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March 12, 2017: A Compilation of My Sunset Videos (March 2016 to March 2017)

Sunset at Manila Bay with the Reflex-Nikkor C. 500mm f/8
Sunset at Manila Bay with the Reflex-Nikkor C. 500mm f/8

March 12, 2017

This Nikon D5200... it's a tough camera! It has been dragged in to some rugged situations (extreme sunshine, got splashed during the rainy season, dropped to the ground when a kid ran past my tripod) and it's still in one fully functional piece. 

Back when I was just earning for this camera, I used to cry alone in the office everyday, while staring at the flyer of the Nikon handout that I've pinned to the wall of my cubicle. I'm not a rich kid, but I finally earned it after 3 paydays of ipon. I worked my ass for this camera, so don't 'feeling' me!

Sunset is one of the most mysterious scenes for me. I'm always awed when I come across magnificent photos with giant sun sinking behind a mountain, a lighthouse, or a building in the city. But how???

I've embedded all of my past sunset videos into this post. You will need to watch from a laptop or pc to get the most out of it.


My first two sunsets were unplanned. They really need alot of improvement! These were shot back in January and February 2016 respectively.

Welcome Rotonda, Vivitar 28mm f/2 MC
January 4, 2016 Welcome Rotonda

Welcome Rotonda, Vivitar 28mm f/2 MC
January 8, 2016 Divisoria

March 2016. My first ever 'monster sunset' using my then new super telephoto 1000-3000mm spotting scope. The image quality was a little bad, but a few months later, I would get a much better Reflex-Nikkor C. 500mm f/8 and a Kenko MC7 2x Tele Plus for this task.

May 2016. Okay, second try! A super telephoto lens is difficult lens to master, especially for shooting handheld as a challenge, but we all have to start from somewhere...

August 2016. Excited to put my new Reflex-Nikkor C. 500mm f/8 to use! The rainy season is really a bad time of the year for sunset, but I must obey my impulses...

September 2016. By this time, the rainy season was already leaving. I took an effort to come back every day for one week. 2 days of my visit showed a wonderful sunset and you could even see the Mt. Samat Cross from Bataan! This is the best sunset I've ever shot, and I may never be able to re-take this again.

December 2016. Okay, so at this point, I wanted to depart from Manila Bay for a while. Could there be a place nearer? Luckily, I found a nice spot in my usual photowalk hangout, the MacArthur Bridge in Sta. Cruz Manila. Today is an extra special day because friendships meet again after years of separation from work abroad. =)

March 2017. Summertime has just arrived. Now I'm itching to visit Manila Bay again since my last visit 6 months ago. But no, not the 500mm again, please. I love the 500mm, but let's give the other lenses a chance. 

Now that it's summer, the skies should be clear any day. My photowalks were always a lone journey since the beginning. I've never had any photowalk buddies before, but let me know if you'd like to tag along... if you're using a Nikon DSLR, I'd love to lend you my lenses. #MeetNewFriends

Further Reading

My First Ever Sunset Shot

March 2016, Manila Bay Sunset with the Nikkor-S 50/1.4 + Greetings from Nigeria

April 2016, World's Smallest Moon

May 2015, Monster Sunset in Manila Bay

August 2016, Manila Bay Sunset After The Rain

September 2016, Manila Bay Sunset Pilgrimage Week

December 2016, Sunset Over the Jones Bridge and Pasig River

March 2017, Manila Bay Sunset with the Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5

March 2017, Manila Bay Sunset with the Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

March 2017, Manila Bay Sunset (Tamron 28/2.5, Nikon 75-150/3.5, Nikkor 500/8)

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