Monday, September 15, 2008

Tea colors versus grey typhoon

Typhoon Sinlaku battered Taiwan during the Mid Autum Full Moon Festival this weekend. The grey weather and non-stop rain prevented any outdoor activity. So, I chose a colorful and warm roasted Oolong and my mother's tea quilt to lift our spirits. And it worked! Tea can have such an influence on your mood!

5 comments:

toki said...

are you guys ok over there? I heard it's going to hit Fuijian very soon..... Texas is worst : (

Soïwatter said...

En espérant que tout s'est bien passé à Taïwan... Visiblement, un thé et les cadeaux maternels peuvent contrecarrer les forces de la nature.

Stephane said...

Thanks for your concern guys. We lucky to live in a new building on high ground in the city, so we really have little to fear. It's the remote mountain villages that are mostly at risk during typhoons.

On a lighter note, here is why the picture turned out so dramatic: my kids had played with my camera (a point and shoot Panasonic FX7) and had set the exposure to the maximum. I didn't realize it until downloading the pictures. The pictures were almost white, so I had to adjust levels with Photoshop. And that's the result!

Soïwatter said...

I like to play with exposure time and opening with my camera and then adjust saturation... And on this photo, I find it adds a lot of unrealness to the situation. Even if unwanted, good job...

kuma said...

Please tell us about Full Moon Day more! Did you quilt the mat? It's so cute!