There is nothing that makes a place lovelier than a grand light display during sunrise or sunset. And wherever my trip is, sunrise/sunset shoot will always be in the itinerary :)
Related post: Return to the island paradise called CagbaleteA recent trip to Cagbalete island yielded some photos I really like. We practically chased the colors from dusk till dawn, staying up late and waking up really early to catch the Pacific sunrise. [See island location in Wikimapia]
Sabang sunsetWe marched from the eastern side where are staying to Sabang, the fishing village in the western tip of the island that also serves as the port, and got greeted by crepuscular rays. It was as if the sun was desperately trying not to let some clouds get in the way of its sunset light show.
There was a flurry of activities as some boats arrived to dock for the night. Some are ferrying island hoppers after a day in the sun, some were carry supplies.
But amidst all these activities is a sense of calm and serenity. I notice a couple of folks quietly enjoying the dusk.
the Milky WayIn places like this where there is very minimal light pollution, would be able to see how beautiful the night sky really is. Suddenly there are more stars (it also helped that the moon has already set), and behold: the part of the Milky Way!. The shot below was taken at 4AM when we were getting ready to hike to our planned sunrise location.
At first the clouds showed little promise. Twilight has passed and the clouds were bland and gray. My friend threw in the towel and retreated to the shore, took some photos using his phone and posted status messages. Sunrise fail. But then just when the sun was about to break the horizon, there was a burst of orange and pink. Lesson: it ain't over till the fat lady sings.