Backpack Photography 2017 in Bontoc, Biliran and Batanes

Backpack Photography 2017
Backpack Photography 2017

We’re bringing back Backpack Photography this first half on 2017. We’re going to our favorite haunts in Bontoc and Batanes while offering a new offbeat destination in Biliran. Our Backpack Photography tours are not your typical tourist trip. Our itinerary are designed with photography in mind. We’ll take you to locations on the ideal times of the day and help you get back quality images you will be happy with. Check out details and trip dates of our upcoming photo tours below.

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Tañon Strait | Oceana Philippines Photo Safari Chronicles

Expedition map of Tañon Strait photo safari
Expedition map of Tañon Strait photo safari

Sometimes it takes someone else’s eyes to see the beauty that surrounds us. Familiarity can be numbing at times and comfort can make us overlook what’s in front of us. That can be said the same to some people living along the area of Tañon Strait, the largest protected seascape in the country sandwiched between two major islands, Cebu and Negros. Ask where the strait is to a few, they would show a blank face, not knowing that the sea in front of them is part of it. Oceana Philippines, organized a photo safari to explore the length of Tañon Strait and I was fortunate to be part of this 6-day expedition. It was an exciting project as everything was new to me. Our objective was to capture and showcase the beauty and bounty of Tañon Strait. Maybe, just maybe, through our photographer eyes we could share and let more people appreciate this natural wonder.

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Everyday El Nido from East to West in 25 Photos Captured using Honor 6

Corong-corong Panorama with the Honor 6
Corong-corong Panorama with the Honor 6

I could never get tired of walking by the beach in the afternoon after work. In fact I look forward to what the sunset would be like that day. It’s never the same, especially when the amorphous clouds roll in to paint the sky towards the end of the day. El Nido, Palawan has been my home for almost three months and it’s one of the places in the country I wouldn’t mind staying long. When an opportunity arose to work on a project there, I grabbed it immediately. How can I say no to a place surrounded by inviting turquoise waters, dramatic karst islands and captivating sunsets almost everyday? While I go around my ways in El Nido, most of the time walking, I didn’t carry my DSLR or compact camera all the time. It was my smartphone that captured most of the everyday scenery I see, and quite recently the 13MP prowess of the Huawei Honor 6 takes center stage. Here are photos of El Nido that made me appreciate the beauty of the destination every day.

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Nikon Shot | Waiting Under the Stars

Mornight at Lingayen Pangasinan
Mornight at Lingayen Pangasinan

There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.

~ Jack Kerouac

It was just last weekend when I got invited to stay for a night in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It was an invitation hard to pass as the last time I was in this area was during a Lakbay Norte tour. It was an easy, sort of laid back escape spending most of our time at this wonderful resort called El Puerto Marina Resort and got to see the preparation for the 70th Anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Allied Force Landing. The weather was just wonderful that time, cold, sky was clear amidst the partial full moon brightening up the landscape. I missed the milky way that I wanted to shoot so I just waited for the sunrise. I really like the beach in Lingayen. It may be gray but it was really wide and the sand was really fine. It was really pleasant to walk around barefoot. With time in my hands, I had some crazy idea popped into my head and shot this one. This Nikon Shot was to document the surreal morning experience I had with this wonderful morning landscape while I Spotify at the “Smooth Morning” playlist. Shot with the Nikon D7100, check out the settings below.

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Photo Print | Drifted

Drifted
Drifted

Everyone is a Wordsworth in certain moods, and every traveler seeks out places that every traveler has missed.

~ Pico Iyer

The photo print “Drifted” is available at SmugMug WHCC Prints.

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Photo Print | Mountains Mirage

Mountain Mirage the misty landscape of Kiltepan Sagada
Mountain Mirage the misty landscape of Kiltepan Sagada

The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore.

Rosita Forbes

“Mountains Mirage” Photo Print available at SmugMug WHC Prints. Check here.

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Cross of Remembrance

At the Sunken Cemetery
At the Sunken Cemetery

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods.

~ Matthew 25:14

Latest print “Cross of Remembrance” available at SmugMug WHCC Prints

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