seoul: desolate

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desolate:

1. barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.   2. deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited.    3. solitary; lonely: a desolate place.   4. having the feeling of being abandoned by friends or by hope; forlorn.   5. dreary; dismal; gloomy: desolate prospects.

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photography notes [ 5 ]

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near namsan

The Daily Mail is a really crappy sort of uh, journalism-thingy, I hope we can agree, and I dislike linking to them on the off-chance someone will actually click it but I can’t help it this time – I’m just too intrigued to find this set of photos called ‘ Silent World ‘ from a pair working out of Paris.

No, I won’t. I won’t link to the Daily Mail. Bad enough I’ve mentioned them. Twice.

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urban environments

Daehangno

daehangno


In a city, what some camera buffs refer to as ‘golden hour’ shots often mean also that time of day when you have a mixture of natural light and  electric lights, that time of day when the sun is departing and the neon and fluorescent lights are switching on, along with shadows falling in ways they likely would not at other times. That’s what was intriguing me when I took the shot above.


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workshop notes ( 1 )


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blurred shadows


It is something I’ve never done before, or attempted, at least not in any connection with a camera. That’s probably true of most or possibly all of the other participants, as well, and I do recall one of the others, after hearing about the homework assignment, commenting that, well that’s going to be a new thing, and he wasn’t sure how he felt about it. “But that’s why we do this, isn’t it, to get out of the comfort zone.”

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resume

granite block wall

granite block wall


Resume, you say? Don’t really have one, not for photography anyway. I’m not really a photographer, more of a shutterbug. Honestly. I just like to take pictures. It’s fun.

And I haven’t really been doing it all that long, just a tad over 6 years or so as a regular thing. Started out as something to do while out on long walks here in Seoul, where I live. The walking was something I had started doing for health reasons purely, but at a certain point I was carrying the point&shoot whenever I left the house. Nowadays, of course, the camera is the reason for the long walks. And the P&S has upgraded to a four-thirds.

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