Window Stickers

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“If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”

This is an extreme example of how shop owners see their windows and every inch of shop face as a place to tell you what’s inside. It’s also an example of how shop owners pile things up in front of their shops without worrying about aesthetics. It’s good to be practical, but it sometimes results in ugliness.

That probably doesn’t matter too much at this shop because it’s a wholesale business that sells food to restaurants. Some of the things for sale are pork cutlet, sweet and sour pork, edible silkworm larvae, mock crab sticks, ingredients for fried chicken, disposable cutlery, and honey tea. The phone number is at the bottom of the photo, so ring them up if you need some boiled fish cake.

Two Lotus Ponds

It’s difficult to remember what photos I have uploaded to this website so I added a collection to Lightroom where I put all the photos I want to write about and then delete them from the collection once they are published here. The problem is, I sometimes can’t remember if I forgot to erase them from that collection or not . . . . No hope, really.

These two photos were taken last year but I don’t know why I didn’t post them here. Saving them for a rainy day? Well, it rained this morning so here they are.

Frog on Lotus Leaves
Frog on Lotus Leaves

This frog was very patient with me and waited while I set up my heavy tripod and focused the Contax 645. I think the film is Provia but could possibly be Velvia.

Paper Windows, Lotus Pond, and Hill.
Paper Windows, Lotus Pond, and Hill.

This was also made using the 645 but I cropped the frame after printing. I’m almost certain this was Velvia film.

I went back to this traditional residence a few weeks ago and found the admission price has gone up to 5,000 Won from 3,000 Won. Ouch. The owner wants a new BMW, I guess.

Damn it! Another Cat Picture

Some of us like cats and we don’t really tire of seeing photos of cute/stupid/upside-down/lens-staring felines.  Most people are probably sick of cat photos.  I understand them completely.  But here’s another cat picture anyway.  Maybe I can be forgiven for this one because it’s reasonably well-composed.  The cat is framed by both the curtains and the window frames.  And the pose is endearing and interesting.  The body is turned away from the camera and pointing out of frame but he’s looking over his shoulder at the camera and into the frame.

What a sweetie!
What a sweetie!