Camiguin

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So I’m back here in the Philippines, as you may have noticed from my previous posts.

I’m not here only for photography, and writing articles. I’m not here only for diving, or holidays. Of course I’m having a lot of fun, and I’m shooting great pictures, but it’s not *just* for me.
I’m also here to prepare a little piece of paradise for all of you.
See… I’ve been photographing to gather material to show you the beauty of where you could go next year, as a holiday, as a (re)treat, where we offer you yoga and diving as a relaxing combination to get your mind off your every day life.

How does this look?

 

White Island

Noka Lumia 820, ISO100, 1/2020 sec @ f/2.2 (don’t ask, I have NO idea where the 1/2020 came from, I’m just typing it down from the IPTC info).

White Island

Noka Lumia 820, ISO100, 1/3003 sec @ f/2.2 (don’t ask, I have NO idea where the 1/3003 came from, I’m just typing it down from the IPTC info).

Doesn’t that look inviting? 🙂
Having been there, having done that, I can say it IS very inviting!

Divers

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO400, 1/2000 sec @ f/8, Sigma 15mm fisheye

Boat ready to depart to dive site

D800 (in Ikelight underwater housing), ISO400, 1/2000 sec @ f/8, Sigma 15mm fisheye

I’ve got a lot more pictures, also from underwater wildlife and landscapes. Keep an eye out for those in the coming posts.

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Just to get your mind off the bugs for a bit… 😉

Sunset Camiguin Island

D800, ISO400, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm

Think you’re doing the good thing, and as a thank you, you get….

I’m back in the Philippines. I love this place, I really do. And I don’t mind the bugs, I really don’t. I don’t mind the sounds that come from between the walls. And I don’t mind that the holes in the mosquito net are too big to stop the tiny ants. I really don’t.
What I can’t appreciate, though, is lack of gratitude.

At some point during the early hours I woke up. Had to go to the… “comfort room”, as they so eloquently call it here.
I was in a semi-snooze when I ventured out and toward the loo (as I so ineloquently call it when I’m half asleep and need to take a leak). I was slightly more woken up on my way back to my room and I almost tripped over a beetle, lying on its back on the floor waving with its legs in the air. Tripped, yes. It was the size of a toad (kinda).
I went back to my room, got the camera and shot a few pictures of it.

Beetle

D800, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, Tamron 90mm, on-camera flash

Then I turned it back on its feet and went back to my room, and asleep. Or at least that was the plan.

Now… I’m not sure if it was out of spite (because I prevented a suicide) or out of gratitude, but the bug -sounding like a Corvette with a V12- started flying around and against my window on and off for the next 2,5 hours.

Obviously next time I will reconsider before putting anything back on its feet like that. At least at that hour of the night…

3 dives today.

Especially the last dive was awesome. No pictures, though (I was thoroughly annoyed, because I couldn’t bring the camera yet), but there is SO much to see…
But sit tight. Pictures will come.
Today you’ll have to do with my breakfast and the map of the dive sites.

Breakfast of Kings

D800, ISO800, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm

Camiguin  dive sites

D800, ISO100, 1/125 sec @ f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm

Tomorrow… Tomorrow is the big day. I’ll have 2 dives where I can test the underwater stuff. Very excited, very curious! 🙂