Anyone who looks at this website with any regularity is probably getting tired of the same three locations. So am I. I haven’t taken the camera out for about a week to do any photography and in a few days I’ll be out of photos to share here. Yesterday I read somewhere, “If it’s not fun anymore, don’t do it.” I’m not going to give up photography because it’s something that I really enjoy. But I need to think of new things to photograph and ways to travel to those new things. When you don’t have a vehicle, your options are limited. Maybe I just need time to look at the same old locations in new ways. Not picking up the camera for a while might be the way to do this.

Anyway, here are a few photos from the Heo Estate on Portra 400 film.

View from Inside the Gatehouse.
Sarangchae, the men’s quarters.
A small gate dividing sections of the compound.
Safety and Security
Part of the servants’ quarters (I think).

8 thoughts on “Heo Estate (Again)

  1. I think you need to find what works for you, at these times of photographic doldrums. I recall the great Harry Callahan, in response to a question about these down times, saying ‘Don’t you worry about that – I’ll photograph my way out of it’. I really like his positive thinking.

    Over the last couple of years I find what works for me at these times is changing my photographic habits…so I’ll take some portraits of anyone who is willing to stand still long enough for me to take a shot, or I’ll head to the garage where I’ve a still life table set up, or I’ll try to do some street photography.


    1. Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe I’ll take a little break and then try to photograph my way out of it. Thanks for introducing me to Harry Callahan. I looked him up online. Wow, some brilliant photos.


      1. I always think of Harry Callahan as a photographer’s photographer, if you know what I mean. He simply took a lot of great shots of whatever caught his eye.


      2. I like that expression, “A photographer’s photographer.” Saul Leiter is a similar(?) photographer who made photos of things he saw in the street. I bought a video documentary about him called “In No Great Hurry.” It’s great.


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