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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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February 18, 2011

tambobong: intense sunset in cabacungan cove

the sun goes down in Tambobong

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.

Cabacungan cove

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.

Tambobong Painted Sky (wide)
painted sky

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.

Tambobong Painted Sky
coastal 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.

Cabacungan Twilight Colors
dusk colors

The afterglow lingered for almost half an hour after the sun went down. It was the “longest” sunset I’ve seen so far.
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Unknown said...

the vivid skies are absolutely breathtaking. terrific shoreline, too.

bertn said...

Ang gaganda nang pics mo! I'm envious.

journeyingjames said...

ganda, simple the best, lalo na yung 2nd shot

escape said...

ganda nga talaga bai. i have yet to buy those filters.

Dennis said...

amazing. can i post this photos on my blog?

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Con Tour Blog said...

Ganda bai. I like the last photo.:-).

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