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, September 2, 2013

#241 A Good Book

We all know the value of a good book, a comfortable pillow, and some downtime.

We were on Puka Beach in Boracay on an unusually sunny day. And since it was supposed to be raining, the beach is nearly deserted of folks who didn't take a chance.  But for those who thought the weather will be exactly what she is, wildly unpredictable and certainly unexpected, nice things can still happen. Just don't leave your book and pillow at home. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: A really bright beach scene can have many sources of reflection, and it's these reflections that can reduce the contrast of your photographs. The water's surface, the wet sand, even the distant foliage, they all can look dull and washed-out if there's too much glare. Luckily, a polarizing filter can do wonders. The result is strong and faithful colors without post-processing.)

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