Bits and Bobs

I didn’t have enough photos of each location to make a full post so I’m throwing them together here. Enjoy.

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A number of new apartment complexes are going up in my neighbourhood and this is a view of one of them from the back seat of a bus on the way downtown.

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Is watching chillies dry similar to watching paint dry?

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The Sotdae Bridge in Gangmun. A man is helping this elegant woman with her hook.

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Anmok Beach. I never knew there were truck-top tents available. It even comes with a ladder. Interesting idea.

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A man sells silkworm larvae on the boardwalk at Anmok Beach.

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A natural tree stands behind a telecommunications tree. This is next to the Jukheon Reservoir in Gangneung.

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Also at the reservoir is a private cemetery with a number of tombs that I like to visit. What this stele says I have no idea because it’s written in Classical Chinese characters.

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I’ll end the post with another photograph made from inside a bus. This is the taxi stand in front of Gangneung Bus Terminal. I don’t know the date, but it might have been just before the university semester began because all the people in the long queue look like students. The fellow in front is getting into an illegally parked car.

Until next time . . . .

 

Patience

The weather is getting cooler and drier and I no longer feel like a boiled potato every time I step outside the house. So yesterday morning I took the Contax 645 to Gangneung Harbour and used a roll of film. I’m a bit out of practise so I am ashamed to say I made quite a few mistakes. After the roll was used I took a bus back home to eat.

I had such a good time out with the camera in the morning that after I ate I put my Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and a few lenses in a bag and went back to the harbour on bicycle. I made photos on the breakwater until I felt a few drops of rain and had to rush home. The last part of my ride was a very wet one . . . .

I’m still curating the photos I made with the digital camera and I won’t get my film back until next week sometime so I won’t show them today. Instead I am posting two photos made with the Hipstamatic application for iPhone.

I was waiting for a boat to enter the harbour and complete my composition but the only boat that entered went in a direction I didn't want. I made this photo while waiting around.
I was waiting for a boat to enter the harbour and complete my composition but the only boat that entered went in a direction I didn’t want. I made this photo while waiting around.
I made this photo in the afternoon while again waiting for a boat to complete the composition. Again, no luck. But this photo is not bad.
I made this photo in the afternoon while again waiting for a boat to complete the composition. Again, no luck. But this photo is not bad.

Three Views of Gangneung Harbour

Gangneung Harbour was once called Anmok Harbour, after the village that is there. A few years ago the name was changed, possibly for reasons of tourism. All the photos below were taken with the Zeiss Ikon ZM rangefinder camera and the Zeiss Planar 2/50 lens. I’m fairly certain the film was Agfa CT Precisa 100 but, if it wasn’t, it was Fujifilm Provia 100F.

Military cargo plane flying over the harbour.
Military cargo plane flying over the harbour.
Work on the harbour (planting a breakwater) and three unofficial supervisors.
Work on the harbour (planting a breakwater) and three unofficial supervisors.
Artsy-Fartsy view of the river mouth.  The river empties next to the artificial harbour. In the distance is a place to receive natural gas (I think).
Artsy-Fartsy view of the river mouth. The river empties next to the artificial harbour. In the distance is a place to receive natural gas (I think).