Otherworld. Hsinchu, Taiwan
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Otherworld. Hsinchu, Taiwan

This was taken this past Sunday as I continue my exploration of the quiet unknown areas of Hsinchu. It's a common understanding in Taiwan that if there is a green space worth spending time in it will be overcrowded on the day you want to visit. This is certainly true in some places in Hsinchu where you can't hardly move for the people and where they pipe in Muzak so the masses may not feel strange for the quiet. But it's not true for the more obscure places that most locals would not want to visit. This was one such place - a Buddhist temple out past the Lakeshore Hotel. The only people there were a few monks and a quiet family who came to pay tribute. Perfectly quiet.

This was one of many rejects for that day (most should be). The lighting was odd (a result of pollution filtered light), I forgot to focus, allot of noise, and strange subject matter all lead to what I think is a shot that elicits an otherworldly feeling. I'm likely giving to much credit to what is simply a bad shot.

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December 3, 2005 01:40 AM

I'd like to say that it reminds me of a bad sci-fi movie set from the 60's, but I don't know if that would be good or not. For what it's worth, I think it's a good thing.

The photo is kind of a tease. It's mostly ground, and the ground has no detail due to the lack of focus. It ends up making me want the camera to look up and focus, so that I can see what's going on.

It's a good example of an experiment, and definitely worth posting, which I'm glad you did.

January 13, 2006 02:05 AM

You are right... it really similar...

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