• aninag is reflection in Cebuano
  • the fresh seaweed is about 90% water. Drying it to 40% moisture content or below takes about 2-3 days depending on the weather.
  • Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
    Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 280 mm
    ISO Speed: 100

    uncropped, corrected for tilt, sharpened
  • the Samal people always live on houses on stilts as they want to be near the water. Land for them is enchanted so they keep off terra firma!


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I was on an open traditional temper boat when I took this shot. My subject of course was the sun-bleached cottonii seaweed being dried on the platform of this traditional house on stilts in Sibutu island. (This is an official business trip after all). The picturesque chance just presented itself: boards of attractive paint of teal over clear still waters at 8 early in the morning. The sun was not yet harsh and high so the reflections were long and lazy.

in barangay Ungus Ungus, Sibutu island, municipality of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi province, the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, Sulu archipelago, the Philippines

more pics and journeys in colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

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  1. sweetsexything 109 months ago | reply

    very interesting.. grabeh, kanindot!

  2. Farl 109 months ago | reply

    salamat! simple architectures sometimes can bring out fantastic patterns.

  3. littlenutbrownhare 109 months ago | reply

    kanindot! seconded! ang galing how you're able to take these pictures during business trips?!? life indeed is not fair. :P

  4. John Cañares (Photo-Graphic) [deleted] 109 months ago | reply

    nice reflections...i like reflections. This is nice to paint : )

  5. athenamat 109 months ago | reply

    oooh. i love all the reflections! such pretty water!

  6. * K A Z Z I E * 109 months ago | reply

    wonderful shot !

  7. amsrun 109 months ago | reply

    I love the reflections, lines and symmetry in this shot. Very nice!

  8. k neva knows 109 months ago | reply

    beautiful reflections, colors and tones

  9. FlowrBx 109 months ago | reply

    Love the color that you found here and its "long and lazy" reflection.

    Love that description, BTW.

  10. KingTyrone 109 months ago | reply

    Stunning reflections.

  11. whoadoggie 109 months ago | reply

    love the mirror/wobbly effect of the water! wow! galing talaga!

  12. Farl 108 months ago | reply

    I appreciate your compliments. salamat.

  13. roath_park_mark 108 months ago | reply

    Nice motion effect.

  14. (sol) 108 months ago | reply

    nice reflection and colors.

  15. Kirsten Alana 108 months ago | reply

    tha pattern of the water is mesmerizing. i love it!

  16. Wild*Dreams 108 months ago | reply

    it is a pleasure to look through your photostream!

    thanks for taking us to all these places! :)

  17. Debedub 108 months ago | reply

    OK I've had enough... when are you publishing your beautiful coffee table book on the seaweed industry?

  18. skfjgyv 99 months ago | reply

    Thanks Farl !!!

  19. WorldFlickr 91 months ago | reply

    Hi, I am an admin for a group called Landmarks around the world, and I discovered this great shot in Philippines. We love to have your photo added to the group.

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