THE TWO WONDERS
We (GBL Alumni + Friends) decided to go to Legazpi for the long weekend despite the 12 hour drive, Typhoon Mina’s wrath and bad weather forecasts. Our mission: to capture Mayon Volcano the way it hasn’t been captured before.
On our first 2 days Mayon Volcano was heavily covered with clouds but we were blessed with bright sunlight giving us the opportunity to shoot sunrise, IR and sunsets but no clear shot of Mt. Mayon’s beauty.
Just when I was contemplating when I’ll be going back home, Mayon cleared up right after an uneventful sunset. We decided to stay for another day to give Mayon and ourselves another shot.
While waiting for dinner, I tried to shoot the dock on our hotel. After 1 test exposure I saw the Milky Way showing its glorious light in the sky, I called my friends and we hurriedly packed our gear and went to a vantage point where there is a clear view of the volcano and voila there it is, Mayon volcano with a crater Glow and Milky Way in one shot.
My photo El Baston de la Isla de Gigantes <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinno19/5225702876/in/set-72157625547231630”>www.flickr.com/photos/dinno19/5225702876/in/set-721576255…</a> got featured in SeaAir’s publication, InFlight Magazine.
Many thanks to Ms. Margie Francisco for this great opportunity.
El Baston De La Isla De Gigantes
Location: Carles, Iloilo
Settings: f16, 239 seconds, ISO 100
Filters used: Hoya R72
M.A. or double deg? Oble please guide me. ^_^
Got lucky with this one, Sampaloc Lake is really hard to shoot because of the following factors:
1. Weather - San Pablo’s weather is really hard to predict even with the use of different weather apps. The crepuscular rays are a big bonus. :)
2. Wind - the wind should be at least minimal to none because the lilies will have a motion blur if it moves during your long exposure.
3. Clouds - Mt. Banahaw is usually covered with clouds.
4. Other Factors - the water isn’t clear, scattered lilies, dried leaves, dead dog on the lake (experienced it once, good thing i was yet to go to the water, whew!)
Walking on Lillies
This photo was taken at Sampaloc Lake, the largest among San Pablo City’s 7 lakes. Together with Raymond Cruz, Jon Aguirre, Mike Mijares, Jun Dacumos, Jerson Ledesma, and Sidney Alonzo we left Rizal at around 3AM to capture this lake’s beauty. We were blessed with a beautiful weather and amazing light.
My First Front Page Feature in 3D!
Got featured in the September 24, 2010 issue of Manila Bulletin, this is the first time in Asia that a newspaper is in 3D. Special thanks to Ronald Jayme and the Manila Bulletin Team for choosing my photo to be the cover of this breakthrough in print. It just feels so good to be a part of history. :)
December 27-29, 2009
We (my photography club) decided to go further down south to observe Mayon Volcano’s magnificent show of might and beauty. Renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost perfect conical shape, this geological wonder is already a treat… add lava flows on a (slightly) fine evening sky and its already majestic.
Even though I occasionally go to Bicol this past few years, I have never seen lava flow from the crater of Mt. Mayon (or any other volcano). I made sure to join the trip and try to capture this rare behavior of one of the country’s proudest natural wonders.