Taipei Sunset (gallery)


I have been in Taipei for 5 days now, and continue to be enchanted with the city every time I walk around. Even today, I was in a hurry to make it to the post office in the central station to buy stamps before it closed (and it was the last open for the day), but I couldn't help myself from stopping to take photos of the sunset during my walk from Dadaocheng, just a block off Dihua Street, over to the station.

I'm especially fond of the B&W photograph, which when I took, I thought would be too blown out in the sky, but turned out perfectly. All of these were taken with my trusty Olympus E-M5 III and the marvelous 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 electric zoom lens. I was so sceptical of this lens when I read about it, opting, in fact, to get Panasonic's spin on the micro four-thirds "all around focal length" compact lens... and while that lens is also fantastic, I can't tell a difference between the quality of it and the Olympus one, and the way the Olympus one looks on my camera is very nice. Plus, I don't have a "technically" working auto-opening lens cap for the Panasonic, whereas the auto-lens cap on the Olympus makes it basically as easy, fast, and convenient to use as the Ricoh GR-III that lens finally convinced me I didn't need anymore.