Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reflecting on my reflections and my shadow


Banaue Ethnic Village, Banaue, Philippines








The last shadow photo is a big pond full of Azolla. These are tiny nitrogenous plants floating on the water surface, very rich in protein and used as feeds or decomposed to organic fertilizers. ( I specifically described this because a commenter felt it is rather hot and dry, which actually is the opposite of the actual setting). If not described, it really looks like gravels.







25 comments:

  1. Wow! fantastic shots, Andrea. The reflections are beautiful! These memes are making me look at things differently now.:)

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  2. Beautiful, artistic snapshots! You did good, girl!

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  3. I couldnt commence on Blotanical for your entries there. Anyway, those clear reflections are fantastic shots!

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  4. I Love, Love, Love reflection in the water pictures. Yours are absolutely fantastic!! I especially love the one with the beautiful blue sky reflecting along with the trees. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Very interesting, Andrea. All your reflections photos made me feel like I was in a place that was cool and serene, but that shadow photo felt hot and dry! -Jean

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  6. Great pictures! The place looks so tranquil. What a peaceful scene.

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  7. Beautiful images--the reflections are like magic. And I love the name of your blog!

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  8. Now these are shots of Banaue you rarely see :)

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  9. A couple of thoughts here, Andrea. One, I'm a little green looking at your photos. I'm SO wanting to get back to Banaue... it's been years and it's a wonderful place. Two, I am surprised to see all the pine trees! I remember them in Baguio, but not Banaue, so I'm going to have to look at my photos again when I get home. Did you go for work or pleasure?

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  10. Lovely reflections, Andrea! Wow! You sure are TALL! :)

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  11. Wonderful shots! ...so peaceful...thanks for sharing.

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  12. Nature Rambles - I wonder what those changes in you are now! curious me! thanks.

    Fabiana - thanks for dropping by, thanks for the appreciation

    p3chandan - i also see Blotanical as very time consuming, it sometimes take me ages to open, so i normally go directly to my links. Thanks for visiting here.

    Joan - i appreciate your visit.

    Jeanette - reflections also fascinate me, and i greatly appreciate comments especially from visitors like you. thank you.

    Jean - I made a postscript at the end of the post because of this comment. Actually it is very cool there on top of the mountain, those are floating plants on top of the water. Thank you very much for visiting. I love the succession of your names...Joan, Jeanette, Jean

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  13. Solitude Rising - i challenge you to see Banawe, it might not be there anymore in the future and you will regret it.

    Linnie W - you are the 4th to tell me about my blog name, thank you, and also for your appreciation. I hope you come again.

    The Chieftess - thanks for dropping by.

    Mark and Gaz - yes it is not a common sight in Banawe. The Ethnic Village is a secluded area but really beautiful. They also provide cultural presentation there for every batch of tourists. You should go there before Banawe succumbs to development.

    Francisca - i am always in envy with your travels because i dont have those opportunities. At least I have something which you think you havent seen yet. You should stay in that resort, beautiful and lots of photo opportunities.

    EG Wow - at least in photo i am tall, haha. thanks for visiting.

    Sage Butterfly - I appreciate your appreciation and time to come over.

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  14. Very nice reflection shots.

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  15. Wow, thie scenery shots are really very beautiful! I can't see the last 2 images, maybe problem with loading them up.

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  16. Looks like a pretty quiet place. Nice trees and I like your last shot :-D

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  17. Eden - thanks for dropping by

    Autumn Belle - the last two shots are the memes of Shadow Shot Sunday. It shows alright in mine if i open it.

    Stephanie - yes it is a place far from the madding crowd below, at the highlands as you can see the vegetation is more of pine forest, temperature also is already temperate.Maybe it is like your Cameroon hilands.

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  18. that is a pond in the last image???? that really looked like gravel. good thing you mentioned that.

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  19. Beautiful shots! I especially love the second shot.

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  20. Lovely shots Andrea, the reflections on the water are just beautiful.

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  21. Andrea,

    I went to Banawe last February. But I only got to see the Rice Terraces, it was just a brief visit (as in around 1 hour) so I really didn't get to enjoy the place. Don't blame me, blame my father who was in a hurry to go home...LOL.

    I was saddened by what I've seen. So many houses are now encroaching in and around the Terraces. It's like the squatter scenes we find in Metro Manila. I say 'squatters', because I really do not agree with the sanitized term 'informal settlers', they are squatters.

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  22. Photo Cache - yes that is a pond with reddish Azolla fully growing on top of the water. Some Azolla are green but this is more beautiful, i just dont know which is more nutritious.

    EvoOrganic - just became curious with your name! Is Evo an egg? thanks for appreciating.

    Alistair - it is more beautiful in person, trust me!

    SR - i am with you there! I actually don't like (superlative adj more than that is the truth, just dont want to put it here)squatters. But politicians in the past produced a law cuddling them! They are the sources of many hardships in Metro, but many endowed people take advantage of them; politicians, businessmen, corrupt folks in power, goons, etc, etc. I think all of us have choices!

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  23. Great shots! That was a long trip that you took. :-D

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