Peter Cheung  


Hong Kong Skyline by Peter Cheung

November 2019 - Hong Kong Skyline

About the Image(s)

The picture was taken on the 100th floor of sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck last month. Hong Kong skyline at night is very beautiful and fascinating. I needed to use a black cloth around the camera because the reflections from the internal lighting inside the observation deck made the shot very challenging. The camera settings are: Nikon D810, Nikon 18-35mm, f/5.6, 13 secs, 29mm, iso-100. In post-processing, I corrected the perspective of the buildings, increased the contrast and color saturation, and lightened up the shadow of the buildings.


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9 comments posted

Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
amazing. These days Hong Kong unfortunately is in the news for other reasons. I understand you using the black cloth, most cameras have on their belt a rubber piece that fits the eyepiece exactly for this reason. Also, the air seems to be very clear, not hazy at all.   Posted: 11/11/2019 01:52:36

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A stunning image Peter. Down here, there is just no image like that, over such a vast are to be found. Great verticals, nice & straight. I love the small amount of horizon in the background that tells me "this is where it ends." Colors and tones are all superb.   Posted: 11/11/2019 04:41:21

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
What a fantastic shot. Please show us the original. I very much want to see how the perspective looked before-hand. Thanks.   Posted: 11/19/2019 22:06:27
Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Thank you Stephen. Here is the original one. As you can see the sky was a little bit hazy also.   Posted: 11/19/2019 22:27:32
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Peter, I am interested in this image because it show converging vertical lines from a downward perspective. Usually we see that when looking up at tall buildings.

I often comment in these dialogue groups that both the eye and the camera see the same thing, since all parallel lines converge in the distance--streets and railroad tracks are comfortable to our eyes, but vertical convergence makes people want to alter the perspective. I personally prefer the soaring appearance of tall buildings whose lines converge upwards. Architectural photographers almost always alter the perspective to make the lines parallel because their clientele prefers it.

I would like to ask your permission to either cite or copy your original image when I discuss vertical perspective in these dialogue groups. It is a novel and excellent demonstration of vertical perspective.   Posted: 11/20/2019 17:46:32

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
WOW! Great image of the skyline of a very large city! All around must have been a challenging shot to achieve. Trying to get those buildings true to form could not have been an easy task. I have struggled with getting a good perspective in photoshop so that it is not distorted. You manipulated this beautifully in post processing. Very nice job!I'm a little awe-struck!   Posted: 11/20/2019 16:13:48

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Peter, can I have your permission to use your images in discussions about perspective in these Digital Dialogs?   Posted: 11/27/2019 16:36:28
Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Hi Stephen, yes, you are welcome to use them :)   Posted: 11/27/2019 20:13:00
Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Thank you, Peter, I will use them in discussions of perspective that I have in these Digital Dialogs, and always say they are from you, Group 73, Nov. 2019.   Posted: 11/27/2019 20:45:30