Photos from Seoul
It took me a while to go through the 300 or so snaps I captured during the Seoul trip. Despite being there for only a couple of nights, I guess I was more trigger happy than usual. Or maybe the D-Lux 7 made things easy. It was all snap snap snap.
I noticed how nice the sky was despite the bitter chill. Seoul also felt safe to travel around although the area around Tapgol Park felt intimidating. Mainly because of the presence of many injured soldiers and homeless around there which exposed me to a different aspect of the city. Everybody was polite and exploring the city was easy with the help of the extensive underground train network. The app they offered on the phone also helped a lot navigating the underground system.
Even at night, the city felt vibrant and most of the people at the shops commanded some basic English in case we needed to ask for directions.
On the technical side, the D-Lux 7 certainly proved more than capable in dealing with most shooting situation. Blue skies turned out great and the wide aperture also helped with the evening captures. Its small size made it discreet and the zoom certainly proved to be a boon. The quality of the snaps were better than I expected despite just using jpeg. That probably explained the number of snaps I brought back. The only drawback was the small size made it harder to push the trigger while wearing gloves. I ended up taking the gloves off my right hand while shooting and pulled my hands into my sleeves when walking.