October 2009

Clearing my head

10.30.2009 by Mark Forman
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It never fails. Whenever I need to clear static out of my brain, I mean the residual life's minor(and major) aggravations I head for the fields. As soon as I get inside the fields I feel all tension relieved and it's replaced with a very serene and fresh feeling. I love being surrounded by this […]



10.29.2009 by Mark Forman
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First image of the statue taken at the Chung Shan Theater. It is quite a beautiful sculpture of a couple dancing in traditional Tang Dynasty clothing. I'll include a full shot at a later date. The second is a very friendly and sweet lady I met while shopping at an area market. She was so cute […]

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Come see what I saw

10.27.2009 by Mark Forman
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Poetry in motion A time to dance Analog information assimilation Relaxing in the cool shade All shots taken in Taichung Park . It's fall so how about some Autumn Leaves by Cannonball Adderly with Miles Davis.

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Thieves Market

10.24.2009 by Mark Forman
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The Taichung Thieves Market sounds so much more interesting than "Flea Market" connoting a hint of Ali Baba and his gang. That is the old name of this market from it's original location where it used to run in the middle of the night with buyers showing up with flashlights to see the goods. Now […]



10.22.2009 by Mark Forman
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I have been on several scouting missions for the best of Taichung's few graffiti artists. Here are a few from recent sessions with many more to come. These are all from an area close to Taichung Park opposite the swimming pool on ShuangShr Rd. Here is a link to a blog dedicated to Taiwan tagging. Jurassic 5 provides us […]


Taichung Jazz Festival 09

10.21.2009 by Mark Forman
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This year's festival had the inclusion of some blues, in the form of the Joey Gilmore band. Joey was teh winner of the 2006 International Blues Competition. Joey really livened things up and demonstrated that blues is very crowd friendly music and probably lends itself better to strangers than jazz does. Just sayin (and yes I […]


Different Viewpoints

10.18.2009 by Mark Forman
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There are several iconic architectural sites nearby I've been meaning to shoot. The buddha is at nearby monastery. The Catholic church building not far away. When I arrived at the monastery there was a group of Mormon missionary girls there taking pictures and exploring. When we exchanged greetings I jokingly asked them if they were […]

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Flowers everywhere

10.16.2009 by Mark Forman
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Bokeh definition: (derived from Japanese, a noun boke 暈け, meaning "blur" or "haze") is a photographic term referring to the æsthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of an image produced by a camera lens using a shallow depth of field.[1] Essentially, bokeh is an aesthetic and qualitative measure of light distortion in the out-of-focus areas of an image, and is […]

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Physical Graffiti

10.15.2009 by Mark Forman
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Recently went and checked out some local examples of graffiti and wall art around town. This tower behind the Taiwan Rail Station as part of Stock 20 gallery, an on again(which I like ) off again (boo) gallery space. Be nice to have it permanently going with exhibits and local or locally based artists displaying […]


Win, Place and Show

10.13.2009 by Mark Forman
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This is a shot of the Old Taichung Winery walkway where many of the exhibit halls are. This was a holiday weekend (10/10 National Day) so many people were about here at the Taiwan Design Expo '09. You can see from inside one of the exhibit halls what kind of crowds were there. This was from the […]