Bubba 2 Guns wrote:
That was really cool, lucky you found the brochures!
That could be material for an exhibit maybe put together a show called "Looking For Ghosts in Bitan" or something.
The upsidedown shot was cool too. I also liked the labeling you did with the cupid statue. My Taiwanese artist friend says she loves it too. Did you use a filter for the fountain shot?
Thanks, everyone. This kind of thing, the whole "before and after" really fascinates me, and the brochures were a real find. I'd like to find a book of photos of old Taipei and give it the same treatment, trying to match location, angle, focal length, etc. as much as possible.
I play around a little in Photoshop, mainly just adjusting color and contrast here and there, but that's about it.
As for the area, I like it much better the way it is now, almost fully reclaimed by nature. I think I would have hated living next to a crowded, noisy amusement park full of tourists. Its present state is far better, IMHO.