Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Catching up in Miag-ao and Nagarao

It's been awhile since I last went out of town.I  haven't really shot anything much after December's Biliran trip and January's Caracol. I've been shooting for the office's simple photo requirements (something to thank the heavens for) but not nature shots which I crave for. I was really looking forward to our Taal town shoot but the weather didn't allow us to proceed so this Miag-ao-Nagarao trip, no matter how short, was really something I was looking forward to.

it's an opportunity to catch up with my buddy, ferdz, and to meet up with a fellow mountaineer, erick d. who's already a regular chat-mate on ym. people close to me knows i'm a lonely planet-kind of shooter. but i don't really mind travel companions as long as we click together. and i'd like to believe our motley group was a hit on the get-go. these two braved my corniest jokes so i'd like to think we all enjoyed the trip (correct me if i'm wrong guys). i find it funny that on my next upcoming trip, i would be travelling with another new travel companion but i think it's an opportunity to expand my circle of friends, and also to share whatever i know. i'm a stubborn, hard-headed fellow who at times, would rather travel solo, so i find it a blessing to have these friends. thanks ferdz, it's always a pleasure traveling with you. and thanks erick for putting up with my jokes. image detail: wicker baskets used for catching/containing fish found in nagarao island, guimaras


Anonymous said...

love the composition on this shot ogs, simple but effective... minsan siguro dapat makasama rin ako sa inyo ni ferdz, God willing mangyayarin yan, hehehe.
love the nighshot nga pala on miag-ao, ganda talaga ng architecture ng church na yun no? babalik ulet ako sa ilo-ilo, pinangako ko yan sa sarili ko... hehehe.

lagal[og] said...

thanks lino! hamo, one day soon, we would be able to gettogether and shoot :-) and yeah, i'd also go back to panay island soon to explore more. God bless bro!

Sidney said...

I agree with Lino.Well composed shot. You managed to make something beautiful out of a simple subject.

I don't like shooting with other photographers. I tend to be influenced too much by what they are shooting. I tend to take the same images of what other people are photographing.

lagal[og] said...

thanks sidney! coming from you, i really, really take the comment to heart. as to simple subjects, i really like simplicity in themes and composition. i'd take something complicated and break it down to something simpler :-)

i guess we're alike in that respect that we prefer shooting alone as we can be influenced by the others. but i also come to love the group dynamics and am teaching myself to look for something different than that of my companions'.

eric said...

I really like the new layout, and as always, your photos are so stunning.

Your photo of Palawan below stirred some very old and deep feelings from my childhood - "Hmmm, I'd REALLY like to fish there!"

It also looks like a great place to paddle a kayak. Is it?

lagal[og] said...

thanks eric. glad you liked the new look.

regarding palawan, it's a kayaker's paradise. i really mean it. if i had a kayak during our trip, would've loved to kayak from island to island but i would literally run out of vacation days as there are over 1,700 islands in palawan province. it's really a beautiful place thankfully relatively untouched by modernity.

Anonymous said...

nice shot oggie. Its good to be outdoors and I'm glad to know you share those times with friends. I'm sure it was fun.

lagal[og] said...

hi leah! i know what you mean. i can't stay cooped up for long. even just getting out of town and breathing in the fresh air is a treat :-) i hope my friends enjoyed the trip as well despite my very corny jokes hahahaha. if you get to travel with me, you'll understand why, hahahaha.

Erick said...

the jokes of oggie are all winner!

lagal[og] said...

hahaha, erick, sa miag-ao ang pangalan ko 'ata dapat awww!ggie, hehehe


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