Stalking the most beautiful places in the Philippines


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Monday, February 22, 2016

#310 A Picturesque Harvest


On the outskirts of San Jose in Antique, we found farmers busy threshing the rice they harvested. Threshing is mechanized in these parts, a welcome dose of progress, not unlike many other places in our country.

In our travels, we spend an inordinate amount of time figuring out what folks do for a living and how they fit into the bigger picture. When they are involved in food production, we try to understand where they belong in the supply chains that eventually bring food to our urban plates. What we didn't expect was for them to be surrounded with such a beautiful landscape, with seemingly manicured hills on one side and the deep blue sea on the other. Somehow, we thought it made food produced here tastier. Joke. Enjoy.

Pixel-peepers: Our main subject was folks at work, but the landscape in the background was too stunning to ignore. On a cloud-filled day when the sun's rays race across the landscape, the sun lit them up intermittently. The secret to exposing both the foreground and background correctly was simply to wait for the moment the sun lit them up at the same time! Even in photography, patience is a virtue.



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1 comment:

  1. Awesome candid capture of hard work with lifting, hand gestures and expression as they moved, with the beautiful landscape in the background, surely makes this picture come alive. Very interesting to look at. The subject, lighting, and composition, simply all perfect. Great photography. Looking forward for more magical moments. Many thanks Bobby, Regards, Evelyn Wallace

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