July 23, 2010

City of lights

I posted a similar view of Metro Manila from Timberland Sports and Nature Club in the past, albeit during the day. I've also revised my previous estimate—there's more than three cities that one can see from up there. It's amazing though how the metro looks so flat from the Sierra Madre's foothills. It was a cloudy evening but Venus still managed to shine through.

the lights of Metro Manila at night


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33 comments:

Manang Kim said...

Manila is so flat and I think it goes to other provinces too. These photo is awesome, it look like different kind of gems scattered through the land. Happy weekend!

SWF~Half moon

Boom Nisanart said...

Nice skywatch !

brattcat said...

I like the way you've caught that pillow of light floating over the city.

stan said...

hAPPY lights at night!

bfarr said...

An amazing shot.

ewok1993 said...

now that you mentioned it, yap manila is flat. i can't remember any hilly areas or something.

kumukutitap

EG Wow said...

It must be amazing to be up there in person looking down over the cities. This is a wonderful shot.

ρομπερτ said...

What an impressive sight. How incredible to know, that there's a story behind each single light.
Please have you all a nice Friday.

daily athens

Rajesh said...

Magnificent lighted night view of the city.

AL said...

Is that really how Manila looked like over there? Very overcrowded.

January said...

Manila looks so bright with all the twinkling lights. Hindi halata na the sky is covered with smog.

Mine is here

AL said...

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lewi14 said...

Very nice shot.

Joy said...

Great shot, Hilda! I wonder what would happen if it was zoomed in a bit.

What are your plans for the weekend?

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eileeninmd said...

A lovely view of teh citylights! Gorgeous skywatch shot! Happy skywatching!

Louis la Vache said...

Very fine, Hilda...

Francisca said...

Great night shot of the city AND the sky. I'm not so fond of complexes like the Timberland, but I may have to go look-see just for this view! enjoy the weekend, Hilda!

SandyCarlson said...

Subtle and beautiful and mysterious. What a beautiful city!

anjoe playhouse said...

What a sight you show us, so very special!
Have a nice weekend ;-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilda: That is a neat photo over the city.

Halcyon said...

I always like a good night shot!

Dharma Shots said...

Great cityscape...This is a marvelous scene.

Kaori said...

They way you took this photo, it looks like the whole area is glowing! Very romantic view, Hilda :D

Barefoot Lady said...

Sigh! I miss Manila. I <3 Manila.

I love this photo! Venus seems cooperative lately ;D

Marmeladen said...

Great photo!

Lois said...

Lovely shot Hilda! I just had to enlarge it so I could admire it even more.

Dewdrop said...

What a spectacular glow. I love it! Beautiful city.

George said...

This is a magnificent night photo. I know how difficult it is to get a good night photo like this and you've done a wonderful job.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this was fun to enlarge, a beautiful night shot Hilda!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Impressive photo!

Buck said...

That was a beautiful night photo! The sky is so subtle. It's inspired!

Reena said...

ang ganda...

just remembered that i tried taking an aerial view of metro manila last night (from the plane) and i failed. hahaha..it's all just black.

great shot!

JM said...

Hilda, this is wonderful!