Title: Eastern Stream.
Shot from the Ngong Ping cable car in Hong Kong, which is an impressive 5.7km 25 minute gondola ride high above land. It offered amazing views of the region, and sure beat the bus-ride up. But probably best I didn’t know one of the gondolas fell 50m a few years before.
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Title: The Peak.
This is from the Victoria Peak viewing platform, but looking in the opposite direction to the city.
As beautiful as the main view of the city is, it’s well worth looking out the back, too.
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Title: Pick-Up Sticks.
Taken at Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, this time during the day (the night version of this scene is Hong Kong Night-scape).
Regarding the title, the shape of the buildings reminds me of pick-up sticks in a jar.
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Title: Hong Kong Portrait.
Taken at Victoria Peak viewing platform, Hong Kong. This had some heavy processing, which is a testament to my finding straight photography uninspiring.
More power to purists who want to reflect reality as close as possible. But I prefer to approach art photography as I would a painting. The original scene is a mere starting point.
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Title: Hong Kong Nightscape.
Photo taken from Victoria Peak.
The first time we saw this view it was in the evening when I took this shot, and it was a stunning scene. We came back to see it during the day, and then came back again once I realized that all my day photos were taken with the settings I’d used the previous night.
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Title: Ramparts of Commerce.
Photo taken in Hong Kong during ferry ride to Lantau Island.
The fortress-like complex is the International Commerce Centre and, like so much of Hong Kong, very modern and impressive. I think it’s quite grand and beautiful, but maybe that’s a strange way to describe skyscrapers in a city. Don’t know, I just love architecture.
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Title: 88 Floors.
This is the International Finance Centre, Hong Kong.
The IFC contains one of Hong Kong’s many flash shopping malls. Its prime use to us was as a place to buy Japanese mochi balls, which are delicious by the way. Ironic that we became aware of mochi in Hong Kong, but there you go. 2 IFC is the tallest building in the image (and architecturally beautiful in my opinion), and the title references the number of floors it has.
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Title: Church of San Pietro.
Taken at Porto Venere, Italy on the ferry ride from Monterosso al Mare to Porto Venere.
This view of the church of San Pietro (Italian for Saint Peter) was an incredible cap on what was already a picturesque journey. I took another photo from a similar angle, but it’s black and white and cropped square—it’s called Church of San Pietro II.
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Title: Church of San Pietro II.
Taken at Porto Venere, Italy. The castle-like structure seemingly carved out of the natural rock is the church of San Pietro (Italian for Saint Peter)—one of the most incredible buildings I’ve seen.
I’m wary of square compositions because they often fail, but it works here. In fact this is the first image I’ve applied a square composition to.
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Photo taken in Florence, Italy.
As is usual to find in Italy, some of which you can see in this photo, there were beautiful old buildings, art and scenery, lovely weather, excellent food, and a very particular old-city smell to the place. I’ve also done a brown monotone version of this photo named Chocolate Florence.
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