Tag Archives: South Korea

Pyeongchang: Site of the 2018 Winter Olympics

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!

In a Small Korean Neighborhood

My favorite photos from a walk through a neighborhood this week. A farmer burning the dried brush that has built up in his greenhouse. No doubt he is prepping for the upcoming growing season. And, yet again, my heart weeps for these chained and caged dogs.

Within Walking Distance

Taking this photo was no easy task. First of all, it was SO cold out. Second, if you’ve ever walked the streets of a Korean neighborhood you’ll know that the chained dogs are a fixture of nearly every home. Standing here in the middle of the night to capture this image meant waking every dog within earshot. I watched my breath in the frozen air and listened to the different barks hoping no one would come out of their home to see what was going on. #longest30secondexposureever (but worth it!)CJT_9260c

Hyeonchungsa Shrine: Winter

I went on a photo walk this week at the Hyeonchungsa Shrine in Asan with a fellow photographer friend. I’ve been to this location many times, usually for family photo shoots. Every season changes the landscape completely, which makes returning here time and time again so much fun!