I love taking pictures of Hong Kong. It’s such a beautiful opposition of landscape and skyscraper. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you’ll notice that most of my Hong Kong pictures seem to be taken from the same vantage point, and for good reason: they’re taken from the same vantage point.
Sunrise photography overlooking Hong Kong is pretty tough because the Sky Terrace at the Peak Mall isn’t open early enough for sunrise shots. The place to go is on the Lugard Road loop around the Peak. My spot on Lugard Road (I call it “my” spot even though thousands of others know of it and have taken pictures from it) is the only place I’ve found where you can get a complete wide-angle view of the city without any bushes or shrubs getting into the frame. For example, I took this one Wednesday morning before heading back to the USA.
In my effort to create more video content, I put together a little how-to about how to get to that spot. Hopefully if you’re visiting Hong Kong soon you’ll have time to go get some great sunrise shots of your own!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!