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Sky, shadows and the sea

Quinawan Monochrome

Quinawan Point, Bataan

I decided to add a new category on this blog that would focus more on how the shots were taken and other technicalities.

Tech Data: Olympus C750 UZ (Semi-SLR), Handheld, Aperture Priority, 1/500 shutterspeed, f/6.3 Aperture, ISO 100, White Balance set at Manual, Tokina Circular Polarizer, Cokin Gradual Grey Medium (ND4) Filter

This was shot in Quinawan Bataan, I thought the two bamboo pillars looked picturesque with the human silhouettes and grass blades from afar. The tricky parts in shooting this landscapes with the lightsource in front is evening out the foreground and the sky. If you focus on the sky the foreground/ land becomes darker and becomes shadow, but if you shoot the foreground the sky would overexpose and blow up the highlights leaving the sky dull. To even out the sky I focused and metered on the foreground to keep its detail, used a Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter on the sky to reveal its color.

Post-processing done in photoshop was to colorize it in Hue/Saturazion for the Sepia look, which I think was more appropriate for the picture. Below is the original raw picture out of the camera.

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Quinawan Brothers

Brothers

Brothers

Brothers

By the beach on a carabao’s back

I saw these kids on board a Carabao by the beach in Quinawan, Bataan. It’s not often I get to see one by the beach and to add to that these two kids riding it.

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Bataan’s best kept secret

Stretch of white sand beach at Quinawan Point

Stretch of white sand beach at Quinawan Point

I didn’t know Bataan has so much to offer beyond the Mount Samat and Tarak Mariveles mountain range as well as its historical markers. Last week, I got a chance to explore an off-the-beaten path destination, known only to local explorers and mountain bikers of Bataan. Thanks for the invitation from my friend M at Total and his wacko of a group of budding explorers from his office led by a member of Bataan Trailriders and Boss J from their Bataan Terminal office.

Trek to the China Seas

Amazing view of the South China Seas and cliffs during the trek to Quinawan Point

After at least 3 hours drive to Bataan, we were shuttled of to another vehicle and drove less than a couple of hours to our jump-off point in Bagac. Unfortunately I can’t tell you where this place is since most of the trail we passed by here are Private Property. But not to worry I will tell you how to get to our end destination by another means.

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