Hong Kong has some eye catching skyscrapers, and I wanted to try my hand at a bit of urban landscape photography while I was there. I had packed my tripod and Big Stopper filter, hoping for some good clouds to get some dramatic long exposure skies. But as I mentioned in part one, it was overcast nearly all the time, with dull, dreary, featureless skies.
OK, on to plan B …make the most of it ! And get some help from Lightroom and Photoshop when I returned home.
Speaking of Photoshop ….you may have seen some photos of the nightly “symphony of stars lightshow” with numerous laser beams projected from skyscraper rooftops ? needless to say they have usually been photoshopped to add in extra light beams. The reality is not quite so spectacular, with only a few beams at any one time. It’s still worth seeing though, and the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront esplanade is packed with locals and tourists every evening, so go early if you want to set up a tripod !