March 11, 2010

White and blue

THEME DAY: THE TENIN TECHNIQUE • I've posted quite a lot of photos of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù but, until today, never of its side—with air vents rather than regular windows. The angled passageway leads to the corridor just outside the front of the church. Kneeling on a tree root under a large acacia tree to take this photo, you also get a bonus: seeing how dry and brown the crabgrass of our campus gets during the summer months.

view of the side of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù

Today, the City Daily Photo blogging community pays tribute to Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo. Five years ago today, Eric started his one-a-day photo blog of Paris. He has never missed a single day and he has inspired many people from all over the world to create daily photo blogs of their own cities, fostering friendship and understanding along the way. Eric has become known in the community for his low angles and skewed compositions, and our imitation of his style today is our way of celebrating and thanking a wonderful person and a great blog. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

41 comments:

Photo Cache said...

fabulous architecture.

daily photos for 5 years is a lot of work. I used to have a project I called People and I posted a pic for 365 days and I missed one on Christmas Day.

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

Great use of the "techninque". Have a good blog day.

ρομπερτ said...

Indeed an incredible angle, providing an impressive photography, which demanded to be looked at more than twice.

A wonderful Thursday for you all.

Julie said...

Yikes! The entire world appears about to topple over today.

Marvellous tribute, Hilda.

George said...

I really like this perspective of the church, and I would like to tell you how much I enjoy your daily photos of Manila.
Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Jacob said...

Methinks you have mastered the Tenin technique. I tried, but fell down, cricked my neck, sprained my shooting finger, cracked the camera, lost the card down a drain, dirtied my clothes ...

Just kidding.

Beautiful shot, Hilda.

Louis la Vache said...

Hilda - how are the acoustics in the church? «Louis» has noticed that in most modern churches, the acoustics are horrible.

J Bar said...

Terrific choice.
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B SQUARED said...

A beautiful shot of an incredible building. A very nice tribute to Eric.

Kim said...

Oh Hilda, you NAILED it! The brown bermuda grass is a hoot to see so close at hand. Just like Eric, you're down there looking up :-). That angle you've got pulls my eye right up that long line of building to the start of the peek. This is a fantastic contemporary-feeling architectural shot. You rock, girl!
-Kim

Carolyn said...

Powerful angle shot. Dramatic.

Paulina Millaman said...

wow
great photo!!!
thanks for you concern about my country. Chile will get over the earthquake's consequences soon. We all hope that.

lewi14 said...

Yes, it's a great shot and an impressive church. I like the angle you've selected.

Jilly said...

What a great shot and such a lovely tribute to the master. I'm so with Kim, you nailed it!

Uma por Dia said...

Fantastic angle, you catched the ground as well :)

brattcat said...

So often with Eric it's about the angles and you've got some amazing angles in this one, Hilda. Well done!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

great tribute to Eric there Hilda

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent dear Hilda, I love this angle in photographies!
Léia

√ Abraham said...

It never occurred to me that this is grass in all its brown glory. Nice shot.

Vernz said...

thanks to Eric! .. the brown grass foreground frame makes this subject more gorgeous .... ang ganda naman nito tingnan sa ganitong angulo.

Meri said...

Nice lines and angles -- a perfect contribution to the theme.

Halcyon said...

Very cool church! And it looks great from the Tenin angle.

Misalyn said...

Nice one Ms. Hilda. I think you've mastered the technique :)

Jarart said...

Very nice, Hilda.

Bergson said...

great choice for the tenin theme

Lois said...

Fabulous tribute shot Hilda!

VP said...

A great image. This wondrous church is a great piece of architecture and an original place of worship.

Lachezar said...

Beautiful photograph and a fitting tribute to Eric's technique!

bfarr said...

Nice interpretation. I love your little 'yellow beetle' too.

Hilda said...

"Louis":
It has very good acoustics, but only when you're seated around the middle aisle. And I think it's only because of the sound system that the engineers put in, not because of the church's architecture.

Tash said...

Masterful photograph. M. Tennin would be proud. I am in awe. So well done Hilda.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

awesome building and perspective. great for the Tenin theme day

raf said...

Ah, Hilda, you are spot on with the PDP technique! A perfect tribute!

T. Becque said...

I love the lines of this photo!

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

slim said...

So many interesting angles here and your point of view is very "Tenninesque". Well done, Hilda, and thanks for your kind comments at QDPB.

Snapshutter said...

Excellent composition.

JM said...

Great composition, Hilda!

Petrea said...

Hilda, this is an absolutely wonderful shot. I hope Eric will see it and read your tribute.

Nishant said...

Great use of the "techninque". Have a good blog day.
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AB said...

Great zig-zag perspective.