I went on an awesome 40th birthday photo walk to the Suwon Fortress last weekend. With the limited time we had, these are the photos I was able to capture. We arrived with minutes to spare before the lights went out on the wall (last photo). I was only able to take two photos at this location. If I had had more time, I probably would have tried a different composition. Oh well! I’m glad I at least got what I did!
I’ve walked past this corner a number of times, but it looks much different at night.
My family and I took a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea this weekend for a bit of sightseeing and skiing. I had hoped to see the world renown Harbin Festival ice sculptures, but alas, they had partially melted by the time we arrived. You would have never guessed that it was warm a few days before our arrival though, because while we were there we experienced blizzard conditions as you’ll see in the below photographs. Despite the weather, we really enjoyed our trip, having stayed at a traditional Korean hostel and skied the entire second day. What an adventure!
I pass by this little church everyday on my way into Camp Humphreys. It was constructed a little over a year ago to serve the farming community which surrounds it.
For me, this image says a lot about South Korea. What do you think?
It’s always nice when I work up the nerve to face the bitterly cold nights here in Korea and am rewarded with an image that I like!
This last Friday I went on a 15-hour photowalk with a dear friend and fellow photographer. Songdo was the last stop on our day-long journey. I hope you enjoy the photos!
I went on a photo walk with a local group of photographers to Yongmasan Mountain last weekend. Despite keeping our fingers crossed on the way up this steep climb, the Korean haze never did clear. I made the most of view by highlighting in these photographs what a typical day under Korean (actually, probably blowing over from China) haze looks like. Even through smog one can witness the glory of God and the amazing talent He bestowed on man to create metropolises as great as Seoul! What a trip!
A haven for fresh fish, meat of any other kind, fruits and vegetables, this place is usually hustling and bustling with people day in and day out. Two nights ago around 9:30, however, the place was nearly empty, save for the few people who hadn’t yet closed up shop and a stray cat or three. In my experience, only in Korea can a vendor area like this be left open all night long with nothing but tarps covering goods that will be sold the following day. There seems to be no risk of theft or vandalism in this country. While walking along the empty aisles I came across this woman, who looks to me as though she’s had a long day and is sitting down for a breather. In this line of work, I imagine I would too.Although there are numerous alleyways to enter and exit the market, up at the front entrance this lady remained steadfast at her post. She was one of the few people still open for business at this hour, probably because of the prime location of her stand.Here is a photo of the busy street just outside of the main entrance to the market. As you can see, this is not a quiet, small-town location. For belongings and goods to remain safe throughout the night in a location like this is beyond my American reasoning. As a last thought, it seems to me, no matter where I go in South Korea, I can always look up and find a red cross, just like the one in the above picture.