Thursday, June 21, 2007


Accept that some days you're the pigeon,
And some days you're the statue.


Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200


posted by Señor Enrique at 11:54 AM


Blogger carlotta said...

cool quote. =)

June 21, 2007 1:32 PM  

Blogger pusa said...

what a captivating photo made more meaningful by the quotation! san po itong statue na to?

June 21, 2007 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Ricky said...

nice shot sir, ganda ng contrast. Andami nyo na for July 1 EB.

June 21, 2007 3:46 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Got it from Cathy ( )

It was an email on stress management, Carla :)

June 21, 2007 3:57 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

This statue is at Luneta Park near the Rizal Monument. It is called La Madre Filipina by Martinez and retouched by F. Caedo.

Thanks, Pusa!

June 21, 2007 3:58 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you, Ricky!

Oo nga, eh. hehehe.

June 21, 2007 3:58 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

I like the quote!


June 21, 2007 6:29 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Good, Kyels. So, next time you're feeling kinda like in the dumps, just remember this quote and let go of the worries :)

June 21, 2007 6:41 PM  

Blogger Ele ^_^ said...

Wow great shot! Congratulation ^^ Very nice blog!

June 22, 2007 1:30 AM  

Anonymous Luke said...

great quote, nice statue too, I like the way the sky outlines the figure. nice shot!

June 22, 2007 1:48 AM  

Blogger Francesca said...

PIGEON or Statue?

Pigeon does the popo to the statue.
Its better, statue na lang tayo always, kasi it meant we did more valuable, other wise, wala tayong statue.di ba?

But, pigeon, ok rin, they are part of beautiful creation,

Unless, behave sila, kasi, kainis sila they make "kaka" everywhere, inis Butler, haha!

June 22, 2007 4:00 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Ele!

June 22, 2007 7:11 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Many thanks also, Luke!

June 22, 2007 7:12 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Just stay away as much as you can from Butler's range, Francesca, to avoid his kaka. Hehehe!

June 22, 2007 7:13 AM  

Blogger Aura said...

Good capture of La Madre SE !! I like the quote too....but it´s a good thing that we dont have so much pigeons flying around Mla. otherwise that beautiful statue will be full of "kuko" as they say here in lisbon..their dropings are very damaegable to buildings & even at cars.
Thanks also for droping by at my blog,im new to it..

June 22, 2007 6:22 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I think the pigeons here in Manila are mostly privately bred and cared for, Aura. Besides, I think we have enough stinkers here ... hahaha!

My pleasure, Aura. It's a nice site you have; a cool place to learn about Lisbon culture :)

June 22, 2007 8:27 PM  

Blogger Ackworth Born said...

Love the quote and the photo -- we have lots of pigeons around here.

June 22, 2007 8:47 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Welcome to Manila, Ackworth!

Thank you very much. I had also just visited your site. You do have some fascinating photographs. I will be visiting it regularly.

June 22, 2007 9:06 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

That passage can be compared to something that I can only dream of.

That someday, I can yell at those big bosses and fire them!


O' well it ain't gonna happen, so I will always be the statue.

June 23, 2007 1:49 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

That's basically a dream you share with our universal work force, Reyd! Hehehe.

June 23, 2007 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Toe said...

That's a funny quote. I don't know which is better though. If you're the statue, you'll get the droppings. If you're the pigeon, well, you're the pigeon. :)

I love this photo... great angle!

June 24, 2007 6:54 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I know what you mean, Toe :)

Many thanks!

June 24, 2007 7:27 PM  

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