ShangriLa Mactan by jam0i

Photo of the Day: Endless Sunrise/Sunset

An infinity pool — which is “a swimming or reflecting pool that produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to infinity” — is pretty easy to spot. No two infinity pools are the same, of course, but if we add the gorgeous Philippine sunset or sunrise to the scene, the task of differentiating infinity pools becomes extra difficult. To illustrate, take a look at these two photos. We first encountered the photo snapped by Jaymie del Fonso (jam0i). It’s the infinity pool of Shangri-La Mactan at sunset. It’s a beachside resort, yet it resembles the beautiful view of clouds blanketing the highest peak in Luzon, Mt. Plug. It’s like the sky has descended to allow earthlings a limited moment to enjoy heavenly beauty. Look at this photo (click photo to enlarge):

Now, take a quick look at this sunset photo of the infinity pool in Balesin Island (Quezon province), courtesy of Doc Nini (nini0106: ultra marathoner, hiker, cyclist and ObGyn). Beautiful, right? You’ll think it’s the same infinity pool. It certainly fooled us into thinking (at first glance, anyway) that the subject infinity pool is the same as the first photo (feel free to tell us if there are similar photos).

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