June 21, 2009

Say "Cheese!"

This is my last photo about the Ateneo de Manila University event in Intramuros last Sunday, I promise. I just couldn't resist taking this shot for two reasons. First, the cop with our two 'pious and devout Indios.' He was a member of the Highway Patrol Group that escorted the motorcade, and he spent the two hours before the mass taking photos of everything with his camera phone. He also asked a colleague to take his photo while posing with all of the classic cars and with as many of the student-actors that he could waylay. I think he ended up with more photos in his cellphone than I did in my camera! Second, it's also not everyday that I see a Jesuit scholastic (student) lugging around a camera.

cop posing with costumed student-actors in Intramuros



And now it's time to remind all CDP bloggers out there to vote for the August theme! The theme for July 1 is Empty. You still have nine days to capture an image for it, if you don't have one yet.

17 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

They are very smart!!!!
Cool post dear Hilda! I also loved the red car like a great detail in this shot!
BTW, your choice for this title post is very cool!
so...cheese and keep smiling sweetie!
God bless you
Léia

Don and Krise said...

So much to see in this one. Thank you Hilda. I've really enjoyed this set. (and learned a little too.)

Jacob said...

Just fascinating...One cop copping a photo of another cop and a priest with a camera looking on...

Love it!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

No reason to apologize for your series on cars. My son is a "gear-head" and never tires of looking at cars.

Jilly said...

What fabulous uniforms and the ladies look for beautifully dressed too.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

He's having a good time, Hilda!

Priyanka Khot said...

Lovely click. Spotting the unusual is what makes most us click our cameras across the city I guess.

Laurie said...

What a wonderful capture, Hilda! I have so much to catch up on here...

Paulo Camacho said...

Dear Hilda. Thanks to came again to my blog. This cars are really pieces of history, that is nice to see.
I saw your blog and I saw too nice classic cars and good pictures.
Paulo Camacho

Christopher Raun Leth said...

This cop knows how to enjoy himself. But maybe there wasn't any traffic violations this day:-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm surprised that someone would take so many photos with his cell phone. I'd think he'd want to make sure his phone's battery was charged in case of emergencies.

Vogon Poet said...

This is a very nice photo and a good story. I do like people snapping photos...

James said...

Wonderful series looks like a great time was had by all. Now people from around the world were able to peek in and enjoy. Thanks to you.

George said...

What a great picture. I guess the patrolman wanted something to remember this wonderful event by. If I was there I know I would be snapping lots of pictures.

the donG said...

hahaha... now even the police enjoy as what they call "picture picture".

Dina said...

Boys will be boys (with their toys) even if they are traffic cops or Jesuit scholastics. :)

Re your comment on my cat post: I also hate to see the addition the monastery has recently made to their wall.

Per Stromsjo said...

Seems everybody is busy taking photos or being photographed (or both). Or, in the case of one gentleman, having a smoke. Almost like an event sponsored by your local camera dealer.