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May 22, 2009


For others, THANKS GOD IT'S FRIDAY. But for me, it's OH MY GOD IT'S FRIDAY (OMGIF). I still have much work to do, never ending work that is. What I am looking forward on Friday is the 'MY TOWN SHOOT OUT challenge.

Here's my town/city- ILOILO. It's peaceful but crowded and fun during festivities. Come and join me. Let's "paint the town red".

ILOILO is the home of the Dinagyang festival. Dinagyang is a spectacle characterized by a frenetic stomping of feet and hypnotic drumbeating. It is a colorful whirl of thousands of people dressed in unique costumes dancing and chanting all day and night.

DINAGYANG FESTIVAL is a celebration in honor of Sr. Sto. Niño, held every fourth weekend of January. The City of Iloilo is transformed into virtual stages as thousands of local and foreign tourists mix it up dancing with local devotees and costumed soot-covered atis tribe members to the beat of drums, xylophones and just any other instruments to create sounds.

Have a wonderful weekend ahead everyone!


Patty said...

Fantastic dancers, and such bold costumes. I love it. Thank you for your tour. You captured the color and beauty of the dancers magnificently.

lucas said...

your town is rich in culture, red. highlight talaga yung Dinagyang dyan noh?

Barry said...

This is phenomenal Redlan! Absolutely stunning. Your photos (especially the last one( are filled with such energy!)

What a terrific addition to the Friday Shoot Out!

Owl Eng said...

I wanted to join this carnival!! Your post has set me into 'dance' mood already!! TGIF. Love all of the pics here and the last one is my favourite

Jen said...

Hi! Your photos show such energy...I was mesmerized by the costumes, and I could really feel the energy of the dance.
You did a fantastic job of truly capturing the moment.

I look forward to seeing more photos, and I am glad our blogs crossed! :)

Chris said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Love the dancers! Awesome shots!

walkwithmetothemoon said...

Hope to catch Dinagyang soon. (fingers crossed)

Sarah Lulu said...

Fantastic photos! Lovely to see you in the Friday Photo Shoot Out!

Sarah Lulu

Mike Foster said...

Amazing pics!


Missy said...

Nice shots. I've never seen this festival yet. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Oh welcome, welcome, welcome to Friday Shoot-Outs!!!
What a brilliant job you've done here Redlan!! Your shots are so beautiful and vibrant. I look forward to many more shoot-outs with you. You're in a gang does it feel to be a gangsta?? lol.
Have an E~X~T~R~E~M~E weekend filled with much love, joy and laughter and........

Steady On
Reggie Girl


Half of me is from there man!

Ya man!

J9 said...

Those are wonderful photos of the festival!

Kim said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with this assignment!
Love the parade shots!

“I can't really envision a time when I'm not shooting something”.
Martin Scorsese