Establishments, Nature, Only in Davao, Places, Travel
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Davao sunrise from the top

View of Davao sunrise from an airplane by Jojie Alcantara

View of Davao sunrise from an airplane by Jojie Alcantara

There are two ways to view the sunrise from the highest point.  If you climb Mount Apo, or if you ride on an airplane.

If you haven’t yet seen or experience a sunrise from above the clouds, take the first flight back to Davao before the break of dawn, which I love to do. It’s a breathtaking experience.

Here are images I took from the left aisle window of the Cebu Pacific plane last December.  I used my handy point and shoot camera to capture the swift changes of colors in the sky, from muted blues to warm yellows, vivid reds and oranges, casting surreal rays over the highest peaks in the land.

Photos were captured between 5:30 a.m. to 6:17 a.m, by my Panasonic Lumix cam.

 

Here is the view of a cloudless Mount Apo in the morning, serving as a majestic background to the international airport.

Davao International Airport with backdrop of Mount Apo in the morning by Jojie Alcantara

Davao International Airport with backdrop of Mount Apo in the morning by Jojie Alcantara

And here is the old Davao airport, still beautiful in its lonely, abandoned state. I captured this shot a few years ago when we did a prenuptial shoot for their wedding. It just so happened the groom is a pilot, else it would be difficult to ask permit to access the interiors.

Old and abandoned Davao airport by Jojie Alcantara

Old and abandoned Davao airport by Jojie Alcantara

 

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Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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