One lovely overcast day I took a taxi to the Gyeongpo Prickly Water Lily Wetland Park. That’s quite a mouthful. I usually just call it the Wetland Park. It’s a scenic area to the north of (and connected to) Gyeongpo Lake. I like it more than Gyeongpo Lake because there are no tourist-friendly amenities like coffee shops and rental bikes. That means fewer tourists bother visiting. Which is fine by me.

The camera of the day was the Nikon D810 with the usual 28, 50, and 85mmm lenses. I also brought a 180mm lens but couldn’t do anything with it.

This screen is put up to protect the many birds and animals who live in the wetland from passersby.
A view of the Skybay Hotel from across the wetland.
It’s possible this ferry was blown here by a typhoon. It’s usually tied up across the water.
It was once fun to get in this ferry and pull oneself across the water. Although it’s not in this photograph, the city recently built a wooden pedestrian bridge, making the ferry unnecessary and the location less attractive. The water is full of plants and the ferry partly sunk because of recent typhoons.

I had a good time in Gyeongpo and the light was still good, so I took a taxi to one end of Geumsan Village and walked up through.

Irrigation Gate and Rice Paddies. I did a version of this photo before (on film?), but I think this one came out better. Nikon’s Vivid Picture Control looks good on overcast days.
Part of Geumsan Village.
Crossroad. I was sat in a pavilion drinking tea and having a bit of bread and sausage when I thought to photograph the mountains and the road.
Another photo I’ve done before on film. I can’t remember the film I used (Ektachrome, I think), but Nikon’s Vivid looks about the same. As before, I think my framing is slightly better in this version of the photo. The tiny piece of wood sticking into the right side of the frame turns an uninteresting photograph into a slightly less uninteresting photograph. Cover it on the screen with your pinky and you can see what I mean.

It was a successful day out. I made some photos that I’m please with, I got some fresh air, and I had a bit of picnic in the countryside. Paid a bit of a fortune in taxi fares, but it was worth it.

4 thoughts on “Gyeongpo Wetland Park

  1. Sounds like you had a busy morning, Marcus – and an enjoyable one. Good set of shots, as per.

    Nice to see the man-made wetland – and it shows someone somewhere is thinking about interesting things to do with the land.

    I still can’t get used to your skies…it’s rare for us not to have clouds (and plenty of them) here in Ireland. Hard to believe, I know 😉


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