CAMERA SETTING: 1/10 sec at F14 // 10mm // ISO 640 // Did not fire flash // taken on June 6, 2013 — an old tree nursery in Rio Tuba, Bataraza
The original copy of the photo above taken at Rio Tuba, Bataraza.
URBEX or urban exploration in photography is thought of as the discovery of abandoned man-made structures or ruins, such as broken-down buildings, or nooks and crannies of any structure that is on its last legs.
To shutterbugs who love processing their photos into high dynamic range (HDR), URBEX is interesting because of the details they present — and of course, the adrenalin rush (probably!) that comes along with the risk of exploring what is unknown to many.
From my Bataraza travel, I’m trying URBEX with the photo above… but my brother John said it’s more Rur-Ex (rural exploration) since the scene was shot in a rural town 🙂 I kind of like how that reads… or sounds!
Bataraza is a first class municipality in southern Palawan but is still is beautifully rural in a lot of things despite the presence of the Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation and Coral Bay Nickel Corporation.
The photo above is that of an old tree nursery. When the nursery was transferred to a new location, it just became a storage for wheelbarrows and other hand-propelled vehicles, also “abono” or fertilizers for the seedlings, and seedlings that failed to grow due to some factors.