Traveller, Photographer, Mountaineer, Human

Random Photo: Calesa in Vigan

Last weekend, my family and I went for a trip in Vigan.  Vigan is a city in Northern Philippines that is famous for its old houses (constructed during the Spanish colonial times).  One part of the city (the Heritage Village) has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is protected and preserved both by the government and the owners of these old houses.

The picture below was taken in the morning of our second day there.  The sun was not yet high in the sky and its oblique rays of light illuminates the fog.  A calesa (horse-drawn carriage) was in the middle of the road and its shadows provides contrast to the white-washed walls of the house behind it (now a hotel).

The picture is almost devoid of color and it makes sense to convert it to black and white.  I boosted black clipping and highlights and enhanced the fog through Nik’s Viveza plugin.  I’m pretty satisfied with this picture that I’m thinking of printing it on A3 paper and framing it.


2 responses

  1. Pretty amazing. Love the contrast and the mystical air that the fog gives to the composition.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:31 pm

  2. beautiful shot.

    February 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

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