Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hong Kong Kites (Birds of Prey)

Canon 1Dx, ISO 125, 70-200 @ 200, f/2.8,  1/2500th Sec
In one of my earlier posts, I made a reference to some birds of prey flying outside my window.  At the time my Canon 1Dx was still in route from the states and I had vowed to get some photos when I had better equipment in hand.  Well, my pro DSLR equipment is here and

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lantau Island

The Bronze Tian Tan Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery measures 112 ft (34 meters)
Its the long Easter weekend in Hong Kong and we decided to make the trip over the Lantau Island.   It turned out to be a pretty warm day and we got off to a rough start.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dragon Boat Racing in Stanley

Picking a Paddle before heading out on the water in Stanley Beach

So I am now about to head into my 3rd week in Hong Kong and I've truly tried to immerse myself.  I've experienced the Hong Kong Sevens, I've photographed in and around Stanley, Central, Kowloon, Causeway Bay, among other places.  Oh, and the food...  Oh how I love the food.  Now, its time to experience Dragon Boat racing.  Not as a spectator but as a competitor!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Exploring the Central District of Hong Kong

Leica M9, 50mm Summilux, ISO 160, f/16, 0.7 Sec

I've been pretty busy with work but managed to find some time to walk around Central today.  It was only for a couple of hours so I know I didn't give it the time it deserves.  I'll chalk this trip up to getting my bearings in a new town.  The next time I am able to make it down there, I'll know how to navigate the area a little better and spend more time doing it.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Exploring Stanley (Hong Kong) and Karaoke in the Tsim Sha Tsui District

April 4th, 2014

One week has elapsed since my arrival into Hong Kong and it is now the weekend.  Its time to head out and explore something new.  Today, we ventured out to Stanley which is a small beach community on the back side of Hong Kong Island. Later on in the evening, its off to Kowloon where a co-worker of Annie's was hosting a birthday gathering that included barbecuing on an outdoor patio followed by Karaoke.  The karaoke was a real test of the Sony RX1's low light capability but I'll discuss a little more on that later.

Today's Camera: Sony RX1 (+ a bonus image from the Leica M9 and Summilux 50)


The weather is perfect and we're off to Stanley Beach.  Talk about convenient to get there... There is a small bus depot on the ground floor our building and the number 14 line starts at our building and ends in Stanley.  It really does not get any easier than that!!!

Stanley offers some shopping geared more towards tourists but the real attraction, at least for us, was the seaside dining.  With the sun shining and the weather mild, it was so nice to get out for the day.  

View of the Stanley Plaza Waterfront
Sony RX1, ISO 100, 35mm (Fixed), f/16, 1/125th Sec

The water is quite clear.  Along the 20 minute ride to Stanley

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Above Hong Kong

April 3rd, 2014

It has only been about a week since my relocation to Hong Kong and I don't think I'll ever get tired of the view from our flat overlooking the harbor.  It generally stays overcast much of the day but there are instances where we get a clearing.  I've been so anxious to get a good shot of the view from my place that I've got my camera staged on the tripod (MeFoto Carbon Fiber Road Trip) and ready to go at a moments notice.

While there was still a pretty significant cloud layer last night, everything else cleared up quite nicely.

Sony RX1, ISO 100, f/11, 25.0 Sec.
I have always loved long exposure images that capture bolts of lightning but living in Los Angeles, there are not a lot of opportunities to capture these types of images unless you drive out to the high desert.

Now that I am calling Hong Kong home

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My New Bubble in Hong Kong

April 1st, 2014

Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, I was fortunate to live and work in a small beach community just outside of downtown Los Angeles.  If you know LA, you know its the land of commutes so to live and work in the same area, well... it becomes your bubble.