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manila skyline

manila skyline
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, 0.6 ND grad
Exposure: f/4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-24 3:42
Viewed: 1826
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A view of Manila skyline as seen from the Harbor Square. The buildings shown are those that dot Roxas Blvd. I have just returned from a boat cruise of Corregidor Island. (I am posting this particular image as requested by Pepe, a tour guide I met during my visit.) I remember this to be a cloudy day with a faint hint of colors from the setting sun. The Philippines has recently been devastated by a series of tropical typhoons, and it is so disheartening to see the havocs of flooding from heavy rain. It made me realize that the best time to visit the country is during dry season which begins after Christmas.

There was not much light remaining on this day and I did not bring my tripod. The f/4.0 setting appears to have done a reasonable job. PP work included adjustment of contrast, exposure, sharpening, and resizing.

A good weekend wish to everyone.

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Helo Danilo
Fantastik skyline...
Great POV

Hi Danilo,

Wonderfully captured skyline of Manila with great details! The colors ae just perfect and very well defined through your work. The sharpness and POV are just great with nice blue colored boat, giving great contrast to the building the BG. I like the last rays from the sun for that day, and this "golden effect" on the buildings is making simply wonders here. The cloudy sky adds great mood into the capture.

Very well done, my friend.

best wishes,

Hi Danilo
beautiful shot with lovely shy colors and sun light looks beautiful
well done

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-10-24 4:10]

Wonderful capture, Danilo.
Well composed with stunning colors and light.
Imo is the blue color a little bit overdone.

Greetings from Netherlands,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-10-24 4:49]

Hi Danilo

An attractive late afternoon / early evening light, with good sunset colours & superb sharpness. Well framed & composed. Tfs!

Hi Danilo
Wonderful city scene
Composition, depth and colors are amazing
Have a nice weekend

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-10-24 5:12]

Hi Danilo,

Very nice composition, with wonderful colors. Your DOF looks fine for the f/4 aperture. The boat's color is a wonderful bonus. TFS

Best regards,

Ciao Danilo

A portrait splendid summer with the boat and few people.
All enjoy this beautiful skyline summer
excellent color and clarity. of excellent color and sharpness.
Fine detail, nice to look at.
Nice work photo.

Have a nice weekend,


Ciao Danilo, wonderful composition with fantastic skylane of splendid city, great light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-10-24 5:57]

Hi Danilo,
Great composition and light in this picture. TFS

Bom dia dear Danilo
In me Manila lives like a wonderful place, with wonderful colours sea, a superb green in landscapes and fanfastic light...I really forget your magestous buildings...This is a fantastic skyline but also a very good composition where nature and man trying sometimes not an easy dialogue. You live in a fantastic Land and thanks for your excellent note that speak the feeling language of people.
I will remember go just after Christmas...
Have a good WE dear Danilo
Um abraço

Hello, Danilo -
Great skyline with wonderful oblique sunlight providing warm colors on the sides of the buildings. What sets this shot apart, though, is the unusually and brightly colored boat on the foreground. Very sharp throughout. Excellent work.

What a wonderful capture this great shot of Manila!
Great details and colors.

Wonderful light and colors1

Hi Danilo,
Wonderfulş light, sharpness and brillant color spectrum.
I loved how did you use light...

Selahattin E

Excellent colors and sharpness.
POV is very nice too, Danilo.
A great shot as usual, my friend.
Congratulations and TFS!

Best regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-10-24 9:19]


fantastique image, cette barque devant tous ces building le bleu de la barque avec le gis de l'eia, des tons doux sur es building, suprbec ompo.

Bravoe t maitié


Hello Danilo,

Wonderful composition.
Amazing colors on the sky, very good clarity and sharpness.

Best regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-10-24 10:37]

Hi Danilo,
beautiful view from Manila.Beautiful harmony of the colours and perfect clarity.TFS.Necla.

Hi Danilo,
Fantastic cityscape, the details look very sharp and precise. Nice subtle cloud coverage too, the blue boat certainly enhances the foreground, as does the curving breakwater. Bravo.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-10-24 13:46]

The boat iss extremely saturated but it looks greatt in here Danilo ;]


Fantastic colors of sky.
Nice post card.
Regards Zoran

Hi Dan, bonjour,
Beautiful presentation and view of Manila skyline on a Harbor square,
Excellent POV. and details,
beautiful colors sky and wanderful composition,
very well done.

Bonjour Danilo.
La saturation forcée du bleu sur la barque donne un bel aspect à cette photo.
La netteté est aussi parfaite.
Le contraste entre la modernité des bâtiments et la barque en bois et saisissante.
Bonne journée.

Simple but beautiful sky dear Danilo
The image quality and details are wonderful
The point of focus choosed professionally

Thanks for sharing, Alireza

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-10-25 3:46]

Hi Danilo,
Manila skyline looks
great here. Good POV.
FG adds good effect.

Hi MF Danilo,

An awesome scene capture from Manila skyline from wonderful POV with impecable clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


Olá Danilo

Que beleza de fotografia...
Cores encantadoras e uma
linda e interessante

Bonita imagen de la ciudad con buen encuadre desde el agua con buen color y detalle
buen trabajo
un saludo

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-10-26 6:18]

Love the colours of this gorgeous compo.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-10-27 7:28]

Hi Danilo,
Wow- this is s beautiful skyline. Nice compositions, great color tones and loaded with details. Good work here. TFS Julie

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-10-27 17:46]

Hi Danilo,
Impeccable composition! Our glance is caught by the vibrant blue boat moored at the jetty,the jetty leads us to the city and which seems itself endless, under this vast sky!
Superb light and brightness! Bravo! Annie

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-10-27 19:54]

Hi Dan... how can I miss this photo... I have a similar one but mine does not have the bangkeros in the photo... and definitely your photo is a better shot than mine.. love the colors and composition Dan... Ingats

Hi Danilo,
What a stunning panoramic view vith superb POV, colours and perspective.Nice atmosphere.TFS.


Hi Danilo...great shot...I like the effect of the super blue color of the boat and man's shirt in the foreground...nice work.


Hi, Danilo.Excellent POV and perspective,a fine composition of the cityscape.Lovely colours and good sharpness,wonderful foreground color adding to the interest.
Very nicely done.

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-10-30 6:49]


The blue color is what makes this photo eye catching.
FG to BG sharpness is impressive. The placement of the horizon
at the lower 1/3 is perfect choice. Galing sir!


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-10-30 8:42]

HI Danilo
I cannot travel anymore so its refreshing to be able to see such photos of large cities.
Beautiful modern and neat lines against the skyline the addition of the boat adds to the composition giving it great dof.

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