Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights- part 2

I can imagine the electric bills just to maintain Hong Kong’s Symphony of Light. The 44 or so buildings from both side of the Victoria Harbor illuminating the skies with lasers, foglights and blinking lights must have deep budgets to sustain a nightly fourteen minute performance.

It certainly places Hong Kong in the map. The Guinness World Records lists the Symphony of Lights as the world's largest permanent light and sound show. I’m trying to think who Hong Kong’s competition is. Disney theme parks must have nightly shows. Maybe the casinos in Las Vegas, even Macau’s. Regardless, one cannot leave Hong Kong unimpressed.

So nightly, weather permitting, at various points in Kowloon or Hong Kong, tourists and locals would eagerly wait for 8 PM to strike. When the orchestra music begins, one can only learn to settle in and enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lights. Or in my case, shoot photographs.

HongKong Symphony of Lights
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 1/2s, f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 800, +1.0EV
phototip: A higher ISO allows you to use a relatively faster shutter speed to relatively freeze a moving boat. There would be a some noise though.

HongKong Symphony of Lights
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 2.5s, f/8.0, 37mm, ISO 100, +1EV

piercing lasers
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 2.5s, f/4.5, 34mm, ISO 100
Cacing is most photogenic when she flashes her wide smile.

speeding boat
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 6.0s, f/9.0, 35mm, ISO 100, +1/3EV

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1 comment:

Hieu said...

Gorgeous photography! Saw your pictures in Flickr's interesting photos. Wish I could take pictures of lights like this.