Jose Cartas  

Hong Kong Skyline by Jose Cartas

August 2019 - Hong Kong Skyline

About the Image(s)

Photo taken from the Avenue of Stars looking south across the Kowloon Bay towards the skyline of the Hong Kong island. Every evening they have a light show at 8:00 p.m., so the place is full of people. This panorama (five shots) was taken after the show, once I could move freely along the promenade. It shows the most iconic buildings of the city fully illuminated. Technical specifications: 45mm. lens, f/16, exposure between 6 and 13 seconds, ISO 400, tripod. Some adjustments for Clarity, Vibrance, Highlights, Shadows, and contrast in LR. Also, some cropping from both left and right to reduce a little the panorama format.

8 comments posted

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Very nice. A panorama in this situation is very powerful. The reflections in the water really help. A few minor blown out highlights, but they are not really bothersome. Would have been good to catch some of the blue hour sky, but as you stated, you would have had too many people in your way to deal with it.   Posted: 08/02/2019 14:51:24

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
(Groups 23 & 51)
Quite a verity of subject matter throughout the group with quality photos. Jose, the colors in this scene really draw the eye in. All buildings are reasonably straight from end to end. Good choice with the panorama format. Overall, nicely done. Come visit us at DD51   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:33:26

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Lit up! So colorful, and I don't know where to stop looking. It's all so beautiful, but I think my favorite part is to the right with the little lights going up the hillside above the city. Beautiful panorama and colors reflected in the water. I don't see how this could be made better than you have presented it. Nicely done.   Posted: 08/06/2019 15:29:39

Dave Roth   Dave Roth
Nicely done. I too, noticed the little lights on the right hillside...........Wonderful color and lighting. Technically, well done!   Posted: 08/07/2019 08:19:29

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
What a beautiful skyline. I have similar pictures from my trip 2 years ago - you can't go wrong there, and you have captured a great panorama. As always the color in the water makes the image pop.   Posted: 08/11/2019 14:10:40

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
Beautifully done. I would tone down the clouds. I think they are much better than just a clack sky, but they do compete with the city.   Posted: 08/11/2019 20:08:46

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Quite nice. I think this is very dramatic image that is will done. Little lens perspective adjustment to straighten the verticals would enhance it even more.   Posted: 08/13/2019 18:24:59

Guy Hawkins   Guy Hawkins
I was drawn first to the reflection in the water and then to the city skyline and finally to the lights in the background. The clouds not being as sharp as the rest of the picture is a slight distraction but as Albert said they are better than a completely back sky. I'm sure this would go good in someone's home as an enlarged picture.   Posted: 08/23/2019 11:35:41


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