Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Marinduque: Island hopping to Gaspar

We set off to Gaspar Island, the only one inhabited among the Tres Reyes islands off Buenavista in Marinduque.T hough a mere 30-minute outrigger boat ride from our base of Gasan, Diego, the boatman we contracted for the trip may have found it hard to believe why any visitor would like to go there at 4am.T hough he arrived a bit late, we were able to catch the sunrise on the island.
Gaspar has a small fishing village community.E lectricity is fed via generator so there are only appointed times of the day when power is available. Drinking water is imported from the main island and the locals bring their clothes for laundering over to the mainland. The sandy bays are popular for swimming. During low tide, a long sandbar is exposed on the eastern side. the waters around this island are considered a marine sanctuary. 

Info on transport: Boats can be hired either from Gasan or Buenavista. We were charged P1,000 for the trip covering Gaspar Island.B oating around the other islands of Melchor and Balthazar would cost extra.

10 comments:

lino said...

hi oggie, nice series... ilang seconds exposure nung first pic? ganda...
hoonga pala, we wento to bora last week on aseair flight and saw their inflight mag where yours is the cover, congrats! :) sana magkaganun din ako... hehehe

lagal[og] said...

thanks lino. i wish i exposed longer for the first pic but i forgot to bring my shutter release cable so it's just 30 sec. i did some shadow recovery to lighten up and approximate an exposure equivalent of around 1-1 1/2 minutes.

talaga? seair still circulates the issue with the cover i shot? thanks for the kind words. i guess i got a lucky break. watch out for the borongan feature next month. i was assigned to shoot for it kasi.

Allan Barredo said...

only crazy photogs have those weird demands on time hehehe.

I guess i'm a lunatic :D, maybe the 3 of us are hahaha

Sidney said...

The second picture is my favorite...looks very mysterious with the mountain in the distance...

Lawstude said...

both photos are great. parang magkaibang place ang pinagkuhanan kasi magkaiba ng sky. pero ganun naman talaga eh, the same sky can change in a matter of minutes. great job again idol.

the donG said...

"the boatman we contracted for the trip may have found it hard to believe why any visitor would like to go there at 4am."

>>> tama oggie. sa mata ng marami kasi karaniwan na lang ang sunrise or sunset. pero sa mga photographers ito ang oras na kung saan pinakamgandang tingnan ang mundo.

ganda ng unang shot. nag island hopping pa pala kayo doon.

lagal[og] said...

bai allan, onga eh. i think we three are buangs, hehehe

sidney, the mountain on the background is mt. malindig, marinduque's highest peak. the other one is elefante or elephant island. it is one of my favorites in the set.

oman, sinabi mo pa. bilis magbago ng sky colors. matter of minutes lang.

dom, sarap magshoot kahit puyat pag ganito kaganda :)

ToNeTTe said...

ogs, i kept going over and over and over your photos. Ganda kaayo! :-)

I'm sure the looong holiday break will find you taking pictures of the feel and taste of christmas wherever your feet will take you. :-)

ingat and keep up the gorgeous photos.

lagal[og] said...

hi tonette! hahaha, daghan salamat. naku, you read my mind there. i would want to do a countdown to Christmas before flying off somewhere south. ingat and keep in touch!

aircraft charter said...

wow!!! i love the sceneries! so calming. i wish to go there and take photographs :)

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