Sunday, March 25, 2012

Laguna: Lanzones Falls

Lanzones Falls in Mount Romelo
Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation that occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a divine mystery, or a waterfall.

In our youth, is within our adventurous heart to chase waterfalls. But as we grow older and gain wisdom, we learn not to chase something we think we need but in reality, we do not. We learn to stick with what we know and be happy with what we have.

Seems heavy right? Good thing we can always explain something literally and that is what I had experience in Mount Romelo - to chase waterfalls literally.
A Close Second
There are at least half a dozen waterfalls in the vicinity of Mount Romelo and Lanzones Falls is one of the easier ones to navigate. It is directly in the path of the bigger Buruwisan Falls and in fact, just a few minutes walk from Buruwisan Falls.

A Closer Look
Although the length of this falls is shorter, this falls offer lots of vantage point for photographers to make their own masterpiece. Waters flowing and cascading through boulders and rocks make for nice soft shots and the shades from the green foliage above sets the perfect tone for beautiful keepsakes.

Tranquility in Paradise
One thing that puzzles me though is why they have called this falls Lanzones. My only guess is that Lanzones trees once thrive in the area.

With this, I end my short series on Mount Romelo. It is a worthy weekend trip and a cool place to go back to because there are still several falls there to be explored and experience.

But wait, there is more, here is a video taken by my good buddy Lantaw:

22 comments:

  1. very captivating photos oman! where in laguna is mount romelo? taga- laguna ako but it's only now that i've heard of this.

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  2. before i also used to define leisure as something wild. ngayon more on the silent side na din. haay napaghahalata ang edad natin. hehe

    great photos as always, til now di ko pa din alam gumawa ng soft flowing water effect..

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  3. ganda ng falls sa mt romelo. kakatuwa din yung pangalan. napaisip ako nung una kung sa camiguin ito.

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  4. What a gorgeous waterfall, Oman, and a superb capture as always! Your words say it all and are so true! Thank you for a wonderful start to my day!

    Sylvia

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  5. I wish to see more waterfalls soon, the only one i've seen is the one we have in South Cotabato, Lake Sebu.

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  6. Plunging sounds of water for me is therapeutic. It gives me a peaceful mind. I hope that I could find falls here in Malaybalay City so I can share them to you guyz.

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  7. Very enchanting waterfalls. Yun pala meaning ng chasing waterfalls, nose bleed haha.

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  8. the sound of waterfalls is energizing. you were able to capture the waterfalls in all its glory.

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  9. Simply breath-taking photos.

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  10. Any Holy Week plans yet? We are preparing Station of the Cross by the roadside here in Abucay. You may want to see this.

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  11. Vanessa - hey, i sure do have some holy week plans but if ever i cud squeeze some time, u might see me there. thanks :)

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  12. wow, napanosebleed ako sa first few paragraphs!
    ganda ng falls. teka, song toh di ba? "Don't go chasing waterfalls?" hahahaha.
    pasensya sa comment, bangag lang. haha

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  13. The first and second photos look so magical. Great job.

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  14. tranquility indeed!
    sarap siguro magpalipas ng oras sa talon na iyan.

    pawi ang pagod mo sa maputik na trek.

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  15. Buti na lang magaganda yung photos pambawi sa nosebleed na pagbabasa nito Attorney. Ang ganda ng lugar at sana mapuntahan ko din.

    Vanessa, ako libre sa Holy Week.

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  16. wow creamy! What lens and filter did you use?:)

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  17. @ john michael - kit lens lang yan but i used nd8 and cpl filter for the 1st pic. sa other photos 50mm lang dala ko.

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  18. lapit lang yan sa amin hehe made me think if i should buy that ND na talaga...long time on my list but...on that LOL commenter on my blog, i don't usually approve and reply to bad comments, just one of those days ;P

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  19. The first pic is just sooooo enchanting.

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  20. I haven't gone hiking, especially to a waterfalls, in a long time. Makes me miss it lalo na if the falls looks like that. That first one indeed looks so enchanting. :)

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