Last November, I was able to contribute a few photos to Mabuhay Magazine for their Puerto Princesa issue. Alrighty, not last November, but last last November. As in November 2014, haha. I know this is quite late, but its only now that I was able to get ahold of the actual magazine, Mabuhay being unavailable on bookstores.
|ARTICLE WRITTEN BY S.A. PONTILLAS, PHOTOS BY YOURS TRULY|
The article, written by S.A. Pontillas, was about the Underground River in Palawan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was actually quite easy to photograph the cave from the outside, but inside, it’s a different story.
|WALKWAY TO THE CAVE & CAVE MOUTH|
The cave has no lights installed, which is good, but very challenging for photographers. The only sources of light for my camera were the high-powered flashlights that guests were holding. And I’m not holding one. Add the fact that we’re on a moving canoe—so tripods are definitely out of the question—and the difficulty just upped one more level.
|TOURISTS GOING IN TO THE CAVE | PATHWAY AROUND THE AREA|
The only thing you can rely on here, besides using your flash which would kill the ambience of your photos, would be your camera’s ISO capabilities. Good thing, I brought along my Sony NEX5n which works well in lowlight better than my main camera, my ancient Nikon D80.