Panguil Bay – Mukas Mangroove

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Advertisements

Photography 101: Water

At the mention of water, my mind goes to this place — Mambukal Mountain Resort, Negros Island, Philippines. It’s a place where the Negrenses and tourists alike  rejuvenate one’s spirit and get in touch with Mother Nature. There is so much water here. According to our tourist guide, a big mountain stream descends in a series…

#50 Mangroove trees

I used to dislike these trees when I was in grade school; they looked weird growing in muddy waters. However, my perspective changed when Mrs. Gonzaga, my high school Biology teacher, took my class to a section of Panguil Bay; she allowed us to observe marine bio-diversity. I’ve learned that a mangrove garden played a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

The Philippines has lots of breathtaking waterfalls. Most are hidden by forest vegetation and steep ravines; their roaring invitation often quickens heartbeats and brings the excitement up a notch. Moreover, they cast their mesmerizing charm on anyone who views their natural beauty. You just couldn’t stop yourself from exclaiming ahhh…awww…owww…ohhh… like the people who’s been to one of the seven waterfalls in…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

“Only in La Castellana you could get a perfect view of Mount Kanlaon,” declared my hubby Harry. “If you photograph it in other towns, you wouldn’t be able to capture it at its best.” “…and you don’t have to climb it to commune with nature,” he added. “Besides, no one goes up there without a permit.” “Why?” I…

Scenes at the Panguil Bay

Stratocumulus clouds hover over Ozamiz City and on Mount Malindang … no need to worry on rain for somehow the Panguil Bay seems calm. I don’t know if some passengers of the barge ever bother to admire the beauty of this area… I do. Most people living in the coastal towns surrounding this bay don’t…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot

I never imagined getting stuck in a sea of sand but it did happen… not once or twice but dozen times. Well, I guess that is inevitable when working in a site office at the outskirts of Manama, Bahrain. Although the weather forecast says that the temperature is 39°C, it feels more like 45°C and…