Exploring a Vibrant Kaohsiung by Night in Taiwan

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Kaohsiung At Night

This is Kaohsiung at night, from our hotel window.  Let’s go for a walk around….

Kaohsiung At Night

The hallway in our hotel as we walk to the elevator from our room.

Kaohsiung At Night

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 by one very stubborn piece of gunk on the low-pass filter.  But, back to the story….

Kaohsiung At Night

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.

Kaohsiung At Night

This is a pedestrian crossing tunnel under a street.

Kaohsiung At Night

A Catholic church near the Love River (which is actually a canal).

Kaohsiung At Night

I was pleased to discover that this place has Beer Lao.

Kaohsiung At Night

First up, stir fried cabbage, as only Taiwanese chefs can do.

Kaohsiung At Night

Taiwan clams, with garlic – one of my favorites!

Kaohsiung At Night

“3 cup” chicken  三杯雞.

Kaohsiung At Night

Now this is my favorite – deep fried oysters.

Kaohsiung At Night

Grilled mackerel.

Kaohsiung At Night

Beef fried rice.

Kaohsiung At Night

This is the place where we ate, which is famous for lots of NT$100 dishes.

Kaohsiung At Night

The Love River.  There is always something going on here.

Kaohsiung At Night

On this evening there was some kind of light show, with fire too.

Kaohsiung At Night

This being the time of the Lantern Festival, there were lots of things lit up.

Kaohsiung At Night

The far side of the river (canal, actually).

Kaohsiung At Night

Yamaha had a mock-up of a giant scooter.

Kaohsiung At Night

The view from the bridge..

Kaohsiung At Night

Kaohsiung At Night

2 shots of The Ambassador Hotel, where we had our wedding reception.

Kaohsiung At Night

The iconic dragon thing beside the river.

Kaohsiung At Night

Kaohsiung is a dynamic city at night.

Hmmmm, what are we having for dinner?

Kaohsiung At Night

Seaweed and tofu,

Kaohsiung At Night

duck meat and wonton soup,

Kaohsiung At Night

noodles and duck meat soup.

Kaohsiung At Night

Overview shot – everything was really good!

Kaohsiung At Night

One of the coolest buildings all lit up with LEDs.

Kaohsiung At Night

Kaohsiung At Night

This house is decorated with graffiti.

Kaohsiung At Night

Another shot of our hotel.

Kaohsiung At Night

A taxi with a rear spoiler.

Kaohsiung At Night

This is the restaurant’s logo.  Look familiar?

Kaohsiung At Night

Our last shot as we walk back to our hotel.  I really like walking around Kaohsiung at night!

Photos by MJ Klein, including FOOD PHOTOS!

MJ Klein
Former field engineer MJ Klein now lives in Taiwan, and writes articles that primarily feature photographs of travels of MJ and wife Hui-chen, plus daily goings on in the bustling island nation of Taiwan, and other places in Asia. Articles feature people, culture, food, situations and sometimes the trials and tribulations of traveling in places such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and of course Taiwan.
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