Had a downtown Taichung Photo Walk meet up with photog friends Todd and David(first shot is mine,second:Todd's and third:David's). We covered a lot of ground and got a nice variety of shots. You can see more here for me, Todd and David.
Campy but fun pop song: Billy Idol-Hot in the City
Put me in a market with a camera, people, awesome light and shadow and I'm happier than the proverbial pig in mud. A never ending stream of interesting faces and expressions, colors and textures come towards you. Sometimes you do them justice.
The Guess Who-These Eyes A super huge hit from my childhood. Maybe Quentin Tarrantino will use in a movie some day?
A few weeks back we had quite a rainy week,which of course disrupted my AM photo walk routine. Since my shutter finger was growing itchy I decided to do some rain shots and take advantage of that watery world around me. If I didn't wear glasses and my camera was water-proof I'd be out there doing much more of this. We shall see...
The Shins covering The Beta Band's- Dry The Rain
Night shooting is a real fun challenge. There are different technical and light issues to overcome, but once you start to overcome and adapt it is quite fun. I've also come to realize from shooting at night that even when shooting in daylight I still want to shoot people in a framed or darker shadowy setting for a more nighttime result. These were all shot at FengJia night market. Expect to see much more night shots from me.
Ray Charles-Night Time is the Right Time
I've talked before about the preponderance of motor scooters in Taiwan. In most cases they've become people's legs from short trips down the street to get a bento box or betel nuts, to a jaunt downtown where they can easily be parked on the sidewalks. A couple of years back the government passed a helmet law which surprisingly they actually enforced with vigorous ticketing of any offenders. Maybe one day they'll actually make a specification for helmet design and enforce that too?
Jesus and Mary Chain-The Living End
I recently visited Bagua Mountain a fairly well known site in central Taiwan due to it's giant Buddha statue looming over Changhua City. This older fellow was enjoying a nap in the shade on a hot summer afternoon. Some mainland Chinese tourists seemed to be surprised by my willingness to take photos of the sleeping older man. I live for this kind of thing...
North Mississippi All Stars- Po Black Maddie
One of the cool things about Taiwan is that it's a scooter country. One of the key makers of scooters for quite some time, scooters here are equivalent to legs. Need a rice box hop on the scooter for the 1 minute drive, cigarettes, bubble tea, etc. For me the coolest of all are the old Vespas.
The Who-I've Had Enough:Jimmy Ditches the Mods