Back from a business trip to Hong Kong.
As with every trip with limited time – preparation is everything. Google+ comes in pretty handy for this task. I searched for pics I liked, tried to figure out where they were taken, hoped for good shooting weather (whatever that is) and hoped for a long enough time slot to smear away and take some pictures. I had two hours to work with!
I stayed in a hotel in Kowloon and first headed over to Hong Kong Island to get a few pics of Kowloon and the ICC – not a very good idea. So I grabed a taxi and drove back to Kowloon and directly to the ICC – International Commerce Center, Hong Kong’s tallest building with an observation deck on the 100th floor called Sky 100. The ride up cost 150 HK$. You have a 360 degree view around the city, but as is normal for skyscraper observation decks, there are windows and reflections on these windows to merely destroy every opportunity for a decent night shot. So one has to get creative. First I looked for a somewhat clean window corner and had to find a possibility to place my camera as close to the window as possible to prevent to many light reflections. Now a jacket, scarf, Shirt or sweater is needed to block all light around the lens and one is ready to shoot – not an easy task. But it can work 😉
Hope you like some of the shots. I at least enjoyed the challenge!!