Going back to my roots
Ilocano-speaking that I am, I have never really gone to Ilocos that much where the forefathers from my maternal side originated. So when I had the chance to drop by Vigan for a half day, I tried to look for something Ilocano, or anything that depicts an Ilocano's daily life.
This photo was taken from Vigan, the seat of Ilocano culture and tradition, it being a UNESCO Heritage site. I was shooting old architecture when I saw this lady vending some goods, and I thought it would be nice to juxtapose her with the old architecture.
I waited for her to pass by the gate where there would be enough sunlight to flood her and hopefully create a long shadow on the right. But then the clouds suddenly appeared but the ambient light was still strong enough to create a shadow. She also noticed I was taking a photo so she walked further right, not knowing she was my subject. But I was still able to manage to include her into the frame. I would have wanted wireless street, a calesa, instead of a modern vehicle on the road but that would be asking too much.