Monday, February 25, 2008

Say Cheese!

It was January16 I think, but I'm not really sure. This photo was taken during the Ati-atihan Festival which is celebrated every January here in Kalibo, Aklan. It is for the feast of Sto. Nino celebrated with a parade of tribes from different municipalities of Aklan.

We were watching the parade and the atmosphere really festive and jolly. We were waiting for our municipality's giant float accompanied by dancers. I took lots of pictures during the Giant Parade and this is one of the most interesting photos that I took that's why I decided to share it with you guys.

I call the people on the parade's attention whenever I want to take a picture of them so that I can see their face clearly. This one friendly person smiled at the camera sweetly and I think I got a great photo of him.

I also called the others but they didn't hear or maybe they were looking at some other cameras.

What could be the lesson about this picture?

First, when you're on a parade, try to paste a smile on your face. Especially on festivities like the Ati-atihan festival where everyone is just happy. The sound of the drums really make you feel happy and make you feel like dancing. If you're participating in a parade, just smile.

Second, be attentive. If someone calls you to take your picture, I think that it would be great if you're looking your best. You wouldn't want to end up in a blog or in one's photo album or the barrio's bulletin board picking your nose, arranging your hat, or looking like you failed to have breakfast that morning, right?

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