City Sunset on EDSA

Yup, it is really difficult or quite impossible to photograph a decent picture of sunsets if you’re living in the city like me.  The Philippine​ metropolis like Manila, Makati, Quezon City, and Caloocan, to name a few, are cities heavily saturated with high rise buildings, malls , hanging power lines and cables like spaghettis on your dinner plate, and of course, those large billboards and left-over campaign posters with faces of our politicians as if Filipinos don’t know them enough… most of these politicians have been in politics and in the government for the past couple of decades as far as I can remember.

The sunset in the photographs below can only be seen during summer months (April through July) with the setting sun almost right in the middle of EDSA (a circumferential highway passing through several cities in the heart of Metro Manila).

I took this picture along EDSA just between SM CyberMall and Munoz in Quezon City. During non-summer months, the setting sun is located somewhere right of EDSA where it is covered by the high-rise buildings on the right side of the road. Unless you’re on the higher floors of a building or on top of a parking building of a mall, it is really quite difficult or near to impossible to capture a decent image of the sun setting on the horizon in the Metro of Manila.

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The Sun and the Clouds…

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I always have the sun and the clouds as my subjects in most of my photographs. Anywhere I am, I just look up to see my favorite “models” who are always there to be photographed.

I think my daughter got jealous and tried to eat the sun so I could focus my attention to her… Hehehe!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Muse.”

Sun Photography: Are those Solar Flares?

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If we have moon photography where we take an image of the moon’s face, how about sun photography?

Don’t try this with your camera as it may “burn” your sensors…! I did mine with two layers of CPL filters plus a piece of dark tinted cellophane.