I always love taking shots of sunrise and sunsets and when I am lucky enough, I also love taking shots of the dawn. This is really the first time that I caught this perfectly quiet scene of Manila Bay at dusk. This was taken from an eight-floor window of our hotel room the day before my daughter’s wedding last November 13, 2011. I particularly remember taking this shot on a zoom lens ( the bay is quite far from Pearl Garden Hotel) and thinking, “this time tomorrow, my daughter would be married and will assume a new name”.
Seeing those tiny sailing ships from afar, I wondered, “are they just passing through and going to another destination?” Life is like that sometimes, you can’t really change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails to determine which way to go. William Arthur Ward couldn’t have put it better when he said, ” The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.”