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GORIO
Aug-13-2009, 11:02 AM
Now the Idea is to explore! Its my 2nd time here in Davao and as soon as I finished my case, I'm off to Samal Island. My destination is a good 30 minute barge ride from the pier, another 30-40 minute bus drive to Penaplata and upon reaching the terminal it's another 20 minute motorcycle (habal-habal) ride into the heart of Samal. The travel going there is all worth it as I just witnessed another nature's wonder! With that in mind let me present to you an Intimate Afternoon at Hagimit Falls, Samal Island Davao.:)

#1 HAGIMIT
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 8"/ CPL/ ND GRAD .9 SE/ RT/ TP
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/3816461493_ee3735a96f_b.jpg

thapamd
Aug-13-2009, 11:08 AM
Beautiful shot! :thumb I can see this image gracing some travel magazine cover. I wonder if you got a shot centered a little more to the left, so I can enjoy the fall in its entirety. Perhaps there was some distraction there you didn't want to show?

GORIO
Aug-13-2009, 11:11 AM
This must be my favorite part of Hagimit! The water is so cool and the rocks here are really unique! Hence, giving this awesome white water formation! It just tops my list over Kawasan, Mantayupan, Katibawasan, and the other Falls I've been to!:)

#2 MILKYWAY
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 3"/ CPL/ REVERSE ND GRAD.9 SE/ RT/ TP/
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2533/3816905407_b277f1d692_b.jpg

GORIO
Aug-13-2009, 11:16 AM
Beautiful shot! :thumb I can see this image gracing some travel magazine cover. I wonder if you got a shot centered a little more to the left, so I can enjoy the fall in its entirety. Perhaps there was some distraction there you didn't want to show?

thanks thapamd for the kind comment:lust actually i have a full shot of that falls but just to kick off this thread i used this one instead. will be posting more soon all the best!:thumb

Awais Yaqub
Aug-13-2009, 02:18 PM
Beautiful photos. I really like 1st shot a lot. I do have magazine cover potential !

GORIO
Aug-13-2009, 05:41 PM
Beautiful photos. I really like 1st shot a lot. I do have magazine cover potential !

wow thanks sir for that comment! all the best!:clap

GORIO
Aug-13-2009, 10:11 PM
entrance is only 20php. You need to go down 96 steps to see the 1st level/ body of water, from there a series of path walks going to the different areas of Hagimit.

#3 96 STEPS
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 3"/ CPL/ RT/ TP/ CONVERT TO MONO
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GORIO
Aug-14-2009, 10:09 AM
hi guys this is the original file for the 1st pic.before putting in the title.:D

#4 HAGIMIT FALLS
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 8"/ CPL/ ND GRAD .9 SE/ RT/ TP
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/3817310844_500375fc7d_b.jpg

GORIO
Aug-16-2009, 01:17 AM
#5 SOFT STONE SERIES 1
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 4"/ CPL/ RT/ TP
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3487/3823809113_5c431a6e61_b.jpg

GORIO
Aug-17-2009, 01:44 AM
for this shot, i really like how the roots creep out on top of the soil.. gives more drama with the white water at the midground.The falls is located in the Samal District, about 2km outside of Penaplata, which would be southeast from our land on Limao.

#6 CREEPSSS
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 3"/ CPL/ RT/ TP
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3825193088_e358ffe996_b.jpg

GORIO
Aug-18-2009, 09:50 AM
“Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.”

#7 TAKE A DIP
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f18/ 4"/ ND8/ RT/ TP
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/3831798069_77577c5276_b.jpg

rainbow
Aug-18-2009, 10:17 AM
An incredibly beautiful set of photos of a beautiful place.

I do love #6 the best. I agree with you that the roots (and the tree) frame the photo beautifully.

I do not think I can take photos like yours in such a place. I would want to take my shoes off, put my feet in the water, and get lost in thought... But then again, if I could take such gorgeous photos, I could convince my feet to wait awhile...

GORIO
Aug-18-2009, 06:08 PM
An incredibly beautiful set of photos of a beautiful place.

I do love #6 the best. I agree with you that the roots (and the tree) frame the photo beautifully.

I do not think I can take photos like yours in such a place. I would want to take my shoes off, put my feet in the water, and get lost in thought... But then again, if I could take such gorgeous photos, I could convince my feet to wait awhile...

wow thanks rainbow! i appreciate that input!:lust wish you could feel my excitement when i was there, atleast for taking the pictures. i hope all is well!:rofl

NateW
Aug-18-2009, 07:32 PM
Great shots of a very beautiful area! Maybe someday I'll travel to places like this... :clap

I saw your tech data ("ISO 50/ 17mm/ f18/ 4"/ ND8/ RT/ TP"), but admit to getting a little lost in there....
ISO, I get. 17mm, I get. f18, I get. 4"....?
ND8, I get. RT? TP?

I'm kinda hoping that the stuff I missed is laying out what film/camera you took these with! I'm getting very curious!

Thanks!
Nate

GORIO
Aug-18-2009, 07:36 PM
Great shots of a very beautiful area! Maybe someday I'll travel to places like this... :clap

I saw your tech data ("ISO 50/ 17mm/ f18/ 4"/ ND8/ RT/ TP"), but admit to getting a little lost in there....
ISO, I get. 17mm, I get. f18, I get. 4"....?
ND8, I get. RT? TP?

I'm kinda hoping that the stuff I missed is laying out what film/camera you took these with! I'm getting very curious!

Thanks!
Nate

thanks nate! sorry for the mixup will try not to include TP( tripod) and Rt (Remote trigger) on the coming images. for the 4" - 4 seconds.

NateW
Aug-18-2009, 07:48 PM
thanks nate! sorry for the mixup will try not to include TP( tripod) and Rt (Remote trigger) on the coming images. for the 4" - 4 seconds.

It's no problem to include them, I was just lost... :) 4 seconds should have made sense to me.:doh

What'd you use for camera etc., though? Colors look pretty darn nice!:clap

GORIO
Aug-19-2009, 01:46 AM
thanks nate im using 5DmkII and 17-40L and the colors are really vibrant coming from a 40D before. cheers!

hawkeye978
Aug-19-2009, 05:17 AM
Very nice series. I particularly like #6 with the roots stretching out towards the water.

GORIO
Aug-19-2009, 09:06 AM
Very nice series. I particularly like #6 with the roots stretching out towards the water.

thanks hawkeye, #6 is also my favorite it just frames the entire image.:lust

GORIO
Aug-19-2009, 09:06 AM
The cliff at the back towers many feet above from where I'm standing! i was just in awe by looking at it!

#8 COMEDOWN
ISO 50/ 17mm/ f22/ 4"/ CPL
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/3832938744_556b495d2c_b.jpg

GORIO
Aug-24-2009, 04:56 AM
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”

#9 DOWNSTREAM
ISO 50 l 17mm l f19 l 2" l CPL
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3832685127_36d37d8782_b.jpg