Friday, September 29, 2017

Boracay

When a friend asked me if I wanted to go to Boracay Island again, I immediately said yes. It’s been a decade since I first visited the island. The weather wasn’t perfect during our visit, it rained a lot and flooded streets welcomed us. But it did not spoil our quick escapade. Or there were no other options but to enjoy our stay.

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photo by Julie
hums of splashing waves 
drown the sounds of the city 
temporary bliss

the waves of summer
crash and brush off a kingdom 
golden sandcastles 

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I really wanted to explore the island again since I remember taking hundred of shots before with my point and shoot camera. I have DSLR this time but the weather was not very cooperative. It was frustrating but I cannot control nature.

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The second day was relatively calmer, so I did not waste a single time in taking photos. We even booked a pump boat for an island hopping tour. I can't believe that it took me ten years to visit Boracay again. It feels the same but it is way overcrowded now. I prefer Bantayan Island.

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Boracay Island is a popular tourist destination. It is also a perfect location for proposal, marriage and photoshoots. I have seen a lot of them during our trip and I can't help but to take some snaps.

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Boracay is also known for its gorgeous sunsets but maybe because of the weather, the sky was too lazy to unleash its colors. We had a normal sunset and we have to content ourselves with it.

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This may appear as an uninspired post and I have the weather to blame. Maybe next time I'll visit Boracay again, the weather will be perfect. My Mac crashed so I composed this entry at an internet cafè.

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photo by Julie
Here's a video I made. Go and visit my youtube channel - Juan-Eyed Juanderer


/totomai 
2017/09/29 

Photos taken with Nikon D7000 
lenses 18-300 mm Nikkor VR 
           10.5 mm Nikkor fish eye

43 comments:

  1. Not only are you a gifted photographer Totomai you really give us a feel for the places you visit. Another beautiful post.

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    1. Thanks Robin. I hope I can go around the Philippines while I am still unemployed.

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  2. This is so beautiful.. I love the way you have described your experience here ❤️

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  3. Boracay looks amazing. And your poem had some beautiful aesthetics to it. Like "sandcastles." I've always wanted to write a poem titled "sandcastles." But I have to be on a paradise like Boracay to get inspired. Lovely write! Good day Totomai!

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    1. I think you should visit some beaches to be inspired. Thanks JT

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  4. Lovely to see you in the Pantry, totomai. Your post is a delight.....gorgeous photos, as always, beautiful poem and a magical video. You find beauty everywhere and share it with us through your photos. I think you should apply to National Geographic....you are very talented.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, but I can’t see myself working as a photographer.I woud like to have photography as a hobby. I enjoy taking videos lately.

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  5. Actually I have found over the years that what the camera captures on a rainy day might be better than on a clear day... Love the clouds of your sunset... hope you the skies will clear for you.

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    1. Thanks Bjorn - sometimes I think rain can be good in photographs

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  6. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos, and taking us to Boracay! Oh (sigh) what a wonderful visit you gifted us!

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  7. Love the soothing sounds in the first haiku, and the balance (between rough and gentles) in the second. As always, your photography is a treat, glimpses that feel like being there. Thanks for sharing the delight with us.

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    1. Scenic photos! And loved your little poems up there. Should visit Borocay soon

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    2. Thanks Magaly, how I wish I can write every week though

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    3. Yes Namy, you shoud vist Boracay soon

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  8. Thank you for a wonderful and creative visit.
    ZQ

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  9. Not an uninspired post at all! Beautiful photos once again.

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  10. It was great catching up with you again....what a great trip and I love the washed out colors leaving only the white of sand/clouds and turquoise water....I can see why you would want to visit even if crowded....blissful as was your poem!

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    1. It’s been a while, Donna. Being unemployed makes me azy I think haha

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  11. There is beauty in the sunset photos.

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  12. Your haiku is a lovely launch to this breathtaking post. Your photographs are fantastic ... really incredible. And that video ~ shivers ~ omg ~ it left me stunned ~ what a talent!!!

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    1. Hi Wendy - I am currently enjoying video editing :)

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  13. I would never call your posts uninspired! I enjoyed every component of this one, and particularly the second haiku. The photos of the 'normal sunset' were dramatically beautiful to me, despite the lack of flaming skies. You brought out the menacing beauty of the dark clouds.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, maybe I was expected a lot from the sunset because during my last visit, it was very colorful.

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  14. I love your video...more please ....when i get time I will visit your youtube chanel..How about incorporating your haiku into the video.Video poetry is a very interesting concept. You would be great at it. Just a thought:)

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    1. Good idea Rall. Maybe I’ll try to incorporate some poems : haiku on my future videos. And yes, please visit my youtube channel.

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  15. A splendid scenery no doubt. Greetings.

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  16. Sounds like a lovely place to visit and to be inspired to haiku too
    Thanks for dropping by my Sunday Standard this week

    much love...

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  17. "and brush off a kingdom . . ." Good, good. I love the r&r, temporary sanity in beauty.

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  18. Unfortunately bliss is always temporary until the next time we're lucky enough to find it again.

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  19. Love your kingdom of sand castles and your photography. Ordinary sunset?? I think not! Beautiful!

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