August 19, 2011

Waiting out the Rain

These bare-footed boys sitting on Quiapo Bridge that crosses the Pasig River in Manila are either resting or waiting out the rain.... or both. It had already been a long day of walking. 

Manila, 2011

For the story behind this image, see my recent post about the Black Nazarene procession.

Today I link with the blogging communities at Weekend Reflections, Weekend in Black & White, and Sunday Bridges.

37 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Either way, it's very interesting. It appears that everyone is barefoot. Is that so? I'll have to read the story behind this...
Either way it's a great candid.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous watery reflections and I do remember your post about the Black Nazarene procession! Terrific capture for the day, Francisca, as always! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Sylvia

Kim, USA said...

Yes sometimes if I walk that far I'd rather go barefooted hehehe. Beautiful composition Francisca.

Weekend Reflection

Jacob said...

I like - the b&w works and you've caught some nice wet reflections.

I read the post on the Black Nazarene...I'm constantly amazed at all the foolishness connected with religion although in this case it seems harmless enough.

'Tsuki said...

Wow : this reflection is just perfect ; the black and white gives some power to this image indeed... Nice shot, Francisca.

cieldequimper said...

Perfect black and white.

Carver said...

I love this shot. The reflection is great and also a great people shot. I read your post about the procession which was very interesting.

James said...

This is a great shot! The composition is excellent,it's an interesting scene,it looks great in black and white and the reflections are amazing!

LauraX said...

You've captured some wonderful reflections here, just beautiful!

Andy said...

Beautiful capture Francisca.

ladyfi said...

Love the atmosphere in this shot.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shot!

Ms. Becky said...

oh, I just know I'm going to love this story that I don't have time to read at this moment but will come back to. this is a fantastic photo Francisca. just had to write that. happy weekend to you my friend. I LOVE this photo.

awarewriter said...

This is a great image Francisca. The story is all there in the B&W image, a photo that could have been taken many years ago. It's timeless and Oh so human.

Thanks for dropping by. I do appreciate your comments. Aside from the size difference of the piles the movement of the water and the reflections change a bit. When I walked along the pier, I felt a bit dizzy at first because of the movement of the water. Glad you appreciate the moment.

awarewriter said...

Whoops. I forgot to congratulate you on having your angel photo selected for the wall.

Shooting Parrots said...

The look of bored teenagers everywhere! But what is everyone wearing on their heads?

Evelyn said...

Great image. Happy weekend Francisca.

Ann said...

sorry I didn't look carefully last blog. Here looks like only men , are there women walking?

anemonen said...

Lovely but where are their shoes?

T. Becque said...

Interesting photo - it gets the imagination going if you don't know the story behind it!

lina@home sweet home said...

Lovely composition and reflection :)

Padharo Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and beautiful !! Lovely post !! Thanks for sharing !!

Padharo Rajasthan

Leovi said...

Nice shot, excellent perspective with delightful reflections.

Woody said...

Thanks for the link to the background story. I like this image - the lines work well in monochrome.

NatureFootstep said...

great and interesting shot for both themes. :)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good black and white photography.

Regards!

Kaori said...

They kind of do look worn out. That's the look on my face after a full day in heels. Gorgeous B&W, Francisca!

Dimple said...

The image is arresting. I read your other post, also, and prayed for these people.

JM said...

The composition is perfect.

Tes said...

Hello Francisca, I chanced upon your blog from the linky of Weekend Reflections. I am now a fan and a follower. I am a filipina who has migrated here in the US. It gives me great pleasure to read your posts about my country -the Philippines (especially, Manila) By the way, you have the same name as my mother-in-law. :)

Dianne said...

A lovely photo of everyday life - it must be raining but hot by the look of their clothes - good capture!

Genie said...

This is one of those beautiful photographs that could easily have been a full pager in the old Life magazine...when it was really BIG! So much to look at, think about, and study. The black and white is the perfect medium. It may be raining there, but seeing your picture makes my room real sunny. genie

Dragonstar said...

Excellent composition - so much to see. Thanks for the explanatory link.

Limar said...

Nice pic, looks great in bw :)

Pat said...

What an interesting composition! I like it in b/w, too! This was taken at a great angle and I love the reflections in the puddle!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Nice black & white shot.

Carola said...

Perfect for B&W with bridge structure, people and reflection. And interesting. I can look for a while and imagine how many people walk there barefoot.