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Old 12-25-2011, 11:52 PM
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Default If only we can get more people to pedal more than burn gasoline...

This morning, I woke up to one of those rare days when there is no visible smog hovering over Metro Manila... Visibility from my bedroom the full 270% from Antipolo to Corregidor to Bataan to Quezon City...

Took out the DSLR after months of neglect... Threw the resulting image into my Lightroom preset...

This is the Manila skyline with Manila Bay and Bataan in the far background...

If we can convince more people to pedal than burn gasoline, maybe we'll have more days like this...

Excellent Christmas morning... Merry Christmas everyone!

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Old 12-26-2011, 07:49 AM
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Nice shot sir, I too hope for the day when people would think twice before turining the key of their car.
Merry Christmas

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: If only we can get more people to pedal more than burn gasoline...

well i dont want to spoil the fun here but...baka maaga pa lang siguro...still its a nice shot. may larger sample ba kayo nyan sir? thanks for sharing!

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Old 12-26-2011, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: If only we can get more people to pedal more than burn gasoline...

i too would like a larger view of this image. thanks in advance.

it might be that most of the m.m. residents stayed put - enjoying the holiday in their homes, or have already left for the provinces.

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Old 12-26-2011, 12:06 PM
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nice Christmas Morning.. even the day is rejoicing

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Old 12-26-2011, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: If only we can get more people to pedal more than burn gasoline...

nice shot. :-)

we need more bike commuters in the metro, that's for sure.

if more (basic) commuter bikes will be sponsored for free by our government in MM, maybe a lot of people will get out and ride, from running basic errands to bike to work. about 70-80% of bikers are only hobbyists, not bike commuters. also, any biking advocacy has to be partnered with converting our public transpo---more trains and bikes, and only eco-friendly fuels.

i bike commute everyday and here are just some comments i receive:
"Ayus ah, exercise yan!"
"Galing naman, healthy yan!"
"Pare, tama yan, laking tipid sa pamasahe."
"A good alternative than hitting the gym."
"Congrats,iwas traffic."

while in my heart is a greater cause---to help saving healthier air that my daughter will breathe in the future.

andami kong sinabi, hehe. just sharing guys. ;-)

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Old 12-26-2011, 02:05 PM
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unfortunately the people running our government are more interested in staying in power rather than preserving our environment

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:07 AM
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nice shot bro.

i suggest another shot early in the morning when the sun reaches about 10 - 20 degrees in the horizon. take a picture of the clouds. i've seen this in both MOA and Maarat, there will be a gray and white line of clouds.

scary to think that the gray cloud is below the line...which is what we're all breathing.

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Wonderful! I am in treatment for 8 years now & yet I kept on driving that combustible contraption. Not anymore. I finally gave up the keys and picked up my bike for a healthier tomorrow.

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Wonderful! I am in treatment for 8 years now & yet I kept on driving that combustible contraption. Not anymore. I finally gave up the keys and picked up my bike for a healthier tomorrow.
One less car on the road is one plus score for the mother earth, kudos sir!

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:49 PM
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christmas day vs. a "normal" day in metro manila



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christmas day vs. new years' day...



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pardon the post processing... was playing with lightroom when i did these... no contrast/brightness effects done... played with color temperature only...

each comparison shot contain photos from different days with more or less similar framing...

i have higher res versions but the forum rules says i should limit the size...

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Ugggh... ang kapal ng usok, kahit si superman hindi kakayanin yan...... sana naman wala sa atin ang nagdagdag sa usok na yan nung bagong taon. If we bike for clean air, why do some of us still pollute the air with fireworks? If we bike for our health (often with all kinds of safety gear), why do some of us play with dangerous firecrackers right after the ride?

Let us support the DOH/DENR move for a ban on all fireworks starting 2012 and encourage all our friends to do the same. Sana huwag ng madagdagan ng smog sa Chinese new year. So we can always get out and ride. At mag-ingat sa ulan, baka acid rain na 'yan...

Very soon, if people don't change, this will be the recommended backpack for Manila bike commuters:

http://birminghamfoe.blogspot.com/20...e-train-1.html

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grabe na pala talaga pollution sa metro manila. dapat talaga eh itaguyod na ng gobyerno ang pag gamit ng mga alternatibong tansportasyon.

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nice shot sir. grabe na talga polusyon. kaya pag naulan lalo na pag mahina lang, malagkit sa pakiramdam, unlike dati.

sana nga talaga mas maraming mag bike to work nalang. sarap siguro makita na everyday instead of cars ang kasabay mo, bike commuters nalang. I started biking to work a few months ago, at ang laking tipid talaga kaso sana talaga may bike lanes na everywhere.

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Sana may isang henyo na makaimbento ng "jammer" para sa mga oto. I-activate nya once a week para di mag-start mga kotse at mapilitan silang maglakad o kaya magbisikleta na lang.

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Metro Manila traffic is becoming more and more worse as Christmas comes near. With brand new cars plying the road, add to the existing vehicles on the already congested metropolis, it is time for the masses to reconsider using public transport and using bicycles as an alternative

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problema, it's a chicken and egg situation. hell bent ang mga politicians to improve traffic flow, and by improved traffic flow improve the flow of cars alone.

because of that, lahat ng available space is devoted to roads, parking etc

therefore, wala kang proper sidewalks, waiting sheds, etc

so pahirapan mag commute o mag bike. kung nakita nyo yung pagkataas taas na overpass sa Philcoa, yung may actual electric cables running through it, makita mo na 'kung commuter ka, sorry ka' ....

kaya marami sa mga pinoy, gusto magka kotse, kasi yun lang ang paraan para makalibot ng maayos ...

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i agree with marcs. sad but true, the current situation in the city is favorable to you if you have your own vehicle.

1) buy gifts and most likely it will be crushed in the MRT. you can't even load it properly on the bus. taxi would be your only option if it's available.

2) which one can you tolerate? 30 mins of cramped train with the smell of after office people? bus with a lousy movie or sounds with people you don't know and stuck in 1.5 hours of traffic? or your own vehicle even if you're really stuck and you get to choose the time and route to travel?

these are just a few scenarios which will make the pepe and pilar think that if a car is within financial means..then go for it.

a good route for trains and buses should be better planned rather than widening roads.

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