My one year of blogging
Its been a year since I started blogging. I wanna say thank you guys for all the comments, likes and visits. It really encourages me to write more and share it with you.
Today I am happy because I made it for one year, I know blogging is not easy but I believe that someday I will get hundreds and thousands of views. I just made a photo collage with some of my landscape images from my one year of blogging and some of them are on the images page.
As a photographer I am really enjoying taking pictures with a beautiful view like the picture you see above. 100 meters before I got to this location I am happy because I saw a beautiful view but while I am approaching I saw something that I didn’t like to see in my image, I saw a house below but I still took images because the sky is stunningly beautiful.
As I look back again with my image the house below did a good part in the image. I was thinking what will be my foreground if there is no house below? A plant? or a flower maybe? I think the house was just ok as a foreground it looks simple and beautiful.a
One of my dream in shooting landscapes is shooting moving clouds over mountains I tried it out and here is the image I got.f
Because of lack of gears like the nd filter or dark filter I waited until evening just to shoot fog or the clouds.
The neutral density filter is a dark filter use in shooting at daylight with a long exposure. You cannot use nd filters at night you can only use the filter at daylight or before it gets dark. Try using the nd filter and compare it to the image without the filter, the effect has big difference,.. without using the filter the image looks boring but using the filter the image looks more dramatic. d
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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
I am looking back through some of my recent photos to find something to share and find this one shot at minesview park during sunrise.
This shot was very difficult for me to take I’ll have to take two exposures and combine them, thy sky and the mountains was very beautiful even though I don’t like to see the houses in the frame I’ve got nothing to do but to include them on the frame.
My shot before this shot was the best one the colors were at their strongest a couple of minutes ago, I am so happy I was able to capture this scene even though the colors are simple but still love the image.a
This was the summit of mount yangbew. This people are walking around to see the beauty of the mountain. a
If you cannot make it to the summit of mount pulag, why not try mount yangbew? It is only 20 minutes walk and you are at the summit.
This image was taken after the sun rises that is why it has no golden colors in the sky. I manage to capture some beautiful scenes at the place, and this is one of my favorite. I love the flowers in the foreground and rock and the sky. e
I was planning to shoot this scene with me standing on top of the rock but when I went there I saw that its hard to climb and dangerous. re
I am back at minesview park after 1 or 2 months of not visiting. The weather is good it is not raining anymore but it is still cold. The sunrise is not good to shoot but I still capture it because that is the only reason I visited.
This past few days it is a clear blue sky so I am thinking the sunrise today is also a clear sky so when I got to minesview park it happened with only few clouds. a