While Taiwan doesn’t have a lack of things to photograph, sometimes I find myself getting bored with some of the same day-to-day street subjects and fear that I might get stale if I’m not searching at least one day a week for shots. Whenever I find myself nearing a funk, the Jhubei morning market on the north side of town rarely disappoints. These are from last weekend.
Don’t expect any posts for the somewhat distant future as I’m going on vacation starting Saturday! We’ll be leaving for Phnomh Penh, Cambodia and will travel to Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. We will be there for about 4 days. We will then get into a taxi or bus and head to Bangkok, Thailand for another few days before going to the beaches. Yuling and I are both very excited.
These are from yet another visit to Jhubei’s market on Saturday. I’m torn when I visit this place – it’s great with all of the activity, yet so hard to capture due to the huge crowds that visit this place. I end up having to stick with the same perspectives in most cases so I don’t end up getting pushed out of the way!
Oh well, the fact is that I had a productive weekend with photos for a change. More to come soon!
Left: A frying pan salesman shows off his wares. I forgot to account for movement, and he looks like an amputee due to a blurred hand. Whoops.
Right: Frying pans, everywhere. I used black and white because there was very little difference compared to the colored version.
I could’ve lined this shot up better. The man who just hopped off of it seemed super excited that I was taking his food cart’s photo – unfortunately, I was about to get run over by a scooter, so I couldn’t spend more time with the shot.
…a shot “from the hip.” I like this method as it doesn’t draw attention to me. Of course, I get really weird angles. F/8 is a must for this method.
This is one of two fruit store that compete with each other at the opening to the road for the market. Sometimes I wonder how and if this fruit is all sold…
You can see me in the reflection in the larger version.
Today, Yuling and I went into the older part of Jhubei to visit the traditional market – an experience that predates how people got food prior to Carrefour or 7-11. While I did not buy anything (Yuling did get a rice cake), it was full of great subject material – a frustrating fact since there was very little room to stop and take a picture.