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In 2005 I made a trip to Seoul, armed with nothing except 1 MP point-shoot camera and without a good knowledge of photography which I have since acquired from TEers here. This is a landscape shot.

The only country with a land border to South Korea is North Korea, lying to the north with 238 km of border running along the DMZ. South Korea is mostly surrounded by water and has 2,413 km of coast line along three seas. To the west, is the Yellow Sea, to the south is the East China Sea, and to the east is the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

Early visitors to Korea remarked that the land resembled "a sea in a heavy gale" because of the large number of successive mountain ranges that crisscross the peninsula. The tallest mountains are in North Korea. The tallest mountain in South Korea is Hallasan (1,950 meters), which is the cone of a volcanic formation constituting Jeju Island. There are three major mountain ranges within South Korea: the Taebaek Mountains, and Sobaek ranges, and the Jiri Massif.

Unlike Japan or the northern provinces of China, the Korean Peninsula is geologically stable. There are no active volcanoes and there have been no strong earthquakes. Historical records, however, describe volcanic activity on Mount Halla during the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392 AD). (from wiki)

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  • Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-08-20
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8.7, 1/104 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-12 7:53
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