CEBU FESTIVAL ISLAND

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colors!

 

The Sinulog Festival has various interpretations all over the country but all are generic for the Sto Niño festivities. Cebu City’s version is the biggest and the most famous among them.The  two main activities include the fluvial procession on Saturday and the massive street parade the next day. Sinulog is exciting, vibrant and alive with colors. Sinulog dance is fast paced  with constant feet movements and coordinated bouncing and swaying. Thousands of spectators troop to the streets yearly to join in the revelry.


The weather wasn't fully cooperative during this year's Sinulog.

Dance to the beat!
It rained in the afternoon but it didn't stop the crowd. While I'm writing this blog, my feet still hurt from walking as I had been in the streets from 8 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon but I would not complain because what I've just been through was priceless fun and adventure.

 

The Sinulog is definitely a field day for photography enthusiasts. Photographers were all over the place that day. I tailed behind the group of foreign and local press photographers to be able to get into the cordoned areas where photographers without Sinulog IDs are disallowed. I managed to get inside the parade area and had the chance to take as much photos as I could with just 2 digital cams in hand, staying beside professional photographers with various high tech gadgets. Did that intimidate me? No. That was a perfect moment for me to recall Mandy Navasero's e-mail to me saying that a point and shoot is okay.

bright hats
'It is the brain that takes the pictures.' Mandy Navasero is a famous professional photographer in the Philippines. Ted332 is just a simple travbuddy.:) I had a blast taking pictures while  walking, dancing, smiling, and shouting with the crowd & dancers. Being an amateur photographer with lots to be learned, some of the shots didn’t come out well as I expected due to the function limitations of the digital camera as compared to SLR. How I wish I brought SLR for this occasion. You cannot get the desired shots with the digicam when  the dancers move swiftly while changing to various group formations.  That was one of the best chances for photography work and art. The press photographers were having a grand time flowing with the crowd & dancers while they work with their lenses.

 

To all those TB friends who requested and encouraged me to post pictures of the Sinulog Festival, I hope you enjoy this photo blog that I wish to share to everyone. Your photography technique & skill suggestions will be most welcome. Happy travels to all!

 

 

rintjez says:
awesome pictures Ted!
Posted on: Jul 23, 2008
TradewindsHD says:
Wow what a great photo essy.
I love all the detail and colors
Posted on: Feb 27, 2008
coffeefairy says:
what a fun experience! i hope i could experience this one day too.
Posted on: Feb 03, 2008
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colors!
colors!
Dance to the beat!
Dance to the beat!
bright hats
bright hats
flower power
flower power
green and orange
green and orange
Los Pintados
Los Pintados
swift moves
swift moves
cant focus
can't focus
crazy moves
crazy moves
Pintados from Iligan
Pintados from Iligan
Pit Senior!
Pit Senior!
Are you ready to dance?
Are you ready to dance?
Viva Santo Ninio!
Viva Santo Ninio!
Dancing queen
Dancing queen
posing for the cameras
posing for the cameras
graceful moves
graceful moves
My favorite teenie weenie queenie
My favorite teenie weenie queenie
and she twirled
and she twirled
lens fave
lens fave
moi bonita chinita
moi bonita chinita
Praises
Praises
Smile,ladies.
Smile,ladies.
Thats pretty.
That's pretty.
Follow me.
Follow me.
Keep those smiles comin.
Keep those smiles comin.
golden hats
golden hats
flying hats?
flying hats?
flower girls
flower girls
Im dancing Queen too.
I'm dancing Queen too.
Im gonna twist...
I'm gonna twist...
...and turn.
...and turn.
dancing fans
dancing fans
candila
candila
gliding forward to the beat
gliding forward to the beat
I really love these ladies.
I really love these ladies.
gliding,swaying..
gliding,swaying..
shake it, boys.
shake it, boys.
Move...
Move...
Bye,ladies.
Bye,ladies.
what a dress
what a dress
Move to the right.
Move to the right.
new TBs
new TBs
Hey you!
Hey you!
media at work
media at work
media in position
media in position
cool cam!
cool cam!
clicker
clicker
zoom
zoom
Freeze!
Freeze!
looking for Megatron
looking for Megatron
Lee ladies
Lee ladies
Lee men
Lee men
cam up
cam up
Lee rocks!
Lee rocks!
Starbux rules!
Starbux rules!
yeah F-17
yeah F-17
hiphoppers
hiphoppers
walk tall
walk tall
The aliens came too.
The aliens came too.
Flower power.
Flower power.
Pink floral.
Pink floral.
Pink and white.
Pink and white.
Here we come.
Here we come.
Pink dance.
Pink dance.
12nn and am still in the streets
12nn and am still in the streets
Backpack
Backpack
They came in peace.
They came in peace.
Chillin before the dance begins.
Chillin before the dance begins.
The queen is coming!
The queen is coming!
Colorful shields
Colorful shields
Street waltz
Street waltz
To the left,to the left ...
To the left,to the left ...
Staying in line.
Staying in line.
Two steps forward, one step backwa…
Two steps forward, one step backw…
Hey, whats with the bananas?
Hey, what's with the bananas?
some drama
some drama
Beast of burden
Beast of burden
Wazzup duuudes? Dancing aint star…
Wazzup duuudes? Dancing ain't sta…
Tribu
Tribu
emote
emote
banana parade
banana parade
Am not sure what he was.
Am not sure what he was.
Ah, Banana Prince!
Ah, Banana Prince!
Banana Prince and the paparazzi
Banana Prince and the paparazzi
Banana Prince posed for my cam.
Banana Prince posed for my cam.
Why are they goin bananas?
Why are they goin bananas?
Brownie princess.
Brownie princess.
Brown girl and the Sto Ninio
Brown girl and the Sto Ninio
Principe.
Principe.
What a costume.
What a costume.
Beaded tribe
Beaded tribe
Tribal dance
Tribal dance
Shake it.
Shake it.
Goin bananas dance step.
Goin bananas dance step.
Tribal smile.
Tribal smile.
Carabao.(Water buffalo)
Carabao.(Water buffalo)
Let;s go kids.
Let;s go kids.
Kids at work.
Kids at work.
Farmers kids.
Farmers' kids.
Kiddie dance.
Kiddie dance.
My cam loved her.
My cam loved her.
No ID, No shooting the lady.
No ID, No shooting the lady.
My favorite group...
My favorite group...
varied formation
varied formation
hats off
hats off
dance...
dance...
dance...
dance...
and dance..
and dance..
Viva!
Viva!
sing and dance
sing and dance
I loved their style.
I loved their style.
Next move...
Next move...
Everybody hands up in the air
Everybody hands up in the air
We bow to thee...
We bow to thee...
Neat!
Neat!
red warriors
red warriors
My best group.
My best group.
My most photographed group
My most photographed group
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