August 12, 2011

[SkyWatch] Manila Bay Sky Drama

The skies around here have not been very colorful these past weeks, but perhaps you will enjoy this evening sky over Manila Bay from my archives.

 
Manila Bay, 2010


While the sun was still bright on the bay, it started to pour rain just outside the condo we were in, leisurely watching the sky entertain us.


Two- and four-wheeled traffic on a wet Roxas Boulevard. This avenue along the bay had/has the natural potential to rival Nice on the French Riviera, but mayor after mayor just doesn't get it.


Other than slight cropping, these images are straight out of the camera. I join the spectacular skies linked at SkyWatch Friday as well as creative reflections at Weekend Reflections.

43 comments:

Liz said...

Very dramatic skies!

Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

Ms. Becky said...

no matter that they're from archives, they're splendid shots! I especially like that third one. it's oh-so-dreamy. happy SWF Francisca.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, dramatic they are, Francisca!! Love the reflections on the water and the color! Really awesome captures for the day! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Eaglesbrother said...

Wow..simply Beautiful...love the suns rays streaming down from the clouds

Dina said...

Dramatic pictures. You are so lucky to see a cloud, have some rain.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. The last two are too good.

ewok1993 said...

I thoroughly enjoyed these skies of my homeland. Thanks for sharing.

tw3 said...

Is there more than one Francisca, or does she travel a lot:-)?
I thought it was Rumania.
Very good photos. clear and interesting.

joo said...

Lovely!Great gig on the sky:)
Hugs
J.

VALKYRIEN said...

This is so bautiful! Dramatic sky and gorgeous colors! The second shot is devine!

fredamans said...

All are elegant shots!

Genie said...

Such dreamy and magical shots...I would much rather be there than hike in were Buddy is. Sorry the mayors do not get it. The spot is drop dead gorgeous. Hope all is well. 3 days til I am back at school and summer is over. Still have 2 1/2 weeks before I see Bud again. A LONG TIME! Genie

jabblog said...

I like the metallic look that summer skies sometimes take on - incredible and so impressive. When they dissipate one wonders if they were actually ever present.

Carola said...

Awesome shots. Perfect as always. Each one has a lot to tell.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Beautiful skies Francisca! They look so mighty with the tiny trees and boats :)
Happy SWF!

Karen said...

Stunning shots. I like the golden hue of the reflections.

T. Becque said...

I enjoyed these very much. Such beauty!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful skies. Looks very warm there. ^_^

SWF

Andrea said...

Fantastic shots as usual Francisca! Do you know that i haven't seen the famous Manila Bay sunset? But the serendipitous thing for us is that our titles for Skywatch Friday both have the word drama! So we both think of our sunsets with drama. I love that. By the way, i log in at 8am here and i am already #117 while you're #4, i bet you linked at 1-2am being nocturnal, as you previously said. LOL.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Definitely has that Côte d'Azure feel to it. A pity the Powers That Be do not see what's in front of them.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Love seeing all...awesome :)

Kala said...

Love the light and sepia tones in the last 2 images!

Luna Miranda said...

these are gorgeous shots! i love the hazy, dreamy feel of the 3rd photo.

P.S. re our question--i was in Punta Bulata last March.

ladyfi said...

Wow - the light and rays are stunning!

Jidhu Jose said...

great shots

happy SWF

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arabesque said...

if only we have less corrupt officials and instead be more dedicated with their job and bring out the best in Manila.
beautiful sunset renditions.
captivating!
and yes, we do have one of the most dramatic sunsets here. ^0^

Pat Tillett said...

Old or new, that lighting is amazing! The splotch of sunlight in the second photo must have made you so excited when you saw it!

Pat Tillett said...

Oops! I forgot to add something. As to your comment at my place about the Santa Ynez valley... The only thing most people know about that valley is Solvang. Don't get me wrong, I like Solvang, but only about every 5 years or so...

Leckeres fuer Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Great photos! Most I like the last one :) LG Tina

'Tsuki said...

The first two shots are really impressive : the clouds are marvelous on them... But the all set of picture is so nice to look at ! Thanks for the sharing...

NatureFootstep said...

the first photo is my favourite. :)

Dianne said...

I love dramatic skies!! and you captured these beautifully

Ann said...

I like the big round sun. How many did you experiment before you got the perfect one?

Dianne said...

Beautiful photos with the ships in the fore-ground.
Have a safe and enjoyable week-end.

Lynette Killam said...

Such lovely shots these are! I find few things more beautiful than a dramatic sky, and you've captured this one so very well...:)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards!

Gine said...

Quelle belle série ! Chaque photo avec son caractère ... Bravo !

Evelyn said...

Gorgeous. Love the big skies, the sepia, the silhouttes.

James said...

Your photos are wonderful and the sky is glorious!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies, Francisca! I love the rays shining thru on the first shot. Just lovely, happy skywatching!

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots! It's one of those posts in which you can't choose a favourite.

Jacob said...

The top three remind me vividly of some photos I've seen of that area during WWII! Wow! Impressive.

Cassy said...

Very vivid shots!
Is this taken in Manila, Philippines?

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons