What Guards Your Village?

Korean Jangseung Totem Poles

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I’ve added Seoul to the list of cities I’ve officially visited. Although it was just a layover, it lasted 10 hours and I actually left the airport, so it counts. It seemed like a cool city and I found some cool Jangseung Totem Poles, so I was happy. These are they – a pair would be used to guard the entrance to a village against evil spirits.  That’s what the sign said anyway, and any sign next to a Pocari Sweat machine has got to be telling the truth.  I thought they were pretty rad. The backlighting was a good situation to use HDR. Without it, I would have had to choose to either overexpose the sky or lose all the detail in the faces. I did a little post processing, but nothing big.

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