Gyeongbokgung Palace, the central palace of the Joseon Dynasty for 600 years, is located in the heart of historical Seoul, South Korea. It’s a beautiful palace that draws millions of visitors every year and has been one of the highlights of my journey in photography here. The following is a complete look at my personal photography journal detailing my adventures to the palace.
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My Complete Photo Archive of Gyeongbokgung Palace:
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On this particular day in mid-September, I came out of Gyeongbokgung Station to the entrance gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, as my first adventure with my first DSLR camera. When I came out I also took the opportunity to photograph the palace’s main gate, named Gwanghwamun, along with the Haitai statues out front.
The palace also has a changing of the guard’s ceremony at certain times of the day.
I detail more of the day in a retrospect journal highlighting some lessons for beginner photographers.
I revisit the palace several times over the years. After a couple of weeks, I returned in the evening and photographed the palace’s main gate, called Gwanghwamun, while it was lit up.
It would be only another week or so before I returned in the daytime to explore the interior of the palace with the beautiful autumn colors of the trees on the grounds. I journal about these images in my complete photography journey from October~December 2014.
The autumn colors on the grounds of the palace are absolutely stunning. I photographed over 260 images on this particular day. I’m happy to share some of the highlights with you for this journal.