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
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.
This location is my usual last stop whenever I do Manila Photowalk. A more quite spot to watch sunset compare to Roxas Boulevard where the crowd and traffic are heavy. I always sit at the breakwater with my favorite cola, grilled hotdog and isaw, as I watch golden hours turn into dusk.
Manila Bay is famous for its sunset and sometimes I visualize what Manila Bay would look like when there is winter here in the Philippines.
Where and When: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila – January 3, 2010
Photography Gears: Nikon D80 + Nikkor 18-70mm
Settings: 18mm, 197 sec, f5.6, ISO 100
Last April 15 was my second time to attend The Free Postal & Metropolitan Theater Heritage Walking Tour by Filipinas Stamp Collector’s Club. I was surprised that there were a lot of attendees this month, approximately 40 plus compare to 15 last January. I am taking advantage of this free tour because there are talks that the government is in talks with the foreigners to convert The Post Office Building into a luxury hotel.
Manila Bay is famous for its beautiful sunset. Its vivid colors of yellow and orange that turn into red during sundown certainly puts on a great view.
Photography Gears: Nikon D80 + Nikkor 18-70mm + GND Filter
Settings: 18mm, 1.6 secs, f22, ISO 100