Today I ventured further north from Pagupud in a tricycle to visit the northern most reaches of Illocos Norte and the island of ultimately the tip Luzon. It was easy to see that up here the mountains meet the sea in a dramatic landscape: waterfalls, lagoons, jungle and minor-scale rice cultivation dominate the views. A landscape-photographer's paradise :) My experiments with HDR continue, as noted with the (HDR) tags. Enjoy these images from the tip of Luzon. 

The Illocos Norte - Cagayan Highway near the PatPat Aqueduct

Blue Lagoon HDR, near Pagupud, Illocos Norte

Fisherman reeling in a giant net at the Blue Lagoon in Pagupud, Illocos Norte

Virgin Mary at the 'Paradise of Anton' on the Illocos Norte - Cagayan Highway

The Illocos Norte - Cagayan Highway near the "Paradise of Anton"

Kabigan Waterfalls (HDR) in the town of Balaoi north of Pagupud

Kabigan Waterfalls (HDR) in the town of Balaoi north of Pagupud

Kabigan Waterfalls (HDR) in the town of Balaoi north of Pagupud

Rice terraces (HDR) in the town of Balaoi

Rice terraces and palm tree (HDR) in the town of Balaoi

Small stream and surrounding jungle near Balaoi

A giant fig tree (HDR) and workers eating lunch near a stream in the town of Balaoi

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