I got me a Canon DSLR the other week at the just concluded Photoworld Asia 2013. My first — mind you — Canon D. That’s right. After five years in WP, running this my little corner of the blogosphere, delivering only honest to goodness travel/adventure pix, courtesy of someone else’s digicams, I’m finally seeing Canon now. Malate was founded five years ago in the meat of a Powershot A500-series. Are we seeing some new attitudes with my newfound toy? Put it this way, it’s like John McClane’s warning scribbled on one of the bad guys’ cadaver in Die Hard One: “Now I have a machine gun, ho-ho-ho!”
Photoworld Asia was grand. The gadgets, the flawless “subjects” and loads of prizes and freebies. Best of all, I got a PHp2K discount on this camera plus a complimentary — an oversized Spalding timepiece! It’s all in the timing.
So, how do I love my new cam? Like Mr. Bean is to Teddy.
Straight away, I carted this Rebel to its very first actual experience of combat conditions in the PADYAK MANILA 2013, a photo-biking competition and tour around historical and cultural places within and outside the Walled City, in Manila. She was well inaugurated in this event with a sprinkle of rain, dusts, sunshine and a little impression of my index finger on the lens!
Padyak Manila (Pedal Manila) is nothing short of Canon’s Photomarathon: on-the-spot, candid and timebound in nature.
I just love shooting from the hip.
First stop, Fort Santiago
The cobblestoned Real Street
San Agustin Church
Remnants of Baluartillo de San Eugenio
Ermita skyline from the Bagumbayan Park
Guardia Civil in rayadillo uniform
The Old Congress Building (now National Museum)
An assembly of mountain bikes, racers, folding bikes etc..
Manila City Hall
The timeworn Post Office building
Passing by Aduana Building. Spanish era Customs house
Manila Cathedral just before the kickoff.