The Pasig River taken from Fort Santiago looking northeast. The Pasig River connects the very lage lake Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay and is only 25km long. Due to the rapid expansion of Manila over the past few decades and poor planning, the river is now considered dead, with fish and other aquatic fauna simply not able to deal with high levels of pollution found in the system. As you can see, construction is still going on along its shoreline, though there is now a government organisation charged with trying to clean up the industrial mess.
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jjcordier (67226) 2013-09-21 23:41
La situation expliquée par ta note est vraiment désolante. Tu as cependant réalisé une très belle photo de cet endroit.
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-09-22 0:19
Very beautiful composition in great attractive colors. Well seen, I like it a lot.
Romano46 (11509) 2013-09-22 0:47
questa tu ultima foto è eccellente per la bella composizione nella quale risalta il bel contrasto tra l'imbarcazione ed i moderni edifici , i colori ben valorizzati dal filtro polarizzatore, la nitidezza che contribuisce ad esaltare i riflessi sull'acqua.
Un eccellente lavoro al quale contribuisce anche il cielo dai colori grigi che però non impedisce al sole di splendere creando un piacevole contrasto.
Ciao e buona domenica
dta (56664) 2013-09-22 0:56
Hello Chris ,
The composition is excellent , with the boat perfectly placed in it . The dark cloudy sky creates a strong and dramatic atmosphere .
snunney (72716) 2013-09-22 2:46
Your note is rather disheartening though something seems to be happening to improve matters. I like the composition very much; the boat is well placed entering the frame and guides the viewer's attention from left to right. Very good colours and clarity. Some attractive reflections to be observed across the rather inky waters.
BennyV (13058) 2013-09-22 4:31
Great cityscape shot, Chris.
Well defined colours, classic composition.
bukitgolfb301 (32638) 2013-09-22 16:20
Hi dear Chris, how are you recently?
Great shot in so sharp, clear and very vivid color touch. So well balanced composition too. Manila seems to be so changed for these several years. Greatest image for philippine!
All the best and have a good start of a new week! TAKERO
jhm (127995) 2013-09-23 4:02
This very extraordinarily the green vegetation on the water, also the buildings make the picture attractive.
Your picture is absolutely perfect of colours, pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice captured, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
ChrisJ (91286) 2013-09-23 7:44
A sad indictment of the state of environmental awareness in Manila, where money is paramount to public health & safety. Additional, Manila was completely destroyed by the Japanese Imperial Army during WW2 during their retreat from the advancing Americans, so there is no distinctive architecture such as Spanish church spires to see as there are in other parts of the Philippines. Good sharpness and colour. Tfs!
rychem (13660) 2013-09-23 9:14
Great shot with interesting light, beautiful panoramic view of Manila, great composition
ikeharel (44023) 2013-09-26 5:09
Your note explain adequately what we see on picture.
A well clear shot over the river, notable the green veg.'s afloat on water, and yet - a modern city buildings rise high onto its skyline.
Fine picture with vivid tones.
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-26 18:09
Beautiful view of the city, from a very nice POV, and captured with excellent well saturated colors! Great contrast of the buildings with the sky! Wonderful composition! Very good job!
npecanhuk (56368) 2013-10-01 18:32
Those buildings are not so good-looking like those from Hong Kong, but, the picture has its interest, as it shows a place I've never been too with many details to be seen and enjoyed!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats
macjake (45588) 2013-10-08 10:52
again, your photos of this area in Manila are great to view. the odd looking architecture, the colors and style make it an eye turner. I feel as if i'm looking at a photo taken in 1962 or something!
adores (30831) 2013-10-12 14:42
That's a big problem in so many places around the world. I like this monsoon atmosphere and the composition with the boat passing. The dark sky is just great. Good note also.
ourania (18632) 2013-10-23 10:45
I like very much the way you framed this view enhancing the dynamism of the boat and the shoreline. The agitation and the luminous reflections in the foreground introduce us into the scenery very effectively. There's superb depth and definition and your light management is very apt, highlighting elements of interest and illustrating the situation mentioned in your note with precision. The contrast between bright and moody colours is very attractive even if it tells a worrisome story. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
tatadalou (3975) 2013-10-23 12:07
Here is a prime example of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization, the consequences often prove harmful on the environment as the rights (including access to food). These considerations make the photo is of good quality, with a boat that dresses well and the bottom well contrasted colours.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4612) 2013-11-25 21:36
Nice capture of this dead river. If you were here years earlier, it's even worse. At this state, I can stay it's a bit cleaner than the previous years. During the 19th century, this river was glorious, clean where people could actually fish and bathe. It's just sad how people destroy nature. Anyway, I love the colors in this capture, beautifully exposed. TFS!
P.S. Had I known you were here I could've shown you around the area, though I was on TE Break for more than a year I guess. Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Philippines
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6560)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K-x, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 23:03