Fishermen of San Joaquin

I’ve spent the last three weeks in the small town of San Joaquin on Panay island in the Philippines. Due to my “activities” - the constant waking up in the morning and the fact that swimming in the middle of the sea, while going out with the fishermen can be rather physically demanding (for someone who’s not in the best shape) I’ve been too fatigued to write anything substantial during this time.

I am still a little short on time and energy to write much. I will say that this is by far my favorite place in the Philippines, from what I have seen  here. It seems that everyday there is something new to shoot, the surroundings are beautiful and I’ve managed to find great accommodation (for such a small place) and an even better restaurant. The food I’ve been having is the best I’ve had since leaving Manila. If you ever happen to be in these parts go over to Mica’s (Mai-cas) Restaurant, ask for Gretchann. Say that you heard about her from me and she might just whip you up some great Thai curry, a chocolate brownie or some local specialty.

Ok, so let me get to the images. They’re a quick overview of what I’ve seen here. It appears that my mobile connection is automatically compressing all the images I upload, so please forgive the crappy quality. Click on the image to see it larger (and slightly better quality).

On a slightly different topic, I can reveal the details of my new eBook. It has been rescheduled for a release around March 22 (stay tuned for details). The eBook will be called “Captivating Color” A Guide to Dramatic Color Photography. The title is pretty self explanatory, but just to expand a little, it will be an eBook about using color creatively, telling stories and conveying moods and emotions through it. I know that a lot of people take color for granted and only consider it after the image has been shot. Hopefully this eBook will change that for some. It will be available through Digital Photography School, later this month.

That’s all from me for now. I think my time in San Joaquin is coming to an end, but there are still a couple of things I want to shoot here, so let’s see. I’ve learned that it makes a lot of sense to stay at a place where you are productive for as long as need be, so if the need is there, I’ll stay.

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