MANILA | Manila Skyline
As Seen From Astoria Plaza, Ortigas
It has become as regular fitting for a team building activity, that instead of going somewhere on an out of town trip, why not staycation. Initially, I didn't approve of this, as is, I still prefer going out of town, visiting places or enjoy the beach. But I have to consider that unlike me, most of my team mates are married with kids and has residence just within the metro. A staycation is perfect for their setup, after all, this is supposed to be a team building. For us as a team working on a common goal, I conceded, but I didn't regret that I did.
This is not the first time I've photograph the Manila Skyline, I've bagged the Makati Night Skyline by making a trip to Burgundy Corporate Tower Helipad with a tripod and my Nikon D3000. This time though, the Ortigas Skyline Pictures are all handheld, but it was nice to know that my Nikon D5100 was able to handle this long exposure without much blur from my shaking.
Since our stay was just over night, I've taken pictures at different time of the day. I'm not promoting Astoria but rather I appreciate how the Metropolis of Manila looks like from a different perspective. People like me who work in these business districts would on more occasion than not overlook to appreciate these afforded scenes. As an amateur photographer though, I like watching the traffic from a higher perspective, I like shooting high rise towers rising straight and skyward but would appear to curve at an angle in the camera.
The blurs of the street lights, even the visible smog that envelopes the city every morning. Makes you wonder about human ingenuity, building sizable cities, feeling the hubbub of the metro, breathing with activity all through the night. The sulfur lights creating the red streaks of the traffic below.
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