Thursday, November 27, 2014

Autumn Walk at School

In addition to having impressive facilities, Seoul Foreign School also provides some areas to enjoy nature. When walking through such areas, it's easy to forget that SFS is in Seoul, a city of 10 million inhabitants.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Japanese Maples - Fall Variations

The Japanese maple trees are one of my favorite autumn trees in Seoul. Every year I look forward to the time when these tiny leaves transform into blazing beauties. The intensity of the reds is particularly notable. They beg to be photographed and provide excellent practice at shooting the same subject with variation. These were photographed on campus at Seoul Foreign School

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SFS in Living Color

The campus at Seoul Foreign School is beautiful at any time of the year, but in fall it becomes ablaze with the multi-hued palette of autumn.
"C" Dong apartment building

Soccer field, Business Office, "E" Dong apartment building

Elementary playground

Trees by "D" Dong apartment

Friday, November 21, 2014

Looking for Details

Revisiting places gives me an extra challenge of looking for new things to photograph. This lonely azalea bud looked a bit out of place amidst the flaming red leaves of its bush. I guess it wanted to make a second appearance of the year. Red made another appearance in the photo below, this time at the ornamental carved porch of Jeonggwanheon - a beautiful pavilion I've photographed before.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Japsang and Gargoyles, Deoksugung

A splash of color around the more neutral creatures at Deoksugung Palace.

Hamnyeongjeon rooftop with japsang

Distant shot of Hamnyeongjeon pavilion

Monday, November 17, 2014

Changing of the Guard

Warm autumn hues added an extra splash of color for the Guard Ceremony at Deoksugung Palace in Seoul. Although the yellows on the gingkoes was subdued due to the overcast sky, I still liked the repetition of color with these guard's uniforms. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Deoksugung Palace, Autumn 2014

Nearly a year to the date that I visited Deoksugung, I made my annual autumn visit to this downtown palace. The overcast sky prevented the beautiful backlighting of leaves or the shadows at the Jeonggwanheon pavilion, but the softer light brought its own unique qualities.