Daylight has come and I thought I was done for the day. I felt a bit exhausted climbing stairs, squeezing myself through tight spaces, treading carefully over broken glass, and just venturing through the darkness. I thought I got what I wanted and more than I planned to shoot... and the sun scares me.
Taking a last glance over the place, I felt sorry for the people leaving everything behind. I believe there was great history here and I'm glad I got some last pictures before it'll be flattened out. But with daylight comes a different view/perspective. And although I'm not really keen to shooting with this light, I still felt there were more things that might be interesting.
Indeed there were. Climbing down a better-sized stairs, I passed by a window with an interesting frame. My Samyang 85mm was attached to my camera and I was too lazy to change lenses; the focal length was too long. So I thought I'll just play around and have a little fun. I remember a flickr group named "Tell a story in 5 frames" and I pretended I was submitting an entry... in fact, I might do so:
Two images of the same subject that I couldn't choose which I like more.
Coffee wasn't enough for a long-term boost, though. So I decided to get some breakfast from any near-by store. It was getting too bright that I thought it was 10 am already. I feared I might be leaving this place for good.
|One More Roof|
What I thought would be my last photo of this place. I wanted one more image that captures the old to the new. A traditional Korean roof over-looked by Namsan Tower.
Walking down the road, I pass by so many local businesses closed. But maybe my brain was all mushed that I made excuses why I can't find a place to get some food. "Maybe because it's Sunday... is it Sunday?" or "I think it's just too early. It looks like 10 am but it feels like 5 am." without even considering that this place is just left behind. I'm a night owl. I get stupid during the day.
Still walking and I saw a familiar place at a distance. Civilization! Food! Family Mart! I am saved. But then something hit me along the way.
Another 2 shots of the same scene I couldn't decide which one I like more.
I wanted to take a shot of this looking up at the building. But the street was starting to get busy and I'm not equipped for the shot.
Buildings are covered before they start demolition.
|Civilization At Last!|
There's food at the end of this road.
From the images I took, I realized I'm still on a roll. I know I'm hungry, sleepy, thirsty, and tired. But I also know that once I get to that food-filled area, there's a big chance I will go straight to a resting place and leave the potential subjects behind for another time... which will never come. I decided to ignore all my aches and keep shooting. After all, I still got a Sunday night's rest, if ever.
I went through a hole on the side of this alley. I thought I was entering another building. Little did I know this hole lead me to a new and interesting place, even Fred and I wasn't able to check... no... won't be able to see during night time.
But this is already another long-winded blog. So I'll continue on the next one. Thanks for reading.