Aliwan Dance Festival, Philippines
I was still on vacation when I decided to attend another photo walk with my former photography team, Team Nikon Bullies (TNB). Meeting place was Starbucks coffee shop at LRT Vito Cruz station, which I know they can afford that coffee while I can only afford is the cheap 3-in-1 coffee in sachet.
After all expected members arrived, we transfer immediately to Roxas Boulevard to find the good spot location and to setup our gears while we still have the time (even though I don´t have any to setup with my D40 plus kit lens and built-in flash but the small plastic diffuser).
It´s my first time to cover like this, you can walk in the center of the street while the other spectators stayed in both side of the street, it felt like a PRO. I took advantage of the sunset light while it last because I know my shots at night will ruin everything.
After the last float, we decided to take our dinner at nearest food stall in the area which was Max´s restaurant. We all laugh while sharing all our shots and experience in the street. We know that we had enough time to transfer in Quirino Grand Stand to watch and cover the dance contest in every participant.
There´s a lot of photographers in front and I´m amused with their gears and after a few minutes I just want to keep my camera but I still want to break-in this camera before deciding to upgrade. I took some shot with and without built-in flash because I can´t find any good shot at dancers. I remember when I was still reading and studying some tips to do better with my cam but if you’re on location set, everything loss and I can´t remember one. I did some shots and decided to watch the show (much better) which last for a few hours.
PS: Pardon my grammar, my English is bad.