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Title: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 11:23:57 AM
Considered to be the "Summer Capital of Tarlac", its a beautiful place with valleys and hills, pristine rivers, and hospitable folks.

I had the chance to visit it recently during its town fiesta (thanks to Mon Corpuz). The sumptuous Ilocano food was a feast for the tummy, and town's vistas a feast for the eyes.

Mayantoc is one of the most rustic and beautiful towns I've ever been to.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5147/5552179152_6097ab1066_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552179152/)
Mayantoc Rural Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552179152/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

We had great weather that afternoon, both eastern and western sky was ablaze with colors. It was also the time when the moon was closest to earth. We were anticipating a spectacular moonrise but the low-lying clouds blocked the moon. The moon peeked for just a couple of seconds, but didn't have time take a shot. Without the clouds we would have a great moonrise, but we might not get these colors. Can't have it all ;)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 11:37:59 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5551621563_e2146c1808_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551621563/)
The Wooden Bucket (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551621563/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

That night after our 3rd dinner, Zer (the one and only from BPP) and I went to the "perya" (fair/circus) while Mon was taking his power nap (which turned into a power sleep).

Judging from the queue, this is the cash cow of the perya. The show is just a couple of minutes and the entrance fee is 25 pesos per person. There was no shortage of people wanting to see a stunt-person ride his motorcycle on a vertical wall, round what resembles a giant wooden bucket. Fine demonstration of physics.

We were shooting this on the back of a truck, probably used to carry the perya equipment. There was a couple of people sleeping a few feet from where we were standing. One child kept tossing and turning on her sleep, shaking our platform. Oh btw, there was also a dog nearby, good thing it didn't bite.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 11:43:01 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5551621567_7a85f7a4d2_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551621567/)
The Daredevil's Ride (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551621567/) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

Sometimes a DSLR is like a Press ID, it allows entrance to places where the public is usually restricted. Pair it with a tripod (or a huge kickass flash if you have one with you) for best results ;D
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 11:49:16 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5551621565_333542493f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551621565/)
Ruweda with Perigee Moon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551621565/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

The ferris wheel or "ruweda" is ever present in any perya. Its one of the crowd favorites too.  I wasn't able to shoot the perigee moon at moonrise due to cloud cover but I chanced upon it right on top of this ferris wheel that night :)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 23, 2011, 12:10:47 PM
That night after our 3rd dinner, Zer (the one and only from BPP) and I went to the "perya" (fair/circus) while Mon was taking his power nap (which turned into a power sleep).


LOL! Now I regret dozing sleep and not joining you. Magkakatay pa tayo ng kambing the next day e :D

Thanks Allan and Zer for finding time to visit our sleepy town. It has been my dream to bring fellow lensman to town perhaps for my desire to see my playground from another person's perspective.

As promised you are always welcome. Let's go back and climb the mountains next time. Welcome and thank you for visiting.

/m
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 12:41:08 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5551738417_d1e39e4822_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551738417/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551738417/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

If there is one thing that Mayantoc has in abundance its several kilometers of pristine river (Camiling River I think) and its tributaries snaking around/through the town. According to Mon that's why the town is referred to as the Summer Capital of Tarlac. This is where everyone goes to cool off during the hot summer days
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 12:43:31 PM
LOL! Now I regret dozing sleep and not joining you. Magkakatay pa tayo ng kambing the next day e :D

Thanks Allan and Zer for finding time to visit our sleepy town. It has been my dream to bring fellow lensman to town perhaps for my desire to see my playground from another person's perspective.

As promised you are always welcome. Let's go back and climb the mountains next time. Welcome and thank you for visiting.

/m

Thanks for the great weekend Mon and Zer! Ang bring home ko di ko pa nauubos :D
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 12:46:37 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5551738425_e1ed1dc9e2_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551738425/)
River Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551738425/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

This is practically just a stone throw away from the town center, a favorite spot bathing spot (as well as laundry spot :D)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: designpinoy on March 23, 2011, 01:32:26 PM
interesting motorcyle side show.

medyo scary lang made of wood yung iikutan ng mc.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 23, 2011, 01:54:13 PM
My share of the pre-moon rise shoot.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5016/5543388832_8415fa3475_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5178/5542808467_268edd5fd5_o.jpg)

/m
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: iamstorm on March 23, 2011, 02:38:53 PM
Great images sirs! If I may ask, how far is this from Tarlac City? My fiance is from there so I often make trips to Tarlac.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 23, 2011, 02:56:00 PM
Great images sirs! If I may ask, how far is this from Tarlac City? My fiance is from there so I often make trips to Tarlac.

30 minutes away from the SM City Tarlac. :)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: iamstorm on March 23, 2011, 03:29:16 PM
Wow! If it's possible sir, I'd like to shoot with you guys, if you'd have me.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: mike_mij on March 23, 2011, 03:50:55 PM
if you'd have me.

sweet...
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Dinno19 on March 23, 2011, 03:53:58 PM
kelan to?!!!  :o :o :o

kainggit!

sweet...

yiheeeeeeee! ::)


Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: apeng on March 23, 2011, 04:17:29 PM
([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5551738425_e1ed1dc9e2_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551738425/[/url])
River Sunset ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5551738425/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr

This is practically just a stone throw away from the town center, a favorite spot bathing spot (as well as laundry spot :D)


love the colors with this picture sir. nice capture. sana magawa ko din yun ganito.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: montecorpuz on March 23, 2011, 04:18:54 PM
nice set guys! very inspiring talaga!!

@Tim
tara punta tayo tim, biyahe na ako! hahaha
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 23, 2011, 04:42:27 PM
kelan to?!!!  :o :o :o

kainggit!

yiheeeeeeee! ::)




OTS na ba? :D
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: iamstorm on March 23, 2011, 05:17:35 PM
sweet...

You are apparently a Philistine and do not appreciate the finer points of word usage.
 
:D :D :D

BTW, sasama ka ba sa Linggo?

Monte: Tara!
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: mike_mij on March 23, 2011, 05:27:00 PM


BTW, sasama ka ba sa Linggo?




yep
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 05:27:33 PM
Mon was giving us a grand tour of his hacienda, the three of us on a small XRM. We were looking for a place to shoot the sunset later. I was particularly looking for a vantage point with some haystack (wala sa amin nito hehe). We passed by this beautiful bare tree right beside an equally "well formed" stack. So it was decided to shoot sunset at this place. Here are some photos of this tree:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5552718940_8f2e79c284_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/)
Mayantoc Bare Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5552133589_a5c0cb5656_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552133589/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552133589/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5552718700_0c28be811e_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718700/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718700/#) by allanbarredo (http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: renegade on March 23, 2011, 05:54:24 PM
([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5552718940_8f2e79c284_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/[/url])
Mayantoc Bare Tree ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr


great capture! love the color and reflection of the tree on the water
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: iamstorm on March 23, 2011, 05:56:49 PM
Mon was giving us a grand tour of his hacienda, the three of us on a small XRM. We were looking for a place to shoot the sunset later. I was particularly looking for a vantage point with some haystack (wala sa amin nito hehe). We passed by this beautiful bare tree right beside an equally "well formed" stack. So it was decided to shoot sunset at this place. Here are some photos of this tree:

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5552718940_8f2e79c284_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/[/url])
Mayantoc Bare Tree ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr



([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5552133589_a5c0cb5656_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552133589/[/url])
Untitled ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552133589/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5552718700_0c28be811e_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718700/[/url])
Untitled ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718700/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr


I love the first picture sir!
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 23, 2011, 06:03:06 PM
Mon was giving us a grand tour of his hacienda, the three of us on a small XRM. We were looking for a place to shoot the sunset later. I was particularly looking for a vantage point with some haystack (wala sa amin nito hehe). We passed by this beautiful bare tree right beside an equally "well formed" stack. So it was decided to shoot sunset at this place. Here are some photos of this tree:

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5552718940_8f2e79c284_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/[/url])
Mayantoc Bare Tree ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718940/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5552133589_a5c0cb5656_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552133589/[/url])
Untitled ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552133589/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5552718700_0c28be811e_o.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718700/[/url])
Untitled ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/allanbarredo/5552718700/#[/url]) by allanbarredo ([url]http://www.flickr.com/people/allanbarredo/[/url]), on Flickr


Adik. :D :D :D

We used to swim on this brook (it's actually a communal irrigation canal) when we were still kids. :o

 
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 23, 2011, 06:13:51 PM
Palanit Boyz :D :D :D

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5552794132_b0eb1a6244_o.jpg)

L-R: Allan, Mon, & Zer
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: summers on March 23, 2011, 06:19:56 PM
Palanit Boyz :D :D :D

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5552794132_b0eb1a6244_o.jpg[/url])

L-R: Allan, Mon, & Zer


Good thing its the not other shot you posted  ;D
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: photobong on March 23, 2011, 07:01:34 PM
Ganda sir mon! More!
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: mankey on March 23, 2011, 08:36:56 PM
hi mon. did you used any filters with your pre-moon rise shoot? the 1st photo you posted with the moving clouds?
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: sHuTdOwN on March 23, 2011, 09:54:15 PM
Great shots!

I'm from Capas, Tarlac. Dati madalas ako jan sa Mayantoc, almost every week.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: akosizer on March 23, 2011, 11:00:20 PM
Thanks again Mon and Allan! It was a very fruitFULL trip.Thanks also to Mon's family for their very warm welcome.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5553240888_1b594816d1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/webzer/5553240888/lightbox)
A Man's Solitary Path
Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 24, 2011, 12:18:15 AM
hi mon. did you used any filters with your pre-moon rise shoot? the 1st photo you posted with the moving clouds?

Yes, stacked filter (CPL, ND8, ND400) to expose the scene for 160 seconds @ f/11, ISO 100.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 24, 2011, 12:19:38 AM
Thanks again Mon and Allan! It was a very fruitFULL trip.Thanks also to Mon's family for their very warm welcome.

([url]http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5553240888_1b594816d1_b.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/webzer/5553240888/lightbox[/url])
A Man's Solitary Path
Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines



Wow! Kaya pala hindi ka umaalis doon.

Thanks Zer, you're always welcome. Tara naman sa inyo :)

/m
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: akosizer on March 24, 2011, 01:20:38 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5552700319_a126843672_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/webzer/5552700319/)
Should I Wait Here?
Sunset in Mayantoc, Tarlac, Philippines

Click on the photo to view on black.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: sHuTdOwN on March 24, 2011, 09:28:38 PM
ang ganda sir akosizer! sama naman ako pag may shoot ulit kayo. :)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: jopetsy on March 26, 2011, 09:12:09 AM
Lovely images Sir Mon & Co. Can I share mine? A shoot from Mayantoc as well.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1428/4724040507_542e06e3fc_z.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/4724040263_edcb045f21_z.jpg)

Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: jopetsy on March 26, 2011, 09:16:38 AM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1205/4724042175_876d287d5b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Rawen Balmaña on March 26, 2011, 12:20:29 PM
Nice takes Mon. What a scenic hometown you have there. The Philippine country side is just so blessed with unique landscape, as a 'probinsyano we don't have to travel longways to shoot. The spots are just in our backyard. Keep those photos coming.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 26, 2011, 12:51:16 PM
Lovely images Sir Mon & Co. Can I share mine? A shoot from Mayantoc as well.

([url]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1428/4724040507_542e06e3fc_z.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1247/4724040263_edcb045f21_z.jpg[/url])




Hi Jopet, yes you're welcome. Your photos of my town must be about a year ago or so. We now have a brand new spanking steel bridge named after the province' first President Corazon Aquino. The  old bridge (http://www.pinoyphotography.org/forum/index.php?topic=71574.0) was collapsed by two dump trucks filled with aggregats last year.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5134/5549239955_be0dd9d86b_o.jpg)

/m
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 26, 2011, 12:53:55 PM
Nice takes Mon. What a scenic hometown you have there. The Philippine country side is just so blessed with unique landscape, as a 'probinsyano we don't have to travel longways to shoot. The spots are just in our backyard. Keep those photos coming.

Thanks Rawen, let's shoot here sometime. Perhaps you can check few limestone hills we have, my grandfathers told me of caves used by hukbo during the WWII.

/m
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: jopetsy on March 26, 2011, 01:27:55 PM
@mon really sir? i was there and lived there a couple of years. we use to own fortune rice mill if you happen to know that :)
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on March 26, 2011, 03:52:28 PM
@mon really sir? i was there and lived there a couple of years. we use to own fortune rice mill if you happen to know that :)

Yes of course, Fortune use to dump rice hull in the family's Uma.
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: zemper on March 26, 2011, 05:16:33 PM
Mon was giving us a grand tour of his hacienda, the three of us on a small XRM. ...

uy gusto ko rin nang tour sa hacienda ni Mon!  ;D great images allan!
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Rawen Balmaña on March 26, 2011, 06:51:45 PM
Thanks Rawen, let's shoot here sometime. Perhaps you can check few limestone hills we have, my grandfathers told me of caves used by hukbo during the WWII.

/m

Would love to buddy. Just let me know when are you coming home. Would it be possible to get in touch with your LGU for logistics support and permit to explore those voids? Of course all the data we could gather shall be given to them.  If you can't make it here, I'll be there to go caving man hehe
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: jbalonso on May 06, 2011, 02:19:19 AM
hi sir mon and jopetsy! i am from mayantoc as well!good to know that there are also fellow photographers in mayantoc. sir mon, nice pics of the town fiesta, i was also taking pictures in the peria. siguro hindi lang tayo nag abot hehe
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on May 06, 2011, 06:56:39 AM
hi sir mon and jopetsy! i am from mayantoc as well!good to know that there are also fellow photographers in mayantoc. sir mon, nice pics of the town fiesta, i was also taking pictures in the peria. siguro hindi lang tayo nag abot hehe

No, I didn't join the the shoot of the fiesta. Where are you from?
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: jbalonso on May 06, 2011, 10:24:50 PM
No, I didn't join the the shoot of the fiesta. Where are you from?


oh,its the pictures from sir summers pala hehe di ko napansin. im from mayantoc din sir. i live and study here in manila. but i do come home to mayantoc from time to time. i live near the celebrados pharmacy and the bus parking.where do you live im mayantoc sir?
Title: Re: Mayantoc - Summer Capital of Tarlac
Post by: Mon Corpuz on May 06, 2011, 10:35:55 PM

oh,its the pictures from sir summers pala hehe di ko napansin. im from mayantoc din sir. i live and study here in manila. but i do come home to mayantoc from time to time. i live near the celebrados pharmacy and the bus parking.where do you live im mayantoc sir?

I am from Pob. Norte.