On 10/10, a major part of the Taipei event was a temple procession involving a huge amount of “walking gods” which are very common in temple processions throughout Taiwan. This event was amazingly orderly compared to how these usually go – in other words, fireworks and firecrackers weren’t being set off without warning in the middle of the street.
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 shots were taken last month, the same day I saw a Chinese opera as well as women with traditional Chinese bridal garb.
This was taken last Saturday at a cultural festival right before that evening’s opera performance.
Have a great weekend!
Short post today as I just got back from a school field trip. The field trip was my reason for not posting at my normal time – I’m sure the world will forgive me :)
This shot was taken last weekend at the Hsinchu market. These Chinese opera shows are very popular and quite common – I was happy to sneak to the side for a different perspective this time.
These were taken yesterday as Yuling and I explored Hsinchu’s main temple market, which takes place early in the day and like the Jhubei market I’ve written about a few times, sells mostly fresh vegetables, meat, fish, and clothing.
We had a “brunch” at our regular meatball stand as usual – though I was thinking of vegetarianism as an option after checking this place out. If you’re a vegetarian, I apologize :)
These were taken in Sanxia, Taipei County last weekend – it’s an interesting town with an “old” section of older-style brick buildings nearby a large temple and a bridge.
With the weather as nasty as it’s been, I thought I’d retreat to an older photo I took during a pre-Ghost Month festival/ceremony. I’m working on a slideshow of some of my photos and came across this – I really like the action here.
Interestingly, it wasn’t posted the first time I revealed this set of photos.
With the school week half-over, I haven’t been out with my camera for a while. I’ve missed some great sunsets, so that sure is a shame. The good news is that I plan to go camping this weekend and I think I’ll get plenty of use out of this Nikon.
I’m posting something I went back to retouch before I made the decision to post. I loved this picture – but was never happy with the fact that this lady’s face isn’t as sharp as I’d like it to be. I think part of the reason stems from the fact that a 300mm lens with a hood on is hard to ignore – and I just didn’t feel like holding it up all day.
Anyway, here’s the photo. I decided to desaturate some colors and leave others in… in addition, I increased some details through sharpening and a few minor contrast tweaks. The thing that really makes the photo, however, is the slight smirk on her face, I think.
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