manila bay: meeting an old friend
And there she was, all dressed up to the nines. It's been a long time time since I last saw her but she did not seem to mind and still put on a great show.
I was talking about the Manila Bay sunset by the way :). Anyone in Metro Manila who is into photography, especially landscape and travel, has probably developed a love affair with the Manila Bay sunset. During weekends we make pilgrimages to the bay, at exactly the same time, to witness a beautiful show: a large orange orb coming down to the horizon, followed by a blast of unbelievable colors. Its like a date with Mother Nature, and you don't want to be late.
I revisited my old haunt recently, after a long hiatus. After a while of shooting the bay sunset, we sometimes feel that the place has become a cliche, so we move to farther and more "exotic" locations. Cliche, maybe, but it still offers one of the best views of sunset in the metro.
Just like visiting an old friend, I was treated to a pleasant surprise. The bay can still excite, and I was shooting as if I was there for the first time. The light show was subtle and not overly dramatic, yet very pleasing.
Sunset in the tropics tend to be a very quick affair. So I did not have time to transfer locations for a different POV. Instead I just watched from the same spot the subtle changes in tones and intensity of the color until it climaxed to a beautiful rose-colored scene.
I guess the fire is still there, and it brought back a lot of happy shooting memories. My Manila Bay love affair has just been rekindled.
As a bonus, you can also shoot some nightscapes after the sun has gone down.