September 17, 2010

[SkyWatch] The Clouds Roll In

Traffic being the snarl eliciting experience that it often is, I avoid driving to the financial district that is Makati. Yet this week I had a morning meeting there and when I arrived, the skies were a vibrant blue.
 Makati, 2010

By early afternoon, after the meeting was done, the clouds had started to roll in at a considerable clip. I sensed the onset of a tropical downpour and booted safely back home to the suburbs.



I captured these images for SkyWatch Friday and Weekend Reflections. The links will take you to more brilliant skies and reflections around the globe.

29 comments:

JM said...

Great framing in the second shot and wonderful reflections in the bottom one.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

The Sky reflection on the building is an awesome capture.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful skies and reflections, Francisca. Good timing, too, to miss the tropical storm!!
-- K

VP said...

I like clouds, but ours are seldom interesting...

jennyfreckles said...

What a soaring great tower - and nice reflections. My favourite is the second shot, peering up through the foliage.

Rajesh said...

Lovely view of the blue sky along the skyscrapers.

jabblog said...

Interesting sequence - from the third photo I can see why you high-tailed it out of there!Dramatic skies, though :-)

Carol said...

Beautiful skies and reflections both! I love those tall buildings.

joco said...

I like these very much.
Clean lines. I haven't tried taking shots from below. Looks difficult.
You're flitting all over the place by the sound of it. Rome one day, Manilla the next.

VioletSky said...

Wonderful reflections in the last building shot, though I do prefer the puffy little clouds in the blue sky!

Julie said...

That is a good perspective for your skies: the looking up. That is the best way to determine the weather: to look up.

chubskulit said...

Your photos made me missed my country. Great shots!

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syel said...

i miss Manila! thanks for sharing these. have a lovely wekeend! :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies, clouds and reflections! Superb captures and composition, Francisca, as always! I do hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

khaye said...

Sky reflection on the building was great, I like that one.
Sky reflection on the building

Ebie said...

Those tall and gigantic glass buildings really captured the beautiful clouds. Hehehe, I am Tsinoy, but have not been to the places where you go!

Feel so nostalgic!

Kaori said...

I am loving that lovely reflection of the clouds! It's amazing how the sky changes in such a short time! But it must be really nice to know that the skies will clear up in no time at all :D
Happy weekend!

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

Thanks for posting this.I'm originally from the Philippines and I miss my home country terribly.I've been in Makati for gazillion times but I still miss it.

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fickleinpink said...

Stunning cityscape! Everytime I go to the Makati business area, I'm always in awe...


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Luna Miranda said...

i was also in Makati on Wednesday and the sun was bright. i was in greenbelt 5 for about 2 hours and it was already raining when i was about to leave. love your shots.:p

Marites said...

they all look so imposing! felt like am looking up at the skies too. love your photos!

Gabriela Abalo said...

awesome pictures Francisca!! I love no.3

have a great weekend.

loveNlight
Gabi

Manang Kim said...

It's beautiful Francesca. I love the reflection on that second photo. Glad to know you're in Manila! Scaly sky

jeannette said...

Whoa -I'm getting dizzy of the heights! Great captures!

T. Becque said...

I like the design of the buildings, but your reflection shot with the clouds is just lovely. Ahh, to be somewhere tropical...

wanderlust said...

These are so beautiful, I would love to visit someday!

wenn said...

lovely reflection of those clouds!

EG Wow said...

I like the perspective of these photos!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love these shots. The architecture of the tall buildings - could at least one be a sort of art deco style?