Photographer's Note

I was going home from my friend's place in Antipolo, just outside of Manila and saw this view of the city skyline. It was late afternoon and dusk was encroaching on the scene. The humidity was high, it was still typhoon season and the heavy air was holding the pollution down to street level. I often got what I called a "pollution headache" on the ride in and out of Manila from Clark, 90 kilometers to the north.

This photo is not showing great beauty, but it does show daily life in Manila. On a clear day it is a completely different feeling, but those days are not so frequent. There is work to do to clean up the atmosphere and while restricting the number of cars that are allowed to ply the city streets with odd even license plate numbers were executed years ago, there is still work to be done to improve this situation. Of all the photos I shot during my 2.5 years in this incredible place, this one is the only one that shows the pollution situation on some days.

I sharpened the photo, but can't figure out how to get rid of the smudge marks on the top right-hand side of the photo.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Fran Feldman (fmfelman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 41] (118)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2000-10-23
  • Categories: Vida cotidiana
  • Exposición: f/5.6, 1/125 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2006-02-10 19:42
Viewed: 3610
Points: 16
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