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I took this photograph on the North Korean side of the DMZ. It's technically North Korea and this is probably the closest I'll actually get to the hermit state.

During our tour of the DMZ we were advised to use severe caution when dealing with North Korean guards. We were told not to make eye contact or point at them. We couldn't use any gestures or signals to communicate with them either.

Using the full length of my zoom lens, I got to see something other people in our tour group couldn't see: the man in the window. He was watching us with his binoculars.

Technically, this photo is decent. I think the framing is good, colours aren't bad and it's relatively sharp. The only reason I'm posting it is because a) it's considered North Korea, b) it's got a 'spy' element to it, c) I'm interested in other trekkers' opinions of this photo.

Comments definitely welcome! :)

PS. I've put this photo down as Kangwondo, because Trek Earth hasn't listed the Joint Security Area or DMZ on it's locations. But that's cool ... just sayin!

Djipi, ktanska, ballyna, calvinc, thaprem, triptych2003, kryger, Bjostad has marked this note useful

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