One of the reconstructed traditional homes in the village at Yungnam University in Daegu, Korea.
Yesterday a few of us from the Daegu Photography Club Facebook group decide to head out to the Yeungnam University campus in Daegu, South Korea for a photowalk. The weather started out nice and warm, but some clouds and wind rolled in resulting in a chilly afternoon and evening, but we still had a great time.
The campus is a very scenic place to visit and I highly recommend it if you are in the area. There are several ponds and lakes in the area as well as some gardens. The big draw this time of year are the cherry blossoms, which they have a lot of. When the weather is nice, Korean families turn out in droves to enjoy the scenery and share a special moment with the ones they love.
The campus also has a path lined with cherry trees called “The Love Road” which is a great place for a peaceful stroll with your special someone or even your family. Some people really get into the spirit, like this kid below. He was having a great time running around shooting people with a bubble gun while sporting his love shades.
Also located on the campus is a reconstruction of a traditional Korean village. The houses in Korea have been built in this style for a thousand years. Although there are loads of new high rises and apartment buildings, many people still prefer to build their houses and temples in this old style. It is one of the ways they preserve their heritage and traditions.
The sky was pretty washed out for the better part of the day, but just before sunset the clouds broke and we were able to enjoy this beautiful sunset over a nearby lake before heading home.
So, all-in-all it turned out to be a great day. If you are ever in the area, try to stop by, you will not be disappointed. If you’re interested in the technical stuff, here it is. I decided to shoot the whole day using my new Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 on my D7000. All of the shots were handheld except for the sunset, which was done on a tripod so I could bracket the exposures. The sunset and the village pics were done using layer blending in Photoshop as taught by the awesome Mr. Serge Ramelli. Here is a link to his tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZogKxtyUaY
I’ll post some more later this week, but if you would like to see the rest of the pictures now, you can find them in this Flickr Set.
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