I’ve been missing the beautiful sunset the few days. The weather is acting up weird the past few days. My plan on camping at our rooftop will not likely to happen until there is a sign of favorable state of the atmosphere.

I searched my archives of photos, looking for a good sunset shoot inspiration. I stumbled upon this photo folder containing Manila Bay images that I took more than 2 years ago. As far I remember, that was day when I challenged myself to shoot landscape using a telephoto lens, instead of the usual UWA lens.

The photo above was created with 10 photos vertically stitched. You can view the full photo here.

Where and When: Manila Bay – April 30, 2011
Gears: Nikon D80 + Nikkor 70-300mm + GND Filter
Settings: 70mm, 1/50 secs, f4, ISO 100


Siquijor is a small island province in Central Visayas Region, surrounded by Negros, Cebu and Bohol. Once a part of Bohol and then Negros Occidental, Siquijor didn’t become an independent province until 1971. It is the smallest of all Central Visayas provinces and the third smallest in the country.

Siquijor is subdivided into 6 municipalities namely; Siquijor, Larena, Enrique Villanueva, Maria, Lazi and San Juan.  Its capital is also Siquijor where the main port is located.



One of my favorite activity is watching sunset, and to do it at the tallest building in Ortigas is simply spectacular. Maybe I was just lucky to have a friend who’s father is working as an executive in that building. He invited me for a quick photo session before he leaves for abroad. Though we already secured a permit, there are still some circumstances that our shoot might not push thru like rain and strong winds.

I can say that I will do everything not to miss any good photo opportunity like this.  Why? At the office,  I filed an under time, I pretended that I am very sick and need to see a doctor for check-up. They didn’t know that the doctor is my camera and this beautiful view.

Where and When: Ortigas – February 16, 2010
Gears: Nikon D80 + Nikkor 18-70mm + GND Filter
Settings: 18mm, 1 sec, f11, ISO 100


Whenever I feel my photography skills gets rusty because I haven’t touch my camera for a long time, I go out with my camera for a walk along Roxas Boulevard.  I just shoot whatever subject that capture(s) my eyes. No high expectation that there will be beautiful sunset since it always disappoint me if there is none.



Last Friday, I went to Pangasinan to visit my friends and shoot whatever subject possible. We planned on shooting penitents but no to avail. I guess this province is not famous for that tradition. After eating our lunch, we decided to scout the two area for sunset shooting, Babay Norte and Victoria. We choose the latter since its orientation is on the west side. Unfortunately, we were not blessed with good colors during the golden hours. For sure, we will go back here to complete our unfinished business, to capture the beauty of this place.

Where and When: Alaminos, Pangasinan – March 30, 2013
Gears: Nikon D7000 + Tokina 12-24mm + ND8 filter + GND filter
Settings: 12mm, 3 secs, f18, ISO 100