Cheongdo Bull Fighting 2011

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This past weekend was the yearly Bull Fights in Cheongdo a smaller city in Gyeongsanbukdo. I have attended this event for many years but have missed it recently. Upon my return, I noticed that the site was greatly improved and the venue was amazing!

The city has constructed a new stadium specifically for the event in recent years which makes the whole festival that much more enjoyable! From restaurants to art exhibitions they had it all. It is truly a good time. Sadly, I was called away this year and had to leave shortly after I got there.

This past weekend was the yearly Bull Fights in Cheongdo a smaller city in Gyeongsanbukdo. I have attended this event for many years but have missed it recently. Upon my return, I noticed that the site was greatly improved and the venue was amazing!

The city has constructed a new stadium specifically for the event in recent years which makes the whole festival that much more enjoyable! From restaurants to art exhibitions they had it all. It is truly a good time. Sadly, I was called away this year and had to leave shortly after I got there.

Some tips that I would give if you plan of visiting next year are:

  1. Bring  a monopod to rest your camera on.
  2. Use a long/fast lens if you have one. (Brings the action in closer)
  3. Bump up your iso. (It may look like decent light but it is not that great for movement)
  4. If you are shooting from the first row rail, stand in front of the stair to not block anyone’s view.
  5. If shooting from the seats, sit a few rows back to get the rail out of your frame.
  6. The colours can be a bit drab or cool, so shoot in raw and/or warm them up a bit with a filter in PS

One more thing to note is that the drive out there from Ulsan, particularly just past Unmunsa was unbelievable. There is a stretch along a lake (HWY 69) that was lined with cherry Blossoms. It was amazing!

 

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