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A Little Photo Shoot at Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, Marinduque

Marinduque, Photography By March 24, 2012 Tags: , , No Comments

For fun, we did a little photo shoot during our stay at the island. Here are some of my favorite photos.

I came up with most of the concepts, described to H how I wanted or would like it to be done, and he took the shots. If there was something he did not get, I would get the camera and show him how I wanted it to look. All the photos were shot in RAW because I love to shoot RAW. I also did the post processing.

Of course some of them were surprising. It always amazes me how an idea when acted upon can produce the most surprising results. You have something in your head, you try to concretize it, but when you are there, though you somehow have an idea how it will turn out, and actually hope it would turn out the way you hoped it would be and yet hope it would come out better; in the end, it’s still always a “shot in the dark.”

A look in a particular direction, a particular tilt of the head, a hint of a smile or even a big, happy smile, little things that make the difference. A ray of light on this side, or that side, or on this particular detail. Little things that make or break it.

I’m not a photographer really. I’m not a model either. I just happen to like nice photos.




Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, March 2012 – Part I

Marinduque By March 21, 2012 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

Though it would seem that we went on an expensive trip, if we will only base on the published rates, our recent trip to Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa, was not as exorbitant as it appeared to be.

One of our friends disliked air travel so we opted for land and sea travel.

We left Manila Thursday, at ten in the evening and had two stop overs: first at the the Shell station in the SLEX to meet with the two other families going on the trip with us; and second, at the Villa Escudero McDonalds in Tiaong, Quezon for a late dinner and early breakfast rolled into one.

We hitched a ride with a couple friend to the Dalahican port in Lucena City, where we left the cars in the parking lot and boarded the ro-ro to Balanacan port in Mogpog, Marinduque.

Waiting for the ro-ro, in Dalahican port. Photo by H

Sunrise over the Philippine Sea, crossing Tayabas Bay, photo by H