Hong Kong Trip (18 pictures)

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A recent trip to Hong Kong

#1 View from inside Hong Kong Park
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#2 A famous restaurant in Kowloon City
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#3 A very dated interior with a lot of history
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#4 Your typical Hong Kong traditional restaurant from decades ago
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#5 Not sure what kind of fish this was, but it was tasty :)
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#6 The chef chopping up some dark soy sauce-marinaded duck breast. It was so juicy and tender!
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#7 Interior shot, complete with a old-style name plates. Reads/means: reservation for Mrs Lau.
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#8 Set meal menus and business cards at the cashier's desk
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#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.
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#10 Cute bird I shot at Hong Kong Park
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#11 Scrumptious chocolate cake at the Landmark Cafe, Central
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#12 Pawnshop in Kowloon City
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#13 Wild parrot I spotted.
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#14 Random shot of a lock 'n chain on a gate leading into an abandoned construction site.
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#15 Red dragonfly. Looks more pink in this picture though :S
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#16 A flower unknown to me. ID?
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#17 My teddy bear!
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#18 Another bird to finish off with! Very pretty feathers
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(#1-9, 11, 14 with 14-24, #10, 13, 15-16, 18 with 70-200 w/ TC17II, #12, 17 w/o TC17II)

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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!

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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
 
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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!
 
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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!
Very nostalgic:redface: I miss home now:frown:

Nice shots! i love the contrast of your nostalgic PP and the bright colors of your outside shots.
Thanks. I like high contrast, saturated colours, and try and use as much of the dynamic range as possible. :)

Nice shots!
Like the PP in the kitchen shots
Thanks! The food was even better:tongue:
 
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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.
 
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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.
Thank you! There is really a lot more than skyscrapers to photograph in Hong Kong.
Nice pictures. I like how you had a lot of saturation and some and very little saturation in others.

Tom
Thanks Tom. I do like saturated colours :smile:
I want to visit Hong Kong one day. Awesome shots.
some very very cool pics. Love em. Keep up the good work
Hong Kong is a very busy city, got to visit one day....
Thanks guys. If you want to visit Hong Kong, now is probably not the best time. Hot, humid and typhoons!
 
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