we found this little chick on the ground and away from curios kittens from the neighborhood. we placed him on a mini nest we built and placed close to the birdhouse hoping the mommy bird will rescue him. hopefully he survived…
we took a trip to the devils tower to see the magnificent display. we learned that the tower is also sacred to the indians and you can spot at the bottom of the tower hanging by the trees surrounding the base are prayer flags and offerings. they are quiet small and rarely noticeable until you really look for them. here are some of the ones we found along the base.
these are more pictures taken of niludhan falls, located in Sitio Niludhan, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
shooting falls like this is very challenging. the greatest challenge is how to keep your lens dry. as we were going down to the foot of the falls, we were very excited because of the grandeur of nature right in front of us. But when we positioning to take pictures, mist is blown everywhere. It is difficult to get a shot with the lens dry. Waited for a gap in the wind, but still not long enough to get a shot. Looked at different positions and locations, but to no avail. Finally had to retreat a little further from the falls to get a decent shot long enough with dry lens.
Thus, lesson learned. When photographing waterfalls, or anything of similar nature, keep in mind that lens could get wet. So either, bring an umbrella(hehe, don’t know if it would work), shoot at a distance, or use waterproof gear (unfortunately, ours wasn’t).
Here is the link to our first post on niludhan falls.
In one of our trips back home from Dumaguete City, we spotted a beautiful sunset going down and had to look for an opening by the side of the road fast. This one was by the curvy roads just before the main town of Siaton. There’s a nice valley at the bottom but to find a spot to park is dangerous, but this time, we risked it. To add to the challenge, it was windy due to high ground and it started to drizzle. So we had to hurry and try not to get our cameras wet.
This shot is the only useable one from that stop. it is zoomed all the way to 200mm and had to lean to the railings by the side of the road for stability. I like it.