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This blog is an amateur photographer's attempt to show how beautiful the world really is. He is drawn to the colors of nature like a moth to a candle light. What are showcased here are nature's grand display of colors at sunrise and sunset, beautiful beaches and off-the-beaten track locations in his beloved Philippines, waterfalls and some of nature's great sculptures, architectural gems, and other views from around SE Asia that he was fortunate to see at one point.

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August 1, 2008

lake seloton, lake sebu

Moody weather in Lake Seloton

Some (especially those not familiar with Southern Mindanao) are confused when you say Lake Seloton is in Lake Sebu (a lake in a lake?!?). Lake Sebu happens to be the name of both the town and the largest lake of the three lakes there. The other two lakes are Lake Seloton and Lake Lahit.

Lake Seloton, a few minutes away from the town proper, is Lake Sebu's most beautiful little sister. Its smaller in size (but reputed to be the deepest of the three lakes) but is just as magnificent as the larger lake. What makes Lake Seloton more special is that it has the best unblocked view of sunrise, hence visitors often refer to it as the "Sunrise Lake". You will not be disappointed with the sunset there too.

I planned to take sunrise photos there, but if you are vacationing with the family, photography sometimes takes a backseat. So I had to compromise - take photos of Lake Seloton at dusk, with menacing storm clouds threatening to ruin whatever sunset colors I may capture. Well you have to take what is given :).

I was able to take a just a few shots (less than 10 shots actually) before rain fell, heavily. But I was not disappointed. Rain brings a different sense of peace. I can stare at the raindrops for a very long time.

A nice bed weather in Lake Seloton

My good friends Ferdz Decena and Oggie Ramos (both are travel/outdoor photographers extraordinaire for various magazines, Ferdz recently guested in a TV show and Oggie's photo is the cover of SeaAir's Aug-Sept 2008 inflight magazine) had much better luck getting sunny photos of Lake Seloton during their last visit there. You may read Ferdz's writeup about Lake Seloton here.

There is a resort called Sunrise Resort (go figure hehe) in Lake Seloton if you want to wake up to a beautiful lake side sunrise if you happen to be in Lake Sebu.
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Oman said...

i was confused myself...

i thought lake sebu is in cebu.
i thought lake sebu is just a lake.

but i have been there last year and one of the best places mindanao can offer. and i so love their tilapia dishes.

great captures again allan.

Lantaw said...

bro oman! thanks! come back again to lake sebu :)

TENTAY™ said...

i came across your blog and i was browsing, i gota say you got fantastic photos! =)

Lantaw said...

@tentay - thank you very much! drop by again soon :)

Admin said...

Nice place... Very romantic....

Lantaw said...

thanks a bunch bro!

Inday said...

Beautifully captured! Lens that speak unspoken words of a life not stranger to me.I love the Hanging Bridge above.

Lantaw said...

Bonnie Bonsai, Thank you! That header image was taken in marinduque

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