Subtitle: “A Prelude To A Paradise Called Calaguas Island”
I’ve been an aficionado of landscape photography since I became a travel blogger for obvious reasons. Almost every photographer, pro or not, I know is drawn to it. There’s is something about landscape photography that made me addicted other than the fact that it’s a staple of being a travel photographer. Yes, I love setting my wandering feet on places less traveled by but I completely don’t mind walking up to a place—of great attractiveness—that’s been photographed a thousand times or more. Every beautiful place deserves a shoot.
My 2016 ultimate summer escapade, with my super super travel buddies (Algend, CJ, Rosh, Liz, Harry and Tayshaun) and Ms. Wonderwall, in Camarines Norte pointed out how fulfilling it is to make my own photos out of a frequently visited not to mention crowded places such as the Port Logpond in Vinzons and Calaguas Islands. The port serves as jumping-off point to Calaguas Group of Islands. I’m very proud of my birthplace that also has amazing tourist destinations. Unfortunately most of the amazing spots are yet to be developed or opened to the public. The Bicol Region is just way loaded with more stunning tourist attractions.
The stopover at the port was an attestation of how really beautiful Bicolandia is. I couldn’t stop marveling at its beauty. At this juncture my mind wandered and I was able to make my own legend of how Bicolandia got its major share of astonishing panoramas.
All the photos in this post are the most stunning scenery that I captured at Port Logpond last April 02, 2016. Thank goodness the port during that day was overcrowded. I wouldn’t have time noticing those colorful boats, lush vegetation, serene water, and the humongous fluffy clouds floating in the blue sky.
Making a photo of a place, beautiful or average and famous or not, is definitely a part of the whole photography thing. There are many good photos of Port Logpond on the internet but there’s nothing like mine. This is what landscape photography taught me. What separates my pictures from the thousands is the story behind them as well as the journey that I took to create each of the images. I went to the place. I experienced being in it. I noticed those boats, the vegetation, the water, the clouds, yet I could still admire other’s photos of the place.
So now, I simply smile whenever I see people swarming into a particular tourist spot. At the end of the day, it’s all about how I’m going to make my own photos.
Guide to Calaguas, Vinzons, Camarines Norte (sheslouisse.com)
Calaguas Island- The Way to a Paradise (jontotheworld.com)