Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Falling Softness


All of these photos are shots from natural landscapes in natural setting and unaltered tropical forest atmosphere, and are straight out of the camera. Our small adventure started at 3:00 am when we left the house to the airport to catch an early morning flight to an island south of the main island of Luzon in the Philippines. We took a plane, a boat through unwelcoming current and big waves, then a jeepney circuitously maneuvering undulating roads, then hiked a few meters before going down hundreds of steps, 365 steps to be exact, just to reach some falls some of which look like these. The bigger falls i already posted in a previous post ( HERE). 





Another area in another province in another island tried to use some of their water resources in making picnic areas. They channeled the water to more comfortable and friendly setting like the pool below. Children can now use the slide and the pool and play in nearby clearings.

You be the judge, will you take a few days leave and do what we did? I am somehow consoled when we saw some foreigners also going to the falls. They came from farther distances more than us, wherever they came from. And which among the photos you like most?
 

32 comments:

  1. Andrea! That adventurous journey was worth it!! The waterfall is beautiful! My favourite is the fourth photo and the first picture is a close second!;)

    Enjoy your day!!

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  2. Andrea, the pristine waterfalls are so beautiful! I would love to visit that place rather than the tame one in the last picture.

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  3. It sounds like you had quite an adventure getting to these falls but from the looks it was well worth it. All of your photos are beautiful but I especially like the second shot.

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  4. Beautifully captured!

    Anticipating for Water is my entry, hope you can visit, thanks!

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  5. Excellent shots, and I am impressed that they are sooc. I like the second last one best.

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  6. oh what glorious shots. i feel like i need to dip my toes.

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  7. i wonder what is the name of the island.:p looks like this was worth the trip.

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  8. I have no words for the first photo except beautiful. I don't think any picture of mine could ever compare to that paradise~

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  9. Very nice, Andrea! Where is this?

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  10. Great shots Andrea, especially the 'sheet' of water.

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  11. Andrea,
    The second photo is the best one IMO. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  12. photo #2 is my favorite here. But they all are good, they are dynamic, and this is what I love!

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  13. These are great unedited shots - they would be fun to play around with a little in editing too. I love the second shot, you got a lovely creamy texture to the water and the composition and colors are lovely. I also like the fourth shot a lot, again a great capture of the water movement.

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  14. These are beautiful, Andrea. I love waterfalls like these, not the strong gushing ones. My favourites are the top 4. I can't choose just one.

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  15. The waterfall pictures are gorgeous. My favorite is #2.

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  16. The falls are gorgeous. That slide looks fun! Both different, but both enjoyable.

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  17. I love looking at flowing water (but not the likes of dirty and clogged creeks or flood) especially when there's a waterfall. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    BTW, the link you gave is broken.

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  18. I think if it is worth the trip to you, that is all that matters. Sorry about the time difference for you. :-( I thought opening it on Tuesdays would make it better for all.

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  19. Wonderful shots for watery Wednesday!! :)

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  20. The waterfall is beautiful! Love how you capture the flowing water against the moss-encrusted rocks so perfectly.

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  21. Wonderful shots! The waterfall is beautiful! Thanks for taking me along on your fun adventure!

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  22. Hi Andrea, they are all beautiful! What a lovely spot worth taking the trip. Waterfalls are one of my favourite things in the world. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. :)

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  23. Andrea, The pictures are all great and the trip looks to have been well worth the effort involved in getting there.

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  24. Thanks everyone for your very kind words and appreciating my photos. Those who asked questions, i will reply on your posts. Your comments all inspire me, you know that.

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  25. Beautiful photos, and I like them all!

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  26. Oh, Andrea! These are beautiful and refreshing photos. I cannot see any limitation you speak of. I can imagine the soothing sound that fills the space as well. Lovely! Spectacular really. I cannot pick a favorite . . . each is wonderful. I could not walk down or up that many steps right now. Sounds like a delicious getaway for you. If i were a child, I should love to slide into that pool! ;>)

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  27. Wszystkie zdjęcia są piękne, a dla mnie nr1 jest zdjęcie nr 1. Pozdrawiam

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  28. I love your composition. The water is really 'soft'. It soothes my senses. I am on holiday now! Happy weekend. If you go back to your province, have a great time with family members.

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  29. Lovely images, Andrea. And I could feel the second photograph as a bubble in my chest. Beatiful!

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  30. Hello, We are home from our wonderful trip... We loved it --but there's nothing like HOME.

    Great pictures, Andrea... That water looks so inviting... My hubby takes great water pictures like that --by changing the settings on his camera... Love the silky water!!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  31. Beautiful! You must have used a tripod...or held the camera very still. :)

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  32. second photo is my favourite. it's absorbing to try to find the image in water thru rocks.

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