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Random Pictures from Taiwan #1

Taiwan really has some great photography possibilities just sitting around, waiting to be shot.

I recently bought a new, smaller DSLR and have been happily carrying it around with me a lot more often then my old, heavy one.

Because of that, I have quite a few new blog ideas lined up in my head, but I’m currently working on a couple of actual paying projects and just don’t have the time to write them.

So I’ll submit a few random pictures that I’ve shot since buying that new camera.  Some of these will be in blogs in the future, and some are truly just random, walk around pictures.  I’ll let you guess which are which.

A girl walks up steps at the subway exit for Lungshan Temple, Taipei, Taiwan.

A girl walks up steps at the subway exit for Lungshan Temple, Taipei, Taiwan.

More photography from Taiwan after the jump…

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Taiwan Aboriginies

I’ve been sick this weekend and therefore have been stuck hanging around the house.  To make things worse, the local Xindian (Ami) Aboriginies are having a big party…at the base of my building.  I started my day wanting to shoot them (literally) for waking me from my self-loathing slumber.  But eventually, after hours of listening to these people having fun when I’m sick, all the music, singing, dancing and shouts of happiness forced me to investigate.

Through my crappy Chinese reading and speaking ability attempts, I think that this event is a prequalifier for a larger dance contest to be held somewhere else.  But I’m really not sure.

Taiwan’s aboriginal people are thought to have lived on the island for 8,000 years.  They’re of Austronesian descent (think South Pacific) and don’t seem to have any lineage to Chinese people at all.  There are currently 14 recognized tribes in Taiwan, with many different languages (even within the same tribe).  I am pretty sure that all of the people dancing below my building today are from the local Ami tribes.  For those of you that would like to learn more about Taiwan’s aboriginals, check out:

The Tribes of Taiwan
Wikipedia

Anyway, here are a few pictures.

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