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Photography: Magic light, shadows and patterns in architecture

Magic light, shadows and patterns in architecture,
different views on Manila’s High-rise Buildings.

Happy New Year


The story behind the images:

One late afternoon in the week between Christmas and New Year
I ventured onto the rooftop of my Building only to be greeted by awesome light and a Rainbow. As the light became more intense
so did the Rainbow until it had formed a complete arch.


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2018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light and Rainbow, Manila, Philippines, Dec.2017 (iPhone6)


It seems Rainbows keep following me around; it was only last year that I had a few in Cambodia with a spectacular one over Angkor Wat. I guess this beauty over Manila completed 2017 nicely.
Unfortunately this time I only had my iPhone6 in my pocket and I started to curse a bit …but then I remembered my favorite saying… “be content and appreciate nature and take home the memory instead”.
Well, at least I had my iPhone, so I bathed in the beautiful light spectacle right in front of me and made some frames with the iPhone.

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2018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light over Manila, Philippines, Dec.2017 (iPhone6)



Later I realized that this was the trigger and gave me the Idea
to go beyond the normal
architecture images and create something a bit different a few weeks later.
I checked the weather now and then waiting for the right light
but I knew getting a Rainbow again would have been extremely lucky, but I was not after a rainbow this time, I had something completely different in mind.

Then on January 04, 2018 it all came together and I concentrated on those Buildings that lit up during the late afternoon creating an unusual light-show with high contrast and shadows. I love this light and contrast, and it was a great start
for 2018.


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2018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light, shadows and texture Manila Architecture, Philippines, Jan .2018 (Lumix GX8)


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018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light, shadows and texture Manila Architecture, Philippines, Jan .2018 (Lumix GX8)


I forced myself making images only using a long lens from
200mm to 800mm picking the best textures and patterns from
varies high rise buildings, highlighting the architecture seldom seen.
There is only a very short gap when the light is just right and the weather is absolutely crucial, cloud coverage can change things very quickly.
Time is of the essence since the light changes very fast, besides dealing with a long lens can be quiet cumbersome.

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018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light, shadows and texture Manila Architecture,
Philippines, Jan .2018 (Lumix GX8)


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018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light, shadows and texture Manila Architecture, Philippines, Jan .2018 (Lumix GX8)


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018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light, shadows and texture Manila Architecture, Philippines, Jan .2018 (Lumix GX8)

I guess the recent Realestate Boom in Manila continuous changing the city skyline, and many more days for me to keep busy.
The few images I posted here are made with iPhone 6 in December 2017 and the architecture ones with the Lumix
GX8 using the Pana/Leica 100 to 400mm in January 2018.
You can view the complete selection in high resolution in my
Photo Shelter Galleries and Archive.


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018 © Gunther Deichmann
Magic light, shadows and a commercial airliner, Manila Architecture,
Philippines, Jan .2018 (Lumix GX8)


I might mention also that during the Christmas and New Year Holidays Jason and myself made also some more improvements on my new website; tweaked a bit here and there, added some more images in the main gallery and completely updated the Photo Tours/Workshop section.
Thanks for stopping by,
Cheers GD

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