Pictures of Typhoon Saola in Taipei, Taiwan 4


Taiwan is the constant target of typhoons, especially from mid-July through mid-September (a.k.a. Typhoon Season). Thankfully, the city of Taipei is protected on the weather-ward side by a mountain chain that transects the island north-to-south like a scoliotic spine. It takes quite a powerful storm to cause Taipei any significant property damage. Typhoon Saola didn't pass muster.

I do love taking photos in the rain, though. I love the way wet pavement adds atmosphere to black & white imagery and the way reds, yellows, blues, and greens pop against the grey of a stormy day. That being the case, I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to go out and take some photos, even though I knew I wasn't going to be able to get more dramatic photos like this or this.

Here's what I was able to get.

 

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As I write this it's still pouring rain, so I'll probably post a few more Saola-driven weather pictures to this blog later on.

 


About Brian Webb

Brian Q. Webb is a photography enthusiast from Los Angeles, California who spends most of his time in Taipei, Taiwan. He is especially interested in street photography as well as large format portraiture and pinhole photography. He also likes to shoot lifestyle portraiture and occasionally acts as an agent for foreign newspapers wanting event coverage in Taipei. He was also on the staff of deviantArt and is co-founder of PhotoMalaysia, the largest photography community in that country.

  • John K

    Nice! Looking fwd to more “Saola street”

  • D.C.

    Typhoons = photo porn.

  • http://photoJazz.ws/ Brian

    They are my “homeless guy” :D

  • http://photoJazz.ws/ Brian

    Thanks!