Tag Archives: Night

Walkways Over Hong Kong’s Central Business District

Central Business District, Hong Kong

After exploring the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators in Hong Kong I came across this fantastic overpass on the way back to my hotel. There are plenty of these throughout the network of raised walkways that connect many of the buildings in the central business district.

It’s a great place for night photography, and with the sun setting around 1740 in Hong Kong this time of year there’s no excuse not to give it a try! A scene that may look pretty dull during the day can be completely transformed with artificial lighting at night. From a photographer’s perspective it’s like exploring an entirely new location!

I was a little disappointed at first with the lack of symmetry here, but I think that it adds an element of intrigue to the image. At first glance you almost expect the walkway to be symmetrical, and the fact that it isn’t makes you look again. That’s how I see it anyway!

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Carry Me Up The Hill

Elevador da Glória, Lisbon

I’ve just returned home from a fantastic weekend in Lisbon, my first time in the capital of Portugal. Dotted around the city are a few of these old funiculars that carry people up and down its steep hills. Although it’s a great place to explore on foot, sometimes you need a little light relief from the constant up and down of the place!

I came across this scene on our way back from dinner in the Bairro Alto district. I didn’t have a tripod with me on this trip, so it was taken handheld as I steadied myself crouching on the hill. Alongside the similarly styled trams that ferry tourists around the streets, these funiculars help to maintain an old world charm that’s difficult to resist.

Fireworks – Swiss National Day in Geneva

There were so many fireworks going off all around Geneva last night to celebrate Swiss National Day, and fortunately I had a great view from the roof of our building. In the photo above you can see fireworks exploding over St Peter’s Cathedral in the old town of Geneva. No tripod was used for this shot so it’s not as sharp as I’d like, but I did the best with what I had. It’s my first attempt shooting fireworks so I’m pretty happy with it.

Geneva can be a strange place. For most of the year it’s very conservative and quiet but every now and then people go a little crazy. I guess they need to blow off some steam. Swiss National Day is on August 1st every year, and in Geneva it marks the start of a two week festival which I like to think celebrates the summer. Although I’m not sure that’s true, the summer is definitely worth celebrating here. The festival culminates in what has to be one of the greatest firework displays in the world, completely free to the public. The display is next weekend so you’ll see an update from me then, hopefully with some more photos of fireworks.