[Postcards from Manila] #304 A Magical Moment

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Bobby Wong Jr.

Dec 28, 2014, 11:36:54 PM12/28/14
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A few postcards back, I talked about the wonder that is the Subterranean River in Puerto Princesa. After the cruise and while mulling a composition worthy of the place, I saw this boatman rowing towards the cave's entrance. He will pass the entrance to the underground river, from right to left, I whispered to myself. But there's a constant stream of boats taking tourists in and out of the cave's entrance. Will I be able to isolate him for just one moment, without the other boats in the picture? It's a thought process that we go through all the time when trying to capture the moment, to freeze the composition in our minds. Know that it doesn't always work out. But this time I got lucky. Whew! Enjoy.

(Pixel-peepers: With an overhead sun, the water and boatman will be adequately lit, but the limestone cliffs will be hidden in the shadows. Sometimes it's a trade-off you'll just have to accept.)

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