Sunday, April 29, 2007



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posted by Señor Enrique at 7:40 PM


Anonymous rhodora said...

Thank God it didn't rain!

April 29, 2007 9:00 PM  

Blogger kyels said...

Ang galing!


April 29, 2007 9:14 PM  

Blogger ladybug said...

Wow! Very colorful pics! I like them a lot. :-)

Btw, I know this is off topic, but I hope rhodora (the one who commented above) can read this comment of mine. I visited her site and I tried to leave a comment but I was unable to. The comment was not allowed by the administrator. I also like visiting her blog. :-)

April 30, 2007 12:13 AM  

Anonymous LAR said...

Very nice shots! I was there also. :)

April 30, 2007 4:47 AM  

Anonymous leo said...

seems likes almost every town in the country has some sort of street dancing festival ala Sinulog of Cebu.

April 30, 2007 5:02 AM  

Blogger carlotta said...

this must be a very exciting festival! i'll make sure i'll be in manila next time hehe. =) i love the first pic!

April 30, 2007 6:15 AM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

Festive and very colorful shots! It gives you a feeling of rejuvenation..well that is if you have to deal with the heat and election chaos in Manila.

The postwar houses built in Pasay. Those that are in gated compounds and high concrete fencing. That should be good for your next black and white series. A good photo essay on the post war architecture in Manila amongst the new condos sprouting all over the metropolis.

April 30, 2007 8:42 AM  

Blogger Daisy said...

Ang Galeng talaga. Sayang wala kami dun!

Tanong lang po pede po ba mag take ng picture yung hindi accredited photographer ng malapitan?

April 30, 2007 8:44 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

You probably have the most exciting and colourful fiestas in the world. In fact there seems to be a Fiesta every day somewhere in the Philippines.

Those groups are so colourful and talented. I will never be bored to look at them!

Of course (but this was expected from you) you did a great job.

The first picture is just fantastic.
Those are in no way "static" pictures and I love the way you captured "movement" and "grace" here! Very lively!
I can feel your excitement in every picture!
I guess you lost some pounds after the photo shoot with Pacman and the Aliwan Fiesta. ;-)

April 30, 2007 10:02 AM  

Anonymous niceheart said...

It sure does look like a lot of fun. Bakit nung nandiyan pa ako, wala naman yatang ganyang festival?

April 30, 2007 1:03 PM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

eric, it's just beautiful =)

is this a yearly event now? wish we could've been there

April 30, 2007 4:36 PM  

Anonymous lino said...

i missed this...:(
i was on a reamote set up for an overtime, too bad... great photos... lovely colors eric... good job... :) more pics... :)

April 30, 2007 5:35 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank God, indeed, Rhoda! Compared to the rainy day before, Saturday was simply glorious. A perfect day for such festival!

April 30, 2007 7:55 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Kyels!

Thanks, too, Ladybug!

By the way, just post a comment as usual and Rhoda will see it just the same, and will post your comment. The same happens with my comments to her entries.

April 30, 2007 7:58 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, LAR. Too bad we didn't hook up. It was a fun event, wasn't it?

April 30, 2007 7:59 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

And had they not organized an Aliwan Festival here in Manila, Leo, God only knows if I'd ever witness such awesome street dancing by our various provincial troupes.

April 30, 2007 8:01 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I was just lucky to have caught that shot, Carla! The people were screaming with delight as that little kid was swinging from up high ... hehehe!

Yes, make sure you check the Aliwan Festival date first before making any summer vacation plans.

April 30, 2007 8:03 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

This festival was truly a joyous respite from the election madness, Noypetes!

Sidney and I had spoken about doing architectural photographs, but the major hindrance was the horrible telephone and electrical cables all over the city that practically obscure the structures.

April 30, 2007 8:06 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Basically, Daisy, there are certain areas where you will be designated only to certain spots to take pictures from.

But then again, in these situations, my main priority is to take good pics and I have no other option but act gutsy and do it.

Did you see my previous post entitled, "Photojournalism's Adrenalin Rush?"

April 30, 2007 8:10 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hahaha ... you should have seen me when I finally got a chance to sit down that evening after taking pictures the entire afternoon, Sidney, I could hardly stand up ... hahaha! Serious! This would be the only time I'd wish I were only in my twenties :)

I think photography makes me sometimes forget my physical limitations at this stage of my life ... hahaha.

Many thanks for your compliments!

April 30, 2007 8:15 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

If I weren't mistaken, Irene, this festival was only initiated a few years ago. Had it not been for FPPF and my fellow camera club members, I probably might not have heard of it, either.

April 30, 2007 8:17 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you, Sheilamarie!

Yes, I think this will be a definite annual event. I suggest, if possible, that you guys time your summer vacation here in Pinas with this festival. It is really something else :)

April 30, 2007 8:20 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Oh, Lino! Make sure you don't miss this next year. This is a must see and photograph event ... hehehe!

Btw, Baguio's Panagbenga was represented here :)

April 30, 2007 8:21 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

very colorful. must have been a great event. glad they have these cultural events for free. something else to do. kudos to the organizers.

April 30, 2007 10:09 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Photo Cache!

As more Metro Manilans and those from surrounding provinces know more about this event, I'm sure the annual crowd will only get bigger, and the show itself grander!

Yes, thanks to the organizers and sponsors for bringing much joy to the city!

May 01, 2007 8:53 AM  

Blogger Rick M. said...

Oh man. this is what i missed?! aww.

May 01, 2007 1:51 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Regrettably, yes, Rick. You missed an awesome Manila festival. However, there is a next year :) Better not miss it.

May 01, 2007 6:28 PM  

Blogger A! said...

THis is really Filipino spirit of fiestas.
Nice capture of movements and colors. Kudos again to you Senor!

May 02, 2007 1:05 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks, A!. I was having so much fun taking pictures that I didn't realize how tired I was until that evening. When I sat down I didn't feel like getting up anymore ... hehehe. Lolo na talaga me... hahaha!

May 02, 2007 1:16 PM  

Anonymous rhodyl said...

nice.. very very nice... :)

May 04, 2007 7:50 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Rhodyl!

That's a very sharp photoblog you got!

May 04, 2007 9:14 AM  

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