Sunday, January 25, 2009

left ashore - dingalan aurora

our guide led us to a site to see a more beautiful view of the coastline of Dingalan but what caught my attention was the ship docked along where we were to shoot the coastline.getting around a ship was something i missed doing. for quite sometime now, this ship has been unrepaired due to worn out mechanical parts.most of its parts were already rusty making it a masterpiece to me. Lawstude, Orlan and i explored the ship from all perspective.kids came after us since it was their playground. very similar to my experience because i grew up near the areas where cranes and trucks are parked. big people see it as a huge useless machine, kids as we were that time see it as a huge complex playground. perfect for climbing!we entered the captain's den and even reached the topmost deck. according to the caretaker of the ship, they are still hoping that it will soon be repaired. for the meantime, i should say that it's an amazing photo subject.[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> climbing up and exploring the boat's deck.
[why i should go back] >>> to just get in touch with the very friendly people of Dingalan.

trip rate:
roadtrip: 2.5
roadquality: 2.0
seascape: 3.0
photo subject: 4.0
people: 4.5

70 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

This is an old rusty landing craft. Wonder why it is not scrapped for money by the owner

EM said...

It looks like it's beyond repair now. I wonder how it looks when it's new and in its prime.

Makes me think about old age...hehe. There goes my imagination again. Better stop.

thanks for sharing DonG

Reena said...

Hmm. so this thing still works? you either die from drowning or from tetanus here. what a sight!

bwzone said...

must be a great place to take photos of the surrounding view :)

punky said...

ui nandyan lang pala barko ko! kanina ko pa hinahanap yan eh! ehehehe!

gillboard said...

old boats are cool!!! Ang galing...

uncleawang said...

Interesting post & place..
Have a wonderful weekend.

Antoine Greg said...

i like these places dong, ehhehehe

we have a lot of that here in ILoilo along Muelle Loney.

nice pics., Hala Bira,,,maladlad na aketch sa Dinagyang,...

I hope our favorite Tribe, Paghidaet will win. ^ ^

bongga ang competition kanina dito.

Bengbeng said...

Borneo Falcon should know. He is in that trade. But it makes an interesting pic

Vic said...

nice photos again! mukhang nag-enjoy kayo ha! :)

aiLee920 said...

looks kinda creepy, sigh, now im reminiscing titanic... hahahah:D

aiLee920 said...

by the way, i clicked some of your ads, ala lang.. heheheh:D

JoShMaRie said...

sa aurora prabins ito kuya?

Luke Wiley said...

Wow! this ship is beyond repair!

Napaboaniya said...

A rusty piece of art.

Blue Rose said...

oh i think this is beyond repair.

not a safe playground for the kids too. kakatakot ang tetanus ah.

the donG said...

>borneo, yes it is. they still hope that itll be repaired.

>hi em, yes it indeed looks like that but according to the caretaker they still have positive thoughts to see it voyaging.

hahaha... no need to think about that.

>hi reena, they believe it will still work if some of its parts be repaired and replaced.

>bw, it definitely is. it also provides elevation.

>bert, hehehe... pinabayaan mo lang kasi.

>gillboard, cool talaga. gandang photo subject.

>uncleawang, thanks!

>greg, enjoy! oo nga dinagyang na. inaabangan ko na lang may magpost na video sa youtube or mga pictures sa mga blog.

>bengbeng, hahaha... true!

>hi vic, enjoy talaga. enjoy sa pag akyat sa barko.

>hi ailee, hehehe... not so creepy because it's just small although there's a room there that's really dark. thanks!

>hi josh, yes. sa aurora province ito. ganda dun.

>luke, hmmm... not sure. according to the caretaker, it can still be repaired.

>hi napaboaniya, you said it right!

>blue rose, not sure pero hindi pa naman ganun ka delikado.

Lawstude said...

hello dom, ganda ng mga kuha mo dito sa ship. ang sarap sa tuktok nya napakapeaceful at the best place yan para sa mga coastline shots natin.

hanga din ako sa mga bata na tumatalon jan. kahit na pinipigilan natin sige pa rin sila sa paglalaro jan. mukhang hazardous and kondisyon para sa mga bata per wala pa naman daw naaksidente di ba?

merce h:) said...

Mabuti naman,bawat step mo okey pa.

nakakatakot kasi...
pero ang ganda ng mga kuha mo!

sendzki said...

tetanus........hehe

Hilda said...

And I'm hoping it wont get repaired!!! That thing's all rust and absolutely dangerous! 'Di na tayo natuto…

Hilda said...

Oh, but that's beside the fact that your photos are wonderful! Grabe ang textures! :)

Kimmy said...

Thanks for visiting my photoblog. Will definitely follow yours. :) Nice pictures you have here.

kosa said...

Aurora?
very nice province...
minsan bisitahin mo din ang Ilocos Norte! hehehe
kitakits dun..lol
nice province too

dede said...

hi dong, how can you take such a difficult picture? i guess its not an easy job! great post

Sidney said...

Hmmm...looks beyond repair to me ;-) but the rust color is wonderful and a very good photo subject.

cyndirellaz said...

anu kaya hitsura ng boat na ito dati noong ok pa siya for sure it looks like a ship pero ngayun mukha na siyang ghist ship! just joking!

SandyCarlson said...

I wish that boat could talk. It seems sad and lonely looking. I think you are brave to have boarded it to get these haunting photos. Great work, which is always the case!

Joy said...

Scary! You better make sure you've got your tetanus shots in order.

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the donG said...

>oman, salamat bro. oo nga ganda nga pag nasa taas kita ang coastline ng dinagalan.

kakatuwa nga kasi kayang kaya pa nilang magtakbuhan sa barko at ginawang pang diving elevation yung barko. wala pa naman yatang nabalitaan na nagyari doon.

>hi merce, salamat. safe pa rin naman akyatin ang barko kayang kaya pa ngang magtakbuhan ng mga bata.

>sendzki, wala namang matatalis kaya safe pa rin.

>hi hilda, thanks! oo nga. delikado at hindi na ito basta bastang makakabyahe.

>hi kimmy, thanks too for dropping by. let's keep in touch.

>kosa, nasa listahan ko na yung ilocos para sa taong ito. di ba nasa ibang bansa ka?

>dede, it was not that difficult the only challenging part there was to climb up the damaged vertical steel ladder.

>sidney, it indeed looks like that. i agree that it's one good subject.

>hi cyndirellaz, maliit lang naman kaya walang dapat ikatatakutan. hehehe... tsaka may nagbabantay pa naman sa barko.

>hi sandy, thanks! you gave those thoughts which i in one way agree.

>hi joy, it was not dangerous since we havent seen sharp objects but we still did it with caution.

>

Carver said...

That is such an interesting old ship and the perfect subject for photography. Great job shooting this.

jeanny said...

thanks for visiting my blog :)

Great shots. Galing!!!

don said...

A fine, informative series of this rusty ship. I can see how it would be a great area to play in and for photographers a mecca of picture opportunities. Fine series.

theCHAOSPILOT said...

the boat is creepy. baka ma tetanus ka jan.

luna miranda said...

this old rusty boat is a good backdrop for a photo shoot of... hunks in swimwear (haha)! but you're right, this is an interesting playground for kids. medyo di lang sya safe...

deped teacher said...

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Friendz said...

nice photography art...great picture.......
have a nice day!!!

JM said...

You really took advantage of the rusty parts. Fantastic shots, well done!

mimi said...

honestly... i got scared when i saw this photo.. because of the rust...

I agree with you.. for kids, this is their heaven...

L.Reis said...

Talking about your photos: I use to say that boats are tresure chests for photographers. In each corner, in each detail, there's a potential great image...and your photos are the proof that I'm right :)

paoruiz said...

this sure is a nice subject. =)

jei said...

makalawang...pero ang ganda ng pagkakuha! Excellent!!!

alicesg said...

Fantastic shot of the old ship. Isn't this a dangerous place for the kids to play in. All the rust and sharp parts could be dangerous.

alicesg said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family. Do you celebrate the festival?

MeL said...

Nice shots with the rusty ship. :) Umaasa pa ba silang mapapaayos yung ship?

Kung Hei fat Choi, Kuya Doms.

Andy Briones said...

Despite its sad state, I find the ship beautiful. I think it's perfect for fashion shoots, like those they do for Vogue or GQ. :-)

caryn said...

nice shots dong ;-) there's something so melancholic about an abandoned ship.

hey, too bad we weren't able to meet up last xmas. you still want your book thing?

Pietro said...

It's a good subject for very interesting photos indeed. But I think it needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
Have a nice week ahead!

MeL said...

By the way, you are tagged! :)

olan said...

HI DONG, ganda ng shots mo. Kahit everything is rusty yet ang ganda ng presentation mo dito. :) by the way, i'm posting soon my pics with Xcelerator: The Fastest, Longest and Tallest Zipline in Asia.

sheng said...

I love the rusty pics, very cool indeed, I have always wanted to live in a ship, haha, kaso naghiwalay kami ng ex ko, haha, seaman kasi yun...no regrets though!

Mayyang said...

wow! ang galing mo talaga kuya... ganda ng pagkakakuha...

that old boat are so refreshing..pwede ka ng magpahinga dyan..hehe

teka teka..ginagamit pba yan?wag naman na..hhehe..

REDLAN said...

Wow iba naman ang nakikita ko sa post na 'to. Usually kapag kids tayo ang kukulit natin. Gusto natin ng habulan, akyat-baba. Madali sa disgrasya. Pinapagalitan tayo ng nanay. Delikado ata dyan maglaro sa barko na luma at prone sa infection. Pero sa photography is a great subject as what you did.

beero said...

lumang-luma na nga yung ship. reminds me of Titanic. hehe. pero maganda din sigurong tumambay sa ganyang ship.

payatot said...

ang linaw ng kuha mo...kahit mga kalawang kitang kita pa rin..

Nyl said...

wow!parang Titanic..hehe!seriously, this old wrecked ship must have its own story to tell.

carlotta said...

as a kid i would have enjoyed playing in this ship. but i've certainly aged and would most prolly say to the kids, "naku, puro kalawang! baka matetano kayo!" hehehe :)

but seriously, i like junk heaps like this one. makes up for really good exploration :)

hisnamesidencios said...

minsan kung anu pa ang luma siya pa ang napaka sarap pagmasdan =)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Careful, Dong. May anti-tetanus shot ka na ba? Nakakatakot naman yang barko na yan.
Remember, life is fragile kaya... :)

tikno said...

However you have done something great (take a photo on board).

Joe Narvaez said...

Ang galing ng mga kuha mo dito ah. Maganda ang drama na dulot ng kalawang.

fortuitous faery said...

interesting shipwreck...i hope the kids don't get injured by the rusty parts!

Dennis Villegas said...

I love the RORO, I have always ride in the ROR hen going to Samar.

The ferry you rode on looks very old. I just hope that the owners can renovate this ferry as it can pose a hazard to passengers.

Raft3r said...

i love vessels
sa trabaho namin
pag may US ship na mag-dock
pwede namin bisitahin
kaya lagi ako sumasama sa mga ganon trips
hehe

Rio said...

dami na sigurong naitatagong kwento ang barko na ito..
hmmm...ganito kaya ang mga barkong sinasakyan ng tatay ko?? nyay wag naman sana...hehe

the donG said...

>hi carver, thanks a lot!

>hi jeanny, thanks too for dropping by. keep in touch.

>don, that's true! that's why i loved that boat.

>chaospilot, thanks a lot! not that dangerous as there were less pointed metals in the ship. thanks for dropping by.

>hi luna, masaya nga talaga ang mga bata doon medyo delikado pero parang sanay na sanay na sila.

>deped teacher, i already added you on my blogroll since last week. i used mentor as your link name.

>rajesh, thanks a lot!

>jm, yes i did!

>hi mimi, it seems dangerous but when you're there it's not. you'll see the kids running so it's relatively safe.

>l.reis, boats are surely treasure chests for photographers. even small wooden boats that you've featured in your blog are really impressive.

>pao, i agree.

>hi jei, thanks a lot! in fact it's that rusty color that made it a very interesting subject.

>hi alicesg, dangerous but not as you see it. there are no sharp metals there so it's relatively safe.

some of the chinese people celebrate it here but not that big as many still consider january 1 as the new year. kung hei fat choy!

>hi mel, yes. umaasa pa sila sabi ng caretaker.

>andy, really!? you're the second person to have said that.

>hi caryn, yes i still want it but if it'll take you an extra time and charge for that, no problem. i can wait till your next trip. thanks a lot!

>pietro, they wish that it can still be repaired but hopefully they'll have to pass and undergo all the proper inspection before it sets out.

>hi mel, thanks! ill check it out.

>olan, salamat. maganda din lang talaga ang subject. sige dadaan ako sa blog mo. yan ang inaabangan ko.

>hi sheng, hahaha... pwede pa rin naman kayo bumyahe sa barko ngayon. tamang tama may bumabyahe pa namang barko from gensan to manila via zamboanga and iloilo.

>hi mayyang, salamat! hindi na siya umaandar pero may balak pa nilang ipaayos kaya lang tagal na rin kasing sira kaya baka mahihirapan na rin sila makakaayos nito.

>redlan, ganun na nga. sarap magtakbuhan. yung dito naman medyo sanay na ang mga bata umakyat at magtakbuhan at wala din namang matutulis na metal kaya walang pumipigil sa kanila.

>beero, maganda talaga tumambay sa taas. ganda ng view at sarap din ng hangin.

>payatot, buti na lang medyo gumanda na ang panahon nung pagpunta namin doon kaya maganda ang pag ilaw sa barko.

>hi nyl, it definitely has. dalawa na kayo ni beero ang nakaalala sa titanic.

>hi carlotta, medyo delikado nga pero buti na lang wala masyadong matutulis na bagay kaya kahit papaano wala pa naman sigurong nadesgrasya.

>dencios, totoo yan.

>hi grace, ingat naman kami doon at medyo safe naman. salamat sa pagalala.

>tikno, thanks!

>joe, salamat! salamat!

>faery, i think wala pa namang nasugatan dahil playground pa rin nila ito.

>dennis, kakamiss nga bumyahe sa roro. ito tagal ng hindi umaandar kaya kailangan ng malakihang pagayos kung maayos man.

>raft3r, astig yan!

>hi doc rio, hehehe... hindi naman siguro. ito kasi medyo matagal ng hindi umaandar.

tr3nta said...

wow, this rusty boat shots are just awesome!!!

MysLykeMeeh said...

even if it's rusty ship--u still managed to keep the beauty behind the films---

stan said...

these pics of the old ship are a refreshing change.

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