Friday, May 18, 2007


Title: On Golden Pond
Aperture: F10,
Shutter: 1/400 sec, Focal Length: 52mm
ISO: 100, White Balance: Cloudy

Some Remaining Days of Summer Activities

Comic Workshop by Nautilus
Saturday, May 19
Powerbooks - Mall of Asia
Telephone: 850-5662

Diego & Marie and Map Making with Treasure Hunting

Workshop for kids
Friday, May 18 at 2:00pm
Filipinas Heritage Library
Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati
Telephone: 892-1801

Awareness of Light
Workshop by Shoko Matsumo
May 21-to-27, 10:00am-to-9:00pm
With Grace Nono's production of
Sacred Voice
Sinag Arts Foundation
Telephone: 531-3491

World Press Photo Exhibition
A selection of 200 photographs comprising
the winning photos in the annual
World Press Photo Competition
May 17-to-24
SM City North Edsa

Gong Li Retrospective
Shanghai Triad
Raise the Red Lantern
The Emperor and the Assassin
May 19 at 1:00pm - Free
New Manila, QC
Telephone: 726-6054


posted by Señor Enrique at 6:32 AM


Blogger houseband00 said...

Hi Eric,

Brilliant shot! =)

Summer really IS winding down to its inevitable end, and the cycle continues.

Now, a Gong Li retrospective sounds perfect! =)


May 18, 2007 8:41 AM  

Blogger carlotta1924 said...

this is such a very beautiful picture!!!!!!! bravo! =)

May 18, 2007 10:35 AM  

Blogger MJ said...

Ahhh. Nostalgic. This reminds me of the old days with playmates from the neighborhood swimming by the river.

May 18, 2007 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice shot.. literally golden :)

May 18, 2007 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful pic! Taken at the Bay, Señor Enrique?

I'm sure those activities lined up here are interesting. But when I go to Manila next week to help Gem fix her unit, the first thing I will do is - watch SHREK 3!!!! My favorite animé ever! hehehe.

May 18, 2007 2:02 PM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

such a lovely photo, eric! it really is a golden pond

May 18, 2007 3:28 PM  

Blogger christine said...

That's so beautiful! Eric, I'm so excited, after all these years I'm finally taking a Basic Photography Seminar. I wasted a perfectly good manual SLR camera because I never knew how to use the functions and stuck to Auto for years. Now that I got myself a digital SLR, I've vowed to make full use of it. You and Sidney have been inspirations as well! :)

May 18, 2007 3:43 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, hb00!

Yes, A Gong Li marathon in an air conditioned theater suits me just fine. Saw "Raise the Red Lantern" and loved it. What a cruel curlture they have, I thought.

Unfortunately, I've got errands and appointments to do/keep :(

May 18, 2007 9:10 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks, Carla!

May 18, 2007 9:11 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

This picture makes me somewhat melancholy, MJ, because it does remind me of the ending summer. I remember when the time came to start preparing for the new school year and all.

May 18, 2007 9:13 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, BW!

Setting the white balance to cloudy on a very sunny or bright day tend to give the picture a warming effect.

May 18, 2007 9:14 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ah, Shrek 3! That is a fun movie. I'm sure we can all enjoy that, Rhoda, espcially when you treat us ... hehehe.

May 18, 2007 9:15 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Sheilamarie!

May 18, 2007 9:15 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You take beautiful photographs as it is, Christine, but I'm sure you'll expand your horizon even more by taking this workshop!

You'll have wonderful time and will learn so much. Keep us posted. Good luck!

May 18, 2007 9:17 PM  

Blogger Francesca said...

Honga,gandang shot, para tuloy made of gold yung pond. Pano ba gawa ang kuha nyan?

May 19, 2007 5:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

senor enrique,

the photo brings out the mood loud and clear.


May 19, 2007 5:52 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

With a dSLR, Francesca, set its White Balance to cloudy to give it a warm effect, and then later on with a photo editing software, saturate the color to bring out the yellow element of the photograph. Voila!

May 19, 2007 6:15 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, DatuPanot!

May 19, 2007 6:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senor Enrique, I have always admired the way you have readjusted so well to the philippine scene after living the right way in a civilized and democratic country overseas for years . I hope to copy your style of reassimilation when I am in the retirement mode already

May 19, 2007 7:58 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hahaha ... thanks, Leo!

I'm sure had I not been born and spent up to my early teenage years here in Manila, I'd look at this city the same way I do at other Asian cities and say, "Nice, but no thanks!" :)

Manila is a big part of my being and I don't think I'll ever lose my love for it despite its shortcomings. It's like with my family -- it may not be perfect and at times even seems dysfunctional, but you remain forgiving.

And this is the reason why, like a smitten lover, I tend to only see the "good" about Manila ... Hehehe!

And with a new mayor now at the helm, I hope things will only get better :)

May 19, 2007 8:50 AM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

Hm, Nautilus Comics sounds familiar. Anyway, now you have to work your charms on Mayor Lim. He just might appoint you :)

May 20, 2007 12:14 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Actually not a bad idea, Dave. Convince him to create a project to document the City of Manila's myriad streets and main thoroughfares and store in some online database. Sadly, we don't really have that much photographs of the city.

May 20, 2007 6:57 AM  

Blogger mgaputonimimi said...

nakakainlove ang kulay ng tubig.. parang fantasy movie...

May 26, 2007 12:20 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Salamat, Mimi.

This is the very first golden shot I had ever taken in my life ... hehehe! And only a day before (I think) I was watching James Bond's Goldfinger on cable TV.

May 26, 2007 6:10 AM  

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