Friday, February 20, 2015

Skydeck View Bar - The Bayleaf Intramuros

After covering this year's Chinese New Year (February 19, 2015) in Binondo, Manila, our group, the Thumbs Up Photographers (TUP) decided to proceed to the Skydeck View Bar, atop the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila. We had some refreshment while waiting for the evening for our long exposure cityscapes of the Manila skyline. Here's some of our photos:

Magnificent view of the Manila skyline.
Thumbs Up Photographers. We're enjoying the refreshment drinks
after a long day of  shoot in Binondo.
A closer look of the skyline before the sun set-in
Long exposure at night.
Another angle of view...
One of the friendly service personnel of the restaurant.

Good food, nice view of the city, friendly people, this place is a must for travelers/visitors.

Address: 1002 Intramuros, Manila
Phone: (02) 218 5000
Mon - Sun: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

Monday, February 2, 2015

Migratory Birds

We visited Paranaque Fisherman's Warf popularly known as "Bulungan", yesterday afternoon, Sunday, February 1, 2015, as well as a short photowalk at the "service road" (beside Coastal Road) in the direction going to Las Piňas - Paraňaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) also known as the "Freedom Island". 

(Freedom Island is an artificial island in Manila Bay just off the coast of Parañaque in Metro Manila, Philippines. It was formed between 1973 and 1985 during the construction of the Manila–Cavite Coastal Road. Two other islands lie immediately to the south in Las Piñas, namely Long Island and another smaller island also formed by land reclamation. The islands form the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area.[1](Wikipedia))

Photos below were one (1) of the many species of birds frequenting the food-abundant Freedom Island and the adjacent wet market.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Macro: Cactus Flowers

I'm always fascinated by cactus flowers. So beautiful and rare......

Early development of the flower bud.
The bud is almost ready to open.
The bud turned into a beautiful flower.
(Note: The 3 photos above are not of the same flower of different time)

Related to Macro: MACRO BLUR

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on his way to Luneta (Rizal) Park for his final
Eucharistic Celebration before going back to Vatican.
(Photo taken along Roxas Blvd. Malate, Manila. January 18, 2015)

VIVA IL PAPA! (Long Live The Pope)

Related Pope Francis Photos here: Pope Fancis Now In The Philippines

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Manila Bay Sunset

Manila bay sunset is one of the top destination for Sunset photography. Here's a photo of mine taken in the direction of the world renowned Manila bay along Roxas Blvd. cor Quirino Ave., last Thursday, January 15, 2015. These people patiently waiting for Pope Francis motorcade to pass.

In the picture frame is the image of Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Portrait 3

Taken during the Thumbs-Up Photographers (TUP) "Portraiture Workshop" by Mr. Jerry Barizo. Held at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife - Tea House last January 11, 2015.

Note: All natural... No face and hair make-over.