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 (bobbyw59@yahoo.com) Join this group to receive new postcards weekly or become a fan of my Facebook page.


Monday, August 26, 2013

#240 Dawn at the Lake


When you walk a lake's edge in the wee hours of the morning, you discover unique vistas not usually seen at any other time of the day. The yellowish hue of the dawn sky, the misty dampness of the cold morn air, and the lake's mirror-like surface that makes looking down much like looking up... they can literally turn a landscape photographer's perspective upside-down. Unique vistas for sure. Enjoy

(Pixel-peepers: During dawn or dusk along a water's edge, the sky is much brighter than the ground, which makes proper exposure a tricky affair. But you can neatly side-step this issue by including only the mirror-like surface of a dawn lake in your composition. Even if you omit the brighter sky, you will still see a glimpse of it on the water's surface.)

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Monday, August 19, 2013

#239 Boats Fast Asleep


We were on the lake's edge early enough to find these boats still fast asleep, gently rocked by its undulating waves.  We were on the shores of Talisay in Batangas, looking out towards Taal volcano. The weatherman forecasted rain but we just had to see with our own eyes if he was right. He was, in fact, but not until we've had half an hour of exceedingly good light. What more can one ask for? Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: The light was strong but highly directional, which made our photographs come alive. You find this kind of contrasty light on a landscape when the sky is heavily clouded and where light approaches only from the horizon. So the next time they forecast rain, pack a jacket and a prayer. You might get lucky too.)


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For those who've inquired about buying prints of my postcards, you may purchase them directly from master printmaker Arnel Murillo (murilloarnel@yahoo.com), one of the country's foremost fine-art printmakers.  Arnel uses archival inks and museum-grade paper to ensure his prints will not fade. You will not be disappointed. (All my images are provided gratis to help showcase the beauty of our country. But if you feel generous, help me uplift the lives of the Children of Payatas.  No donation is too big or too small. Get in touch with Fr. Aldrin Suan at aldrinsuan@yahoo.com of the Vincentian Missionaries in the Philippines. As always, thanks and enjoy.)

Monday, August 12, 2013

#238 Sunset Silhouettes


At dusk the world is dramatically transformed. These sailboats were alive and ablaze during the golden hours... but now mere silhouettes of themselves when viewed against the fading night's sky. Light, just like life, can change in a heartbeat. Don't leave room for regret. Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: At twilight, when it's too dark to see what to photograph, it's time to expose for the sky and turn foreground objects into silhouettes. Pay special attention to other sources of light, like these reflections on the ground, as they can help brighten up an otherwise dark composition.)

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For those who've inquired about buying prints of my postcards, you may purchase them directly from master printmaker Arnel Murillo (murilloarnel@yahoo.com), one of the country's foremost fine-art printmakers.  Arnel uses archival inks and museum-grade paper to ensure his prints will not fade. You will not be disappointed. (All my images are provided gratis to help showcase the beauty of our country. But if you feel generous, help me uplift the lives of the Children of Payatas.  No donation is too big or too small. Get in touch with Fr. Aldrin Suan at aldrinsuan@yahoo.com of the Vincentian Missionaries in the Philippines. As always, thanks and enjoy.)

Monday, August 5, 2013

#237 If you can't beat them...


If you've ever visited Boracay island during the rainy season, you'd recognize the bamboo structures built to protect the resorts from typhoons. It obstructs the view and mars the shoreline's natural beauty... I sure wish they'd find a more aesthetic solution to this seasonal problem. But the weather was good and the water so inviting...  if you can't beat them... just find a way to blend them into your composition. Enjoy.

(Pixel-Peepers: Converging lines can make an interesting composition, but I learned long ago that it's the human element that makes a photograph sing.)


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But wait, there's more...
For those who've inquired about buying prints of my postcards, you may purchase them directly from master printmaker Arnel Murillo (murilloarnel@yahoo.com), one of the country's foremost fine-art printmakers.  Arnel uses archival inks and museum-grade paper to ensure his prints will not fade. You will not be disappointed. (All my images are provided gratis to help showcase the beauty of our country. But if you feel generous, help me uplift the lives of the Children of Payatas.  No donation is too big or too small. Get in touch with Fr. Aldrin Suan at aldrinsuan@yahoo.com of the Vincentian Missionaries in the Philippines. As always, thanks and enjoy.)

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