Thursday, December 20, 2007

MANILA'S ENCHANTING EVENING








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posted by Señor Enrique at 9:02 PM


40 Comments:

Blogger Aura said...

Those were really enchanting photos Eric!! Beautiful sunset,ganda ng shot..kakaingit!!
I still have to learn a lot about photography.

December 20, 2007 9:58 PM  

Anonymous rhodora said...

I'm speechless. These must be among your most beautiful shots of Manila Bay sunset, Eric.

Come to think of it - I haven't really experienced watching the sunset on Manila Bay. Nakikita ko lang pag napapadaan sa Roxas Blvd... but not really sit down to watch it. One day, I hope. :)

December 20, 2007 10:18 PM  

Blogger armovil said...

Very nice picture!

December 21, 2007 12:07 AM  

Blogger Gita Asuncion said...

breathtaking... romantic... wow photos again, senor!

December 21, 2007 12:20 AM  

Blogger la carlotta said...

i just love, love, love sunsets and these are amazing!

how were you able to make the sun in the second pic look so big? =)

December 21, 2007 6:03 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Am using an 18-135mm telephoto zoom lens, Carla. It would have been bigger if I had one of those 500mm prime lenses like tjose used by sports photographers. Someday ... hehehe.

December 21, 2007 7:37 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you, Gita :)

December 21, 2007 7:38 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Nature was also cooperative last night by not making it a cloudy day, Armovil.

I think this would be the clearest sunset I've ever taken pictures of so far.

December 21, 2007 7:40 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you, Rhoda. As mentioned, nature provided a perfect sunset photo opportunity yesterday. It was a bright and clear day.

Baywalk is very safe. You should take some time to visit it and enjoy a Manila Bay sunset.

December 21, 2007 7:42 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks much, Aura :)

Manual settings, once you learned it is the best and easiest way to capture images of sunsets. You'll also begin to enjoy the magical, available light of the evening hours. I say, take a class :)

December 21, 2007 7:46 AM  

Blogger la carlotta said...

someday is a nice word =) but certainly you'll get it. =) hope you can take pics of the full moon like these too. =)

December 21, 2007 9:01 AM  

Blogger ScroochChronicles said...

Postcard perfect :)

December 21, 2007 9:12 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you, Scrooch :)

December 21, 2007 9:20 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Taking pictures of the full moon seems to be the rage for many shutterbugs with the proper equipment. It's haunting kasi, eh.

Sige, Carla, I'll keep my fingers crossed ... hehehe!

December 21, 2007 9:22 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

How else can I say it? Once more...BEAUTIFUL Shots! :-) There is something about sunsets over water that takes my breath away! We just stare and stare at its magnificence and even wonder why the other beachcombers seem to ignore it and rather go watch the girls strut their stuff in bikinis and what-nots. And I'm not the one wondering...it usually is my husband!

Full moon shots...now, that is a challenge! Over here, all we can say and describe the most ethereal moon scapes are "Zen-like" and "Luna-esque." Sometimes, I hear even ravel's "Bolero" while she plays with the lace-like evening clouds.

We call our Sun "Grandpa" and Moon "Grandma." To add respect, kung baga.

December 21, 2007 10:28 AM  

Blogger pusa said...

lovely lovely lovely! truly enchanting... that's why i never get tried of watching sunsets... no sunset is the same, the sun really knows how to paint magical scene :)

December 21, 2007 11:10 AM  

Blogger miss imagineer said...

woaw really breathtaking pictures mr. enrique!... wondering if there could be another way of ending a day more magnificent than a sunset. God's a great Artist talaga =)
and your shots are sooo great. the best sunset photo i've seen to date =) almost as good as being there to witness the sunset live with my naked eyes.

hehe hope you could imagine how astonished i was, hindi ko na naman kayang palagpasin na hindi magcomment. hihi.
galing mo!

December 21, 2007 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your sunset of the Manila bay reminds me when we were cruising there in 1988 there was this boat there that I
think was called cruising Manila.
Perfect shots, thanks for sharing!

December 21, 2007 12:03 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Enchanting photos nga! Love the colors and how you composed them.

(:

December 21, 2007 1:06 PM  

Blogger luna miranda said...

Oh wow! I love the quietness of these photographs. The stillness that permeates through these scenes is inspiring.

Marvelous shots, Eric!

December 21, 2007 3:25 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you, Luna!

Interesting you mentioned "quietness." You see, I was trying to figure out how to use the word "silence" in the title, but gave up and used "enchanting" instead ... hehehe.

I say quite perceptive of you :)

December 21, 2007 7:26 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Kyels!

December 21, 2007 7:27 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Anonymous. Glad you like them :)

December 21, 2007 7:27 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks much for the accolade, Miss Imagineer :)

I am actually humbled by your kind words. But you're right, I'd like to think that a gorgeous sunset is God's way of showering us with love at the end of the day.

December 21, 2007 7:30 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

So true, Pusa. Nothing beats the wonderful colors of the sunset. And the combinations vary from day to day :)

So glad you like these photos :) Thanks!

December 21, 2007 7:31 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wow! Maurice Ravel's "Bolero!" I hear it in my mind at this very moment, Bernadette! Delightful piece!

Problem is, some folks start to take for granted things that are readily available to them.

Actually, if I lived in one of those awesome apartments facing Manila Bay, I'd probably hook up a camera onto the Internet so everyone from anywhere can check out the sunset on real time every day :)

December 21, 2007 7:35 PM  

Anonymous bertN said...

Is it possible to come up with these photos with a point and shoot digital camera?

December 21, 2007 7:46 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Actually, yes, BertN ... it is possible indeed even with a point & shoot camera :)

December 21, 2007 8:35 PM  

Blogger Ebb Tide said...

I am in traveland again and unable to drop by. I am connecting on someone's computer. Will be back home tomorrow. oh, sunset...one of my favorite scenes. Posting these sunset scenes at Christmas time gives me solitude in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

December 22, 2007 3:38 AM  

Blogger dave (",) said...

Señor E, these must be your best sunset photos ever!

December 23, 2007 11:13 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Nature was most cooperative on that evening, Dave; hence these shots. I think the month of December has the clearest of our skies.

Thanks much, Dave!

December 24, 2007 6:13 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

What a grand life you have, Ebb Tide! All that traveling is just marvelous. Good for you!

Are you able to bring along your art tools and paint while aboard those cruise ships?

December 24, 2007 6:15 AM  

Blogger g_mirage said...

Really amazing that you caught the ship as if too near in front of the sun! Thanks for sharing Senor!

December 24, 2007 7:40 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I couldn't believe the impeccable timing, either, G.Mirage. It was just so auspicious :)

Many thanks!

December 24, 2007 6:04 PM  

Anonymous LAR said...

Very nice sunset pictures! Enchanting!

December 25, 2007 7:49 PM  

Blogger g.knotee said...

One of the best sunset shots I've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing them. Happy Holidays!

December 26, 2007 5:20 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I as hoping you'd drop by to check out these latest sunset shots from Manila Bay, G.Knotee :)

Thanks and trust your holiday season has been wonderful so far!

December 26, 2007 9:11 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, LAR :)

December 26, 2007 9:12 AM  

Blogger mimi said...

ang ganda!!

sana maka kuha din ako ng ganyan balang araw.. ^_^

December 26, 2007 4:43 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

You will, Mimi ... you will :)

Maraming salamat!

December 26, 2007 5:05 PM  

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