Chinese New Years Store

Taiwan

We lived in Taiwan for eight and one half years from January 2004 to July of 2012. My wife Jane Ingram Allen was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and elected to go to Taiwan on a six month research project. The project was to determine what plants and trees could make paper. During this six months we stayed mostly in Taipei. She requested and…

Watching

Digging into my archives I saw this photo that I’d always liked except for the dark area in the lower right corner. Someone’s head got in the way. I’m not sure how to correct his in postproduction but will have some time to explore in the next three months.

Building Bridges

As promised, here are the photos of bridge construction taking place on two towers, that when completed will span a huge canyon with a bridge. This bridge building was taking place in Taiwan. The photo was taken on April 8, 2013. These are not artistic but documentary.

Building Bridges

As promised, here are the photos of bridge construction taking place on two towers, that when completed will span a huge canyon with a bridge. This bridge building was taking place in Taiwan. The photo was taken on April 8, 2013. These are not artistic but documentary.

Pineapple Hats

This photo was taken April 2013 in central Taiwan. Yes, those are yellow hats on top of the growing pineapples. These hats are designed to protect the pineapple from the sun and heavy rains. I could not resist taking photographs

What’s Left

This photo along with the previous one was selected for the Phonetography exhibit at the Vermont Center for Photography. This cell phone picture was taken in Taichung, Taiwan. I had just finished a bowl of seafood noodles and this is what remained in my bowl. Hello Kitty is very popular in Taiwan. Here is the link to the exhibit. http://www.vcphoto.org/index.php/exhibition/ It will open August…

Trustful

This photo along with the next one was selected for the Phonetography exhibit at the Vermont Center for Photography. This cell phone picture was taken in Taichung, Taiwan. As you can see from the photograph there did seem to be much of value to the car. Here is the link to the exhibit. http://www.vcphoto.org/index.php/exhibition/

Bubbles

I’m digging into my archives. This was taken in front of the Fine Arts Museum in Taichung, Taiwan. Lots of people gather here to enjoy talking and playing. It has alway been a great place for taking photos of people.

Tea Pot Reflections

I, like many photographers have an interest in reflections. I took this at a business of a friend who was poring hot water into a coffee filter. I had been taking other photos while there and this caught my eye.

Plastic Gloves

The children were told to put on plastic gloves to help wash the fabric used for the Cyanotype technique by artist Ya Chu Kang. To do the Cyanotype she had the children put their hands on the material along with their favorite toys. Once the material is exposed to the sun it turns blue. The material that was protected by the children’s hands or…

Wetlands Mud

This photo was taken at Cheng Long Taiwan. One of the artists, Ya Chu Kang had tried to walked out to her art work and found it rough going. She decided that the frog suit would work better. I think this photo contrasts nicely with my previously upload one with the clean hands and red finger nails.

Whispering

These two women were attending the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Arts Project held in a small village on the southwest coast of Taiwan. The photo was taken at Taiwan Night celebration.

Packing Fish

These ladies are packing fish in Styrofoam containers. The fish are grown in fish farms in and around Chenglong, Taiwan. Once the fish are put into the containers ice is put on top, the top sealed, containers loaded on trucks and driven to different areas of Taiwan.

To Water

I’m very pleased to announce that my photograph “To Water” was selected by the juror Wally Mason for the exhibition Water! at The Center for Fine Art Photography http://www.C4FAP.org in Fort Collins Colorado. The exhibition is from August 30 to September 28. Please go see the exhibit if you have the chance.

Discovery Secret Confines Resort

I’ve stayed in unusual places but this has to be near the top of the list. I spent almost four years in the U.S. Navy but not in the luxury afforded by this hotel. The interior was also arranged to look like a ship. Since we had arrived after dark, the full impact was unknown until we walked out of the hotel the next…

Taiwan Postman

I spent part of the late morning at a morning market in Taichung photographing people as the moved from deep shadow to full sun light. This was one of about five photos that I really like.