"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Saturday, November 06, 2010

from: i, sunset-chaser

"J'aime bien les couchers de soleil.
Allons voir un coucher de soleil..."
("I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset...")

-- Chapter VI of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

thank God for glorious sunsets! i cannot help but always feel like a child so filled with glee every time i see carpets (sometimes bursts!) of warm colors adorning the sky as sunlight does its spectacular battle against darkness when day turns to night.

delighting. inspiring. moving.

as seen from the centennial park in dalipuga, iligan city
17:37:00 (+GMT), december 31, 2007
the last sunset of 2007

as seen from the beach in naawan, misamis oriental
17:23:59 (+8GMT), december 25, 2008
christmas day sunset captured using a camphone

as seen from near lake danum in mt. province
18:15:39 (+8GMT), april 10, 2009
good friday sunset captured with deliberate tilt :)

as seen from the workplace parking lot in tanauan city, batangas
18:35:26 (+8GMT), may 11, 2009

as seen from part of battery grubbs in corregidor island
17:29:46 (+8GMT), november 1, 2009

as seen from the port of ozamis city
17:54:31 (+8GMT), december 27, 2009

as seen from the beach in brgy. kaychanarianan, basco, batanes
17:46:38 (+8GMT), february 14, 2010
valentine's day and chinese new year 2010 sunset

as seen from the summit of mt. tagapo, talim island, laguna de bay
17:58:47 (+8GMT), march 6, 2010

as seen from the van while going from laguna to rizal
18:07:32 (+8GMT), april 24, 2010

as seen from the beach near the port of siquijor, siquijor
17:28:33 (+8GMT), june 5, 2010

as seen from part of CCP complex, roxas boulevard, pasay city
18:20:24 (+8GMT), august 15, 2010

as seen from jones bridge in the city of manila
18:08:52 (+8GMT), september 19, 2010

as seen from la puerta al paraizo in guimaras
17:53:42 (+8GMT), september 25, 2010

it's time for dark but march on photons! bleed, sky, bleed! :D

previous project: unveiling my sunrise love affair
this project: sunsets! :)

Friday, November 05, 2010

unveiling my sunrise love affair

daybreak is a joyful time,
just listen to the song bird harmonies, oh the harmonies!

-- part of the lyrics of reo speedwagon's in my dreams

the room that my two younger sisters and i share at home in iligan have six big windows, three of which are facing east -- allowing us views of where the trees and greens abound and the distant mountains. with that, i could say that, growing up, i had all the opportunity to nurture my love for sunrise. ah, but i could only count with my fingers (and there's no use attempting to include my toes) the number of times i woke up just to watch the sun rays burst from behind the mountains that have long been there, in plain view through the east-facing windows that my father made sure were gonna be part of his daughters' room when they came up with the house plan years ago.

the sun would always rise. the mountains would always be there. i'd have tomorrow, the day after, and the day after that day after... and it's always nice to sleep in -- needless to say, i also had all the excuses to take our vantage for granted. it was enough for me to know that if i wanted to, i only had to rise from the bed in the early morning hours and take a peek as the sun glow slowly creeps up the horizon to put back color, one captivating moment at a time, to my world. aha to the things i do, the thoughts i entertain, and the excuses i come up with to let the time pass just like that.

after few lines from here, i will be sharing some of the sunrise photos i have taken with my camera in the past months and i just need to announce at this point that none of them will be from the very place i call home. a sunrise photo from iligan will be one of my major assignments come december, when i go home. i'm really, really looking forward to that.

time to say hi to the sun and the early morning colors:

as seen from banana island, palawan
06:07:34 (+8GMT), march 15, 2009

as seen from the calamian area of palawan, going to calauit island
06:29:41 (+8GMT), march 16, 2009

as seen from mt. tapyas of coron, palawan
06:03:00 (+8GMT), march 17, 2009

as seen from the kiltepan viewpoint of mt. province
06:05:01 (+8GMT), april 10, 2009

as seen from the top-side of corregidor island
05:52:41 (+8GMT), november 2, 2009

as seen from cagbalete island of quezon province
06:25:43 (+8GMT), march 14, 2010

as seen from the path to dagohoy hills of E.A.T. danao, bohol
05:46:11 (+8GMT), june 4, 2010

as seen from the summit of mt. pulag at 2922 masl
06:16:45 (+8GMT), october 24, 2010

previous project: rainbow collection
next share: sunsets! :)

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