Monday, November 20, 2006


Manila Bay, 11/19/06
Nikon D80

posted by Señor Enrique at 1:00 AM


Blogger ipanema said...

You've captured the calm sea and the black ominous clouds. Looks daunting and haunting.
Reminds of a scene from one movie. When you reach the darker side, some unexplainable phenomenon is bound to happen. Whatever is in its path is siphoned up to the sky or down to the seabed.

November 20, 2006 2:35 AM  

Blogger carlotta said...

seems like the sun is elusive whenever it sets, always covered by clouds, just peeking through spaces to give light.

but then, manila bay's sunsets are very beautiful no matter what it looks like.

November 20, 2006 5:30 AM  

Blogger Senorito<- Ako said...

somebody has an eye for symmetry. :) A little underexposed (which is good) you can bump-up the mid-tones via the Curve adjustment in photoshop.

Did you use a polarizing filter in your quiapo church shot ? Killer dynamic range talaga ang bigger sensors ! :)

Read the "Understanding exposure" book. And John Shaw's Nature photography book, gives you hints on which areas to spot meter.

November 20, 2006 5:46 AM  

Blogger Senorito<- Ako said...

And oh, as expected.. good pix ! NO PRESSURE pa rin :)

November 20, 2006 5:47 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Wonderful! Dramatic sky!
I hope it didn't start to rain!

November 20, 2006 7:40 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Whoa! Thanks for the cinematic description, Ipanema. It's true, it is really reminiscent of those films with natural havocs about to happen :)

It is hard to catch it, Carla, but if you have patience enough, you'll get one. Yes, Manila Bay has one of the most majestic sunsets.

Senorito Ako! I've a feeling you know more about photography than what you want us to know ... hehehe. Your recommendations have always been on target. Yes ... we have discussed metering, but I haven't yet put it into practice. I will start with the two assignments we were given last Saturday.

The Quiapo Church was taken with my point and shoot :) The Photoshop book you had suggested, I'm hoping is available locally. I'll pick up these books after the workshops because I do not want to get too inundated with information. But please, keep those suggestions coming in ... thanks!

The dark clouds, Sidney were basically due to the diminishing light of twilight. But it rained much earlier, though.

November 20, 2006 10:04 AM  

Blogger basey said...


Gandang pagmasdan ng sunset...awww i do miss the sunset in Manila Bay haven't had the chance to take a walk for quite some time...maybe i'll try to do that later...good week ahead everyone.

November 20, 2006 10:39 AM  

Anonymous kyels said...

I love the sky; very, very nice.

It's a great capture Eric!


November 20, 2006 10:16 PM  

Blogger jase said...

breathtakingly poignant!

November 21, 2006 9:15 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks Basey, Kyels and Jase :)

November 21, 2006 10:38 AM  

Anonymous jepaperts said...

senor, lovely scene especially the sun on the right. imo, it would be better if you focused more and closer on that part since the left side is dull. love the colors too.

ps. u familiar with sinulog? wanna come? :P

November 21, 2006 7:21 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Sabi nga sayo, Jep, stay longer in Manila so you can hold photo workshops!

Sinulog? Let's talk more about it ... next week na, di ba? I'm so excited!

November 22, 2006 6:22 AM  

Blogger g.knotee said...

how dramatic. i miss the sunsets back home.

November 25, 2006 10:53 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Haven't been able to do much sunset shots, G. Knotee, but intend to keep soing it, though. We do have one of the most marvelous sunsets!

November 26, 2006 10:02 PM  

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