Around Yanping Street, Tainan
After seeing some of the sites around Anping (fort, treehouse, Koxinga, this that and the other) we headed over to Yanping street to try to score some snack food. My street shooter senses kicked in and I shot like mad. The streets were really alive in this picturesque area. Interesting folks and whole familys zipping by on their way home from school or wherever. Anyway, best to just show you some of the photos. Enjoy.
This dude sorta reminded me of my Grandpa Bill’s old drinking buddy “Rusty,” who is the LAST person I would expect to see in Taiwan. Anyway, I think he is probably with my Grandpa in that big bar in the sky these days. Is that a mini-keg on the back of that bike? Nah, probably just a propane tank, oh well.
The 85mm F1.8 lens rules for getting fast shots of dashing scooters. Nikon just released a new version of it but I don’t know that I’ll be getting it. I have no complaints of this one at all. The auto focus is lightning fast and usually dead on. Not always as you might see, but still good. I sorta wanted the 1.4 but couldn’t figure out exactly why I would need that extra stop for almost three times the money. Plus it’s small and inconspicuous. Anyway, it’s a fantastic street shooter and here’s a few shots.
Of course the 24mm F1.4 lens is no slouch, either. Probably my other favorite lens. Too bad it’s so big, since big glass comes big lens.
I think we were near or passing the Anping Oyster Shell Cement Kiln Museum. Not entirely certain but these ladies were certainly shucking anyway. Probably for all the very popular oyster omelets.
And last but not least a few shots from around Anping as well.