I like this. Off-kilter, but happy.
Amice likes to sit on the windowsill and watch the world outside. He’s very interested in watching birds, but he also likes dogs, cats, and children. I need to learn the art of sitting and doing nothing from him.
The flowers had some lovely colours, but I thought they would distract attraction from the butterfly. Thus, black and white.
Sometimes you walk into a room you’ve walked into a thousand times and see a photo opportunity for the first time. I ran to get my camera, steadied myself, and made a few frames. This was the best one. It may have been nicer if the rack wasn’t so cluttered, but then I might not have gotten that interesting shadow.
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.
I told you that you would see the pole and tree again. This time with a longer lens (50mm) to avoid the curving horizon and put the focus on the tree and pole rather than the whole landscape.
This is the men’s quarters of the Heo Estate, known as sarangbang in Korean. Like many other Korean historical sites, no furniture has been added, leaving the buildings feeling empty and lifeless.