I know I’ve gone on and on about it, but I love Hong Kong. It has the glitz and glamour that you’d expect from one of Asia’s premiere cities but also has a little bit of grit to it, enough that it feels real (if that makes sense).
My favorite spot in all of Hong Kong is Lugard Road, a little path that winds its way around Victoria Peak. It’s where I’ve taken some of my favorite pictures of all time and was featured in my second-most popular YouTube video:
Anyway, on my way back from a sudden work trip to Singapore last week I had a long layover in Hong Kong. I’ll tell the rest of the story soon but I ended up meeting up with an old college buddy and his girlfriend and had the joy of showing them around Hong Kong for a bit. Of course the first place we went was Lugard Road. I went back to my favorite spot and was rewarded with my favorite view, only this time during the day! I love how the clouds provided some texture in the sky to add even more drama to the scene. This one was a no-brainer, I couldn’t take a picture from Lugard Road and not make it Picture of the Week!
For the photographers: This is a 5-shot panorama using my Sony a7rII and the 24-70 G Master lens. A shot like this was tough, even for the incredible dynamic range of the a7rII, due to the massive difference between the sunlight and the harsh shadows, but the Sony held its own pretty well. The reason I chose to do a panorama was to capture some more resolution (you should see this thing, incredible detail) but also because I didn’t have a wider focal length than 24mm with me at the time (I usually like shooting this scene at around 19mm). The pano worked great and I didn’t really do too much with this in Lightroom and Photoshop.
As always, let me know if you have any questions!