Mt. Apo Landscapes

In case you haven’t read my post where I almost broke my neck climbing to reach the peak of Mt. Apo with DownSouth and Social Climbers, click here.

Mount Apo is the largest active (but sleeping) volcano in Mindanao and the highest mountain in the Philippines. The mountain has three peaks , a flat top and it is capped by a 500-meter-wide volcanic crater (that contains a small crater lake).  It is also a source of geothermal energy and has around 270 species of birds.

Mt. Apo is the highest peak in the Philippines and is a popular climbing destination in Mindanao. The earliest recorded climb was in the 1880′s led by Don Joaquin Rajal. — Conquering mt. apo

Be.worth breaking my neck over.  I wish I am more capable of capturing landscapes so that my photos are above mediocre…but I’m still glad I got shot of the sunrise and of the mountains…and FYI — I am learning to shoot landscapes now.  My friend Olan of Olanology.com is sooo good with landscapes that I was inspired to learn it.  I have a long way to go, but at least, I”ve started!

I took this shot with freezing hands and numb fingers.  It was sooo cold in the peak during dawn and we sure froze while waiting for the sun…

On our way up, we noticed ‘stations’ — there is a religious image and the mysteries of the cross (or something)
we figured there must be a lot of people who do pilgrimage here during holy week…except that when we inspected the cross it has some occult markings…indicating it is not the usual religious pilgrimage that we are assuming.

mark limbaga, mauro carmona, and i

Mt. Apo has five craters and
one small crater lake called Lake Vianado

4 Responses

  1. Angie March 28, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    Ley sayang tong 1st photo.giputol nimo ang isa ma mountain… :(

    2nd photo much better gibuhat nimo og portrait Ley…para mas makita ang sky angle,og forground… :)
    5th photo is great view,pero ang angle nimo dili sya nice.makalibog tan-awon.Much better gi straight nimo ang horizon Ley… :)

    • 13thWiTCH March 29, 2011 / 4:21 am

      thank you sa tips anj :) akong i practice na sa sunod nako nga landscape ^.^

  2. Angie April 3, 2011 / 6:16 am

    Your always welcome Ley.. :)

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