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Festival Spirit



Taken during Aliwan Festival in Manila, Philippines. This troupe represents the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City.

Taken during Aliwan Festival in Manila, Philippines. This troupe represents the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City.
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88 Comments | Report
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY April 16, 2013
Brilliant! So beautiful and colourful, and full of emotion!
MirelaPilko
 
MirelaPilko April 17, 2013
colors are amazing....and photo is stunning
anirbanbiswas
 
anirbanbiswas May 22, 2013
great moment, absolately Speachless.
jleiweke
 
jleiweke May 24, 2013
Congrats!
kasper PRO
 
kasper May 24, 2013
Amazing shot. congratulations.
tissa7
 
tissa7 May 24, 2013
awesome!!!
arunsiddharth
 
arunsiddharth May 24, 2013
Superb
dianewiggins
 
dianewiggins May 24, 2013
JUST NEEDED TO CONGRATULATE YOU I WAS SO ATTRACTED TO YOUR PHOTO I LOVE IT GREAT CAPTURE AND AWSOME COLOURS EXCELLENT
denbotephoto
denbotephoto May 31, 2013
thank you!!!
Freelily
 
Freelily May 24, 2013
AWESOME!! Congratulations! Well deserved feature!
cilla8
 
cilla8 May 24, 2013
Magnificent color! Congrats on feature!
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY May 24, 2013
amazing..congrats
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages May 24, 2013
Love this shot! The colours, emotion captured and the composition all work together to makes this a powerful image. Congrtas!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions May 24, 2013
Galing, congrats...
Celtic
 
Celtic May 24, 2013
Very expressive! Congrats!
ThruMyEyes2013
 
ThruMyEyes2013 May 24, 2013
WOW!!
carlotaandrade
 
carlotaandrade May 24, 2013
Wow! Superb colors ;)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 24, 2013
Beautiful capture of a very colorful event. Congratulations on being featured.
LizOSullivan
 
LizOSullivan May 24, 2013
Fantastic shot. Congratulations on your feature.
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drakkardarkblade May 24, 2013
Congrats. Awesome capture. If you get a chance please vote for my photos.
mailsmc
 
mailsmc May 24, 2013
Great shot! Congrats on your feature!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE May 24, 2013
Fantastic colors and comp! Congrats on your Feature!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates May 24, 2013
Superb capture! Congrats!
fotogalmexican
 
fotogalmexican May 24, 2013
wow
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet May 24, 2013
great shot,congrats
mclaybaugh PRO
 
mclaybaugh May 24, 2013
great image, congrats.
Kim_Schou PRO
 
Kim_Schou May 24, 2013
Great colorful work!
rahunish
 
rahunish May 24, 2013
lovely shot.
roseteves
 
roseteves May 24, 2013
great shot!
saibalkumarghosh
 
saibalkumarghosh May 24, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats on the feature!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 May 24, 2013
Great capture! Congrats!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 May 24, 2013
Great capture! Congrats!
marklair
 
marklair May 24, 2013
wow...great work..... congrats!
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 24, 2013
Excellent shot.Congrats!
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn May 24, 2013
Great shot, lots of depth, lovely colors, nice focus, well done and congrats on being featured, well deserved.
Photojenix PRO+
 
Photojenix May 24, 2013
So nice, Exceptional colors. Wow, just amazing!
MrJimOH
 
MrJimOH May 24, 2013
striking
Zuzana
 
Zuzana May 24, 2013
Amazing shot! I love this photo!
dlanyer84
 
dlanyer84 May 24, 2013
powerful!
digger12 PRO
 
digger12 May 24, 2013
Very Nice
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 24, 2013
Superb colour and composition, stunning visually and great teeth
Chad3nidad
 
Chad3nidad May 24, 2013
Very nice capture! Mabuhay! :)
BaronFlame
 
BaronFlame May 24, 2013
Now that's capturing the moment. Brilliant shot!
deboragardiman
 
deboragardiman May 24, 2013
Genius!!! Congrats!!
Vjthomas1
 
Vjthomas1 May 24, 2013
Congrats on your feature, fabulous shot
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom May 24, 2013
congrats on well deserved photo! colors are great. I'm amazed how each person you can see has a fabulous smile and great teeth!
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 May 24, 2013
Great colour and movement.
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda May 24, 2013
expresiva, colorida y transmite emoción
BarbaraT
 
BarbaraT May 24, 2013
Congratulations! I love this photo. The action, the color, you feel their spirit.
markcoleman
 
markcoleman May 24, 2013
Amazing pic!!
KatePurdy PRO
 
KatePurdy May 24, 2013
Fantastic, it's mesmerizing!
Photojenix PRO+
 
Photojenix May 24, 2013
Okay, I commented once on this picture already, and just have to do it again. This is National Geographic worthy. AWESOME!!!
DanielCombsPhotography
 
DanielCombsPhotography May 24, 2013
Fantastic shot, congrats!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 24, 2013
Beautiful image, congrats on your feature. - Jake
dutchmanstl1 PRO+
 
dutchmanstl1 May 24, 2013
Good Job
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD May 24, 2013
Awesome
Congratulations
marvinpinedazapata
 
marvinpinedazapata May 25, 2013
Its more Fun in the Philippines! Congratulations! Great Job Dennis Bautista!
denbotephoto
denbotephoto May 31, 2013
salamat!!!
Carli
 
Carli May 25, 2013
excellent shot, congrats! :D
Redjule PRO
 
Redjule May 26, 2013
Incredible shot!
viven
 
viven May 27, 2013
simply the best! congrats!
JudyAnn PRO
 
JudyAnn May 27, 2013
Stunning work... excellent lighting, comp, color and focal point!
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway May 28, 2013
Congrats on feature beautifully captured.
rachmonte
 
rachmonte May 28, 2013
Wonderful
FireEagle
 
FireEagle May 28, 2013
Great Capture!
MireilleLeurs
 
MireilleLeurs May 29, 2013
Amazing, love the expression, good compo and nice colours!
Jazz
 
Jazz May 29, 2013
Fantastic :)
symesie04
 
symesie04 May 30, 2013
Incredible image. Beautiful lighting and great colours. Then there the composition ;)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 16, 2013
A stunning shot! Congratulations!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom July 16, 2013
Congratulations! I knew this was in the winning zone! blessings..
stu-clinton
 
stu-clinton July 16, 2013
great lighting great shot well done
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions July 17, 2013
mabuhay! congrats...
denbotephoto
denbotephoto July 21, 2013
salamat pards
shutter1214
 
shutter1214 July 17, 2013
Amazing color beautiful
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset July 17, 2013
Truly amazing capture. Bravo and well done!
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Great work. Excellent capture
diporzio
 
diporzio July 22, 2013
great pct
rommyrozenberg
 
rommyrozenberg April 09, 2014
Definetely a masterpiece!!
anetabukowiec
 
anetabukowiec May 05, 2014
Great colors and capture of human spirit
sallycarey PRO+
 
sallycarey May 18, 2015
Congrats!!! Fabulous capture!
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry May 18, 2015
Congratulations! Terrific photo!
disneymamom PRO+
 
disneymamom May 18, 2015
Congratulations again on this fabulous shot! Cheryl
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 19, 2015
Great capture. Congrats!
eclecticgayle
 
eclecticgayle May 19, 2015
Alive in so many ways!....timing, subject and color! BAM!!! love...Congrats for the win......cheers,gayle
denbotephoto
denbotephoto May 19, 2015
thanks a lot!
Dunner PRO
 
Dunner May 19, 2015
Spectacular capture! Absolutely perfect image in every facet. Love the energy! Congrats on being Grand Jury winner :)
denbotephoto
denbotephoto May 19, 2015
thanks a lot!
melissa4utoo
 
melissa4utoo May 19, 2015
congrats!!
Q-Vision PRO+
 
Q-Vision May 19, 2015
Love the colours - so bold
abdulmagidalglidphotograph
 
very nice portrait
martmitchell
 
martmitchell May 20, 2015
Great colours
horsegalraye PRO
 
horsegalraye May 20, 2015
I must join the throng to say how MAGNIFICENT this work of art IS!!! Light, shadows, colors, movement, depth, excitement..... I can almost HEAR the joyful noise!!!!! Congratulations on awards and all the accolades!! WELL DONE!!!!
Rschoutens
 
Rschoutens September 12, 2017
Awesome energy! Here is a festival challenge: https:// viewbug.com/challenge/festivals-amp-traditions-photo-challenge-by-rschoutens

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during the Aliwan Festival held every summer (April) in Manila Philippines. Aliwan Festival features all the Festivals around the Philippines, they perform and compete to decide which festival is the best.
Time
This was taken in the afternoon, but with overcast skies. I had to squeeze myself from the throngs of photographers who were also trying to get a decent shot of the performers.
Lighting
This was all natural light, as it was taken on an open field.
Equipment
I used my old reliable Nikon D90 plus Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 lens for this shot, especially the lens, it's one of my favorite lenses of all time.
Inspiration
Aliwan Festival is a photographers haven. As a newbie when I took this shot, I had this festival on my check list. Together with a friend, we drove 2 hrs to Manila to shoot. I met so many experienced photographers during the festival, they gave me tips and I was able to observe how they shoot. I've been to Aliwan Festival a few more times since the initial time.
Editing
Yes, I did post-processed this image. I enhanced the colors, apply vignette as well as dodge and burn.
In my camera bag
Since I love street photography I normally just have one body (D90 or D7000) & one lens (Tamron 17-50mm).
Feedback
Shooting festivals is so much fun, you have all the elements present to capture a great shot. What I have in mind when I shoot festivals is that I want to capture colors, emotions, movements etc. Your photo needs to show the festive spirit of the event. Your audience need to feel that they were actually watching the festival live and that they were on the scene themselves.

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