Since I have now been in Taiwan an improbably long FIVE YEARS, and on top of that broke one year at Dell, I thought I would go and treat myself to a new camera lens. I somehow managed to misplace my old 50mm F1.8, so thought I would take the plunge and get the F1.4 upgrade. Abe, my flat mate, has the F1.2, which is an amazing piece of glass to be sure, but it’s a bit big for carrying for long periods, and I didn’t have a spare kidney to sell.
I am quite enjoying it so far, and also bought a polarising filter for my 24-105 L, since I thought I would be more likely to do landscape images with that one. All good fun.
This picture was interesting, not for the thing itself (I rather liked the yellow tape while waiting for food), but for the reaction of one of the passers-by. He leaned in, asked me what I was taking a photo of, and when I explained ‘of the yellow tape’ snorted indignantly and strutted off.
There were some pretty serious anti-government marches this weekend, and I spotted the minor result of one of the rallies – they had crossed out the ‘Chinese’ on the Deaflympics signs. That’ll teach ‘em!
Building at rest