Sculpted Whiteness || Blancura Esculpida (Kapurpurawan, Burgos; Ilocos Norte. Philippiines).
"In film, we sculpt time, we sculpt behavior and we sculpt light." David Fincher.
The province of Ilocos Norte, located in the northernmost part of Luzon (the largest island in the Philippines), may not be one of the most famous destinations among foreign travelers visiting the archipelago, however, there are many Filipinos who travel to its main sights. One of the most popular places is a rock formation known as Kapurpurawan, which is located on the coast of the town of Burgos. Due to the increase in the number of visitors, many of whom climbed these unique rocks and deteriorated them, it was forbidden a few years ago to access or get too close to the most beautiful formations.
The water and the wind have sculpted here the limestone rock in a really artistic way, highlighting its spectacular whiteness in a natural way. Therefore, precautions to preserve this place are reasonable, although perhaps the part from where you can see the main rock formation has been limited too far now. Taking into account that I could not get much closer, I decided to use the water that had been stagnant at low tide to guide the view to the rocks and the sea. After another gray day the sky wasn´t very interesting, and even began to rain minutes before sunset. Despite this, I decided to try my luck and wait, because landscape photographers are specialists in waiting. When everyone is gone, we are still waiting. Because even if it seems that the day does not have a lot to offer, there is always the hope that the sunset or the blue hour can bring a special light. In this case, a pinkish color appeared slightly noticeable on the horizon at sunset, which together with the interesting clouds of the blue hour and the harmonic reflection of its color in the water, gave the sky enough charm to get a balanced photograph that conveyed the splendor of this place.
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