Title: The Legend of Gatbawi
Photographer: Eric Erickson
Date taken: October 2010
Location: Mokpo Harbour, Ch'ungch'ong-bukto, South Korea
Behind the scenes: This picture looks across the Mokpo Harbour to the walkway that takes you past the Gatbawi rock formations that tell the story of a son who stood vigil at his father's grave until he, too, died, leaving the two bamboo hats that eventually turned into rock.
Taken on our day off from setting up and officiating at the 2010 South Korean Formula 1 Grand Prix, this was the start of a two-hour walk around the harbour taken in scenery that was both exotic and beautiful.
I like the picture for the overall beauty of the scenery; the texture of the rock against the clean sharp line of the walkway and reflection of the still harbour water; the boat in the foreground, which places the location with the Korean characters; and the memories it evokes.
Camera used: Olympus E-300