Walking Around Seoul

I was walking around a park near the Han River when this guy pulls up in his custom Harley.  I couldn't resist taking some photos of this fine machine

Handheld Canon 7D with Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 lens. 3 bracketed shots at +-2 stops combined and tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Handheld Canon 7D with Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 lens. 3 bracketed shots at +-2 stops combined and tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

A Modern City Built on Old Traditions

Were going to the archives today.  I will sometimes go back and relook at photos I took earlier.  I decided to reprocess this one because there was always something that bothered me about the original.  

Taken from one of Seoul's newest facilites; the Korea National Museum.  I spent about 4 hours just wandering the grounds of this large and beautiful place.  It has family activities, parks, traditional Korean items and then there is the museum on the inside.  A testament to the growing influence and economic prowess of this wonderful country.

This was taken at one of Seoul's newest facilites; the National Korea Museum.  See more photos at www.davidedenfieldphoto.com

Here's a view from the entrance to the Museum.

Dim Sum Restaurant - Seoul

This Chinese restaurant in Seoul had a public display where these dumplings were being steamed.  I like how the steam almost completely covers the wooden baskets.

Just outside a dim sum restaraunt in Seoul, they had this area where they were steaming the dumplings outside so everyone could see what was going on 

Should I feel guilty for putting this next photo up.  I found the statue outside this Chinese restaraunt interesting and a fascinating subject for the camera, but the political correctness that has been pounded into me for so many years makes me hesitate... Oops too late.

Another Day, Another 1,000 Won...Street Shots from Seoul

This is one of the few worthwhile shots I got from my recent trip to Seoul.  With the streets of the shopping districts packed with people, this was the only way to deliver goods to the vendors.  We were often having to dodge these motorcycles.  In this one the guy looks either bored or frustrated with what he has to do.


These next two photos are not of this motorcycle but similar function; delivering goods to the vendors.



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My Only Cherry Blossom Photo of 2012...And It's From Seoul

A couple days ago I wrote a short post stating that the photo portion of the family trip to Seoul was a bust.  Well I've had a chance to go through the small amount of photos I took, and surprisingly I found some keepers.  Today's photo was taken while I was out walking around Seoul Station looking for some camera stores I saw from the taxi on the way to the station.  BTW: I never did find the camera stores; not sure what happened.  The good part of getting lost was coming across literally three cherry trees that had less than 20 blossoms remaining.  It was raining during this walk, which of course adds a dramatic flair to the cherry blossoms.  I am very happy with this photo; in fact it may be my best cherry blossom photo ever and ironically it wasn't taken in Tokyo.  I had my 24-105 4.0L lens as my walking around lens and it just captured every detail of this flower.  While I often miss the extra stop down of a 2.8 lens, the quality of this lens continually blows me away.