We finally arrive the outskirt of shifen train station with much traveling n some usual rush from distance hotel we stay. our main destination is to reach shifen grand waterfall, also known as tawain largest nature waterfall sightseeing attraction before the sky grow completely dark by 5.30pm . It take possibly a 20-25min of trail walk along the train rail track if everything meet to schedule n instinct. The annoying intermittent light shower though had added hindrance but a thinny nostalgic cool fresh air tinkle my sensation while strolling along the track of old sentimental folk houses which separated distance apart, without noticing, the chilli atmosphere blend me as part of ones belonging especially for a middle age asian "village guy" who manage to experience some "last kampong day" style livelihood.With one error of navigation fault n route detour, our family finally manage to make it to the destination entrance . Unbelievably, many sightseeing tourist had started to withdraw back to the shifen station except my family n a japanese young couple we bump into during our wondering are puzzle to get in to sight this mystical waterfall of shifen. We r in doubt as the weather are really bad. Well, no doubts 15min left before it close for viewing, I paid for the last dash. Wow.... Such a difficult timing n the waterfall mist had almost feel the air n wet the camera instantly. The light was frail n it take some real challenge to compose the waterfall with limited time left. The worst part I couldn't manage was the vapor that clouded my lens with the swirling wrong wind direction. Weather speed dimmer with unstable exposure, wild vapor continue floating in misty air to clog lens..., wow man, never did i realize such negative n destructive position of the day can I screw up the shot completely.
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January 12th, 2019
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