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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial
Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-09
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-30 2:40
Viewed: 2982
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've realized that when you bring your camera on a business trip, I needed to go of some rules I normally follow when making photos. I sort of needed to move toward the point-and-shoot-photography. I was limited in time, in knowledge of the area and I could only bring one lens with me.
Still I wanted to make a more unique photo of what I saw. But I didn't want to limit myself in not capturing the things I saw.

With this photo I was looking for an angle with some FG color and detail. While walking toward the memorial along the huge bed of flowers, I saw these three pigeons sitting amidst the flowers. I slowly walked forward with my camera set and ready to make a photo. My last step made one of the pigeons too nervous and it took of. I framed the composition just in time to capture it in flight.

Soon after this photo I needed to rush back to my hotel to capture my flight back to Amsterdam.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-01-30 4:12]

Hi Niek,
An interesting POV to present this Memorial monument. I like the flight of the pigeon in the FG and such beautiful pink and white flowers.
Very good depth in the picture and such vivid flowers.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hoi Niek,
Tja, vertel mij wat over "limited possibilities while on duty trip :-)"
Anyway a fine capture of this tower, nice vivid colours, excellent POV with these pigeons on the foreground. Regarding the sharpness, it appears to me the tower isn't fully in focus, a higher f-stop might have helped here. Nonetheless a fine view of Taipei.

I fully appreciate the one lens limit Niek... I like the composition here, using the flowerbed as a lead-in through the scene.

Nice colour... Personally though I'd have lost the birds and gone for a nice sharp landscape here, but that's just me :-0


Hi Niek. I really like this shot. Beatiful color and composition. Nice sharp images and good capture of all the birds. Good job, Lori

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