“Bamboo Pole” fishing style in Korea

My brother-in-law took us fishing to hole nearby.  Only “bamboo pole’ style fishing was allowed.  Farmers surrounding the valley use deafening firecrackers to scare away the birds, protecting their livelihood – carefully tended fruits.  We didn’t catch too many fish, but enjoyed a day away from the city.  Jonathan, as usual, ate most of the pork strips!

Lee’s Family Farm in Korea

We were dropped off in a middle of a small farming village for FO. We were to be picked up next morning.
We started a conversation with a nice family. Before we knew it, we were talking, laughing, eating. They were kind enough to let us stay overnight. I always wanted to see a Korean farm close-up, and here was a perfect opportunity that presented itself in the middle of South Korea.

Lee’s Family Fruitfarm in South Korea, shot with Panasonic Lumix GH2 from Bill Voelker on Vimeo.

Out in the boonies, Korea

We finally made to the Center in the middle of Korea!

Technical note: The panoramic picture below consists of 12 individual pictures stitched together in Photoshop.
A tutorial on how to do that can be found here.
As an unpleasant side effect, some background needs to be filled. Photoshop can do that relatively easily with ‘content-aware’ feature. A tutorial can be found here.


Sent back and forth between mom and dad for two years, I told myself that I would hate them forever.  That was more than 35 years ago.  What is a point of holding such grudge if I am to become a full time missionary?  Such childish game is petty at best.  It’s about time to flush away the old and refresh our souls with the Spirit.  Love defines us, not darkness.  I feel free.

Technical note: Shot with Panasonic GH2 (88 Mbit Standard mode) and color corrected very quickly with Colorista by balancing the luma, darkening with blue/green and boosting the midrange.

Back to Korea — 35 years later