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More Exploring Around the Pueblo

For more information about Pueblo por la Playa, just check this previous post out. 🙂

Well now, it was just me, Kaia (the camera lol), and a gorgeous place with so many interesting things and subjects to shoot. Add to that the ever-changing lighting courtesy of Mr. Sun, and that’s photography heaven right there. 🙂

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Pueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaDon’t you love the gradient effect of the sky? 🙂 God’s marvelous creation, indeed!

Pueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaBy this time, the sun was beginning to set, as if saying: “uy, hurry up, a lot of things just got more interesting.” Thankful for God’s natural lighting! 🙂

Pueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaOne of my favorite shots – it’s that moment when you just spot it and go click, and then you got a little more than you bargained for. 😀

Pueblo Por la PlayaOff to the beach! Look at those gorgeous colours of blue.

DSC_0878Pueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaOn our way to a small strip with flowers (which Papa spotted), spotted ze brother’s windblown hair. O ha, di na kailangan ng hairspray! (You don’t need hairspray for this!) 😀

Pueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaPueblo Por la PlayaNo catchy or gimmicky endings for this post – seeing these photos just reminded me of how amazing God is, and how privileged I am to be seeing His hand in the small things around me. Blessed. ❤

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Pueblo Por la Playa

Remember this “teaser” post? Well, if you’re somewhere around Lucena or Pagbilao in Quezon Province, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s on Pueblo Por la Playa – a semi-exclusive, private resort in Pagbilao, Quezon. (How redundant was that?! Hahaha) As I mentioned, it’s isolated most of the time, so it’s perfect for practicing photography – and outfit shots! – without being conscious of people around. We usually go there every Sunday afternoon if there are no prior appointments.

AND can I just mention, this relaxing post is sooo in vibe with – SEMBREAK! 😀 Yay! The favorite part of year (or semester, LOL) for teachers – the break. Words can’t explain how nice it is to just chill after weeks and months of non-stop work. Yeah, not so tough compared to those other mega-pressure jobs out there, but… baby steps. :p

ANYWAY.

 Doesn’t it look like the tranquil place that it is? 🙂

 Actually, tranquil as it looks, there’s also nothing much to do. 😐 My family, who is todo avail for free stuff, mainly comes for the swimming that comes free with membership. Here’s my dad teaching my big fat lazy brother how to swim. 😀

 Off we go… to the beach!

 Here, I learned how to play around with ISO – but of course, it makes pictures look grainy at times. There were some sky + cloud shots which I wanted to take, because the clouds had this pretty orange-tinted lining to them. (Not silver lining daw, LOL). But I couldn’t get the orange without making the picture super dark 😐 so this is another dilemma to be learned about!

 Okay, so it’s not Boracay, but it’s clean and serene enough that you can feel the ocean breeze, and have the privilege of standing there and taking it all in. It’s one of the most relaxing feelings in the world.

 Still playing around with ISO as the afternoon slowly transitioned to night. Can I just say, it’s amazing how many things you usually ignore in a place, especially when you frequent it; but when you’re learning photography or trying to observe something, all of them suddenly jump at you! 🙂

 Night finally came fast and quick (still getting used to it after getting used to 7pm-and-still-fairly-bright in Guangzhou), so I just went to the bathroom to take photos. 😀 May I just mention that this above photo was actually darker, but edited inside the D3200? Amaaazing. I discovered it had its own mini photo editor inside, and with a little toying around, some pictures actually turn out nice. 🙂 Especially if you’re such a newbie like me LOL

 And oh, I realized I forgot to mention – the whole resort’s Mexican-themed. 😀

I wanted to take this shot, but didn’t know how – and Dad came to the rescue. Having photographed and tinkered with those old cameras before, more or less he would know what he was talking about. Although it’s not a perfect shot, I still think it’s quite beautiful – mainly because I had my dad with me. 🙂 And would you believe it, my mom who normally makes lait (uh, sarcastically insults?) to my dad, piped up while I was focusing: “oh yeah, did you know that your dad was a good photographer during the day? Magaling yan! (He’s good!)” and blah blah. Awww, how sweet. 🙂 Ultimately, it’s not the relaxing place that relaxes and refreshes you, but it’s the fact that you have the people you love around you to enjoy it with you.

That’s something to be so thankful about, everyday. 🙂