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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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September 14, 2009

canibad: colors of dawn

Canibad Silent Morning
a sleepy cove

I was up and about while the rest are still in slumber. My wife aroused from her sleep, eyed me preparing my gears, but knew too well to ask me where I was going. Soon she was back in dreamland while I stepped outside our little hut to claim my "gift": the gift of morning colors, the gift of the new day. Its given for free everyday but you have to wake up early to get it.

The cove was empty, yet full at the same time. Empty of man's daily activities but full of nature's: the soft whisper of the early morning breeze, the booming sound of the waves breaking near the shore, and slow moving cotton clouds. Dawn is the best time to see what the world early is.

Canibad Pastel Dawn
Canibad's pastel dawn

Soon the colors of Canibad's dawn broke through the horizon. It was a hue of pastel pink and blue. Canibad's coral rocks, seen in many photos of the place, figured prominently in the landscape. No two sunrises, or sunsets, are ever the same. So each you see one you are getting a unique and special gift.

Colors of Dawn
colors of the first light

As the sunrise colors grew more intense, there was a display of softer, more subtle colors at the opposite direction. The anti-sunrise (or anti-sunset) colors are often missed simply because most people immediately dismiss the less obvious. Yet there are times when these colors are more interesting than the actual sunrise or sunset.

Canibad Sunrise, Burning Tree
by the burning tree

When the sun rose above the clouds lingering by the horizon, everything was splashed with a golden light. The pastel colors gave way to a bright warm glow which seems to signal the official start of the day. Folks started going about their daily chores while some kids played on the beach. For most, its just another ordinary day.
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Ferdz said...

ganda ng last shot! And true no two sunsets are the same :D

Leonard Pe said...

sunrises and sunsets really make our day bro.. thanks for sharing

Oman said...

that is exactly why i like going to coves and pitching my tent in bataan, to wake up with the amazing colors of dawn.

ang gaganda lahat ng pics, trademark "lantaw-shots". the last for me is the best.

Gaelyn said...

Your gift from the early world of Canibad certainly is unique and special. Great captures. Thanks for getting up early and sharing this gift.

sheng said...

Don't worry, i will have for myself a good tour of this beautiful place once we have all the time in the world, that will really be soon i hope and pray. I'll text the number you posted.

David B Katague said...

Hi Allan: When are coming back to Marinduque?
I will be at Chateau Du Mer first week of December, 2009 until Mid-April, 2010. As usual your photos are fantastic. Have a Good Day

Lantaw said...

@Ferdz - sinabi mo bai, kaya we will never stop hunting sunrises and sunsets :)

@Leonard - no probs bro. swerte mo nga dyan laging may coastal sunrise ka :)

@Oman - let go "cove hunting" bro! :)

Lantaw said...

@Gaelyn - my pleasure to share :)

@Sheng - di ka mag sisisi dun, especially si ric :D

Lantaw said...

@David - Will plan another trip to Marinduque soon, hopefully it'll be on the time that you are there :)

Sylvia K said...

What incredible beauty! And what a fantastic way to start a day! Your captures are exquisite and breathtaking as always, Allan!

Thanks for your kind comments! Always appreciated!


Carver said...

Those were all wonderful shots. The sunrise makes it worthwhile to get up and out early.

Anonymous said...

super galing nung burning tree image.

you're so right, it is a gift, one only needs to wake up early to claim it. sadly, my sched doesn't allow me to wake up early.

neither do i find time to do so when i'm on vacay.

James said...

That is such an incredibly beautiful place. Awesome pictures!

magiceye said...

thank you so much for the gorgeous dawns of canibad!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place you live in! The colors of the sunrise and sunsets are awesome. Some of the best I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

Lantaw said...

Thank you Sylvia!

Indeed Carver, sunrise is really worth it.

Lantaw said...

@ewok1993 - salamat, try mo lang gumising ng maaga minsan :)

@james - thank you!

@magiceye, @eileeninmd - my pleasure sharing these images :0

lagal[og] said...

I agree with you, each sunrise is a gift. And each one is truly unique because you may find yourself in the same place on another day but each one is not the same as the other. love the last shot!

Anonymous said...

simply beautifully captured shots....lovely!

SandyCarlson said...

These shots capture paradise.

m a c c e n t e n o said...

ang galing naman!!!amazing photography. i like the burning tree. ;)

Lantaw said...

@oggie - thanks bai, most of my keepers are from going to the same place over and over :)

@flyingstars - thank you!

@Sandy - thank you!

@mac - salamat bro!

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