Sunday, January 5, 2014

Interesting Landscapes With Cloud Formations

Interesting Landscapes With Cloud Formations
A Collection Of Photos From Various Destinations In The Philippines

Clouds, some of the most regular accessories of the skies, I say accessories because they adorned our skies in whatever season. Makes up for what would have been an empty and plain cloudless horizon.

 Gone fishing in Siquijor
San Juan Beach, Poblacion
Municipality of San Juan, Siquijor

As a budding landscape photographer, we develop the habit of checking the weather, gauging the possibility of rain by the drifting clouds and how much shadow it can cast over the landscape. I have to admit, I have become a sort of weather forecaster especially if I am on a travel adventure trip. I have mentioned this before, that taking landscape photographs in midday while the sun is high up is not a very ideal situation, because the shadows are pooled where the interesting details would have been causing most of the photos to look flat, it can’t be help sometimes that when on the road, you don’t have much time to wait for the sunset or the late afternoon or early morning, I can only be in a certain place at a certain limited time. As is, for the most part I have to make do, the only salvation I get as always are the clouds, especially the ones that carry rain, brooding and looming darkly above the horizon. Not only do clouds make a landscape photo more interesting, it adds character to it and also diffuses the direct sunlight that would have otherwise render the photos flat. 

I started out actually discarding most travel and landscape photos that has heavy clouds on it, amongst hundreds of photographs that I get to bring home every time, I have to choose those that would support my travel stories and articles. This time as a way for me to look back to all the places I have been in this beautiful tropical country of the Philippines, as one that is always besieged by inclement weather, typhoons and weather calamities, I am sharing these photographs, some for the first time while others had already been posted. I want to show that brooding clouds and ominous rains aren’t always a bad news, especially for photography enthusiast like me; in fact they probably are what I needed to make my photographs more compelling and one that tells a story.

Walk in the Aguid Rice Terraces
Municipality of Sagada, Mountain Province

Cold Sunset
San Juan Beach, Siquijor

Dumaguete Morning Sun
Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City

Chased By The Rain
Helicopter Island, Bacuit Archipelago
Municipality of El Nido, Palawan

Blessed Sunday
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Cebu City

Soar High Under The Brooding Sky
Municipality Of Baler, Aurora

A Giant's Morning Fire
Gigante Norte, Gigantes Group of Islands
Municipality of Carles, Iloilo

Rain Clouds Over The Beach
Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol

The Misty Gateway
Balingoan Port
Municipality of Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

Haze Over The Island Born Of Fire
Camiguin Island, Camiguin

Fire To The Rain
Patar Beach
Municipality of Bolinao, Pangasinan

Light Rays Over Sombrero Island
Trekking Mt Gulogod Baboy
Municipality of Mabini, Batangas

- More Photos in part 2

Francis Balgos is a Call Center Agent, Weekend Travel Warrior, Amateur Spelunker, Sometime Surfer, Newbie Mountain Climber, Photography Enthusiast, Certified Beach Bum, A first born son, Faithful lover, True Explorer...

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  1. wow!!! love love your skies shots!


  2. Its godlike!!!!
    You have a real Talan in photography, amazing. Very good post, reading it and looking at your work, I received a lot of fun)
    Richard Brown dataroom


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