Wednesday, April 18, 2007




posted by Señor Enrique at 6:38 AM


Anonymous Ferdz said...

Ayus to ah. Journalistic shots. Pwede ma benta sa mga dyaro hehe. Buti you were there

April 18, 2007 11:11 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Wow! I am impressed too!
Again the last picture is my favourite! You were very close!
You earned your press card already!

I like very much the fourth picture because it is so ironic! (priceless)

Lito Atienza the father crouching just behind his son Ali. If Ali Atienza is elected we can be sure the father will loom large.

April 18, 2007 2:12 PM  

Anonymous leo said...

Manny is the Flash Elorde of our time. I hope his manager is the same cut as that of Elorde, who took care of him and his finances well . Manny looks like a fair game for this politicians.

April 18, 2007 3:34 PM  

Anonymous lino said...

poor bernabe concepcion, he should be there in front with manny, not at the back, because he gave our nation an award by winning his own fight... Pulitika nga naman sa atin... tsk.. tsk... tsk...

April 18, 2007 5:36 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That was my entire intention, Ferdz ... to sort of document this event as a regular print media photographer would. The adrenalin rush was overwhelming ... hehehe.

April 18, 2007 8:16 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

There were some risks involved in this kind photography, Sidney -- such as the cops on motorcycles who may run over your feet as you busily take pictures, because of the intense crowd and the narrow path they have to traverse.

There was an incident that occured which I will put in a separate entry.

Yes, the mayor seated low right behind Ali was quite a sight.

April 18, 2007 8:20 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I've spoken to a couple of old-timers, Leo, but they both claimed Flash Elorde was by far a class act, though both share similar humble beginnings.

Manny surely knew what he was getting into by jumping into this fray. But I'm sure the Atienzas are the subject of intense jealousy from other politicians for their having Manny to generate priceless media attention for them.

April 18, 2007 8:23 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'm glad you brought that up, Lino -- Concepcion actually deserves a parade of his own, but somehow Manny grabbed all the political and media attention of this city.

It's truly fascinating how New York City and Manila are very much alike in terms of politicking and as hosts to major media enterprises.

April 18, 2007 8:27 PM  

Anonymous bingskee said...

very nice shots, eric!

very nice opportunity for these politicians he he

April 18, 2007 10:21 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Bing!

Wasn't it? Like I said, the Atienzas have got to be the subject of intense jealousy by other media-hungry politicians ... hehehe.

April 19, 2007 5:35 AM  

Blogger Daisy said...

Senor Enrique,

Ang galeng nga ng mga background nyo great timing and position capturing the Sta Cruz church behind the whole event, and another old building behind the parade. I didn't notice it at first but when you discussed about knowing the "proper" place to get the vantage point is amazing-- I really learn reading your entries :) thanks for sharing!

April 21, 2007 10:29 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Daisy!

That's right, the background sometimes has a significant effect on the outcome of our shots.

I learned that as photographers, we can be so focused on the subject so much that we tend to forget if the included background can enhance or distract attention from our intended scene. In this case, I wanted to capture their passing a notable structure to give the shot greater interest.

April 22, 2007 6:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice shots, man. Same as usual, Very precise.

Too bad the Atienzas are using Manny Pacquiao. Oh well.

April 24, 2007 12:58 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Anonymous!

I think he knows what he's doing and using them as well ... hehehe!

April 24, 2007 5:40 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

Ang galing naman ng kuha mo pre'! Paquiao might not be the best Pinoy sport's hero but he really unite the entire Filipino right now, ewan ko lang dun sa mga naka Hawaiian shirts na pumapapel sa paligid niya. :D
Hehehe, wala si Cha-bit? I don't mind Manny joining the politics as long as he really cares about his people. Used and abused sila sa politik-tik.

Thanks again!

April 24, 2007 11:22 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Para nga akong nabaliw ng kumukuha ng mga pics na yan, Reyd. I got so caught up in the excitement of taking the best shots that I forget about personal safety ... hehehe!

Politics is really a murky area in which it takes a certain demeanor to see your way around. Sana nga maganda intention nila.

Thanks, Reyd!

April 25, 2007 6:12 AM  

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