Tuesday, April 26, 2005


7-Eleven - Pingtung

A running joke in Taiwan is to use 7-Eleven as a landmark when giving directions, as there is literally a store on every corner. Recently I was trying to take Arianna to a class near the airport. Turn right at the 7-Eleven, then right again at the grocery store. Okay, simple enough. We turned at the first 7-Eleven. Wrong street. The second. Still wrong. Finally at the third within a half-mile, we got it right!


Kaoshiung Harbor - See if you can spot the 7-Eleven in this image.

3 Comments:

Blogger Myself said...

7-Eleven

Camera Model
Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time
4/10/2005 10:37:53 PM
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )- 13 seconds
Av( Aperture Value )- 29.0
Metering Mode - Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation - 0
ISO Speed - 100
Lens - 80.0 - 210.0 mm
Focal Length - 210.0 mm

Kaoshiung Harbor
Camera Model
Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time
4/9/2005 8:52:55 PM
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )- 30 seconds
Av( Aperture Value )- 22.0
Metering Mode - Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation - 0
ISO Speed - 200
Lens - 18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length - 55.0 mm

7-Eleven - capturing the red,yellow,green traffic light was a trying experience. It would have been a piece of cake if only the second hand on my watch worked. But it doesn't so I would count to sixty when the light changed and hope for the right moment. After about twenty near-misses I gave up, popped on a polarizer - the extra six seconds made all the difference (but that's why the red-light is a little overblown).

26.4.05  
Anonymous Adriana said...

Is it the green sign at the end of the left side of the stree? I love how the lights produce this large reflections on water. By the way. Lol on the &-elevn story. IS the same thing in Mexicali B.C (pretty near from here) but the store is OXXO.

28.4.05  
Blogger Visual-Field said...

I like the reflections on the water but don't see the 7-11. I didn't realize 7-11s were common in Taiwan. I know them from my childhood in the southern US, but there aren't any in Maryland where I live now.

4.5.05  

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