Taipei: Monkey Mountain Sunset Time-Lapse

You are rarely alone in Taipei. The city is filled to the brink with temples and their worshipers, with hectic business people, shoppers, and  aimless tourists. Add to this the tantalizing smells and sounds of the many night markets and the never ending lines of motorcycles and Taipei emerges as a city of boundless opportunities and adventure. Neither are you alone on Elephant mountain, the most famous viewpoint of Taipei, particularly during a beautiful sunset. I joined the dozens of spectators on a warm evening in November. Looking at the city from a bird’s perspective made all of Taipei’s hustle recede into the background. As the last rays of sun pierced the Taipei 101 tower, the city transformed into an almost serene image. I took the photo with my APS-C 16mm F1.4 lens and it is composed out of three images from a captured time laps during this sunset. While this place was very crowded I took the picture series without tripod, but I was able to use the railing of the platform.

Frederic

My name is Frederic B. Konkel and to capture interior and architectural photography is a big passion of mine. I'm currently based in Toronto, Ontario. I love to explore new places and I'm using my cameras to document these moments. On F.B.K. Photography I showcase a few impressions of my captured moments from around the world.