Showing posts with label sunsets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunsets. Show all posts

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sunsets: Descent from Antipolo

Travelers descending from Antipolo via Ortigas Avenue Extension are often greeted with some of the best sunsets but likely cannot take photos unless maybe if they got it from their dash cameras. I spotted one on the drive back home and asked my niece to take the shot as we turned. The result was a clear photo of the setting sun with the highway and the treeline.

Sunset as viewed from Ortigas Avenue Extension's westbound side towards Tikling Junction

I already look forward to the next sunset photos!
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sunsets: Ortigas Skyline

We open November with another sunset photo; this time with Ortigas as a backdrop. Sunday afternoons at The Grove offer more opportunities for sunset viewings. The past few weeks as well as the next ones will surely allow for some nice photos as the days grow shorter and sunsets come earlier in the afternoon.

The sun seems so big in this photo I took a couple of weeks ago as it descended behind the tall buildings of Ortigas Center
Here's to more sunsets in future posts!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Sunsets: Quezon City cityscape

I have not posted on sunsets for quite some time now. It is definitely one of the things I look forward to catching even just a glimpse of. Each sunset is different from the other and there are many factors affecting these sunset views. There is the irony, of course, that pollution figures into making sunsets beautiful as it contributes to create what can be seen as marvelous colors that make sunsets dramatic.

The top floor of our office provides for a splendid, panoramic view of the sunset as the corridor acts like a balcony and faces west. Here are a couple I've taken recently:

Sunset accented by the haze about the developing Quezon City skyline. Many high rise buildings are currently under construction in the north triangle area of the city and soon this view will be full of buildings. There should be an excellent cityscape here complete with the night lights on clear nights.
Does that look like a mushroom cloud? The cloud formations can also add to the dramas of sunsets.

I have lectures scheduled in the late afternoon and my day teaching is concluded by these sunsets. One often takes these for granted but the sentimental person in me thinks we should be thankful at the end of each day for the blessings we received and the things we were able to accomplish. That, I think, is something to reflect on during the next few days of a long break (Undas) and as we get into the month of November and the latter part of this 2018.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Another beautiful sunset at the "second floor"

We only recently have gone back to what older people in our area of residence call the "second floor". This is atop what appears to be the highest point in our village. The Clairvoyant wanted to go there again for the first time since almost half a year ago before she had surgery. I had brought our daughter there for the first time a week earlier as part of our adventures together. She was actually more interested in the cows grazing near the road than climbing up to get a nice view of the city, the mountains and even Laguna de Bay. But when we were on top, she became curious about the mint that grew seemingly everywhere on that rocky land. I just had to caution her about running and not watching where she went. She can get quite clumsy and might just end up stumbling and hurting herself.

I related our little adventure to her mother and the Clairvoyant was naturally envious of our expedition. When we finally had the opportunity one afternoon, we decided to go there again and timed our climb so we can have a great view of the sunset. We were not disappointed and here is one of the shots we were able to take using just our smartphones:

The major elements conspired that late afternoon to give us this spectacular sunset
There are no two sunsets that are alike and so we will continue going up the "second floor" to view the sunsets. Of course, now there will be three of us going there from time to time. :)
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