Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Watery Reminiscense

I realized I have not been taking wide angle shots anymore, blame it to the newly acquired macro lens and the miniature world of critters under the canopies. So i dug my point and shoot files for these water shots. I always have my Cybershot P and S as my buddy camera.

This cemented barangay road goes to where i call my ancestral home, at the middle of the hill. Even if i've been working in the metro city, I always come home on some weekends specially long weekends. The road goes uphill to the more upland plateau, overlooking this bay while the backdrop is the mountain. These days that the urban jungle is sometimes too chaotic to live in, and air is not as light as the times past, going home to my paradise is always like going to vacation. At the left of these row of coconut trees is already the beach below.

It might not be the best beach for swimming because it is not a sandy beach, but we love it. This is a case of "I love you very much because you're the only one I've got". I most specially prefer a rocky shore. A lot of marine life lives in rocky shores and i am very fascinated observing these critters. Scuba divers also love the marine life underneath these sea, as lots of nudibranchs, scorpion fish, lion fish, corals, water slugs and sea anemones can be found there. At the end of that promontory at the right are some big boulders, iron rich deposits made it red, so we call it Pulang Bato (Red Rock). 

This is correctly named as Pulang Bato (pula is red, bato is rock in Tagalog). Some kids make this rock as diving board to the water below. Splaaash!

I sometimes leave at dawn and this is one of the scenes i snapped while on the jeepney to the city at the horizon on the other side of the bay. Lights are still on at this hour. It takes almost one hour to this local city. I need another 2 hours to reach the countries biggest city, Metro Manila.

 The sea is a bit rough today, the color of the water above is partly due to siltation and also to the rusty color  demineralization of the rocks rich in iron.

Rough seas means these small fishing boats are parked at the shorelines. But i might be wrong, as the one above is used for night fishing. The double lamps are the evidence.

This boat might be used for night fishing too, but i might again be wrong, it might be otherwise parked because of the rough seas. Whatever the reasons are, i enjoyed my time taking the photos. And i surely enjoy my watery areas in my little corner of the world.


28 comments:

  1. Philippines has been known worldwide for the beauty it holds. Last Saturday in our camping and hiking trip in Death Valley, I met a lady whp will be traveling to Donsul and Palawan. She even pronounced Legaspi very well.

    Its hard to pick the top 12 highlights for 2012 because I am out every weekend, even to the local gardens.

    Hope to share more this year!

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  2. Andrea, thank you so much for your visit my blog and commenting there!
    I have visited Malaysia, Australia,China and Japan in your part of world but never Philippines but my cousins daughter is living in Manila just now. She and her husband are teaching in an international school there. And my cousin visits also there now spending two months in her daughter`s home.
    Funny coincidence :)

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  3. I read your writing about yourself with a big smile. I and my husband are biologists and he has worked his whole life in the University as a scientist, so, I know very well what do you mean - it takes the whole person, only very small piece stays for other things as for instance for the family :)
    Your posts are exotic to me - I have to do slideshow from my winter shots for you :)
    Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you very much LeenaH for understanding, hahaha! I guess we scientists better understand each other, although I am not a scientist anymore the consciousness and curiosity of one is embedded in the psyche for life! But now that i am not working in the lab anymore i have now time to blog, take photos, smell the flowers, watch the butterflies and spiders and sunsets, look for unusual critters, and laugh! Now if you come over here with your friend i can be your tourist guide!

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  4. I love the photos of the rocky beach and water. Lovely images, thanks for sharing your world. Have a happy week!

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  5. I do love these scenes Andrea, makes me feel nostalgic :)

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  6. Andrea, Happy new year!! tahnks you fo visitng my blog. I enjoy your comments and like very much sharing information about common plants. Lula

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  7. My story goes the other way - I got a wide angle lens a few weeks ago - and its been on my camera almost all the time since then!

    Nice pictures.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. Great views of your world!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Wow! Beautiful country and wonderful shots of your world ~

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

    lovely to have you 'visit' .

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  10. Beautiful and a wonder for the senses I'm sure.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments too.

    Happy New Year!

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  11. Hello, Your blog's photos are very nice. Especially interesting because of my profession across plants. I hope that in the future will continue to plant drawing publications.

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  12. Wonderful! I can almost feel the scent of the tropics.

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  13. I'm glad you shared these pictures from your point-and-shoot camera. They are all very good, and it is easy to see why you enjoy going home so much.

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  14. Thanks, Andrea... As much as I love your macro photos, I especially like seeing more of the countryside around you. WOW--how beautiful. The sea does look a little rough... Great shots. Thanks!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Great captures, Andrea! But that one wave takes the crown for me:) Thanks for sharing your world!

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  16. Lovely!!! And so different what I show on my blog this week =) Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Such lovely captures. I too forget to use my wide angle sometimes.

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  18. I am so glad you took these shots as I had missed seeing your lovely area. The seashore is gorgeous and I love rocks too...especially the red rocks...wow!

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  19. So beautiful! Love the sky and the boat in photo 4. So serene looking. My Wednesday post is HERE.

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  20. I love these pictures. This looks like a great place for a biologist to grow up in.

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  21. well, pack my bags and get a flight? Love that water and rock.

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  22. I love the image of Pulang Bato. It is textured and veined in many parts bearing witness to many events in the past and holding many secrets as well. The following image of waves breaking on the shoreline is amazing too. i can see why you love going home so much.

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  23. Hi Andrea... thank you for this post... it is a pleasure to see pictures of your ancestral home... sooner or later, I would like to go to Anilao for a dive trip... when that happens, would certainly be a joy to pass by your ancestral home too...

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  24. the red rocks remind of the beach in Corregidor. the textures and colors are beautiful--just wear shoes when you take a swim.:p

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  25. Happy new year to you, Andrea! I love these watery waves and the red colour of the rock. Our coastline has been looking very grey recently, but we had a beautiful afternoon over New Year, when we walked along by the beach huts. You can see the photos here.

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  26. I lived near the ocean when I was younger , on the west coast of Canada and in Kuantan in Malaysia. I love your photos especially the second one since it could have been taken on the west coast of Canada.

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