Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rooftops and Skylines

The Eyrie, our rooftop. 
I have always had a fascination with night photography. There are just so many sights and sounds that are unique to the night that give it a special feel. I like to do my photography when the night is the darkest and most people are asleep. For me, the world takes on a different hue at this time of night. It comes alive when it is at it's deadest. It's a bitter sweet feeling knowing that you are awake while the rest of the world slumbers.

For this particular night, I chose my vantage point to be the rooftop of our apartment. I fondly refer to this place as the Eyrie (a place where birds of prey nest) since it offers me a bird's eye view of Katipunan and the surrounding skyline.

See that bar of light? That's an airplane. 


bugsy2 said...

Long exposure, Eo? Of course that means you used a tripod? Good shots here.

Kip said...

Your photos are exquisite, Andreo! Your rooftop allowed you to take these wonderful shots from different angles. It is very amusing, because everywhere you turn; you have different and interesting views from your rooftop. It’s like you’ll never run out of subjects to shoot whenever you’re up there.
Kip Whitehead

Eugene Head said...

Kip is right. You’re lucky to have that rooftop. You don’t have to go anywhere else just to have a glimpse of such a beautiful sight. The city streets look really peaceful at night, doesn't it? It’s really nice to look at it, most especially when you've had a long and busy day at work.

Andreo Bongco said...

Hi Kip! Thank you very much for your comment. That's very true. I'm lucky to have a rooftop that offers me a wide range of angles to shoot from. It's also a great place to relax and unwind, a great escape from the world below :)

Andreo Bongco said...

Hi Eugene! You're right. I always used to head up there after a particularly stressful day and just soak up the city lights. You don't really have to get out of your comfort zone to find beauty in the city, you just have to change your perspective :)