To capture a Beautiful Sea Sunset in The Philippines
The Southern Philippines has been a no go area in travel for many years. Sea sunsets are beautiful the world over, and beautiful sunsets in the Southern Philippines are no different.
Facts from behind the lens of this photograph:
The Story behind the photograph
These “piers” are actually wooden walkways built by restaurant owners. At both ends there is a circular area for seating that overlooks the bay.
The area during the day is nothing special visually. There is no beach, only rocks that many locals go out shell-fishing in. Moreover, there’s quite a bit of debris located around the area from a lack of waste management.
But in the evening the shallow sea water becomes quite still, reflecting light beautifully. I never really expected to this here. Nearly always camera in hand, on this occasion I was very glad of that characteristic.
I was now distracted with capturing this beautiful sea sunset!
I didn’t have a tripod. And, there was a man to the right slowly approaching in the water as he went looking for shell-fish. I had to act quickly to capture the stillness of the water.
Balancing my camera on the wooden railing in the restaurant was the only option, but that was a difficult task too. The walkway constantly bounced up and down from waiters and patrons walking along it in a seemingly never-ending parade.
Eventually I just set the timer on my camera and let it rip mere minutes before the fisherman came into view. This was the only photograph that came out without any camera shake. Objective complete, I then had to make up for my obsessive behavior and have a fine sea food dinner over a beautiful sunset.
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