Following on from Part One, here are some more photos from our time in Hong Kong. Please click on each photo to see a larger, higher quality image.

Orange HK Nights (NIKON D5100 15--f/8 55mm)
Orange HK Nights (NIKON D5100 15–f/8 55mm)

There’s no doubt that Hong Kong loves the lens! The city was lit up like this every night, and only a long exposure photo can get close to doing it justice. If you look closely, you can even see the light trail of a plane in the top left corner in this photo.

I don’t have too much time to go out and do night photography at the moment, but I think I mentioned the benefits of it here.

Mong Kok Shop (DSC-RX100 1/125--f/2.8 11.75mm)
Mong Kok Shop (DSC-RX100 1/125–f/2.8 11.75mm)

Now, this is one of my favourite photos. Just look at all that stuff ! The contents of that room just spill out onto the street. There are shops like this throughout Mong Kok. In fact, you can find entire streets dedicated to one particular type of product. I think there’s even a street dedicated to pets such as goldfish.

Green Walls (NIKON D5100 1/400--f/4.2 66mm)
Green Walls (NIKON D5100 1/400–f/4.2 66mm)

The geometry in this urban scene intrigues me. There’s a charming chaos present in the twisted piping and part-drawn curtains that appeals to my photographer’s eye; smitten with shapes and tones as it often is.

This is also a photo that reminds me of the depressingly familiar struggle of urban density and human isolation. In Mong Kok, many live in one room apartments working day to day to survive.

Isn’t it interesting the story a photo tells when we switch our perspective?

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Adventures in Hong Kong – Part Two
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  • February 24, 2015 at 10:44 am
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    Great photography! Did you end up having a look inside the Mong Kok Shop? Those kind of shops are always good to have a look around and usually find really good things to treasure πŸ™‚

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    • February 24, 2015 at 10:51 am
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      Thanks @janice πŸ™‚ No. We were in a Taxi at the time. I think it was some sort of mechanic’s storage room! There was a pharmacy around the same area. It was so full of stock that the extra boxes were piled up on the street outside! Towers of Kleenex and Colgate boxes leaning against the dirty walls.

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  • February 12, 2015 at 5:09 am
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    “….the depressingly familiar struggle of urban density and human isolation. In Mong Kok, many live in one room apartments working day to day to survive”

    All too true Steve. We are a city of dreams, of lights and of big money. But truth is the majority of Hong Kong people struggle to get by. Space is at a premium. Land is gold. Living here is oftentimes a story of survival. Though I’m certain Hong Kong is no special story – much of the world shares a similar struggle. Just that we’re donned by the cosmopolitan hue.

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    • February 12, 2015 at 6:30 am
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      @pixie Thank you. I saw the lights and the big money there too. As a visitor, it’s enticing and rich, but I can imagine that living there is all too different. There’s an underbelly to Hong Kong that we only brielfy glimpsed as we watched curls of smoke rise out of an off street gambling den, before the door was quickly closed. πŸ˜‰

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    • January 24, 2015 at 2:54 am
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      Yes, HK is pretty awesome! My favourite part of the trip actually. Really a very rich and engaging city.

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  • January 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm
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    Your photos are wonderful – they capture the essence of the scene.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    • January 22, 2015 at 12:03 pm
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      Thank you very much. I appreciate you taking the time to visit me πŸ™‚

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    • January 22, 2015 at 2:55 am
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      Thanks Christy πŸ™‚ How are you today? I shall be sure to have a read thgrough your blog today as well. Keep in touch!

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  • January 21, 2015 at 9:08 pm
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    Well captured. Especially the the shop and the green building showing a not so pretty behind the scenes view of life .

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    • January 22, 2015 at 3:37 am
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      Thanks for visiting Eva πŸ™‚ These scenes of urban density are all over the place in Mong Kok. It certainly opens the eyes up.

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  • January 21, 2015 at 10:31 am
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    Wow Steve. Love your photos. Your images show great sensibility. I’m looking forward to seeing the world from your perspective.

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    • January 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm
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      I must thank you for visiting and being interested πŸ™‚ You’re very kind, of course. I shall be keeping in touch and viewing your own blog.

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    • January 21, 2015 at 3:32 am
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      Thanks Yolanda. How are you today?

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    • January 21, 2015 at 3:32 am
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      Thanks so much! Youy’ve inspired me to post some more πŸ™‚

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