Matsimitsu

Day Eight

Exploring to Taipei


Zhongshan District

I had no real plan for this day, it was a nice Saturday with a lot of sun. I picked a random station and headed there to explore the neighbourhood.

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It was near the airport located in the city where you can see planes taking off and landing up close.

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During this trip I felt some range missing from my lenses. I have a 12mm lens and a 30mm lens. In theory great for street photography, but to get the framing I wanted I needed to move close and that usually caused people to look at the camera.

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Time for a new lens and after a short research session I settled on the Sigma 60mm, which fortunately was sold by a shop near the hotel.

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National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

What way to test the lens better than one of the most famous spots in Taiwan, the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

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There was hardly anyone on the square and the buildings were really well lit.

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From the square I walked a random direction through the surrounding neighbourhoods for another couple of hours before calling it a day.

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