Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Visita Iglesia

In the spirit of the traditional Visita Iglesia, here are some photos I took of Manila Cathedral in October last year (2008) while waiting for some papers to clear at the Bureau of Immigration.

Although my camera was only a point and shoot Canon Ixus 90IS, I was trying to learn how to play with light at different settings. When I have enough experience and money, or when the recession is over, maybe I'll get a better camera! Here are some of my favorite shots:

I was sitting in front of the church, then I looked up to see the noontime sun. It was really hot that day so I went under an Ipil tree for shade and got the above shot...

I loved how the light from the stained glass was reflected on the newly polished floor. :D

And it being really bright outside, I got good even lighting on the stained glass window.

This sculpture was on the door of the cathedral. I actually never noticed it before. I liked the way the side lighting gave it more depth.

See some more of my Manila Cathedral photos HERE.


  1. hot. like the carving and the first one with the sky in the background. feel your pain on the camera, mines being held together by electricians tape, really.

  2. This is just too cool - your blog post is written tomorrow! Well, I realise it's today for you, but it's still Friday here *lol*

  3. Thanks Brian! My cam's actually kinda new. Only a year old, but I'm thinking of getting a digital SLR!

    Dot-Com: Lol. Yep, one day ahead!

  4. Nice pictures you got there.. =)

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