March 6, 2010
CVG Hulagway Photography Club
Went to Mantayupan Falls in Barili, Cebu, together with other members of my company photo club just to hang out for our first Photo Walk.
Tried to wait for everybody to converge in IT Park. The 8am schedule turned 2 hours late . Still, it’s a good thing that it pushed through in order for us to learn more about how to take pictures while beating the summer heat.
riding an SUV to Mantayupan Falls.
It took some time gather ourselves together because everybody had been busy due to having different shifts in this nocturnal industry but we were able to meet around 10am. We cancelled the van that we were planning to hire since there were only a few of us. We headed South of Cebu but first dropped by Carcar town in order to eat lunch with their famous lechon.
sign, map and paying our entrance fees.
P20.00 – for the car parking
P10.00 – per person
I’m not really able to come up with some how-to’s on getting to Mantayupan Falls since I fell asleep during the whole ride so I apologize to the readers who may want to get more details on how to get to this place.
four small falls.
After we stepped off from the car, we walked just a couple of minutes to the first four falls. Unlike Kawasan, it didn’t take us long to reach the waters. We saw a lot of people there enjoying the water when I remembered that it’s summer and the El Nino couldn’t have come at a better time.
stairs to Mantayupan Falls
It was a short trek and the view was great. It’s just that I don’t know what came over us on why we didn’t even bother taking a dip in the water when it was really hot. We were planning to just go to Moalboal and catch the sunset initially but we were pressed with time.
cool waters in Barili
enjoying the view
It would’ve been better still if we were able to swim but it’s too late to complain. What we did was just head back to the entrance and ordered some drinks in order to cool ourselves from the heat. We also had fun with the videoke machine that was ready for us to use.
the ever staple videoke machine. bring in the booze!
This was our first photo walk and I didn't know what to expect. It was good because I was able to hang out with fellow photo enthusiasts which gives a certain fulfillment for being able to go out with people who share the same interest as you. There's no problem even if you don't see each other often at work since you are passionate about the same thing.
I didn’t know that this was actually my way of starting the summer as I made a decision to head straight to Apo Island in Negros Oriental. It was only a couple of hours away for us to head to Dumaguete and what a spur-of-the-moment decision it was since I didn’t file foe leave come Monday. Will be discussing more on our trip to Apo Island on my next post.
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