D A T E : NOVEMBER 1, 2014
L O C A T I O N : MALABON PUBLIC CEMETERY, BARANGAY TUGATOG, MALABON CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES
C A M E R A : NIKON D80
L E N S : NIKKOR 50MM F/1.8 D
F I L T E R : NONE
M O U N T : HANDHELD
L I G H T : AMBIENT
S E T T I N G S : APERTURE PRIORITY MODE | ISO 800 | 1/250 SEC | F/1.8
P O S T - P R O C E S S I N G N O T E S : CURVES
I’ve been shooting the All Saints’ Day celebration like a true zealot every year since I bought myself a camera. The nice thing about this holiday, which is somewhat like a less riotous Day of the Dead in the Philippines, is that the public cemetery in Malabon City is literally just a stroll away from our home. But every year, I found myself bringing my camera less and less, thinking perhaps that I’ve photographed everything there is to photograph about it; which I found earlier to be not quite true.
Earlier, I trudged back to my old shooting grounds and slung along my old Nikon plus a 50mm prime with me. I was surprised. In less than an hour of walking around, I think I got more keepers from the 32 times I tripped the shutter than from the hundreds I usually did every year.