It's been said that photographs taken along the way often rival those at the destination. In the town of Alcala in Cagayan, I couldn't agree better.
We flew into Tuguegarao, climbed into a van, and headed north to stalk the sunset in Buguey. Along the way, we spotted some color in the distant fields and instinctively knew we had to stop. It turned-out to be a group of farmers uprooting rice saplings for planting, an activity they called bunot. The narrow dikes limited our mobility, and the soft ground tested our resolve, but in the end persistence won the day. Truly, the journey did present unrivaled opportunities. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: When you don't have a polarizer handy, you can saturate your colors by under-exposing your shots, by half a stop or so, sacrificing some color-fidelity for colors that pop.)
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