Views from a Hong Kong Window
Towards Kowloon - Hong Kong, China

Aug 11th

2012

CategoryPosted in China
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Views from a Hong Kong Window

I arrived last night in Hong Kong, and was woken early this morning by a storm, flashes of lightning pulsing through the window and thunder rumbling in the distance. The rain followed shortly after, lashing the window of my hotel room in irregular staccato bursts.

A short internal battle ensued: stay in bed, roll over, and go back to sleep? – or haul my jet-lagged, sleep-deprived body out of bed and check out the early-morning view across the Bay, and maybe even make some photographs?

Still only half awake, I made a couple of images of the views through the rain-spattered window across Causeway Bay to Kowloon in the distance with my iPhone. The images on the back of the iPhone looked encouraging, so I tried again with my dSLR.  The first image below was made just before 07:00 Hong Kong time, the second about fifteen minutes later. The rest of these images were made later in the day as the rain cleared, the clouds moved, and the light changed – all from the same hotel window.  Not the most adventurous start to a day I’ve had in Hong Kong, I admit, although I needed to spend some time selecting and editing images I shot a few weeks earlier, so I did my best to convince myself that it was time well spent.  Tomorrow I am planning to take a boat to one of the islands in the vicinity and make up for today’s lassitude.  Tonight, however, I am going to take a hard-earned rest from selecting, keywording, sorting and editing my backlog of images – well, a rest anyway – and find somewhere to eat Dim Sum and drink a beer or two.

Hope you enjoy these images – click on any of them to view larger.

Towards Kowloon #1 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #1 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #2 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #2 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #3 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #3 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #4 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #4 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #5 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #5 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #6 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #6 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #7 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Towards Kowloon #7 (©2012 Ian Mylam)

Comments (4)
  1. 11 August 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Another excellent set of images Ian.

    I’m particularly drawn to No2 and I like that the last three show the same view in different lighting conditions.

    The B&W appears to have a slight bluey tint on my monitor. Not sure if it’s present in your original, but I like it regardless.

    Best.

    Steve

  2. 11 August 2012 at 7:28 PM

    Steve, thanks – you are right about the tint on #3 – it’s a split-toned image, as is #5. Glad you enjoyed them.

  3. Kayt

    11 August 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Wow- amazing how the mood changes in each- wonderful series, Ian! :)

  4. 12 August 2012 at 7:29 AM

    Thanks Kayt! – nice to see you here!

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