Thursday, January 19, 2012

Puerto Galera | A Crowd Magnet Fire Dancing


PUERTO GALERA | A Crowd Magnet Fire Dancing
The Best of Fire Dancing


Puerto Galera is proving to be a quick alternative by weekend tourist seeking adventures by the beach. Having that certain culture that belies having fun even before setting foot in the sands of White Beach Puerto Galera. Restaurants, Resort Hotels abound, scenic views during sunsets and coral gardens, and what I like the most, night life complete with dancing frenzy by the beach with fire dancing. 


Aside from the people partying by the beach, I like to watch the tranny comedy shows, the waiters themselves are the one's doing this. Unfortunately though, they no longer host this kind of show to attract customers, they instead stick to the fire dancing of some very flexible and and talented fire dancers I've seen. Literally its a delight to photograph, guest are milling over to to have their pictures taken with whatever cameras available from camera phones and digital camera, even a few DLSR's.
Lucky for me that I got my baby nikon D5100


It was quite a challenge to tale these pictures, as is, most of the guest milling around are only interested with having their pictures along with the dancers. So I took their pictures instead, unconsciously trying to capture the their frenzy of excitement mingled with fear of getting singed by the blazing fires.







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44 comments:

  1. loved the concept! may kuha din ako nean sa Bohol pero u had a better photo hehe

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  2. @Albert - Yung number 8, ma appreciate lang xa kung nasa tamang angle mo xa tingnan.. but its nice!

    @Wendell - San ba yan sa Bohol??? sa Panglao???

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  4. ang galinbg naman ng fire dancing. ang ganda ng photo.

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  5. Awesome photos! :D I haven't been to Puerto Galera yet, pero I hope I get to pay it a visit if not this year, then next.. :)

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  6. awww nice shots! i like to experiment with this fast movements with my photography but have not mastered it yet.. hope to try it soon.. hirap yan kuhanan e we need a good tripod and mine is not that great.. hehe love your shots!

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  7. Shocks gusto ko makakita ng nagfafire dancing sa harap ko haha at gusto ko magpapicture din :)

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  8. wow! that's an art!fire dancing 's like light writing..=)

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  9. 3rd pic for the win! So cool!

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  10. i've been to Puerto Galera twice... but that was years ago pa... di pa uso ang fire dancing... hehehe!!! this makes me wanna go back to PG... nakakamiss din ang night life dyan... ^_^

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  11. Fire dancing is so sexy! I wanna try it.

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  12. Ang astig naman nito. Last time na pumunta ako ng puerto galera wala pang ganito ngayon meron na..masasabi ko lang FIRE DANCING..MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES!

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  13. Yehey!!!!! This is a nice alternative to night beach parties in Boracay and it is way closer to our city.
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  14. Are there no girls doing it? mga barako lang kasi ang nandito sa mga pics mo eh hehe...

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  15. Fire dancing is well appreciated during night time of course. By the way, where's Puerto Galera?

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  16. Ang galing. Shutter and apperture gamit mo? Kuhang kuha lalo na yung number 8!

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  17. I've seen them so many times already (I have tons of Puerto Galera posts) but I never managed to take good pictures. How'd you do it please?

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  18. OMG! This is amazing! And you captured the moment so well.. It's not easy to take pictures at night especially without a tripod. This is a winner post.

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  19. @Edmar -- hahaha!!! few of the dancers are trannies, and the girls werent really dancing much.. it's like their on a pageant.

    @Aleah - shooting this scene is not that difficult.. I know you're using Nikon D3100, simple really.. You need to use high ISO level, this one I used ISO 2000 with my Nikon D5100, use slow shutter speeds, not too slow though that you loose the images in a blur or light.. Aperture level at F/6.3.. one more thing, no need to use tripod, you just have to stand firm.

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  20. picture taking at night has always been my problem, di ko kc alam ano iaadjust...i'll just enjoy looking at these pictures, and never been to puerto galera and seen fire dancers (where have i been?)...

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  21. Ang ganda ng mga photos! Galing! I've never been to Galera, but once I get to visit the island I'll make sure to find these awesome fire dancers. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. wow, nicely captured shots for the fire dance. Great skills as well.

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  23. ang ganda talaga ng mga cam nyo. ganda ng mga kuha. looked like you really enjoyed the place. Yahweh bless.
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  24. Just love the fire show along the beach. I never been to Puerto Galera, one of the places I want to visit. God bless. :)

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  25. hataw!!! these are amazing shots. :D

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  26. Those shots are sick. I can't believe these guys perform the stunts that safe. Even if they're still, I just imagine what if the fire made contact to everyone. Nice job for the fire dancers.

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  27. Hey, those photos are great! what's the setting you're using capturing those fire dance. I have an entry level Nikon D3100 ^_^ teach me please..

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  28. galing! Pero is that safe? Any accident can happen. wala lang, just concerned sa mga nagpapapicture. LOL!

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  29. I've always want to try FOI pero mahirap talaga eh kaya hanga ako sa mga Fire Dancers :) Tama ba term ko? LOL

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  31. Been to Puerto Galera once. We had the best party experience. Hehe. I love the photos. Sobrang buhay! :)

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  33. these are amazing you could actually post on a ring and take a photo

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  34. ang galing ng fire dancers, what impressed me more was that interactive sila.

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  35. galing naman magkanu kaya bayad dun para maka pag pa picture ng ganun....

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  36. I saw fire dancers only on TV. I hope to see live performance soon. I prefer Puerto Galera but anywhere should do.

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  37. Grabe ang gaganda ng mga pictures. Lutang na lutang ang mga apoy na para bang sila ay may buhay.

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  38. This place is very nice! I've spent my first new year here when I was first working in Cavite. I been to White Beach with my cousin.

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