Sunday, April 20, 2008


This young man certainly knew how to while away a lazy Saturday afternoon. And although his chances of catching something worth bragging about may be nil in this not so pristine waters of Manila Bay, the stunning sunset that graced the horizon must've have certainly made everything worth his while.

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EXIF data:
Taken: 2008:04:19 06:03:47
Camera: Nikon D80
Aperture: F9
Shutter: 10/3200 sec
Focal Length: 36mm
ISO: 400
WB: Cloudy


posted by Señor Enrique at 8:15 AM


Blogger Lola said...

Wow, what a beautiful sunset!

Let me tell you, Eric, your blog is definitely a "feel good kind of blog". It is educational, it's refreshing, it's vibrant and for myself, it brings yearning to see the PI sooner than I'd planned. I’ve learned so much from your blog, things and places I want to see when I go home.

Still can’t get your nephew’s daughter out of my mind. She is so adorable. Puwera usog lang po. I am not superstitious but we want Alex to be in good health all her life.

April 20, 2008 9:03 AM  

Blogger nutart said...

There is something about sunsets...I often hear a pavanne when I just sit there and watch our sun go to the other part of the world :-).

Have you tried shooting a sunrise too, Eric? I wonder how it would look like...if it can be distinguished from a sunset.

Thanks so much!

April 20, 2008 9:49 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Do you fish, Eric?

April 20, 2008 10:02 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

what an amazing picture, truly loving it.

April 20, 2008 12:25 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Many thanks for your kind words, Pat. I'm sure you're bound to enjoy a wonderful balikbayan vacstion :)

That baby has teeth now, and has been munching like crazy ... hehehe!

April 20, 2008 12:28 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Haven't tried shooting break of dawn sceneries as much as I wanted to. I bet out in the provinces, up in the hills or mountains would be the ideal spot to do so.

Btw, you mentioned pavanne and what immediate came to mind was "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn" by Claude Debussy. Also, Gabriel Faure. Not sure why ... hehehe.

Thanks, Bernadette!

April 20, 2008 12:32 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's one sport/activity which I haven't explored, Sidney. Only experience I had was an organized open sea fishing in Miami, Florida. It was fun but I got sea sick :(

April 20, 2008 12:33 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Photo Cache. I'm glad you enjoy this sunset shot, which I realized I haven't done lately so, without anything better to do yesterday, I grabbed my gear and headed out to Manila Bay.

April 20, 2008 12:40 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

I wouldn't mind waiting for a fish to tug at my bait if the sunset looks like this.

The Manila Bay sunset is incomparable and your photo certainly captured its beauty. We live across Roxas Boulevard and when we were kids (meaning, air and Manila Bay weren't as polluted as they are today), we'd take a "paseo" along the boulevard so we could catch the beautiful flaming orange sunset. Your picture brought back a lot of memories. Thank you Eric!

April 20, 2008 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post Senor! Sunset is the most spectacular show on earth, and its free!

April 20, 2008 8:14 PM  

Blogger Aura said...

So,you´ve gone fishing for the sunset huh?

And a beautiful sunset it was!

From where i live,i have the opportunity to see the sunrise from my bedroom & kitchen window whenever i feel up to,but to take picture of it is not easy and usually it never come out well. Still dont know the proper technique.

April 21, 2008 2:03 AM  

Blogger ScroochChronicles said...

That's a perfect sunset photo!! It's beautiful :)

My only question is, may nahuli bang isda?

April 21, 2008 8:34 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Cookie!

Didn't have time to hang around to wait and find out if he ever caught anything because I was also covering the cultural show going on at the same time ... hehehe.

Hmmm ... perhaps I ought to go back next weekend and do a feature on these guys who fish at Baywalk :)

April 21, 2008 8:40 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You're right, Aura. Taking sunrise pictures may not be as easy. I think to come up with compelling images, that landscape has got to be an incredible one as well. For example, from what I was told, Mayon Volcano is at its most photogenic during the break of daw.

As for sunsets, with its glorious colors, the young man fishing next to his bike which frame the composition could yield a dramatic enough image.

No, I didn't go fishing there that day :)

April 21, 2008 8:46 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you, Mandaragat, I'm sure you have quite a collection of stunning sunset shots from the places you've traveled :)

April 21, 2008 8:47 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wow! So lucky of you, Bugsy, to have grown up in this area! Actually, whenever I find myself in this neighborhood, I always take pictures of the condominiums and hotels along the boulevard, and daydream of living in a penthouse apartment and taking sunset shots on a daily basis :)

April 21, 2008 8:49 AM  

Blogger DatuPanot said...

nothing compares or even comes close to our famous manila sunset! and the silhouette element adds drama to the whole photo, senor.

April 21, 2008 10:35 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I completely agree with you, Datu Panot.

Many thanks!

April 21, 2008 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not be disappointed fishing even if the only thing I catch is a cold with a view like that.

April 22, 2008 5:27 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I really have to go back and talk to some of these folks and find out if they do catch something edible, bertN :)

But you're right ... the view is something else. Now, I'm thinking of Robert Redford's fly-fishing flick.

April 22, 2008 6:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Albeit his chances of catching any fishes would be nil but I bet he is enjoying himself. The sunset's beautiful there.


April 22, 2008 10:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shot of the sunset Eric :)

I'm curious as to what this guy will catch but then again, fish being to move around when darkness sets in. But hey, sights such as this is a bonus to fishing :)

April 22, 2008 12:05 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Indeed, it is, Kyels. I always enjoy watching a Manila Bay sunset :)

April 23, 2008 7:09 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, BW!

Will post a follow-up entry on these fishermen of Baywalk/Roxas Boulevard :)

April 23, 2008 7:10 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

The last time our family went fishing(kahit na wala kaming nahuli) was like in the 60s. LOL.
We use to play and have a picnic near the breakwater along Manila Bay. May dala kaming fishing pole at pain. Those were the days when the bay was not that dirty, pero marami ng lumulutang na mga basura.
If ever I go back there to fish, malamang, catch and release. I would not risk eating any fish from there.
I think the fish they caught are still edible, because when I was dating my wife, nakakausap ko yung mga na mimingwit duon and they said some are edible.

April 26, 2008 5:24 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Like you, Reyd, I wouldn't risk my health by eating some fish caught in these waters. Marumi talaga.

I will post an update on this fishing activity in Roxas Boulevard.

April 26, 2008 7:52 AM  

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