Located about 20 kilometers north of the surfing town of Baler in Aurora province, many photographers frequent this beach for its distinctive sea stacks and large smooth boulders lining the shore.
For two successive mornings my fellow photo enthusiasts and I dragged ourselves out of bed at 3AM, rode a tricycle for about an 45 minutes to get to this place. We arrived there while its still dark, sat on the rocks by the beach and listen to the Pacific waves thunder as they pounded the shore. Patiently we wait for that glorious light of dawn.
silent and resolute
Sunrise did came, as expected, but without the glorious colors I hoped for. But what the dawn lacked in color it more than made up for in the mood and character of the light.
That's one of the things I like about landscape photography, you'll never know what you'll get. Nature always has some surprise in store for you and its up to you to make do of what it dishes out.