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, July 21, 2014

#288 A Straight Line

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, right? Here in the Ifugao hills, it doesn't seem to matter.

Take a look at today's postcard. The road starts somewhere on the upper right hand corner, then it winds, curves, and loops until it comes to a bridge on the lower left hand corner of the photograph. After crossing that bridge, it loops, curves, and winds back to nearly where it started, before taking a sharp left and disappearing into the next hill. Wouldn't it have been simpler to just build a long bridge, cross the chasm right then and there, and spare us from all those dizzying turns? Who knows!?? Out here, we're just happy to drive these winding roads... with the wind in our face... while we soak in those awesome views. Enjoy.

(Pixel-peeper: When confronted with a grand landscape that is wider than your widest lens can handle, consider taking multiple photographs while panning from left to right, and then digitally stitching them into a single seamless panorama. When done right, it's like magic.)

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