Gyeongbokgung and the Green Umbrella

Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of Seoul’s most brilliant tourist destinations, took on a unique personality in the freezing rain yesterday as I wandered through the beautiful historic temples and houses on its grounds.  After visiting its sister Palace (Changdeokgung) a few days earlier, I was hooked.  These ornate, awe-inspiring palaces hold surprises at every turn. Suffering from a minor case of “photographer’s block”, I was beginning to get a bit frustrated.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, I was having some difficulty coming up with unique compositions and compelling photos, something different from the thousands of tourist photos snapped everyday.  As I was contemplating how to capture this fantastic piece of architecture, this lady with a green umbrella strolled by, providing an opportunity for something magical (or at least I think so!).  What do you think?? You can see a few of the other shots I posted on my Facebook Page here.  I invite you to subscribe to my updates there since most of the photos I take do not make it on to the blog. I am so excited to travel around this beautiful continent and share its wonderful treasure with all of you.  Feel free to send this to a friend if you think they might enjoy these little adventures as well!  Stay tuned for a overhaul on how the Blog looks!

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  1. Mark says:

    Great shot Adam, yeah I know all about PB, I’m right in the middle of it now.

  2. Edith Levy says:

    I agree Adam. Actually before I saw your post I saw this image on Pinterest and reprimanded it there. Great shot.

  3. Dad says:

    Damn good shot Adam … really damn good !!!

  4. How wonderful! Love the splash of green working with the red tones, and your composition is absolutely spot on! That vanishing point is a perfect touch, Adam, well done!

  5. […] Gyeongbokgung and the Green Umbrella – a perfect composition that has several great elements working for it, as shot and shared here by Adam Allegro.  A vanishing point, a green umbrella and beautiful local architecture share the frame and combine to tell a whole story. […]

  6. […] Gyeongbokgung and the Green Umbrella – a perfect composition that has several great elements working for it, as shot and shared here by Adam Allegro.  A vanishing point, a green umbrella and beautiful local architecture share the frame and combine to tell a whole story. […]

  7. Perry Bailey says:

    Great capture! I like the yellow umbrella both for color contrast and as it obscures part of the figure, adding some mystery and allowing the viewer to wonder about some things.

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