May 8, 2009

From a ferry

A rainy day sunset taken from somewhere in the middle of Manila Bay. I'm not sure, but I think the hills are those of the Bataan Peninsula, which separates Manila Bay from the South China Sea. (If someone can tell me how to take photos of sunsets without getting that red spot, I'd really appreciate it!)

sunset over the Bataan Peninsula from the middle of Manila Bay

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32 comments:

Olivier said...

un ciel tout en or, c'est magique....
a golden sky, it is magical....

Daily Chicago Photo said...

This is a very lovely photo. The sun makes the water look like melted gold. So cool.

Thanks for visiting my blog - yes that is half of the Wabash Avenue Bridge that is raised up in the air in the Thursday (5/7) picture. Bridges over the Chicago River are all draw or lift bridges.

Pam said...

That is a spectacular sunset photo, Hilda. I didn't notice the faint red until you mentioned it, shhh :)

Jacob said...

Superb job, Hilda!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shot. Happy Skywatch Friday!

Lois said...

I would not have noticed the red spot either! This is a gorgeous picture Hilda. I really like the way the light is shining on the water!

Halcyon said...

I don't know how to get rid of the red spot - but the photo is beautiful anyway. The sky has a magnificent color.

Happy Friday!!!

Kaori said...

Wow, a golden sunset! How beautiful!

James said...

Hilda, That is so beautiful. I don't picture most ferry rides as being romantic but with a sunset like that, wow.

Abe Lincoln said...

You always have nice photographs, Hilda. This one is no exception. It is very nice too.

Vogon Poet said...

Lovely golden sunset.

Brad said...

This is still a lovely sunset.

Jarart said...

Gorgeous photo! I have better luck when I take the filter off the lens when doing a sunset. Don't know if you use filters or not though. But that little bit of flare doesn't hurt that photo a bit.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda!
This picture is outstanding!
Many thanks for sharing
Have a nice weekend in your beautiful Manila!
God bless you
Léia :-)

Ken Mac said...

that almost looks like a live shot! I swear, it's moving..

Lisa Wilson said...

Very pretty! I had to look for the red spot. I didn't notice it.

m_m said...

It's a superb photo. What a stunning view! Thanks for sharing! Great!

Gennasus said...

Wonderful sunset.

Boise Diva said...

I always count the red spot as "success" - in my photo book, it means I got the shot right :)

asf said...

That's a perfect shot, never mind the red spot Hilda, hehehe..I love the golden sunset here.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful sunset.

Don and Krise said...

Well Hilda, I think it's unanimous. The picture is so good the red spot doesn't matter.

gogouci said...

What red spot? Have a great weekend.

Layrayski said...

Hi hilda, I actually haven't looked at my sunset photos closely. I have to check if I also have that red spot. hihihi

Gattina said...

This golden sky is beautiful !

Avril said...

What a beautiful golden sky and reflection! Didn't notice the red until you pointed it out.

JM said...

I agree, don't worry about the red spot, the shots is gorgeous anyway!

Kitty said...

wonderful view! There is nothing like being on the water.

marley said...

beautiful sunset. Love the way it high lights the water. Re the red spot, I've no idea!

Mo said...

A beautiful picture. I wouldn't worry about the flare spot. But if you do want to prevent it. You need a lens hood. Here is a wikipedia blurp for info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_hood

the donG said...

beautiful! maybe a little less of contrast will help. not so sure.

Bemused26 said...

Hi Hilda. Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like your pictures on here- am now following! I wasn't sure what you meant when talking about 'the red spot' when you commented on my blog. I don't have a lens hood on my dslr so I'm sure that is not the reason you get it (although a lens hood can't hurt I guess). I looked at several ways to avoid the red spot- here I found the most useful comments:
http://photo.net/beginner-photography-questions-forum/00SfJB

Point directly at the sun (i.e in centre of pic) and the flare is hidden in the image of the sun.

Also can be removed after. There's a link to how to do that in that forum.

Bye :)