Captivating. Dazzling. It’s really an experience watching the Ayala Triangle Symphony of Lights. I brought some of my relatives there and I was amused seeing the awe-filled look on their faces. This is another thing I like about Christmas, a lot of free entertainment for everyone like this light and music show and it’s becoming a new tradition in the likes of the COD Christmas display decades ago. And technology indeed has caught up in capturing the light spectacle. While I enjoyed shooting the lights, I also enjoyed looking at the people watching them.
iPods, iPhones, iPads, Galaxy Tabs, DSLRs are now a common place among the masses. I saw a lot trying to capture the lightshow with cameras carefully set on tripods. Others starts shooting once the show has began and would prefer their own group or portrait shots no matter what camera they use handheld, DSLR, compact or mobile phone cameras. But it still amuses me to see the large screens of iPads used as camera. There was even one girl capturing a video with the iPad on one hand and a still image with a DSLR on another hand.
While I delight at the kids jumping and running around the park, it’s also great to watch adults become kids again when filled with amazement upon seeing the lightshow. I think this is also the spirit of this holiday season, finding the fun and kid side in all of us and sharing the enjoyment with the surrounding people.
When I went back to the Ayala Triangle with my relatives, I just decided to watch the show and put my photography in the back. I realized I missed a lot of the sequences when I was focused on shooting. It was a really magical show that I’m sure if I was a kid, I’ll remember for a long time.
The Ayala Triangle Symphony of Lights runs every hour from 6pm to 9pm in the evening until the end of December. In the meantime, let me entice you with some photos if you haven’t been there. More photos at my SmugMug Gallery
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.