One of the very first things I learned about when I first arrived in Naga last year was the existence of a semi-private mountain resort nestled in the foot of Mt. Isarog, Stonehouse Gardens Resort. I have vowed, and repeatedly tried in the course of many months, to get there, only to be stopped by typhoons, floods, time constraints and my general need to move about the country all the time. One December weekend though, we finally made it. And this was the result. A few hours of shoot time on a cloudy day while playing peek-a-boo with the setting sun.
Though I would have never imagined myself doing HDR, this is me getting to know new software, new filters, and my camera altogether. My primary mistake here would have been setting my camera’s ISO to 1600, and all else follows.
Such a beautiful place. A serene abode that I would not mind having myself. In fact, it has given me more inspirations for that little island home I dream of having some day.
Stonehouse Gardens is a private rain forest garden resort located at the base of Mt Isarog National Park, Naga, Philippines. Offers daily tours and overnight stays on 5 hectares of native rain forest, gourmet cuisine & breathtaking views.
Stonehouse Gardens Resort is available for Day Tours and private parties.
Call or text +639084501932, +639283052050