Capturing Hong Kong in 3 days

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by wonglp, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Hi folks,

    Did a short trip last week to Hong Kong with a buddy and had a chance to capture some scenes which I had wanted to photograph for the longest time. Weather was great and I had time to travel to one outlying island Cheung Chau, a laid-back island 30min away by fast ferry.

    Here's a couple of the images to start off. Hope you will enjoy.

    Sunset at Rosdale Hotel Sky Lounge, 30th floor, I stayed here after seeing some nice photos from the lounge, sadly though no tripods/clamps allowed. Though I did capture a few 20secs shots by holding it down at the ledge.

    Panasonic GX8, Panasonic 7-14mm F4. 20secs. F13.
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    Panasonic GX8, Panasonic 7-14mm F4. 4secs. F16. 84dot5mm Graduated ND soft edge 0.9.
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  2. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Some street photography

    GX8+Panasonic 7-14, 7mm, F4, ISo1250, 1/60s. "Mark 6" is a popular lottery here, and it's a lottery that draws 6 numbers out of 1-49, with an extra 7th number shown on the board in the picture below. The day I landed, there was a late night lottery, it was almost 1030pm when I took this shot, while hunting for supper, some shops can close really late here.
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    GX8+Panasonic 12-32mm. F3.5, ISO200, 1/10s. Mongkok, it's really bright, this is a night shot, and I can shoot it at ISO200...that's how bright it was with all the lamps and lights
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    GX8+Panasonic 12-32mm. 16mm. F3.9, ISO400, 1/8s. The younger generation tend to be more hooked on their phones.
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  3. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Architecture in Hong Kong is always fascinating. There's always an old charm somewhere, if you just explore it more.

    Choi Hung Estate (1960s), Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 7-14
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    Some short shop houses with roof access, Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 7-14
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    Ping Shek Estate (1970s), Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 7-14, long exposure 60sec shot, single exposure. Haida ND3.0, PhotosphereSG filter holder
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  4. TwoWheels

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    Great shots! Your night cityscapes are always outstanding.
     
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  5. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you TwoWheels for the encouraging words. Good weather helps alot in the shots :)
    Cheers, LP
     
  6. Halaking

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    Great set! I love the 2nd and last BW.
     
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  7. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thank you Morris, glad you like it :)
     
  8. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    One of the days, I went to Cheung Chau Island, from Central Ferry Pier, it takes 30mins by fast ferry. You can opt for a slower one that's about an hour. Ferry comes every hour. cost about 25HKD. iirc and you can pay by the ubiquitous octopus card. It's easy just to have a day trip here, if you fancy, a night stay can be nice too.

    Here's the scenery near the ferry terminal, with many traditional fishing boats, the seafood here is fresh, good and generally cheaper than Hong Kong main island.
    Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 7-14
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    I met this little adorable girl thrice, her umbrella hat really caught my attention, the last time, I had a glimpse of a shot of her.
    Olympus EM10MarkII + Panasonic 12-32mm
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    While hiking up to the peak of Cheung Chau, North Point, I saw a butterfly on the path. Took a 4K post focus shot with Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 30mm F2.8 macro. It's really fun feature for still shots.
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  9. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    A view of North Point, Cheung Chau, overlooking Hong Kong. Tested out Lightroom CC dehaze function, very cool.
    Pansonic GX8+Panasonic 30mm F2.8 @ F8. ISO200, 1/400s
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    And a 60sec long exposure shot, with Panasonic 7-14mm, Haida ND3.0 + Grad ND. 7mm, F14, ISO100
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  10. Glenn S

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    Great work. I love visiting Cheung Chau, such a contrast from Mong Kok.
     
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  11. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Hi Glenn, thank you for the compliment. Absolutely enjoyed my short day trip there. A stark difference from the hustle and bustle :)
     
  12. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    You are most welcome. I was in Singapore two weeks ago and was grateful that the haze had died away.
     
  13. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oh yeah, nice weathers are back I hope. if u need help in Singapore next time let me know :)
     
  14. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Thank you, I will.:)
     
  15. wonglp

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    Pak Tai Temple, Cheung Chau

    Enter the dragon, was waiting for someone's shadow to appear at the door, turns out to be my friend:)
    Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 12-32mm
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    Sunset at Cheung Chau
    Panasonic GX8+Panasonic 7-14mm, Graduated ND with PhotosphereSG filter holder
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    Sunset at Cheung Chau
    Olympus EM10MarkII+Panasonic 7-14mm, Graduated ND with PhotosphereSG filter holder, 4 shots handheld panorama, with a little stitch error :p
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  16. wonglp

    wonglp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Just realized the thread had been featured, thanks admin/moderators for the gesture :)
     
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  17. hobbes266

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    Fantastic two shots of the skyscrapers. But why f13 and f16?
     
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  18. Nam-in-Sonoma

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    Great series ... love the night shots and twilight.
     
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  19. siftu

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    Always enjoy your pics. You work hard and get the results.
     
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  20. 少林chris

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    Wow great series! I have been to HK 4 times so far and I never managed getting as nice sunset city shoots as the first two you got. Never found a place that was nearly as interesting. It looks like you did some research before hand which really payed off. Also I can't believe I have never seen Choi Hung Estate before, looks very interesting. Good job.
     
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