This is a video project I've been working on and off for a few weeks for the developing Outward Bound California. They to showed this video at Planet Granite in Berkeley on October 29th, to an audience of OBCA supporters. The images featured here I created while instructing Outward Bound courses in the High Sierra.
All across the Philippines on the first of November, members of the Catholic faith visit the graves of their deceased relatives. The tradition has a long history in the Philippines dating to near the time of the Spaniard's arrival over 500 years ago. I visited the local cemetery (called "Camposanto" in Ilocano language) here in La Union and explored around during dusk.
I've been shwacking around various book-editing programs and learning about design from on line tutorials, feels like I'm back in school :) My goal is to make a collection of photo-stories from my travels, maybe assemble into a book? Thinking of using pdf as a way of saving the formatting problems of the various platforms.
Along the coast about 20km north of San Fernando City, near the town of Quirino, lies a famous surf break. In the vicinity of Barangay Cabanaroan the "Cement Factory" break is named after the massive nearby concrete plant run by the transnational company Holcim.
Welcome to November on the TIP! Today I got up bright and early and hiked to the top of a ridge west of Oyaoy near Quirino. To the west I could see into the South China Sea and to the east into the Cordillera. After exploring around for a good view to the west, right near the top of the ridge, I found an old Mango tree. It seemed to be planted in the perfect location to provide shade for the farmers working the surrounding rice terraces.
The rice harvest is completing and the farmers are burning the rice stalks and creating large clouds of white smoke. The particulate matter in the air, although bad in almost all environmental regards, is providing some interesting photographic opportunities.
Every year at the tail end of the summer season, residents in the Fall Creek district of the City of Ithaca welcome musicians to play from the various porches around the community. This was my first year to visit Porchfest. It was an amazing experience, over a hundred performances in four hours! Some major Ithaca names: Richie Stearns, Sim Redmond band, but also a few surprising additions to the music scene. Colin and I ran around on a true adventure to create this short documentary to showcase the event. If anyone knows the artists featured in this piece, please share this video with them. Enjoy!
My main man, Colin Crilley, has finished his website. As some of you know, Colin has been a major design and tech assistant to the TIP as well as a companion in the field of photography and video. You can visit his site here: Kirrley.com. I am fully stoked to share this with ya'll. Spread the word!
Colin Crilley's homepage @ www.kirrley.com
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.
Only a dash more than an hour north from the capital of Laoag, along the coast of Luzon, brings you to the town of Pagupud.