May 6, 2009

Half a fountain

Despite what I wrote last September, I did manage to take a photo of the fountain of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and at night too with the lights on. But just the fountain, no building, because we were actually inside the CCP watching a performance (I took this during the intermission). What you see in the background is the intersection of Roxas Boulevard and Pablo Ocampo Sr. Avenue. The tall jet in the middle wasn't working for some reason—the fountain is so much more dramatic with it. Ah well, until the next opportunity…

incomplete fountain of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Natural or man-made, take a refreshing dip in Watery Wednesday.
Watery Wednesday

35 comments:

Darla said...

I bet that is so beautiful in person.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda!
Many thanks for thinking of take a picture to show this beautiful fountain to your friends!
It reminds me when we visit Barcelona there is a show of "dancing waters"in a beautiful fountain in Montjuic.
Cool post!
Léia

Olivier said...

photo de nuit superbe, on dirait que l'eau est en or.
beautiful night picture, it seems that water is gold.

Pam said...

Thats a fabulous fountain, it looks like it has a ring of fire around it.

Vogon Poet said...

Oh, yes, at first sight it looks just as something on fire. Beautiful 'burning' fountain and a good night shot!

Lois said...

The picture is fabulous Hilda! What a lovely fountain. I'm still trying to perfect the night shots.

Hans said...

Wow! Looks great.

Jacob said...

That is so beautiful...you did a superb job...very sharp; you weren't carrying around a tripod, were you?

Halcyon said...

I think it's beautiful with or without the center jet. Wonderful capture!

Brad said...

Great photo....

Reena said...

wow ang tiyaga mo. kumuha ka pa ng photo during the intermission ha. :)

sayang nga that the innermost fountain won't work. but it looks good parin.

arabesque said...

i accidentally stumbled your blog and i have to say it's really fantastic,it makes me realize that you don't need to look of what's outside to appreciate the great views... well, you just have to pick the right ones! more power!

Tulip said...

beautiful fountain of manila cultural center. i'd love to visit that place in real. nice shot for this entry.

James said...

Hey, your fountain has more jets than the one that I posted but mine goes higher. :-p
That's a great night shot I usually have problems with night pics.
Great job Hilda!

JM said...

Great night shot, Hilda! Beautiful fountain.

Regina said...

Perfect shot.

Laurent said...

Très belle photo (very nice picture) Hilda.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

That is a very beautiful fountain. It looks so lovely at night.

Tricia said...

Very cool night photo - This fountain is awesome - the lights are awesome! Great shot!

Ioanna said...

Wonderful photo of a very beautiful fountain!Really great! :)

Shey said...

WOW! This is an awesome capture: like a postcard! Love the lights too. Nice job!

Happy WW!

m_m said...

Oh, it is amazing! It reminds me brilliant fountains in Barcelone:) Beautiful capture!

marley said...

Still looks pretty impressive. Looks great lit up :)

Virginia said...

Hilda,
This is a gorgeous capture and not easy to do at night. Bravo.
V

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful fountain. I think fountains look best at night illuminated like this. It's simply magical! :-)

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful.That lighting is what really makes it. Nice shot Hilda.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Amazing shot and a beautiful fountain.

J Bar said...

Great night time shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

the donG said...

beautifully captured hilda. you're perfecting your night shots. i wonder if you used tripod for this.

Joe Narvaez said...

Very nice capture! Galing po!

Layrayski said...

Very nice Hilda! Ang galing ng kuha mo.

Hilda said...

Jacob & The Dong:
No tripod but I held the camera on the ledge to stabilize it.

PAK said...

Beautiful fountain! I remember someting simmilar, but much smaller from my town, but it is not used now...

Gunilla said...

Fantastic shot. Thanks for sharing


Gunilla in Sweden

jette said...

nice! i always wanted to go back there with a camera.....