I was recently interviewed by Alan for Reality Abroad, a travel website aimed at helping travelers see a country from an insiders viewpoint. He asks questions about Taiwan and photography. The podcast can be listened to or downloaded at Images of Taiwan-Reality Abroad.
Every Chinese New Year my wife and her family take a trip up to Alishan to visit her mother’s side of the family. Alas’ father was a Bunong from Taoyuan, Kaohsiung and, after his first wife died without bearing any children, he trekked up to Alishan to find a new wife. Near what is now Le Ye ( 樂野), he found a 14 year old Chou tribeswoman who he brought back to Namasia, married and had 11 children with. Now there are few remaining relatives from her generation but we still visit her younger brother’s partner who lives near these tea fields. I try to photograph the tea most years but it is usually high noon when we are there and the tea leaves specular highlights are uncontrollable. I don’t mind specular highlights blowing out, but when a whole field blows out it becomes objectionable. I did an HDR shot this year which controlled the highlights to a useable level. (more…)
My son had his kindergarten’s parent/kid party today.Bobbing for cookies. Lots of hands were used but this boy steadfastly (more…)
Below are some lantern photos, the red one was recently used full page (flip to page 21, unfortunately you can’t flip to actual article) to illustrate Steven Crook’s article in Asian Geographic Passport magazine.
A work in progress……….any suggestions, corrections or questions, please leave a comment.
Chi Yeh and Ba Yeh are possibly the most easily identifiable gods in Taiwanese folk parades (more…)