I was looking for a chance to use the 50mm 1.8 lens which I bought second-hand, and the opportunity came last Saturday, in Manila, during the Aliwan Festival 2012 parade. Since it’s a short lens, it requires much leg movements to shoot the subject’s face. So after the parade, my legs were really tired hehe.
The shots I got, though far from being great, make me happy pa rin 🙂 Here are some of the results from my first experiment:
I walked away after the festival with a big smile on my face and a heart hoping that the passion I have sensed while these young people were dancing and chanting during their performances was indication of the pride they have in the place they came from.