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, January 13, 2014

#261 Rush Hour


The holidays are over and it's back to work for most of us. Welcome back to the morning traffic at rush hour. But in the flood plains of Candaba, the rush hour was... well... somewhat different.

It was shortly after sunrise when I found myself walking down this dirt path through the swamps. I thought the cloud-mottled blue sky and the road disappearing into the horizon would make an interesting composition... but I was missing a focal point. As luck would have it, the morn's silence was shattered by a sputtering farm buggy rushing a group of farmers to work. I stepped aside to let them pass, after which I quickly recomposed my shot to include them in my composition. You really have to experience the rush hour out here. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: When the light is low on the horizon, forget shooting into it or directly away from it. The harsh directional light will make your landscapes look flat and uninteresting. Try pointing your camera 90 degrees from the direction of the light, and your landscape shots will come alive.)

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