It was my first time to contribute an article to Health & Home, a magazine that has been around since 1959. I actually have no idea about the magazine’s existence until they contacted me to write for them since they’re on subscription basis only and are not being sold on bookstores.
|A SPREAD ABOUT DUMALAG’S TWO CAVES|
The article was about the Caves in Dumalag, a town in Capiz. We explored two caves in the area a few years back, Lahab and Suhot Caves, during our tour with Capiz’s tourism team. It was quite an unforgettable experience as I hiked barefoot after sinking ankle-deep in mud en route to the second cave.
|SHOOTING IN LOW-LIGHT INSIDE THE CAVES|
It was quite a challenge shooting inside a cave if you’re with a fast-paced group. Bring a tripod to set up your shots and you get left behind. I had no choice but to execute all the photos handheld, timing my shots when my companion’s helmet-rigged lights would fall on interesting areas and relying on my camera’s ISO handling to counter the noise due to the extreme low-light condition.
|LAHAB AND SUHOT CAVES|
I’m no spelunker and caves are the furthest things on my mind when I think of something fun to do, but well, when it’s right in front of you, you got to do what you got to do.
My piece ran on Health & Home’s November-December 2015 issue.