1. Welcome to NikonCafe.com—a friendly Nikon camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Hong Kong Trip (18 pictures)

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by milkpowder, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. A recent trip to Hong Kong

    #1 View from inside Hong Kong Park
    3708698662_34994cafc7_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #2 A famous restaurant in Kowloon City
    3708680394_54c6b45afa_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #3 A very dated interior with a lot of history
    3707858679_6b3186df32_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #4 Your typical Hong Kong traditional restaurant from decades ago
    3660983843_bf653f1d8d_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #5 Not sure what kind of fish this was, but it was tasty :) 
    3661008167_3567726f9a_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #6 The chef chopping up some dark soy sauce-marinaded duck breast. It was so juicy and tender!
    3708661226_8c81ec7d3d_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #7 Interior shot, complete with a old-style name plates. Reads/means: reservation for Mrs Lau.
    3708655734_8e11b70552_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #8 Set meal menus and business cards at the cashier's desk
    3660994495_6c17153e4b_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #9 Another really nice place we ate at: le 188 at the Harbor Plaza Hotel. It has fantastic views of Victoria Harbour. Fine dining with a bit of molecular gastronomical influence, but IMO a little bit overpriced.
    3661822632_eda5edf961_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #10 Cute bird I shot at Hong Kong Park
    3660766958_9496563aa6_o.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #11 Scrumptious chocolate cake at the Landmark Cafe, Central
    3661752676_569bc6f5f4_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #12 Pawnshop in Kowloon City
    3660988307_e6e3ea7ca9_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #13 Wild parrot I spotted.
    3661773467_1b0c416bf0_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #14 Random shot of a lock 'n chain on a gate leading into an abandoned construction site.
    3660909238_b94edbc775_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #15 Red dragonfly. Looks more pink in this picture though :S
    3651498412_5b047e1c61_o.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #16 A flower unknown to me. ID?
    3660768348_a27c9ca248_o.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #17 My teddy bear!
    3708650330_f08d369db5_b.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    #18 Another bird to finish off with! Very pretty feathers
    3651501860_275eb8ddb3_o.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


    (#1-9, 11, 14 with 14-24, #10, 13, 15-16, 18 with 70-200 w/ TC17II, #12, 17 w/o TC17II)

    Hope it was worth waiting for the photos to load!:redface:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 4, 2009
  2. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Wow. Very much wow. Beautiful shots, Jonathan. Honestly, I expected to see millions of people and city scapes of the city of Hong Kong, but these are wonderfully done. Shops, food, and birds - oh, my!

    (I love my new Wifi - it loaded in less than 2 seconds.)
     
  3. Thanks! I envy you and your internet connection :)  I only have 8mbit on a good day. On a bad day maybe 1mbit. Sucks to still being on old fashioned copper cables and an old fashioned service provider :S
     
  4. Nice shots!
    Like the PP in the kitchen shots
     
  5. Nice shots! i love the contrast of your nostalgic PP and the bright colors of your outside shots.
     
  6. rexv

    rexv

    93
    Jun 19, 2007
    Amarillo, TX
    Your first shot reminded me of my only trip to Hong Kong. In 1980, after three weeks in China my family and I took the train from what was then Canton to Hong Kong. As we rounded a wide curve and came from behind a big hill I looked to my left and saw what I thought was a mirage of gleaming glass and shiny steel. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, but it was HK. That train ride was like jumping 100 years in time. And, how nice HK was after the previous three weeks memorable as they were! Nice post. Thanks!
     
  7. Very nostalgic:redface: I miss home now:frown:

    Thanks. I like high contrast, saturated colours, and try and use as much of the dynamic range as possible. :) 

    Thanks! The food was even better:tongue:
     
  8. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
    Excellent series. You really captured some of the HK culture. I used to go there a couple times a year but unfortunately I was not into photog at the time.
     
  9. 3LPCPhotography

    3LPCPhotography

    467
    Oct 30, 2008
    Canada
    Nice pictures. I like how you had a lot of saturation and some and very little saturation in others.

    Tom
     
  10. I want to visit Hong Kong one day. Awesome shots.
     
  11. some very very cool pics. Love em. Keep up the good work
     
  12. exitnine

    exitnine

    321
    Jun 5, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Hong Kong is a very busy city, got to visit one day....
     
  13. Thank you! There is really a lot more than skyscrapers to photograph in Hong Kong.
    Thanks Tom. I do like saturated colours :smile:
    Thanks guys. If you want to visit Hong Kong, now is probably not the best time. Hot, humid and typhoons!
     
  14. jshillhouse

    jshillhouse

    534
    Apr 22, 2009
    Utah
    Great series, I'd love to go there someday. Nice to see some different shots, too.
     
  15. MMPG1

    MMPG1

    May 10, 2009
    Germany
    Hi Jonathan,
    great pictures! And to be sure absolutely worth the time :biggrin:.
     
  16. TheHundreds

    TheHundreds

    379
    Jun 26, 2008
    NYC
    These are amazing, HK has nice places to shoot but it's too crowded in the city area.
     
  17. dusseldorf

    dusseldorf

    300
    Mar 11, 2008
    CT, USA
    Great pictures
     
  18. Thank you guys. You're all very nice:smile:
     
  19. MrDan

    MrDan

    306
    Apr 2, 2009
    T.O.
    omg, i remember that restaurants... oh the memories!
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.