Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Barasoain bisita

Bblurry-eyed from lack of sleep, woke up at 4.30am last Saturday to join D2 & B2 for our first out-of-town foto shoot in ages. Boy, do I miss these trips. time was when we'd do one almost every month back when we were point-and-shooters. Ironic that when we graduated to DSLRr's, we seldom do these OOTFS. 

Anyway, our Barasoain trip was cool. Haven't been to Bulacan in ages (funny, because my late father hails from Baliwag). The church is majestic, even though it is smaller than we imagined it. Inspite of its size, it reeks of history (as with most really old churches) so much so that if the walls could talk, they would regale us with volumes of stories -- of wars, revolutions, births and deaths, comings and goings. it pays to visit this and other monuments to our history so we can never forget to learn from our past. 

Tips for would-be visitors: It's best to drop by early in the morning to avoid the rush of field-trippers. For fotogs: the church faces the east (as most churches do) so the facade renders well in the morning. For silhouette shots, try visiting at sunset time.

11 comments:

Ferdz said...

I browsed through your Flickr and the Photos say your 4:30 wake up call was worth it. The church looks great.

Onga mahal ang mga wide angle, pero sulit sya for landscapes and architecture.

Imnas said...

Nice pictures. Wish I can go visit soon. =)

oggie said...

thanks mga bro! do visit again imnas. bro ferdz! balitaan kita kung matupad ang aking Christmas wish for a wide angle lens :-D

oggie said...

uy, si imnas pala is a she (sheepish look). nevertheless, thanks a lot for dropping by. will add your blog to my links :-)

Anonymous said...

beauts! i'll checkout the flickr too later

Iskoo said...

di ko pa nakita yang barasoain church, sa pera lang. ganda pala,. di halatang maliit :)

cruise said...

siguro fully book ang church na yan sa mga weddings and other family events kasi bukod sa sikat sya, talagang maganda ang simbahan na yan base na rin sa kuha mo ;)

oggie said...

leah! thanks! pls drop by anytime :-D

iskoo! long time no hear! yeah, it maybe small pero steeped in historical importance.

cruise! so i heard, in-demand yung church as a venue. photogenic yung church kaya it's pretty hard to take a bad picture of it :-)

Sidney said...

4.30 pm... your picture was well worth the effort!

Sayote Queen said...

Sana bago ako bumalik ng Baguio bumisita muna ako diyan. Nice pic ha! Keep it up!

oggie said...

hi sid! thanks for dropping by and leaving comments. it helps me to wake up early on a weekend so i can shoot and share the experience and the sights with everyone.

sayote queen! super thanks. sana nga maka-bisita ka, kahit saglit lang. don't forget to bring your camera :-D

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