Saturday, November 22, 2008

Marinduque: Night falls over Gasan

The weather was alternating between sunny and overcast on our first day in Marinduque. Tired and craving for sleep, I was sluggish on the jeep we hired to go across the island in clockwise fashion, from Torrijos in the east down to Poctoy down south back to Pinggan in Gasan where we found our homebase in Club Marinduque. My shooting mood patterned itself after the fickle weather and thinking about it now, I could've shot more but well, Lagalog was moody and a bit brooding about the flat lighting and overcast conditions.

I wasn't really expecting much of the sunrise considering the weather and time of the year but the cloudy conditions turned out to be a blessing. The sunset and especially the night sky were to say the least, very dramatic. Having weathered the long trip going here as well as zipping through several towns in between naps in the hired jeepney, I wasn't really in the mood to shoot but these scenes are much too good to pass up. Even with the prospect of getting an hour less sleep since we were going island hopping to Gaspar at 4 the next morning.
Some notes: Jeepneys ply the route of Balanacan-Buenavista. • Jeeps can also be hired to go around the island, approx. P2,000/whole day • Tricycles can also be hired to go from town to town on special rates (haggle with the driver).

15 comments:

Allan Barredo said...

tama ka bai, its [OG] dramatic :D. partida pa yan ha, pagod hehe

The Islander said...

have nothing to do but admire always the work of your hands. fantastic as always.

can you lend me the talent or the camera perhaps. haha.

lagal[og] said...

bai, hahaha, grabe pagod nung biyahe kasi.

jp, salamat salamat salamat. suwerte rin for getting a break kasi talagang di maganda yung panahon.

Lawstude said...

di pa maganda panahon nyn ha? pano pa kaya pag maganda. ibang level na to bai. galing.

lagal[og] said...

oman, habagat season kasi kaya unpredictable yung weather. but sometimes, sinusuwerte talaga like malaki yung buwan at maulap kaya very dramatic yung night sky :D

Sidney said...

Great night shots!
Seems you guys didn't sleep much!

lagal[og] said...

thanks sidney. we were able to doze off during the land trips but you're right, we were indeed foregoing precious sleep to go sightseeing and shooting :D

the donG said...

oggie, the first photo is one of the best shot you've got. kaya ngayon hindi na ako maniniwala na nasa panahon o tyempo ang pagkuha ng magagandang pictures. nasa galing ng kumukuha ito.

two thumbs up!

lagal[og] said...

uy thanks a lot dom. naku, tinamad ako magshoot nga kaya konti lang output ko kahit itanong mo kina ferdz and allan. the day's weather was really moody. bumawi na lang nung pagabi na at kinabukasan.

how was your trip with oman? dalaw ako sa mga blog nyo tonight :)

aquamarine said...

jan ka talaga tinawag noh,coz no matter how the weather is,u still capture the views/sites perfectly..keep it up!

the donG said...

oggie, astig byahe namin sa tatlong probinsya. pumunta din kasi kami ng dingalan aurora. nagseset up kami na bumalik kasi na meet namin ang mayor. gusto nyang invite ang mga bloggers sa lugar nila.

lagal[og] said...

aquamarine, i guess so. the weather can be frustrating but as you go along, you learn to go along with it because in photo assignments, one would have to bring home keepers no matter what the weather is :D thanks for the words of encouragement :)

lagal[og] said...

dom, oh i see, grabe yung biyahe nyo, lagare :D pero productive naman

ellen said...

Creepy first pic. Looks like vampires are coming. (Sorry, I was in Twilight-mode the entire weekend.)

lagal[og] said...

ellen, napadami ata yung twilight mode moments mo kaya napapaisip ka ng creepy things, hahaha although i agree, the first image looks like something from a horror movie

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