Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Pure Shores at Capones Island

The bone-shaped island of Capones is home to scenic shorelines and spectacular off-white beaches, and considered one of Zambales' best. What is more amazing is that, wandering around the shores, you will discover than these shores vary in texture. The beach fronting Pundaquit is fine-off white sand while the beach at the back of the island fronting the open sea is more course. The left and the right-most part of the islands are bit rocky and not safe for swimming.

Here are some photos I have taken as I wander around the shores of Capones Island:

DAY SHOTS



Beach Front of Capones Island


Strong Waves and High Tides Gave this effect to the Island's Sandy Shores


The left part of the island overlooking the mountain-range of Pundaquit


The Black and Cream Sand at the Back of the Island (I'm not quite sure if it is caused by an oil spill or lahar).


Strong Waves at the shore fronting the open sea.


Footprints in the sand...


NIGHT SHOTS


Beach at front of our camp site.



Neither the moon nor the stars showed but the blue hues dominate the night sky.


Life is a Beach Indeed

For more photos and stories about the place, please check out the informative posts of Dong Ho who was with me in this trip.

66 comments:

  1. These are splendid landscapes. The night photos are very interesting. I should like to visit these beautiful places.

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  2. Un abonita serie en especisl estas Ășltimas.
    Un abrazo

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  3. ayos! ayan na ang mga kuha ni lawstude. yung black sa buhangin hindi ko rin alam kung ano kasi maninipis din.

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  4. bloghopping. simply beautiful shots.

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  5. the night shots are trully amazing. The edges are subdued and there's a mellowdramatic effect creating a melancholy feeling. It brings another side of blue... it's probably this time when you will hear the mermaids singing their sad songs ...beckoning

    k... i should stop before my imagination overtakes me...lol

    thanks for sharing Lawstud!

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  6. Uyyyy pareho kau ni dong sabagay magkasama pala kayo nagshushungaers nanamn ako. hahaha. ang sarap magpulot ng shells!! yan lang trip ko kesa magswiming. kaya ending ko ulikba. hahahahaha. kainget talagaaaaaaaaa!!

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  7. I love the dunes that were created by the waves. Really majestic in its own ways.

    :D

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  8. Another amazing photo series. lovely beach!

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  9. dapat me photo exhibit na to. organize ka na ng mga bloggers!

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  10. @ kris jasper van dyke - syempre naman kasi nainspire ako sa mga kasama kong Lingkod ng Panginoon kaya dapat may footprints in the sand.

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  11. @ undecipherable indentity - salamat bro.

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  12. @ pietro - thank you. i like the night shots because i have to make do with the little lights available.

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  13. @ george - (nosebleed moment na naman) thanks.

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  14. @ the dong - oo nga. di naman sya dumidikit sa paa eh. parang uling na pino lang.

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  15. @ photo cache - thanks and welcome to my blog.

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  16. @ em - your welcome em. i play around with the shots for awhile. i know it's not perfect by any standards but i simply like these shots.

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  17. @ tentay - pareho kami halos ng mga subjects ni dong at pareho rin maganda shots namin (yabang namin lols) ang mahalaga kasi ay nag-enjoy kami sa pagkuha ng mga shots na to.

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  18. @ kyels - i agree. that is one of my favorite too and is currently the bakground/wallpaper in my pc.

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  19. @ luke wiley - thanks, the beach is indeed lovely.

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  20. @ r-yo - panyero malayong mangyari yon kasi tyak lalangawin exhibit na yun. unless maglalagay ako ng ad na free legal, accounting and tax consultation services to all who will view the exhibit. lols.

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  21. beautiful!! i miss capones!! i miss san antonio! the first time i visited was 15 years ago pa. last was around 5 years ago. kakamiss talaga. did you go to the lighthouse?

    i think the black sand is either magnetite or chromite sand. zambales is a hotbed for chromite mining.

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  22. beautiful!! i miss capones!! i miss san antonio! the first time i visited was 15 years ago pa. last was around 5 years ago. kakamiss talaga. did you go to the lighthouse?

    i think the black sand is either magnetite or chromite sand. zambales is a hotbed for chromite mining.

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  23. blue kung blue talga ha!=)
    nice shots=)

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  24. i like the night shots parekoy, full moon ba nun?

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  25. lovely lovely pictures.. ilabit!!! =) wanna go there!! part na sya sa must visit placessss!! woo..

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  26. another amazing set of photos. i love the night shots. wala bang sirena jan?

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  27. wow!!these are the attributions that I really love about the beach...great capture!

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  28. i dunno why but i always find the beach very dramatically scenic. i mean, there's something in it i cannot explain.

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  29. nice shots.
    siyempre maganda. probinsiya ko iyan, eh!

    proud zambalena. (lalo na sana kung matibag na ang mga dynasties sa probinsiya ko).

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  30. pupunta ako sa exhibit. count me in ha ha

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  31. the waves are a bit scary...kailangan ko ng life jacket pagpunta ko.:D dramatic ang island na 'to.

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  32. LS: That second photo is outstanding, they are all good but that one caught my eye.

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  33. @ cookie - too bad we didn't go to the lighthouse because of the weather. but that is ok because i will have a reason to go back there.

    thanks for the info on the black sand.

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  34. @ rio - thanks doc. blue na blue talaga.

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  35. @ madbong - walang buwan noon parekoy. wala din stars. pero yung sky ng papagabi eh kulay dark blue na.

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  36. @ tina - thanks. basta wag ka pupunta ng may bagyo. i also recommend anawangin.

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  37. @ uno - sirena? kaw ba si fredo? lols. wala ako nakita eh. marami ko nakita mga swordfish na lumilipad sa dagat.

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  38. @ nyl - thanks. glad u like the photos.

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  39. @ the islander - aba speechless ka yata parekoy ah. madali lang i-explain yan, iba kasi talaga ang beach kasi maganda ang sand tapos para kang bata na maglalaro sa dalampasigan.

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  40. @ atticus - pareho pala tayo ng region. region 3 rocks. lols. thanks sa pagbisita.

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  41. @ abou - talaga lang ha. dahil ba sa legl service? hehehe.

    teka, ang tawag ba sa nag eexhibit ay exhibitionist?

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  42. @ luna miranda - medyo scary nga yung waves pero perfect yan sa mga nag susurfing.

    may kasama ko sa capones na kahit saan magpunta nakalife vest. kakatuwa nga eh.

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  43. @ fishing guy - that is one of my favorite shots too.

    by the way thank you for the award and will do the tag later.

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  44. Wow! I love the beach!! There is a place in Guam where the beaches are black like that, but it's the sand.

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  45. Wow, great shots. I would love to be there day and night. Looks so peaceful.

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  46. Night shorts are really superb.. Hats of to you.... Nice work my friend....

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  47. I also want to go there.

    Excellent.

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  48. love the pictures, makes me miss the philippines.

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  49. Beautiful beach photos. Love the one with the footprints. The sky is so blue that goes well with the very blue sea.

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  50. Uy! close pala kayo ni Dong Ho, I also enjoy reading his blog.

    Ang gaganda ng pictures... Para syang Siquijor & Camiguin combined. I would definite love to go sa Capones!

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  51. ang ganda ng pictures.... it really inspired me to take more pictures on my travels kahit na cellphone camera lang ang gamit ko. hehehe

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  52. I love the beach too. I prefer white sand but a black sand is a sight to see also.

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  53. @ andrea - me too. i could just sit there and watch the sun set over the beach.

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  54. @ daniel j santos - thanks. one of the best places to go to.

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  55. @ betchai - you should tour the place when you go back.

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  56. @ alicesg - thanks. amazing colors and hues at night kept me up all night. and the rains too.

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  57. @ kegler747 - first time na meet in person si dong pero matagal na ko fan of his works.

    the beach is somewaht similar nga sa siquijor. never been to camuguin but will definitely go there someday.

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  58. @ swexie - i guess your id is short for sweet and sexy (awww), kahit cam phone ok lang yan basta madocument lang ang trip.

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  59. edited ba yung mga photos na may pagkashade of blue?

    o natural color niya yun?

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  60. I have been having problem with blogger lately. Your comments have been disappearing and my latest post have been appearing doubly.

    Please bear with me and I do hope you continue to enjoy viewing this blog.

    Take Care everyone.

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  61. You take the most beautiful pictures. I bet it is even more beautiful in person though!!!

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  62. i love the night shots...the color and light is stunning!

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  63. gabi't umaraw, maganda pa rin ang view sa capones island.

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