“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau Sunrise in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato © Jojie Alcantara At a cool elevation of 1000m above sea level, Lake Sebu is a dream destination for photographers and artists. When you are looking for serenity, solitude and peace of mind, this location is a good choice to recharge an aching, wandering soul. Come visit the Philippines. Explore Mindanao.
“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” ~Stacy Westfall
“I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.” – Tom Hanks
“Nature provides great stress relief by enabling us to remove ourselves from the things that cause us stress in the first place. So if you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, visit a forest and focus your senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch on our natural surroundings.” -author unknown
You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin
I went out and headed to Poblacion today, which held the Mindanao Art Exhibit 2021, a gathering of talented artists all over Mindanao. Stunning artworks to view all over two floors.
There are beautiful places in these islands that I do not particularly want to share, and have been hesitant to do so. These are serene spots you just want to preserve and protect yet at the same time you want others to feel what you went through.
“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.”
Forbidden City or the Palace Museum is located at the center of Beijing City, close to Tiananmen Square.
As the full moon finds its place in the darkest skies, love will uplift despair.” – Angie Weiland- Crosby
I seek the light in every dark situation, and wait for better things to come.
– Jojie Alcantara, on life and photography
On an assignment for a photo shoot for another coffee table book and went back home happy after so much vitamin sea and grounding with Mother Nature.
Captured sunrise in my childhood playground and cousins’ Whitesand Beach in Manay, Davao Oriental.
Boracay sunset taken just before the pandemic, December 2019
I’ve found that there is always some beauty left—in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.
Sunrise self portrait with timer (Bango Beach, Caraga, Davao Oriental)
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Forever that excited girl who acts like a kid when skies transform into pretty colors and that golden ball dips and winks in the horizon. I forget everything else. 📷 My pic taken by Chef Ann Austria [ Sunset, Boracay 12.13.2019 ]
“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Prof. Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
Not everyone was privileged to see another sunrise like you did, so before you start complaining; remember that the breath of life, is not for sale.