Cordillera Mountains – Ampucao Road

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This shot was taken at ampucao road. I was walking around the place and saw some pretty good spot for sunrise shoot. I’ve never tried to shoot sunrise here so I am hoping to visit someday.

Today I just walk around and scout the place for my future sunrise image. Hopefully. After this shot I went to visit mount ulap, I remember it was so hot and I only got one bottle of water I drank the water and was not enough. During the hike there was a store where you can buy water so I bought two more bottles and again it was not enough so I fill up my bottle and continue the hike.

Because I saw the first store I just thought it was the end but not yet. I need to walk 1 or more 2 hours until I reach the end by that time my legs are shaking and very very very… very tired all I wanted to do is sleep and just finish the hike after I wake up but I cannot do that. After a long hours of walk finally I reach the end.c

 

Mount Yangbew Adventure

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First of all the mountain is not too high to hike, when you visit the mountain it will just take you less than 30 minutes of hike. During my first visit to the mountain I was so tired maybe because it was my first time but its true it was so tiring and my legs are shaking but when you reach the summit its like you have won million dollars of cash thats how I felt when I reach the summit.

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On my social media accounts I was ask some questions about mount yangbew. I cannot answer everything on my social media. I will answer it on my blog and I will only answer some important questions that you need to know.

  1. Where was mount yangbew located? My answer to this question is “google it”. Just kidding! The mountain is located at tawang la trinidad benguet it is called mt jumbo but the real name is yangbew. Along the road you will see signs that you need to follow directing to the main entrance of the mountain. From there you will see a sign again going up to the mountain that is the start of the hike.
  2. How much is the transportation fee? From baguio to tawang la trinidad it will cost you 17 pesos if you will ride a jeepney but if you want to ride a taxi it will cost you more than 100 pesos but I suggest choose jeepney because its cheaper.IMG_9035
  3. How about the entrance fee, how much it cost? During my first visit to the mountain it is free I got nothing to pay but now there is a fee of 35 pesos and 25 for the students I am not sure of the fees anymore because its been a year that I never visited.IMG_3828
  4. What to bring? In this 20 minutes hike you don’t need to bring a lot of things just bring with you 1 liter of water, extra clothes if you need it and the most important to bring is a camera, a phone camera or dslr. Take a picture of your adventure, take some shots of sunrise and sunset and I forgot bring umbrella to cover you from rain and sun. s

 

A place that will inspire you to visit mount yangbew

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Its been a year that I never visited mount yangbew, one of the mountain where I practice landscape photography, a place where I capture my simple sunrise image in 2015, from that year until 2016 I spend capturing images of sunrise, sunset and milky way but I never posted some of my shots on social medias.s

Now I’m gonna post one of the image I took last year march 2016. During that time there are too many hikers and wondering how can I take the shot with no people in the image. I spend a couple of minutes to wait for the people to get out from the place or area where I am standing. Of course I am not the guy that can tell to the people “get the hell out from the moutain” haha I CANT do that. d

After a very very very… very long tiring wait now there are no people around me or at the area where I set up my camera. I took the image above and that is where it was born.

Mount ulap adventure / My first visit

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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

Mount kalugong sunset

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This mountain is one of the most visited place at tawang la trinidad. When you go inside there is a 50 pesos entrance fee and you can walk around or even stay for the whole day, you can also set up camp and spend the night. There is also a restaurant inside where you can eat your lunch or you snack.

The image you see above is one of my sunset shot during our visit to the place. The place place where I took the image was just below the restaurant, on the left side of the image that is la trinidad.p f

We spend an hour waiting for a good light to come up and boom I was able to capture the best light color of the sunset during that time.

The clouds is crawling, scene at mount yangbew

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This was the shot that I took at the summit of mount yangbew. The cloud is moving to the left until the moutains were all covered with clouds. t h

Timelapse is better in capturing this kind of scene or by using ND filters to smooth the clouds. During that time I don’t have nd filters and I don’t know how to edit timelapse so I just took a handheld snapshot.

Mount Yangbew Sunrise

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Today is february, time was just too fast its like yesterday was a minute ago. Still my plan this year is to travel until forever. I’ve got so much left that I want to do that I did not do last year I need to finish the race and story that I started. d a

I remember when I first hike this mountain I was like I’m on top of mount pulag but you cannot see a sea of clouds. You can only see la trinidad and baguio city.

I love how I took the shot here I like the green grass and rocks, when you go to the rocks you can see some beautiful foregrounds and find your own composition for your photography. This is a place where you can see the milky way because  it is very dark, the milky way is very visible to the eye.

The view of baguio city from mount cabuyao

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I was so lucky to capture the city of baguio. I took the shot from mount cabuyao. The sky was not that good but I love the image.

This is not the whole city of baguio the image is only half of the city.

I got some amazing shots last November at sunrise but this is my favorite one. As you can see at the background it looks white because that time it was foggy and cloudy at the background I am happy that I took some snap and be able to share it with everyone.

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Back to sablan benguet

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Sablan is my home for sunset photography. The view is looking east where you can see la union province. I was fell in love with the colors of the sunset, the sky is stunning with beautiful golden colors. I am so lucky to capture the sunburst because the burst during that time fades quickly.

To those of you who are planning to visit sablan, go to the view deck where you can see somthing like the image above. I took the image almost 100 meters aways from sablan view deck but you don’t need to get far away from the view deck to see a better view.

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