Thursday, June 28, 2007

Oriental Negros bliss

Sometimes the Philippines can be better appreciated in pictures than in real life. There's something in the heat and humidity and heaviness of the air that breeds pessimism.

Take a look at this photo, for instance. I hardly paid any attention to the surroundings when passing through this area, but I like how the photo turned out.

This picture was taken earlier this month somewhere between Tanjay City and Bais City, Negros Oriental. It has a backdrop of gentle rolling mountains, a majestic cloud-draped sky, and vast fields of... what is that, sugarcane? Anyway, it's a pleasantly genuine and understated landscape. Like a less surreal, more easy-on-the-eyes version of the default Windows XP wallpaper, "Bliss".

Click here for a full-sized 1600x1200 pic.


  1. Mike,

    Nice photo, as usual. You take great photos of landscapes.


  2. I really appreciate your photography. Just checking on the history of your Manila panorama taken on my 65th birthday, 4-5-07, and published on Wikipedia. I tried it on my user page which allowed me to include an old photograph that would not stand alone by itself. My wife is from LaUnion PI. Will continue on your talk page.

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