Annyeong!

“Hello, Myeongju”

The nice thing about manual focus lenses is that once you set them you don’t have to worry about the autofocus hunting around while you’re trying to get the final framing. This photo came out reasonably well despite the awkward grip on the camera and the awkward wave.

Myeongju is an old neighbourhood in the downtown area of Gangneung. Until a year or so ago just about every wall and many houses were bare concrete or breeze block. A recently formed Myeongju Neighbourhood Association started putting paint on a few things in the alleyways, including this lettering which says, “Hello Myeongju-dong”. (The O in ‘dong’ is pronounced like the O in ‘Dover’ and means ‘neighbourhood’).

I don’t know why this mirror and the cracked one next to it are on the alley wall.

Barn

Barn, Hoesan.

The morning’s lovely soft light was the effect of very polluted and dusty spring air. Not a day for including the sky in landscape photos.