Sunday, March 23, 2008

sunset at the park

i had the chance to walk along the Quirino grounds, which is a part of the Rizal park, in the city of Manila . it was not planned but since i still had a free time and i knew that sunset in Manila is really beautiful specially when seen from Manila bay. but i chose to wait to see the sunset's effect in the areas of the Quirino grandstand and the Rizal monument in Rizal park instead of the usual Manila bay sunset view. from here you can see the buildings along Roxas boulevard.on one side you can see the Quirino grandstand and Manila hotel standing alone on another side. spent some time walking in this wide Quirino grounds where people play and rest. some dads played kite with their kids while others enjoyed walking. took a shot of a small cart selling kites and toys. and when i reached our national hero's monument, i realized that it has an even better view with the park lamps. finally the sky was darker so i tested my camera using the shutter speed adjustment to catch the lights from the moving vehicles along Roxas boulevard.

30 comments:

gizelle said...

I like the last photo the most! I miss Manila!

dominic said...

thanks Gizelle. Manila is one of the place that i like to visit even though it's crowded in some of its places but that's its beauty sometimes. the eye is in the beholder.

Carver said...

Beautiful photographs.

Laura said...

I like the one of the kite cart best - the sky sets a nice background :)

collapsingbarrycade said...

the problem with living in Manila is you so get used to it you no longer appreciate its beauty. thanks for making me feel guilty, man. haha. :P i like the kite photo; makes me realize it's really summer now.

the donG said...

thanks Carver, Laura and Barry. you can appreciate these nice views when you get to walk along the streets of Manila.

Paulie said...

Thanks for the tour -- I will never get to visit there except thru the eyes (photos) of others so I thank you!

i also left a comment on your Easter blog.

dave said...

coolness.... i was not able to appreciate those views since my last visit there... love the picture of the kite cart and the last one as well... oh well, I'll have that in my itinerary this summer...^-^

Toe said...

I love that photo of the Rizal monument. :) Oh, I'm so excited to go back to Manila and take sunset walks in the park again. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely photos of Manila. I love the shot of the cart selling kites and toys.

KRIS JASPER said...

im always amazed with manila... certainly one of the best metropolis i know...

JMom said...

Awesome photography! I have trouble with low lighting. But then, you probably have a much better camera than my point and shoot. lol!

Thanks for dropping by my blog :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are very interesting photos of your country. I'm glad you had a nice Easter.

the donG said...

thanks to all (Paulie, Dave, Toe, Rachel, Jasper, Jmom and Sandy). glad you like a glimpse of Manila from the Quirino grounds perspective.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Love pictures. Glad to peek at yours.

WillThink4Wine said...

Lovely photos, but whi is your national hero?

Sarge Charlie said...

I like your photos

the donG said...

Thanks Tiff, Wine and Sarge!

Wine, our national hero is Dr. Jose Rizal.

collapsingbarrycade said...

thanks for your message in my blog. send me the questions through my email inanre@yahoo.com. thanks!

Earvin said...

Ganda. Iba yung feel ng mga matatatangkad na buildings.

Anonymous said...

"Ses œuvres magistrales, « N’y touchez pas » et « El Filibusterismo », traduites en Français ont été publiées par Gallimard, sous l’égide du programme de protection du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO."
Il me plait beaucoup votre senor José Rizal.
Arièle

arlene said...

nice shots! what camera are you using?

the donG said...

hahaha... maybe you'll laugh when you'll know the camera that i'm using. it's just one of those Sony P series. one of the old series but if you know how to use it (taking time with the manual) plus good timing helps a lot. i'm planning of buying an SLR soon.

arlene said...

what kind of DSLR are you planning to buy?

the donG said...

hi Arlene,

no idea yet. any suugestion? thanks.

arlene said...

As they say, it is usually a toss betweet Nikon and Canon. A month ago I was also confused. But when you ask me now, I am more inclined to say get a Canon because the 400D i bought is so far performing the way i expected it to perform.

I know, I know - your pictures are far better than mine =) But wait till i learn how all the settings work, hehe.

Now, where did i place that manual....

=)

the donG said...

Hi Arlene, thanks. thanks. that would be a good option for me then. good luck on your enthusiasm in taking pictures. looking forward to see those shots.

Brad said...

Mate beautiful photos.
Have spent quite a few sunsets in Rizal Park while holidaying in the Phils. As if often the case with your photos, I again missing being over there :-(
Beautiful shots mate, I thank you for each and every one you share with us. It helps me get through the times between holidays.
Hopefully only 9-10 months before I come back.

Brad
Philippine Railways SIG

Brad said...

Arlene,
Saw some of your photos on your blogsite and would love to see more of them.

Thanks
Brad
Philippine Railways SIG
http://philippinerailwayhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

honey said...

now now, they are starting to discover your shots, dong!
way to go!...

-honey-

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