Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Art photograph of sea and skyscrapers in Tung Chung, Hong Kong, by Joseph Westrupp.

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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Hong Kong Cityscape

Orange cityscape of Hong Kong beneath dramatic cloud. Art photograph by Joseph Westrupp.

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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Hong Kong City at Night

Art photograph of Hong Kong city at night, by Joseph Westrupp.

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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International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

Art photograph of the IFC skyscrapers, Hong Kong, by Joseph Westrupp.

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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Church of San Pietro, Porto Venere

Black and white art photograph of the church of San Pietro, Porto Venere, by Joseph Westrupp.

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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