Seoul Lights, by Dimitrios Zavos

On my last evening in Seoul and the temperature way below freezing, it seemed like a really good idea to walk to the top of Namsan mountain to get an overview of the city by night. The view was spectacular, but to capture this 20 second exposure (and a few more later on) I had to use my jacket as support for my camera and lens… It wasn’t pleasant, but at least I got the photo I was looking for.

Seoul Lights, by Dimitrios Zavos

Canon 60D with 18-200mm | Exposure 20sec @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 28mm
Seoul Lights, by Dimitrios Zavos

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 31
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Seoul | South Korea

Photographer: Dimitrios Zavos (Farnborough, United Kingdom) Registered
Dimitrios Zavos is an independent, freelance travel and wildlife photographer and writer. Born on the beautiful Greek island of Samos, Dimitrios moved to Athens when he was just two years old. After spending his childhood and teeange years in Athens, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2007. Dimitrios is currently based in Farnborough, England.

Although interested in the genres of Travel and Wildlife photography since a very young age, it wasn’t until about two years ago that he decided to actively pursue his passion and took a more serious look in his photography. A civil engineer by trade and still employed by a multinational engineering corporation, Dimitrios has been blessed with the opportunity to travel the world and capture some of its beauty in his photography.He also loves sharing his knowledge in this beautiful art through a series of Digital Photography Tips and Tutorials articles he posts on his personal website.

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  1. Robert Terrance Mullane III
    Robert Terrance Mullane III says:

    So, this is the country where my uncle Donny gave his young life. He was decorated a hero, posthumously, at age eighteen. Seoul has soul; nor does it look dangerous to me! What a zephyrean, idyllic scene! Thank you!

    • Dimitrios Zavos
      Dimitrios Zavos says:

      Hello Robert. What a fantastic comment to make and a sad, yet beautiful story to share. Thousands of young, brave men perished during the Korean War, but they will live forever in the memories of their families and loved ones. Let us pray that the Korean peninsula will not be scarred by more conflicts in the years to come and that wiser minds will prevail. It would be a tragedy for the people who are some of the most polite and warm I have ever met in my travels. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment.


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