A trip to my favorite spot in Pangasinan once again yielded one of the most amazing sunset’s I’ve seen.
I never fail to head out to Cabacungan cove whenever I’m in the quaint fishing village of Tambobong in western Pangasinan. The cove, on a small island in Cainan point, offers a fantastic view of the western skies. I got some of my most memorable sunset shots from here, and each time I visit, the place offers something different.
The tide table indicated it will be high tide come sunset but we proceeded there anyway. The place had changed a bit – thorny bushes had reclaimed the trail we once used and the land seemed a bit parched than I remembered.
At low tide, a seaweed covered floor dotted with small pools is revealed – perfect for foreground, but I guess it’ll be for the next visit. I wandered around while waiting for the sunset, trying to look for a suitable POV. I was wishing for some “greens” or some wild flowers I can use for foreground elements but found none what would best go with the view I’m after. Sometimes you just can’t get what you want. It’s one of the challenging (and fun) things about outdoor photography. You can to a place hoping to photograph a scene you had in mind and then nature gives you a different one.
What I thought would be a mediocre sunset (it started with muted colors) suddenly redeemed itself with an explosion of colors: a bloodied sky with deep crimson, bright yellows and oranges. By the time this happened, the sun is already below the horizon, and the land is already getting dark. Time for plan B: silhouettes.
Not to be outmatched with the outrageous display of colors in the western skies, the clouds in the anti-sunset direction (east) glowed eerily in pastel colors.
The afterglow lingered for almost half an hour after the sun went down. It was the “longest” sunset I’ve seen so far.