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“Taroko Softly”

Taroko Gorge, Taroko National Park, Taiwan

The Story of "Taroko Softly"

Taroko National Park is a place of incredible beauty, and was easily my favorite place in all of Taiwan.  I spent three full days traveling by scooter around the Taroko Gorge photographing the changing light and mood.  In all that time, this was probably my favorite photo.

A heavy rain had just soaked everything in the gorge, but in its wake was stunning lights, lush colors, and a revived mood.  The Liwu river flowed aqua, the mountains were flush with green, and a soft, diffused light all combined to create the perfect conditions for this powerful, beautiful scenery.

Taiwan's east coast was a pleasant surprise and a region I wish I had spent more of my time there exploring.

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