We’re having renovations done in the house and the computer was buried under sheets of plastic for a few days. Thus, no updates here. Just a little bit left to do with the living room wall and then wait for the paint and plaster smell to disappear.
In the meantime, here’s the cat looking unhappy. As he’s been for the past week. The photo was actually taken quite a while before the work started, when his only annoyance was me sticking a camera in his face.
This statue is in Wolhwa Park and I’ve attempted a number of times to photograph it but always been defeated by the messy surroundings. The city seems to be cleaning up the area now, but the little park with the giant gingko tree was surrounded by prefab shops (gone as of two weeks ago), an ugly green wire fence, and drunks. I finally hit upon the idea of using a short telephoto focal length to isolate some details.
Each shop and stall in Gangneung’s Central Market has a painted yellow line on the floor that vendors are supposed to keep their goods inside of. I guess no one from City Hall checks this, because many shops, especially at the ends of streets, use up as much space as they can. The plastic tubs of this shop selling shoots and sprouts have engulfed a fire hydrant. The market’s safety code seems to be “Ah, It’ll be all right”.
I find some nice surprises while going through my archives. This photo is a favourite of mine, but I had forgotten about it. I was having dinner with a student in 2010 when I made this photo. The plant was sitting on the window sill next to our table and I took a moment to make a photograph of it. By coincidence, I met the same student on Friday for dinner. She graduated quite a while ago and is a friend now. I wasn’t distracted by flower pots this time, but I was a bit distracted by a young couple in a coffee shop who were making photos of each other. They both had DSLRs, but the man also had an old film point and shoot camera and I was trying to see what brand it was. I never did find out, but . . . . Vivitar?
I may have mentioned this photograph in a post or in a reply to a comment. This photo was made during my Things-About-the-House phase. It’s a little bit silly, but I like to look at it. I like the contrast between the warm shell of the egg and the cool shadow of the spatula.