Hong Kong Nightscape

What a difference the sun makes. It’s literally night and day! (Ha! Sorry, I’m in a strange mood today). Here are more photos from my Hong Kong trip. This time taken on the return trip on the ferry at night. To see the same scene but in the day time click here!

Hong Kong Night Skyline

Hong Kong Night Skyline

Hong Kong Night Skyline

Hong Kong Night Skyline

How amazing are cameras now? This was taken with the Fuji XE-1. With the boat moving and no light, no tripod. Just shot with a very high ISO and with me bracing myself as much as I could to stay steady. No, I’m not sponsored by Fuji (but I’m open to it, wink wink) I’m just genuinely impressed.

 

Hong Kong Cityscape

On my last trip to Hong Kong I rode the ferry for the first time and completely fell in love. There’s just something utterly calming and romantic about being on a ferry. Or I may just have that impression from years of watching Grey’s Anatomy. I especially love that it was a cool and cloudy day. Some would say gloomy, I say mysterious. I do enjoy cloudy days.

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Skyline

Windy at the Peak

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Feeling extra touristy, we took a spontaneous trip up Victoria Peak- the highest overlooking view of Hong Kong. After a taxi ride, a train ride, and a multitude of escalators we finally made it to the top. And it was freaking windy! Word to the wise: a dress is not the kind of outfit you want to plan on a trip to the Peak. Unless you want several Marilyn-esque close calls with a bunch of total strangers. Stand to close to the edge and this happens

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But the view was well worth the chill.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Jack

 

HK: Landing

Day zero – the landing. Flying over long stretches on nothing but blue skies and blue waters can be strangely calming. Here’s to three hours of chatting and enjoying the view. Some tips if you plan on shooting from a plane window:

  1. Don’t lean against the window. The vibrations will make focusing a nightmare.
  2. Focus manually.

These were all shot by Kryz, I just edited them in post but they were pretty amazing to start with. I tell you that girl has got a gift. ;)

Up in the Air
Up in the Air
Up in the Air
The View from Up Top
The View from Up Top
The View from Up Top
Islands Below
Islands Below
The View from Up Top

These shots of the fog and the mountains have got to be my favorites.

Mountains in the Fog
Mountains in the Fog

Finally, we arrived at Hong Kong International Airport. And the adventure begins!

HKIA
HKIA

Jack