Beitou and Around

On our first morning in Taipei we ran into a very pleasant gentleman from London who just happened to be a world wide traveler and tour guide. We ended up meeting him a few times during our stay and really enjoyed his company. Anyway, on that first morning he told us of his trip up to Beitou the previous day. It sounded enchanting and we decided to do the same. Here’s a bit of what we saw.

First off another Short Attention Span Slideshow of the whole day and a quick rainy trip to Shilin Night market.

The rain was more on than off….

Beitou Poodle 2

Beitou Poodle 2 | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens at 1.6 1/1000 ISO 200

The fish didn’t mind

Hungry carps

Hungry carps | Nikon D700 85mm F1.8 lens ISO 400 1/320

The light was lovely

Beitou Red

Beitou Red | Nikon D700 85mm F1.8 1/400 and ISO 400

We had lunch at the Taiwan Folk Arts Museum.

Folk Arts Museum Teahouse

Folk Arts Museum Teahouse | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens at ISO 800 3 exposures merged in HDR Efex Pro

Tea at Folk Arts Museum

Folk Arts Museum Teahouse | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens at ISO 800

Did I mention how much I liked the light?

Beitou shops

Beitou shops | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens ISO 400 3 shots merged in HDR Efex Pro

Beitou Vendors

Beitou Vendors | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens ISO 400 3 shots merged in HDR Efex Pro

The nickname of this area is “hell valley”

Lily and me Hell Valley

Lily and me Hell Valley | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens at 1.6 ISO 100 1/20 self timer shot

Hell Valley

Hell Valley | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens ISO 160 5 shots merged in HDR Efex Pro

Again with the rain!

Hell Valley Rain

Hell Valley Rain | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens wide open at 1/1000 ISO 800

The Beitou Library is state of the art.

Beitou Library

Beitou Library | Nikon D700 24mm 1.4 lens ISO 800 several shots merged to panoramic in Photoshop CS5

I don’t reckon they liked the rain either

Beitou face poles

Beitou face poles | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 wide open 1/80 ISO 800

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