The summer season of landscape photography has just wrapped up here in Korea. Yes, it’s almost October, but it’s still not quite cool yet even though most of the schools and offices have turned off their air conditioning (they do it here by date, not by temperature for unobvious reasons)! What is summer landscape photography in Korea all about? For me, that can be wrapped up in one word – monsoons! Korea is a land of beautiful, underrated landscapes including impressive mountain ranges, lovely coastlines, lush rice fields, and temples and palaces. But one thing that we don’t get here often that is necessary for great landscapes and cityscapes is dramatic, colo(u)rful, cloud-filled skies at the golden hours of the day. And, that’s where the monsoons come in. The summer season is a wet one in Korea, but leading up to and following the heavy rains we get stretches of crisp blue skies filled with white puffy clouds (great for IR during the day, by the way) for as far as the eye can see. During these can’t-miss periods the normally drab Korean skies are full of life and color, particularly at sunrise and sunset times. These dramatic skies complement just about all types of landscapes and photography in general quite well, but today I am going to highlight the cityscapes of Korea (had to add “of Korea” for SEO purposes) that I captured this summer. Most of my work was from Seoul this summer as it’s hard traveling with a dog in extreme heat, but we did make it down to Busan for a few days to catch the fog rolling in from the sea. Hope you enjoy the pictures and the rest of your weekend!