Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Spontaneous Silay Trip

It was 4:00 PM on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon. The sun was shining, the breeze was up and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. With these weather conditions, my photo-trigger finger was absolutely itching for some action!

Without a second thought, I instantly jumped in a car and drove myself to Silay City. I haven't been there for awhile and I was glad to see the familiar San Diego Cathedral in all its splendor. I really wanted to get to Silay before the sun set. Why? I wanted to be there just in time for the 'golden hour' of photography. This led me to  be a bit 'unprepared'. I was literally in my house clothes (tattered shirt and shorts) and I only had 300 pesos in my pocket without a wallet to keep it in.

After satisfying my urge to shoot, I decided to make use of the money left in my pocket to bring home some bacon. Bacon meaning barbecue. I stopped by Golden Food Park which was a well known BBQ place in Silay to bring home their famous pork barbecue for our dinner.

As I was cruising along the highway on my way home, the sunset was simply amazing. It was a medley of rich and dark reddish hues that somehow reminded me of blood. That's why I just HAD to stop and take this picture.

I pulled my car over to the side almost too fast, jumped out and snapped away. This was a monument to Andres Bonifacio. As we all know, Mr. Bonifacio was a pretty violent guy who fought for our independence. I thought that the blood red sky complimented his silhouette quite nicely.

1 comment:

bugsy2 said...

Wow! Fantastic photos, Eo! By the way, San Diego is a Pro-Cathedral. You should have waited till sunset, too. It hits the cathedral's facade and it makes the dome really glow.
And your photo of Andres Bonifacio is amazing! Nice backdrop.