My planned boat trip around the Bacuit Archipelago was cancelled due to rough seas and high winds so instead, I spent the day wandering around Dolarog, some 5 km west of El Nido Town, and easily reached using cheap public motorized transport, then a short walk. Even on a dull, overcast day, this area is still quite beautiful. There are a couple of 5 star resorts here charging $100 US a night. This is Corong Corong Beach which is very close to Dolarog.
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snunney (100186) 2013-04-11 2:05
A well composed image featuring this beautiful place. I like the placement of the outrigger and the overhanging palms, both of which help give the scene depth. Good light and colours despite the heavily overcast sky.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-11 3:47
a dull day perhaps but still a place that looks idyllic and beautiful. A superbly composed shot with all the elements perfectly placed and balanced. Wonderfully detailed and who could resist a stroll along this enticing beach. Captivating!
Regards - Brian.
npecanhuk (75502) 2013-04-11 4:04
Wonderful place, specially for the details in the bg!
Beautiful picture in spite of the not so favorable weather conditions!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
cornejo (43033) 2013-04-11 4:32
Hi Chris, very good picture of this beautiful scene very well captured in this interesting image. Well composed with good sharpness, color and light. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
pierrefonds (66973) 2013-04-11 4:55
The distance between the beach and the islands is giving depth to the comnposition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the boat. The cloudy sky is givbing a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (39348) 2013-04-11 5:17
A fine shot with the boat and its attractive colours strongly positioned in frame.
I like how your viewpoint has the waterline emerging from the bottom r/h corner, giving a strong f/g triangle and a good lead.
I might have avoided the word 'dull' because this isn't a dull shot!
Have a great day,
Sergiom (80856) 2013-04-11 5:17
Cette journée pluvieuse apporte beaucoup d'atmosphère à cette composition. J'aime la construction de l'image, la belle diagonale que forme la plage , la barque très particulière et la belle ile rocheuse en arrière plan.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-11 5:27
complimenti per questa ottima foto che ben rappresenta un paesaggio di sogno.
Qui tutto è perfetto: dalla composizione, molto benequilibrata, ai colori che sfruttano una luce molto morbida, alla giusta saturazione ed ad una buona nitidezza.
Un risultato eccellente in tyutto.
Ciao e buona giornata
jjcordier (79297) 2013-04-11 7:21
Très belle photo de cet endroit quasi paradisiaque. Même le ciel chargé ne m'empêcherait pas de passer ma vie ici!Une très bonne photo joliment composée.
Nicou (143272) 2013-04-11 8:07
Avec ce beau bateau quelle vue et la montagne avec cette belle forme le sable de la plage ce palmier un rêve mervielleux.
Bravo et amiité
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-04-11 10:41
Fantastic place!No problem for the cloudy sky,I take!Beautiful composition,I like it.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-04-11 10:46
Beautiful shot! I really like the different blue tones in the photo and I particularly like the composition with the big rocks and the well positioned boat.
dkmurphys (59305) 2013-04-11 10:55
Very attractive POV with picturesque elements from that wonderful place. Well taken.
rychem (36935) 2013-04-11 11:03
Wow, what an idyllic scene, beautiful seascape, excellent composition and colors
Cricri (120219) 2013-04-11 11:32
très jolie composition, j'aime ce que je vois, bon POV, douce lumière et des couleurs magnifiques, superbe
PaulVDV (29209) 2013-04-11 11:33
I don't think dull days do exist in such a nature paradise.
The way those rocks rise from the sea is overwhelming. Seen from a paradisiac sandy beach makes it even better.
That typical boat makes a very interesting foreground.
Best regards, Paul
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-04-11 13:59
Wonderful shot Chris, superb colors even by rainy day
What is this small boat name? a junk?
Clear shot and magnific landscape, hope that you spend good time there
siolaw (38292) 2013-04-12 19:04
Good compo with boat catching the attention in the FG, only to lead the eye to the lovely little islands in the BG.
Nice place by any weather!
omid266 (6746) 2013-04-12 22:47
Hello Chris ,
Thanks for your nice pic. here !
Good Luck !
Silvio1953 (144558) 2013-04-13 12:16
Ciao Chris, great view of lovely place, fantastic boat in FG, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mvdisco (17794) 2013-04-14 9:08
Hi Chris, bonjour,
Lovely landscape from Philippines well presented and composed,
Nice point of view and details,
I like the palm tree and and the original boat,
well taken and done.
My compliments and salutations.
delpeoples (58362) 2013-04-17 1:01
The weather might be dull, but the photo certainly is not and the beauty of the place is still breath-taking. There is a real sense of it being untouched here. I love the colours, particularly of the water. And the boat is a wonderful additional element to the composition. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
ourania (46410) 2013-04-20 11:53
a fascinating description of a dull day in Dolarog:) I like very much the perspective and depth you gave to your composition directing our glance to interesting and characteristic focal points and giving us the opportunity to fully enjoy the enchantment of the moody colours and atmosphere. The rendering of textures and the contrast management are excellent too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
serp2000 (44340) 2013-04-24 10:42
I saw your latest post but I'd like to comment this photo. I have read for this kind of boats. This is very very old idea and it did not changes from the ancients times.
Attractive composition, impressive landscape, fine details.
ikeharel (72273) 2014-10-23 2:11
What is a dull day unless playing with the name of the place "Dolarog", and the sight is a beautiful view - even on the rainy & windy day.
Inspite the weather conditions, you managed to show how impressive the place is.
As tourists we can't foresee and control weather, but I am glad you taken the picture anyway, showing this..