A second shot of the Pasig River looking almost the opposite direction to the previous shot and taken a few minutes before. In this direction there was no sunshine and the mood was quite different.
The Pasig River connects the very large 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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Romzhy (36) 2013-09-24 4:29
Great composition and sky, maybe a little too dark for me.
snunney (72680) 2013-09-24 4:34
The evening light and backlit clouds, which are full of interest in their own right, create a wonderful atmosphere. The boat swishing down the river is nicely placed and brings the scene to life. Could almost be a scene from a painting depicting Victorian London. I like it very much.
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-09-24 10:14
Ciao Cris fasinating composittio with superb sky magic atmosphere splendi light bravo ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (72978) 2013-09-26 2:50
Amazing capture from Manila ! Very good layout and quite dramatic atmosphere.
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (9845) 2013-09-26 3:36
it`s interesting to see the difference in the sky compared to the previous shot.
It`s very well composed and super sharp.
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-26 3:52
I like the minimalist colour and almost ourely b&w tones here. Good sharpness and a well composed shot with excellent framing and nice graphism & reflections. Good cloud patterns and the floating water hyacinth adds repetition and more silhouettes. Tfs!
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-26 6:15
que le ciel et vue mervielleux quelle aigme et compo fantasitque vue avec ces bâteaux cette route e bétons et le brillant sur le plan d'eau et ce cile en fond superbe.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-30 0:41
Dark sky above town, enhanced a mini-drama on the scene, Chris.
Inspite the low light conditions managed a fine clear view and the boat crossing the river added well the dynamic scale.
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-10-09 23:52
I don´t know how others,but for me the sky creates here the whole mood.It looks amazing and together with "metallic" looking water surface make the shot so spectacular.I like your PP work here!
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6560)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K-x, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-24 4:10