 Eye of the Beholder

Imagine a wooden boat... No... an old wooden boat: worn, unloved, and left to the elements along a lake's edge. Now imagine further a photographer-of-sorts, who knelt and stared at this forsaken boat, first from one angle, and then from another, before eventually nodding as he lifted his camera to his eyes, and then squeezed the trigger. Replay multiple times.

Now I don't know what he saw in that old wreck, nor why it could be worth more than a cursory look and stare, but he obviously saw something I didn't, beauty after all is in the eye of the beholder. Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: Try adding another dimension to your landscapes by anchoring them with a foreground of interest. Remember to keep your foreground and horizon in equal in focus. Hyper-focal focusing. Google it.)

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