I was busy wondering out looking for somewhere to capture sunrise and during that day someone chatted me on facebook inviting me to shoot sunrise and we ended up at loakan airport. I was not suppose to join them because I was thinking are there any good foreground at the airport? but I still join them because its my first time.
Now that we are at the airport looking for a simple foreground and I saw some leading lines going straight at the end of the airport and a beautiful sky. I took some shot until I get the right exposure for the sky and the foreground and combining them in photoshop to make one beautiful image.l
Yesterday I was planning to go out scouting some good places for my sunrise shoot but I did not go because we arrive late and I am not too familiar with the place. I was thinking I might get lost so I just woke up early in the morning and go scouting. I was looking for a good place and foreground but I can’t find any but I still took some shot. r
In the afternoon I still had hope to capture some good light so while waiting for the sunset, the sky is getting dark and starts raining and I’m not able to capture sunset. The next morning the sky is cloudy and the sun was covered with clouds so again I had no chance capturing sunrise but I was thankful my first sunrise shoot was good. “I need to practice my english”.
First of all this was my first time shooting landscape in mountain province. While travelling to sadanga I can see that there are a lot of good places to shoot sunrise and sunset, You can see fogs moving over the mountains everywhere, you can pass by the half tunnel and reach the highest point or highest road you will pass by a car.
During the cold season the highest point or nearby places, the temperature will drop to 6 or 8 degrees celcius or lower, it is very cold. I have been to the place during my younger years, wearing jacket or sweater is not enough specially when windy.
Sadanga is a good place to live with good people, as you can see in the image and during my younger years they never renovate their houses until now and they are rich in food, they have rice, meat or what they call “wat-wat” which is the common food they eat, so when you visit their village and join their occasions expect now they will give you “wat-wat” to eat. v
Its been a long time that I did not post here, I am so busy for the whole month of may but today I am happy to go out again and take some shots at burnham park. I want this blog to be active that is why I am looking for ways and patiently going out to take some landscape shots and post it.r d
Last night I set my alarm clock to 4am but I woke up 5am and I look at my window to see the sky if it is good for sunrise shoot so I rush to burnham park hoping to have a colorful sunrise but when I got there it is not. I waited for more than 30 minutes still hoping to have a good sunrise but nothing happens.
Today I visited again the burnham lake for the second time to shoot the sunrise. I got there 5:30 am and it was a bit misty, I’ve waited for a good light to come out but did not happen the sun was covered with clouds so I just took a snapshot of the misty lake. d
I don’t have the best sunrise shoot at the burnham lake yet that is why I always go back to capture hoping to get one best shot. My goal is to capture a beautiful one or two but today it was just a bit misty sunrise.s
Finally I made it to the top of mount ulap for the first. It was very tiring going up and down from the mountain but I enjoyed. As you can see in the image it is a grass land where you can only see few trees.
I think the best time to start the hike is 4 or 5am its early and a bit cold and another reason to start early is the temperature, it is cold in the morning but after 4 or 5 hours of walk you will feel the hot temperature especially if there is no clouds covering the sun but don’t worry there is also a fresh cold air coming when you start hiking down the mountain until the last trail.
You will need a lot of water because I know you will get dehydrated and your body heat will increase, bring a 2 liters of water or more and… I forgot to say eat your breakfast before the hike or else you will feel dizzy during the hike.
If you are a landscape photographer and want to shoot sunrise I think you need to start the hike at 4am and try to reach the first peak so that you will get the best shot of the sunrise with no trees covering the view. c
It was my first time to visit the burnham lake this year in the morning to shoot the sunrise. I woke up 4:30 in the morning and I look at the window and I saw that it was cloudy so I am thinking if I am going to shoot sunrise or not. There are chances that if it is cloudy there will be a good light or good sunrise base from my experience 2 years ago so I went to the lake but it is still cloudy so I am thinking its gonna be a boring sunrise as you can see in the image.
You don’t really know what is going to happen in the future, I am expecting to have a good light for the sunrise this morning but it didn’t happen it is still cloudy.b
Anyway the temperature of baguio now is rising its becoming hotter and hotter, for the lowland people it might be still cold for you but for us here in baguio it is so freakin’ hot, oh my goodness you are sweating all day and all night, the hot season starts.