This one was taken at Harbor Square, Manila, Philippines. It was one of those Saturday afternoons wherein I brought my camera and tripod with me with the self-imposed goal of creating a photograph.

I got lucky during the long exposure—there were no boats, and no migratory birds, to ruin that body of water which was transformed into something akin to a polished, mirror surface. Ordinarily, 30 seconds is already too long for an uninvited element to appear and change the feel of the photo you want achieve.

I had fun creating this, even if I forgot to bring my camera’s remote control. The tripod worked, the exposure was easily factored in, and most of all, the light took on an orange tint that contrasted well with the blue sky.

16mm | f/11 | 30 seconds



There’s something about sunsets—particularly the one that can be seen along Baywalk of Manila Bay, that is enchanting. One may describe it, the colors, the light, the breeze, but I think one cannot fully put it into words—one can only experience it.


I think it is far easier to go and take photos of the sunset in El Nido than to create and write an ‘About Me’ page in a blog.