One of the frustrating things about Nightview is that so many of the shots are taken in hard-to-reach, undisclosed locations.
This spot, however, is easy to reach. Head to the 5th floor of the iPark Mall and go to the Moon Parking Lot (달주차장). From there, it’s an unobstructed view of the Yongsan Station area. This makes it a popular point for nighttime photographers.
Capturing the light trails from the passing trains and subways is a bit trickier than with ordinary auto traffic—I needed to experiment a bit. Despite Yongsan being a pretty busy station, you don’t get that many chances to shoot multiple trains passing through at the same time.
These shots were taken with my Sigma ultra-wide. Initially, I wasn’t going to use it, but after shooting some with my Nikon 18—200, I gave it a try just to see what it would do. And boy, I’m glad I did.
Photo & Travel Links
- 500px has launched a new paid service with the goal of competing with Flickr. I have a small gallery there, but mostly, I go to 500px for
the nudesinspiration. Some really talented folk over there.
- I really love SmugMug. I’m in the process of moving all this blog’s photos over.
- These workshops at Flash Light Expeditions really look helpful. Thinking of joining one.
- Chris Backe went to Haemi Fortress and the nearby Catholic shrine. Seosan is also home to one of my favorite historic churches, Sanghong-ri Mission Chapel.
- Kim Sungjin shows us the many things to see at Seoul Forest.
- David Kilburn will be hosting an interactive music performance at his hanok home in Bukchon on April 21.
- You know, no matter how many times this guy photographs Yangsu-ri, I never tire of it. Simply inspiring.
- At least somebody is seeing some cherry blossoms…
- Not only are these some excellent photos of spring flowers, but the tips are useful, too. Thanks!
- Check out the QiRanger’s Busan adventures.
- The many things you can do around Dongnimmun Station.
- This should get you prepared for the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival.
- Some very lovely shots from Namwon.
- Eat Your Kimchi got their general election campaign on.
- I’ve heard great things about Geungnakam Hermitage in Yangsan. Actually, I remember seeing it in a pen drawing by artist Kim Yeong-taek.
- Nope, those certainly don’t look like cherry blossoms. Great captures, though, especially the smoke and the helicopter dumping water.
- Be sure to read Steve Ward’s guide to coffee in Korea.
- I break for priories.