It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these link posts — I’ve been busy trying to finish a book project.
The photo above was taken from a point that is obviously somewhere near Myeong-dong Cathedral on Sunday. I initially went to the UNESCO Building as I’d heard there’s a roof garden up there with a nice view of the church. As is often the case with sites like this, however, it’s closed on weekends, when most people actually have time to take enjoy such a space.
Anyway, rather dejectedly, I went to the cathedral and inquired at another place if I might be able to take a photo from their building. Shockingly, not only did they say yes (something I’ve never experienced), they were actually nice about it. The weather sucked, though, and I needed to use my Sigma wide-angle to take in the cathedral, resulting in some serious distortion that I corrected as best I could in GIMP, but not entirely satisfactorily.
Still, at least the angle is sort of interesting.
- Over at Kim Sungjin’s blog, be sure to check out these wonderful shots of the Bidulgidang Waterfall in Pocheon. Oh, and I think I’d puke taking these. Or faint.
- Im Changkyung photographs the very colorful Daecheon Dam near Daejeon. Judging from Nightview, this seems to be a very popular destination for photographers now. Oh, and do yourself a favor and check out Im’s gorgeous photos of a cloud-enshrouded Mt. Seoraksan.
- This guy makes Seoul Marina look a lot better than I ever could. And be sure to look at these shots of Seoul Station from the top of the Yonsei Building. How does he get shots that sharp?
- That’s a lot of beach umbrellas…
- Some pretty wild photos of the Busan skyline from Dongbaekseom.
- Very good information if you want to do sports photography in Korea.
- I’ll vouch for Club Expresso. And be sure to check out Greg’s photos from his summer trip along Korea’s southern coast.
- Hwajin-po: where you’ll find villas used by Rhee Syngman and Kim Jong-il.
- Huh, Gahoe-dong in the evening… and in HDR.
- These are some inspiring shots of lotus blossoms in Buyeo.
- In case you find yourself near Jongno 5-ga Station with little to do…
- And the tracks disappear into the rising sun.
- Learn more about the Four Heavenly Kings that guard Korea’s Buddhist temples.
- It’s amazing how Yeouido’s IFC has emerged almost out of nowhere. Or perhaps I wasn’t paying close enough attention.
- Take a look at these color photos from World War II. It’s amazing how color makes historical events look like they took place yesterday.
- Remnants of Manchukuo and Imperial Japan in Changchun. See also here.