Razzle-dazzle with lights it was!
We've been wanting to see this annual display for years now but we just weren't able to. Ironically, our office isn't really that far away. Anyway, we're glad that we did. The show, which showcases a bevy of Christmas lights dancing to a medley of Christmas songs, starts at 6pm and runs every 30 minutes until 9pm. Even if Christmas is over, you can still catch it until Dec. 30.
So here are a couple of shots I took, trying my very best to keep a steady hand with my old camera set at the lowest shutter speed that I can manage without a tripod, and with the widest aperture and highest exposure it can allow me. And in trying to keep the camera steady, I only stayed in one spot throughout the whole show.
That was a test shot before the show started. Then all the yellow lights went up, and soon enough a variety of other colors and patterns came to life, bathing everything around in color and conjuring up varying moods.
Sorry, but after a while I was seeing the SMART Communications logo. Funny that the Ayalas, who own Globe, a rival telco, felt like it was subliminally telling people to "live more." Haha! I mean, look at the dots on the logo and then the orbs from the show:
Now back to the light show...
Bravo! I enjoyed it -- and I suppose the throngs of people around also did. Light designer Voltaire De Jesus sure did a great job. There's just something about Christmas lights that draws me to them, cheering me up, making me giddy and all that, just like what happened to me at the Meralco Liwanag Park. I know, they bring out the kid in me.
Merry Christmas, everyone!