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    DPP Member WillieBautista's Avatar
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    Sampaguita Flower Vendor.

    This is still a part of the images I took in Quiapo, Manila. Looking for interesting subjects to photograph, my desire led me to the side of the church. In here I saw this old woman arranging her Sampaguita flowers. Probably, the guy is a customer and wants to buy flowers from her. The Sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines and is believed to originate in India. Known for its distinct sweet and heady fragrance, it is similar to jasmine. I believe it belongs to the jasmine genum. The flowers open up at night and withers in about a day. People who sells Sampaguita flowers collects them and arrange them like a garland. They sell it for about P20.00 Pesos (roughly about 50 US cents) for a small bundle.

    After I took this shot I thanked the old woman. The guy whom I thought was buying the flowers told me that she's her mom and he's helping her arrange the flowers before selling them. He was even very kind enough to let me take another shot with him and his mom together.

    Thank you very much for viewing.

    Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70mm lens, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/200 second.

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    DPP Member Nelson Yu's Avatar
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    Re: Sampaguita Flower Vendor.

    There isn't much we can do with the background. These are good pictures and all of you seem to have fun. Black and whites are best when the scene is simple, direct and well composed. With these the color depth made the picture flat and cluttered, because you can only have so much shades of black, grey and whites as compared to colored photos. Keep it up.
    Do I have to itemized my gear? Just believe that I have most what I need.



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