Amazingness, Nature, Reflections, Scene Stealers
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Dusk magic

Sunset in Tagaytay © Jojie Alcantara

“One of the most satisfying experiences I know is fully to appreciate an individual in the same way I appreciate a sunset. When I look at a sunset…I don’t find myself saying, ‘Soften the orange a little more on the right hand corner, and put a bit more purple along the base, and use a little more pink in the cloud color…’ I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds.” ~Carl R.Rogers

Captured in Tagaytay, overlooking the famous Taal Volcano
© Jojie Alcantara

Tagaytay is beautiful, most especially when the sun sets, and the air is very cool.  In 2003, I had the unique opportunity of flying inside the volcano’s crater from a tiny chopper.  This experience has pushed me into serious photography.  Nature tempted me to get serious with my camera.

But I have yet to post this old story (exploring Taal) on this blog.  Maybe tomorrow. Sometimes, old memories are harder to remember in detail if I hadn’t written about them in the past.  Good thing I only have to dig up my old newspaper articles. (grin)

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Jojie Alcantara travels, writes and shoots for publications, blogs and commissioned assignments. This Davao-based multi-awarded photojournalist and artist gives photography and creative writing workshops, shoots aerial, paints, and seeks stories of human interest and inspiration in popular attractions, offbeat places and unexpected locations, in several countries.

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