If you already have an account with us, please use the login panel below to access your account.


Page 1 of 7 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 65
  1. #1
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete



    Iíve always been intrigued with talisman, myths, spiritual healers and black magic. Growing up as child comics, tv, MGB and stories from our elders gave meaning to this imagination. In a funny way I love the thought of being scared and it still continues up to this date.

    Last long weekend I needed a break from the usual parties and spend the 3 days off to be inspired! Good thing my friend Harold and Weng are in town and we were up for an Adventure. Join me as we embark on a Mystical light chasing Safari to Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete.


    ISO 100 l 17mm l f8 l 1/125" l CPL l .9 ND GRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L

    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  2. #2
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    In the town of Maluay,Zamboangita 35 kms away from Dumaguete you can reach Malatapay Market. Inside the busy part of Maluay, you can see the port going to Apo Island. We went there around 4am to catch a boat so we can shoot sunrise at the other side of Apo. Unfortunately, locals find the shark infested waters and strong waves too perilous to have a trip that early.

    So just to wait and kill time we shot sunrise at Malatapay coastal. Good thing there are interesting foreground at that area and the sunrise isn’t that bad at all! See the island there? That’s Apo!

    ISO 100 l 19mm l f11 l 30" l ND8 l .9 NDGRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L

    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  3. #3
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    Casaroro falls is hidden deep inside the province of Valencia. Going there you have to rent a van (pho600-1000/ 20$) or drive from Dumaguete City roughly around 12km away. Thereís only so much road going to Casaroro falls then you have to walk/hike for another 20-30min to reach the entrance. Thereís a fee worth 10bucks, just a small amount to help the local government preserve and maintain the surroundings.

    The 350 STEPS traversing down Casaroro constitutes of lush greens, cool breeze and sound of birds echoing! This must be one of the tallest and awesome falls Iíve been too. I almost forgot about Hagimit haha. Itís so clean and the rock formations are just great! Now, The PAIN starts at 200 steps going up!



    ISO 640 l 17mm l f11 l .5" l CPL l .9 NDGRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L


    last for the night, Maraming Salamat sa pagbisita mo kaibigan.
    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  4. #4
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    I just love looking at this image gives a soothing and calming ambiance. Part of Valencia, imagine the sound of waves and wind crashing.. CHILLAX!

    ISO 100 l 17mm l f11 l 1/50" l CPL l 5DMK2 l 17-40L


    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  5. #5
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    Built in the year 1870, another century Ė old religious heritage is the St. Francis of Assisi Bell Tower and Church. Made up mostly of corals, the church is located in the town of Siquijor, Siquijor near the local pier. It was intentionally positioned there to give the guests and travelers a grand Siquijodnon welcome with blessings and goodwill upon arrival at the Siquijor Pier. The church has its own watch tower or bell tower built to protect and forewarn the island folks of approaching pirates and other adversaries. - Siquijor Tourism


    ISO 50 l 17mm l f11 l .5" l CPL l .9 NDGRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L



    Maraming Salamat sa pagbisita mo kaibigan, Mabuhay ka!
    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  6. #6
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    Apo Island, a small and pristine island that offers fantastic snorkelling and some of the best diving in the Philippines. This Island has some lovely and scenic view with a magnificent and good assorment of dive sites. Stunning and outstanding hard and soft corals are all around and enormous table corals, stag horns, brain corals and fire corals can be seen. You will also encounter lovely beaches and a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere, as no automobiles are allowed on the island. The waters around Apo Island are calm due to the unique coral formations that also attract an array of marine life, making this an ideal diving location. - http://www.aposhore.com/

    ISO 50 l 17mm l f11 l 5" l CPL l .9 NDGRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L


    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  7. #7
    DPP Member Reyno Rosete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,301
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    Very nice set Karlo !!!
    __________
    Gear List: Who Cares!!! Shut Up And Shoot What You Got !!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/reyno/

  8. #8
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    Quote Originally Posted by Reyno Rosete View Post
    Very nice set Karlo !!!
    thanks reyno.
    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  9. #9
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete

    Magandang tanghali kaibigan,

    We went there on a Sunday around 9am and the church was packed with devotees and locals attending the mass. We waited for it to finish so I could take pictures of the altar and the interiors of the church. We noticed how old the details on the floor and paints on the ceiling. They were not restored at all. You can actually smell that distinct "old wood" inside the church.

    "St. Isidore Labradore Church; Convent in Lazi is known as the biggest convent in the whole of Asia. Its conceptualization and construction began in 1857 by Augustinian Recollects and was completed by Filipino artisans in the year 1884. In the 1970’s, both the church and the convent were declared National Historical Shrines" - Siquijor Tourism


    ISO 50 l 17mm l f16 l 8" l CPL l .9 NDGRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L


    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

  10. #10
    DPP Member Karlo Reyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Danggit Isda Bai!
    Posts
    419
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A Mystical Safari: Siquijor Island, Apo Island and Dumagauete



    I've never seen such a big sun rising in the horizon. I was surprised with this view and it took my breath away. Amazing!

    In the town of Maluay,Zamboangita 35 kms away from Dumaguete you can reach Malatapay Market. Inside the busy part of Maluay, you can see the port going to Apo Island. We went there around 4am to catch a boat so we can shoot sunrise at the other side of Apo. Unfortunately, locals find the shark infested waters and strong waves too perilous to have a trip that early.

    ISO 50 l 24mm l f11 l .7" l ND8 l .9 NDGRAD SE l 5DMK2 l 17-40L



    Maraming Salamat sa pagbisita mo kaibigan
    .
    .

    "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea and Ideas are Bulletproof..."
    .
    .

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •