Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan offers both dramatic scenery and dynamic city life all around the country. The amiable locals have a “c’est la vie” attitude that makes it a joy to visit.

Entrance to Raohe Street Night Market

Alpha 7R III | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 32 mm | 1/40 sec | F6.3 | ISO 640

Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei is a feast for the senses. Best described as a maze packed with colorful food stalls, fashion accessories, and gadgets, it represents the most intense and vivid night market experience in Taiwan. Every corner is a photo to be taken — from happy faces satisfying their appetites to gaudy food stalls with bright eye-catching signs.

The FE 24-70 mm F2.8 G Master lens’ fast F2.8 aperture is exactly what is needed for the high-contrast night scenes. Facial details were accurately snapped against the sea of backlit signs, all thanks to the XA optical element in the lens. The images taken here were perfectly exposed, for a clear and energetic representation of the market.