Weekly Photo Challenge: Down


It’s when I looked down–from the top–that I saw how beautiful the world truly is, and it’s when I looked up–from the ground–that I understood where I came from. I owe the mountains for teaching me that life lesson.


Mt. Maculot, Batangas
Mt. Manalmon, Bulacan
Lignon Hill, Albay

 

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  1. siggiofmaine says:

    I love these photos and your caption to go along with them. Thank you for sharing all.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine,
    http://www.siggiofmaine.wordpress.com

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      You’re welcome, Siggi.

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  2. writingwildy says:

    Sonny, WOW! Awesome. And I thought I had a view from Mt Si at 4,000 ft. These are beautiful pictures and I thank you for sharing. I wish I could still hike. My sons have climbed Mt Rainer and one son has done almost all the big ones in Wash and some in Ore. I have done some great hikes up in the mountains and there is just something so beautiful about being up there. The funny thing is I have always been afraid to fly. THe hikes helped that. I even took a small heli on a stormy day to the top of Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska to drive a dog sled. Wow up there it was just amazing. You sharing these pics helps me “see myself up there” I can feel the excitement you feel looking out and the amazing feeling of the accomplishment of making it to the top! Again thank you so much.
    writingwildly
    Ps when you get to the top of Mt Si and look over the valley you look out and you can see Mt Rainer and it looks like a ice cream cone.lol It is beautiful!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      I just saw Mt. Si which located in North Bend, Washington with a vertical elevation change of about 3700 feet. How I wish I could climb that mountain too. Like you, my fear of heights was erased from system when I made through the summit — first time. Since then, I fell in love with being up there and see all these amazing views. Views that are only seen up the mountains. My climbing experience changed my life I tell you. I owe the mountains a lot for all the invaluable lessons they taught me.

      Thank you for introducing me to see. I think, she’ll be my concubine in the west from now on. 🙂 See, I consider these giants as my concubines for some reason.

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      1. writingwildy says:

        Thank you for sharing Sony, it most definitely changed my life. I made it up there 4 or 5 times and it changed something in me. You are so right being up there changed the view on my perspective of life also. I miss not being able to do it . But I am now doing it thru you. Thank you.

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  3. siggiofmaine says:

    I posted my “Down” photo at
    http://www.siggiofmaine.wordpress.com

    Peace
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      I saw it Siggi. Thanks for sharing it because I like it. 🙂

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  4. Beautiful scenery indeed!

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  5. Sunshine says:

    Thank you for sharing your life lesson from the mountain.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      You are welcome, Sunshine. It’s my pleasure.

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  6. Great use of “Down”. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thank you for the nice words!

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  7. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful and meaningful post, Sony. Though I love them all, it is the very first picture that is my favorite and I believe most reflects your sentiment. A wonderful and fitting tribute to the majestic mountains. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      That’s my favorite too. There’s more to those mountains than what meets the eye. You certainly know that because I see that you’ve been to the mountains too.

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  8. cocomino says:

    How beautiful. Just breathtaking.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      More so when you’re actually up there. Thank you, my friend!

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  9. Stunning views and an Insightful post. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Addie says:

    Lignon Hill. Been there! More fun in the Philippines! 😀

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Glad to know that, Addie. Are you from Bicol?

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      1. Addie says:

        Yes. Catanduanes. Do you surf? If so, then Baras is the place to be.

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      2. Sony Fugaban says:

        Surfing sounds so much fun but I don’t. I would want to dry that though. Thanks for the info. I will be going to Bicol (CamSur and Sorsogon for the butanding’s’) this holy week. I hope I can put Baras on my IT as a side trip.

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  11. rommel says:

    HU-WOoOW! This is exactly why I envy you.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      The feeling is mutual. 🙂

      I’ve seen your latest post, Rom, and I was astonished with Sevilla’s beauty.

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  12. cobbies69 says:

    Fab photo’s, great post..;)

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Fab sounds nice to me this time. Thanks, Cob!

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  13. eof737 says:

    Awesome shots… spectacular actually. 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thank you very much, Elizabeth. Like the rest of the bloggers here, your words are like coffee in the morning. It perks me up!

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  14. Northern Narratives says:

    So very beautiful photos. Great post.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      So do yours. Thank you!

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  15. Amazing photos for “down”! Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads ~ Henry David Thoreau

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      The quote is inspiring. Thanks for sharing it here!

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      1. You are so welcome Sony! I love that quote, especially for photographers. As well as mountin climbers 🙂

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  16. izzyo6527 says:

    Your pictures are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing them. I would like to visit the Philippines some day so I can enjoy some of those views firsthand. I really like Mt. Maculot, Batangas.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Mt. Maculot is a real charm. Some mountaineers in the country says the view at the rockies (found near the highest peak of the mountain) makes them feel like they are in the middle earth.

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  17. jakesprinter says:

    Great entry for the challenge

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  18. Judy says:

    great photos! Beautiful places!

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  19. willofheart says:

    Philippines has lot to offer, and the photo’s are all great… by the way can I reblog some of your post?

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Sure! It’ll be a pleasure …

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  20. john tugano says:

    grabe sa pagka scenic ng Mt. maculot..I was astounded.=)

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      I tell you di lang sa picture, bro.

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  21. You made me see places that I may never physically see but through you images, in a way, I felt that I was there myself. Beautiful. enchanting, breathtaking…..like a dream, only it is so real. Thanks for sharing you wonderful adventures….

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      The pleasure is mine, bro. Thanks for the cup of coffee!

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  22. nelson RN says:

    Oh my… stunning landscapes! excellent shots, bro!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Thanks, bro, for another this another cup of coffee!

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  23. 2e0mca says:

    Very nice views looking down from high places 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Indeed. These are the kind of views that can only be captured up up the mountains.

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  24. I love the picture of Lignon Hill. All the fields laid out in such orderly green-ness below!

    Writing from the Edge

    http://lorely-writingfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2012/02/picture-it-in-your-own-words-down-2.html

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Yeah, the greens. I have a thing with greens that I always make sure to have one picture of it from places I go to.

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  25. The second image – Mt.Maculot – Batangus, is beautiful.
    The color of the water is breathtaking. Fabulous entry for “Down”.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      ISADORA, I wish I could take you there. Like I said earlier, some mountaineers in the country say that being in that mountain is like being in the center of the earth.

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