Sunset at Manila Bay

It’s been sometime since I last saw the sun set at Manila Bay. Our band used to play at Holiday Inn’s El Camarote in front of the Cultural Center of the Philippines at Roxas Blvd. and Manila Bay’s sunset was a common sight for us. But I never had a photo of it.

Not until last week. We were lucky as the weather was fine with no low-lying heavy clouds.

Due to the low angle on the horizon and how light behaves under such conditions as affected by the earth’s atmosphere, the sun would appear larger, and so with the moon, as they either set or rise on the horizon. Atmospheric elements (including smog, smoke and other tiny particles in the air) produce surprising hues and provide a colorful canvass to the whole scenery.

Manila Bay sunsets have been famous as the sun slowly dips into the far horizon of the China Sea. On a very clear day it can be very spectacular. But clouds partially covering the sun also add drama… as can be seen below.

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Instant models: oneASEAN friends Al, Che, Cat and Ludette.

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~ by gerryruiz on 12 February 2009.

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