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, December 30, 2013

#258 Arayat in the Distance

The flood plains of Candaba in Pampanga are about the lowest points in Luzon. Excess rainwater from the highlands meander down their rivers and collect here... before they eventually find their way to the sea. And while they're here, these endless pools of water create habitats for all types of native aquatic critters... as well as for the migratory birds who come to feed on them. Unfortunately, shallow water in the plains also make excellent riceland, that's why the Candaba swamps is a much smaller place today. See them before they're gone. Enjoy. 

(Pixel-Peepers: Unusually dreamy light is what you'll find when the sun is still below the horizon. Look for strong elements to anchor your composition, like Mt. Arayat in the distance and/or a dilapidated dike in the foreground. Don't forget to include clouds already in full sunlight, or their muted reflections in the water below.) 

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