Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Hills Are Alive In Capones Island

I know, the title is cheesy, but I think it's way better than "The Green, Green Grass of Capones". Well, I don't mind being labeled "A Fool On The Hill" as long as I have captured the panoramic charm of the slopes, contours and shapes of the magnificent hills of Capones Island.

An astonishing view of the beach, the hills and the rock formations of Capones Island.


A combination of amazing rock formations, green flora and the strong waves make the island a landscapist's dream.


Rocky shoreline view of the opposite side of the islands facing the open sea.


Flowing tap waters from the top of the hills make-up a mini falls perfect for washing-up after a dip in the beach.


Massive stone structures at the Island's opposite shore.


One of the flat hills in the rightmost part of the island.


An unfinished structure besides a green hill.


Nothing to see but a view of the open sea that seems to ends up to eternity.


Just one more step and Lawstude will be history.


The sun eluded us all day but it's ray seem to peek at the dark clouds above.



For more amazing views of the hills and a greener perspective of Capones Island please check out Dong Ho's detailed entry about the place.

The beach and the waters of the Island in my next post.

79 comments:

  1. You're living the life talaga Lawstude...

    I hope after my graduation, ganyan din ako.. Hehe!

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  2. ayos! ito na nga ang inaabangan ko. galing ng mga kuha kahit nga medyo masama ang panahon astig pa rin.

    ang nakakatuwa pa nito ay nakita ko ang pagkuha ng mga picture na ito. yon ang panalo!

    favorite ko ang second to the last shot. medyo nakakatakot yung pagkuha mo dun ah.

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  3. haha, may spice tong post. magaling ka rin pala sa ad lib. pareho kayo ng post ni dong pero iba naman ang pinakita nyo sa isa't isa. si dom more on details at ikaw more on angles.

    Gaya ng sabi ko kay dom, nakakatakot yung side na nakaharap sa open sea. at kinunan mo yung lalim mula sa hill, nakakatakot kaya yun.

    nakapaganda at enjoyable ang trip na 'to sa capones island. feeling nagi-enjoy rin ako. salamat sa pagshare!

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  4. hands down kuya.
    ganda ng view...
    ganda ng pics!

    galing galing=]

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  5. Parece una serie de una isla desierta, unos disparos fantásticos los verdes son excelentes.
    Un abrazo

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  6. ang ganda talaga ng Pinas. at lalo itong nakakabighani sa mga larawan dahil sa galing ng mga astig na litratistang gaya mo at ni Dong..

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  7. It sure is a beautiful place and I love the roaring waves. Being in touch w/nature is often wonderful.

    :D

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  8. Stunning photos. I would just love to sit there and watch the waves for hours.

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  9. beautiful images, should be spectacular visit all these places.

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  10. nice. i like that "unfinished structure" foto.

    ingat sa lakwatsa.

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  11. @ richerd the adventurer - life is short kaya we better do what we enjoy in this lifetime. with GOD's guidance of course.

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  12. @ the dong - maganda talaga yung lugar bro. sarap kuhanan kahit makulimlim.

    yung 2nd to the last pic medyo nakakatakot talaga kasi malakas ang hangin, buti di ako tinangay. nalula nga ako kaya pabalik natin sa camp eh sumama ako kay chris at doon kami dumaan sa mas mababa.

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  13. @ redlan - salamat. pag-enjoy ka talaga kumuha pics eh lalabas yung ganda ng mga shots.

    ad lib? madami ko nun lols. sabi ko nga kung di ako naging lawyer magiging comedian na lang ako eh.

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  14. @ my-so-called-quest - salamat doc. ganda talaga sa capones.

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  15. @ george - teka dumugo na naman ilong ko. pano ko ba to tratranslate sa english o tagalog. basta ang naintindihan ko lang eh fantasticos at excelentes kaya siguro maganda tong comment na to.

    anyways, gracias amigo.

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  16. @ r-yo - tama ka panyero, ganda talaga ng pinas kaya dapat di natin sayangin ang pagkakataon na libutin ito. kaya pag-uwi mo ilibre mo agad kami ni dong sa batanes.

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  17. @ kyels - indeed and the sound of the waves at night as we camp was just priceless.

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  18. @ lv2scpbk - that's great. sitting on a hill while watching the waves is just so serene.

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  19. @ pensucks - salamat at nag-enjoy ka tingnan mga pics.

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  20. @ daniel j santos - spectacular indeed. nothing like exploring ang taking photos of landscapes.

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  21. @ kris jasper van dyke - salamat kj, ingat din sa dayuhang bayan.

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  22. Lovely photos. The cliff looked high and the beaches looked so clean. Must be a fun day for photography without other people getting in the way. Very beautiful scenery.

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  23. Your photo series is most impressive!

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  24. haha wag naman history. mas maganda legend. The Legend of Lawstude. Sino kaya susulat ng alamat mo? hmmm.. pwede si dong. haha.

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  25. The most amazing landscape Lawstude, i must admit, i am a bit jealous of your journeys. More to come please.

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  26. wow! nice shots..

    sana magkaron din ako ng chance ulit makapag-nature trip.

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  27. ang ganda ng ika9th na pic! very dramatic! teka, magkasama ba kayo ni dong nyan?

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  28. natutuwa talaga ako sa site mo kasi nakaka refresh at nasasabi ko sa sarili kong gusto ko rin ng buhay mo in 5 to 10 years time.. yung pa tour tour na lang...nakak refresh yung mga sceneries...

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  29. The colors and light is just surreal. Fantastic photos!

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  30. magnificent scenery...all gorgeous shots. well done, lawstude!

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  31. Where's the nun with many children?

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  32. i so love the the pics kuya oman lalo ng yung third pic. seeing the pictures gives me an idea as to what the place can offer...

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  33. @ alicesg - thanks. it is a fun day for photography. time is not the enemy so you could really think a lot before each shot. but sometimes, the best shots are those taken candidly.

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  34. @ luke wiley - thank you. i appreciate.

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  35. @ the islander - para yatang ayoko pareho nun ah. the history man sya o the legend kasi parehong tigok na yun eh. teka di ba si jaworski eh living legend?

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  36. @ uno - thanks. i'll have maybe a couple more posts on capones before heading to another place.

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  37. @ lei - thanks. ako kasi puro nature trip. paglabas pa lang ng bahay, bukid na makikita ko. swerte lang talaga.

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  38. @ ifoundme - buti naman dramatic. sakin kasi frightening eh, nang upload ko nga pic na yun medyo kinilabutan ako eh kasi ang lapit ko na pala sa bangin.

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  39. @ mang badoy - hala. gusto mo buhay ko? wag naman kasi buhay ko to eh mawawalan na ko ng buhay hehehe.

    kidding aside, believe it or not, i still have a day job at nakakapag tour lang ako pag weekends.

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  40. @ ash - thank you very much. i guess the bad weather has that surreal effect on the photos.

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  41. @ luna miranda - thank you very much. the scenery is indeed amazing.

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  42. @ kegler747 - hahaha. i know this will come up. hmmm. i hope you would not ask me how to solve a problem like maria.

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  43. @ beero - i need not tell you about the rolling hills, the beautiful beaches and the amazing rock formations because the photos speak for themselves. thanks.

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  44. I have to visit at least once this place!

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  45. Wow. Ang ganda ng mga photos. Sana makapunta din ako dyan someday.

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  46. kaya pala hindi na kayo sumama sa kabila ni cris. pero astig talaga at nagawa mo yon.

    islander, talagang gagawin ko yon. the legend of lawstude according to dong. hehehe....

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  47. LS: Simply an amazing place to capture such beautiful photos. You did such a wonderful job.

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  48. Awesome!! It does looks like the wind is strong and i would be guessing that the waves are pretty strong too. I probably would be scared of the waves but it won't prevent me from enjoying the sight and the endless walk on the beach.

    many many thanks. and many many more travels for you.

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  49. sarap naman dito....

    ayus sa mga shots!

    ingat ingat lang sa "Just one more step and Lawstude will be history"

    naku e marami ka pang pupuntahan at ipo-post.

    Nice one!

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  50. The hills are truly alive ! Nice shots bro :)

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  51. So scary naman the 9th pic. Saan ba next trip nyo ni dong? Ang dami na gusto sumama kaya wag mo ko kakalimutan ha. :)

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  52. @ phivos nicolaides - i agree. it is one of the best places for nature tripping.

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  53. @ vinzent - thanks. just be sure na walang typhoon para pati lighthouse mapuntahan mo bro.

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  54. @ the dong - kakaiba talagang adventure yun dong.

    hmmm. the legend of lawstude. parang ayoko yata noon kasi pang tigok na yun eh hahaha.

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  55. @ fishing guy - glad you enjoyed the pics. have a nice day.

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  56. @ EM - it is best to see these waves while sitting on one of the hills overlooking the sea and some islands.

    you're welcome and hope i could post more travels to share to everyone.

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  57. @ iriz - hey welcome back.

    thanks for liking the shots and don't worry, I observe caution everytime, but sometimes i must admit that i do go beyond personal safety just to get some shots that i really like. GOD guides me always.

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  58. @ bw - thanks bro. the hills are just teeming with life.

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  59. @ vanessa - wala pa balak eh pero marami na pina-iisipan. personally, i have planned trips in subic with my sister and in baler with some friends.

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  60. Ang saya naman ng getaway nyo! I just read Dong's blog with matching tingin sa map. Beautiful and interesting island... love ko kasi ang beach. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. ang galing naman. Green agad after the water

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  62. Lawstude, the living legend. Mismo! haha. pag natigok, iibahin naman natin ang version eh... Ang alamat ni lawstude. yung tipong pag libro. hehehe *knock on the wood*. joke lang.

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  63. wow, nice colors! ang saya naman ng grupo na nag-adopt sayo, lawstude! :D

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  64. nice photos as usual and i am ingget as usual. lol. i'm totally laughing about the green green grass of capones! lol. oh, zambales is near here in bataan. maybe you can go here next time. i'll treat you to our beach! oh, it's my dad's, not mine. lol!

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  65. Very nice blog you got here! Beautiful images!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  66. Very nice shots! THe grass looks REALLY green. Looks like you can play golf on it. CHeers!

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  67. maramipa rin ba basura? i was there last summer again (not yet posted in my blog since ihave an older post about it)

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  68. @ millie - masaya talaga, although the group and I know a common friend and dong and I know each other only thru blogging, di na ko naalangan sa kanila kasi they are all nice and fun people. masaya talaga.

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  69. @ nanaybelen - opo nay, nature trip talaga. nakakawala ng stress.

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  70. @ the islander - kailangan muna makumpleto adventure kaya dapat papuntahin mo kami jan sa surigao ng libre lols.

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  71. @ acey - adopt talaga eh lols. mabait sila at inalagaan ako ng husto hahaha.

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  72. @ prinsesamusang - wow. i'll definitely go there basta ba standing pa yung offer pag free na.

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  73. @ klaus - hello. welcome to my blog and thanks for the nice comment. cheers.

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  74. @ stanley - thanks. i dunno about the golf thing, the course ain't that too plain so it might be harder to navigate.

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  75. @ tutubi - yan nga nakakalungkot eh, meron pa rin mga basura na iniwan ng mga previous visitors sa place tapos wala pa caretaker ng lugar.

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  76. nung unang punta ko dyan, ang tawag nung bangkero sa 3 islands ay 3 stooges. is it still called that?

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  77. Astig! Magkasama kayo ni kua dong, sana next time join ako sa mga adventures nyo,


    Salamat po sa greeting!

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  78. wow!this indeed is paradise!what a beautiful place!!hey,dont take that one step,we dont want u to be history:-)

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