Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Boracay: A Tale of Two Sunsets

I gravitate towards the mountains more than the sea which probably explains why I never really yearned much for Boracay.  Funny that I've gone to other places for assignments but never to this much-written and much-talked about island until very recently.
My assignment was just two and a half days long but it was enough for me to see two different moods, two different sunsets.  Both are beautiful in their own way.  Boracay is postcard-pretty to begin with, in whatever weather, though blue skies, a blindingly white beach and the clear, turquoise waters hold a natural attraction for visitors.
Call it a byproduct of climate change, January is supposed to be all-sunny and fair with a guarantee of good, if not great sunsets but it was raining and sunny, then rainy again the afternoon I arrived.  But landscapists learn how to deal with whatever weather nature provides us with, good or stormy. 
In theory, there is no such thing as bad weather as nature's moods gives the viewer (and the photographer) a chance to see the place in a different light.  One more good thing about welcoming the rains is the clean, glistening skies and seashore that follows the day after, kind of akin to what the popular expression says about having glorious sunshine after the rains. More on a landlubber's take on Boracay in my next post.

8 comments:

Jocas A. See said...

"In theory, there is no such thing as bad weather as nature's moods gives the viewer (and the photographer) a chance to see the place in a different light."

Actually bro, it's not a theory at all...
"And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good..." - Genesis 1:31

Photo Cache said...

While I like both water and mountains, like you I am more to opt for a day in the mountains than a day at the beach. Mostly because our beaches here in NorCal are way too cold.

lagal[og] said...

Bro, no truer words said :D I guess there's a rhyme and reason for everything.

Photo Cache, I also like going to the seashore and admiring the view, it's just that I have a stronger affinity for the mountains, dunno :D thanks for visiting again :D

witsandnuts said...

The first photo is sooooo amazing!

Sidney said...

The first one is also my favorite !
Wonderful !

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Rain or shine, hail or snow, a great photographer like you will always find a great scene to capture.

Lantaw said...

beautiful sunset pics bai! boracay never fails to give such amazing sunsets

lagalog said...

Thanks WitsAndNuts, JP, Sidney and Allan :D

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