Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

We arrived at the famous Chocolate Hills in Bohol at noon, the worst time possible for making great photos. And as you can see the images became quite "flat", although some clouds helped a little.

Anyway I don't plan to come back to make nice early morning photos when/if I get my full frame camera. Because the inland mountains of Cebu are actually more beautiful!

Why the Chocolate Hills became this famous is because of their echoes, which is one of Christopher Alexander's 15 properties for life in our environments. Read more about this property here.

I chose to add a filter to the photos presented here, to soften the hard mid day light and make the tops a little more "chocolate".

My advice for choosing a guide is to ask if he/she respects the art of photography. Someone who respects photography will never do such a cruel thing as to take a dedicated photographer to such a famous place at noon. When somebody do this they have not a clue about photography, which is light + composition, adding some patience. A guide not respecting photography will probably not respect your desire to wait for the right light and composition as well.

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