Photo Spot Summary
GPS Latitude: 18.528570
Photo Spot Details
Bangui is a municipality in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, approximately 550 km north of Manila. According to Wikipedia: “The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre (230 ft) high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines, arranged on a single row stretching along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay, facing the West Philippine Sea.”
This is a sunrise spot. The turbines are a little tricky to photograph during sunrise (when it’s still dark) because of the moving propellers. You need to set your shutter speed just right so that it would be fast enough to make the propellers still visible (too long and it would make the moving propellers invisible, making the windmills look like mere giant poles), yet slow enough to capture the streaks the waves were making.
There are many other photo spots in the Ilocos Region: Calle Crisologo in Vigan, sand dunes in Paoay, Paoay Church, Pagudpud Beach, Potipot Road, several waterfalls in Burgos and Sta. Maria towns, etc.