Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!
This is Kaohsiung at night, from our hotel window. This article features photos taken over 2 days. Let’s go for a walk around….
The hallway in our hotel as we walk to the elevator from our room.
This ridiculously high ISO photograph of our hotel shows just how dirty my sensor is (I should say “was.”). I bought a cleaning kit and got rid of all but one very stubborn piece of gunk on the low-pass filter. But, back to the story….
When I first got the D7000 I was excited by the prospect of very high ISO night time shots. That is until I found out how really high ISO photos are virtually useless. The magenta really comes out in the shadows and the noise is really high. Yes I realize I can reduce the noise in Lightroom, and believe it or not, this is reduced. But too much noise reduction makes the photos look soft. So, I’ve decided that since I have an optically stabilized lens, the highest ISO I want to use is 6400.
This is a pedestrian crossing tunnel under a street.
A Catholic church near the Love River (which is actually a canal).
We decided to eat at a place beside the Love River. Hui-chen is deep in thought while Phoenix thinks about food.
I was pleased to discover that this place has Beer Lao.
First up, stir fried cabbage, as only Taiwanese chefs can do.
Taiwan clams, with garlic – one of my favorites!
“3 cup” chicken 三杯雞.
Now this is my favorite – deep fried oysters.
Beef fried rice.
This is the place where we ate, which is famous for lots of NT$100 dishes.
The Love River. There is always something going on here.
On this evening there was some kind of light show, with fire too.
This being the time of the Lantern Festival, there were lots of things lit up.
Phoenix posing with whatever this thing is….
The far side of the river (canal, actually).
Yamaha had a mock-up of a giant scooter.
The view from the bridge.
On the other side, we bought Phoenix this little LED lantern. You can see how happy it made her. This is one of my favorite shots of her because of her expression.
2 shots of The Ambassador Hotel, where we had our wedding reception.
The iconic dragon thing beside the river.
Back at our hotel, Hello Kitty was on display and Phoenix wanted a photo with her and Mommy together.
Kaohsiung is a dynamic city at night.
Phoenix loves these little rides.
Hmmmm, what are we having for dinner?
Seaweed and tofu,
duck meat and wonton soup,
noodles and duck meat soup.
Overview shot – everything was really good!
One of the coolest buildings all lit up with LEDs.
This house is decorated with graffiti.
Another shot of our hotel.
A taxi with a rear spoiler.
Hui-chen and Phoenix enjoy some “dohua” with red beans.
This is the restaurant’s logo. Look familiar?
Our last shot as we walk back to our hotel. I really like walking around Kaohsiung at night!
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