Seoul: Shooting it Like a Pro

Deoksu Palace

Seoul Jean Chung for Time
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Over the centuries, much of Korea's historic architecture has suffered the ravages of war and fire. One of the few remaining gems is this 15th century palace, which was initially constructed to serve as a villa beside a larger palace. After that structure was burned down during a 1592 Japanese invasion, Deoksu was enlarging, even serving for a brief while as the principle seat of government. Its traditional beauty is challenging to photograph, for the park in which it resides is surrounded by modern structures. Chung has solved this problem by setting the focal length on her variable lens to 105mm and zooming in on the building's details.

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