Being stuck for a whole day on an island full of beautiful people can never be a bad thing. I was at Caramoan’s Bagieng Island (also known as Sab-itan/ Sabitan Laya Island), unable to hop to the next island on our list due to the ebbing tide. So what to do? I whipped out my camera, attached my telephoto lens and started photographing people from a distance.
The guys from our group were having a field trip looking at the beautiful gals sashaying in skimpy swimsuits across the white sand of Bagieng. The girls seemed much more liberated now when it comes to swimwear, gone were the days when all you can see are gals clad in denim shorts and loose t-shirts.
Friends and lovers were all over the place, taking the opportunity for photo ops, never tiring to pose in front of the camera. Some of the more daring ones even climbed on the jagged rocks formations for a selfie at the top. Talk about effort.
Kids were also having a swell time playing on the soft sand of Bagieng’s beach. Once the low tide kicked in, they moved on to the shallower part of the waters, pails and shovels in hand, their parents looking on from a distance.
And then there were also the pet lovers, unable to leave their cuddly critters at home; taking their sweet time strolling their cute dogs on the beach. No, I didn’t see no askals here.
And lastly there were the boatmen and fisherfolks; going about their daily routine of bringing in tourists, anchoring their wooden outrigger boats, waiting at the call and beckon of their guests.
After shooting all the landscapes and seascapes I can photograph, now I know there’s still more to being stuck at on a beach besides its beautiful sights. No need to hurry on hopping to the next Island in Caramoan!
Bagieng Island / Sabitan Laya Island
Address: Caramoan Peninsula
Camarines Sur, Bicol Region