I could never get tired of walking by the beach in the afternoon after work. In fact I look forward to what the sunset would be like that day. It’s never the same, especially when the amorphous clouds roll in to paint the sky towards the end of the day. El Nido, Palawan has been my home for almost three months and it’s one of the places in the country I wouldn’t mind staying long. When an opportunity arose to work on a project there, I grabbed it immediately. How can I say no to a place surrounded by inviting turquoise waters, dramatic karst islands and captivating sunsets almost everyday? While I go around my ways in El Nido, most of the time walking, I didn’t carry my DSLR or compact camera all the time. It was my smartphone that captured most of the everyday scenery I see, and quite recently the 13MP prowess of the Huawei Honor 6 takes center stage. Here are photos of El Nido that made me appreciate the beauty of the destination every day.
El Nido from East to West
A good bulk of my photos were taken in Corong-corong, the site where my project work is done. It’s always a nice walk since its the area in town with unobstructed view of the sunset. Most people think that El Nido only ends in the town and the islands of Bacuit Bay but the east side of the mainland is still part of El Nido municipality. Visited Sibaltan and nearby islands there as well. The images has already gone through some global processing on colors, shadow/highlight adjustments, horizon alignment and cropping.
The Honor 6
Excellent imaging is one of the big factors when I buy a smartphone. I have a history of buying phones with exceptional cameras. The Huawei Honor 6 combined with its latest EMUI 3.0 (Emotion UI) camera interface is one winning mobile photography combination. It’s impressive how fast the start-up time when opening up the camera application. The interface is IOS-ish but with added functionalities. Even the native editing is as good as installing popular Android photo editing apps. I’ll be reviewing the mobile imaging of the Honor 6 later but in the meantime check out the unboxing and key features of the smartphone at FerdziView.
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Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.