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Hong Kong Western Kowloon at Magic Hour by Herrick Chow

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Taken by
Herrick Chow Herrick Chow
Explore score
0.18 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 23, 2010
Date taken
Jun 22, 2010

Canon EOS 7D


Hong Kong is a city of skyscrapers. It is so beautiful to look out of the window to see the concrete jungle and the change in mood of the surroundings at different time of a day. The photograph here is a panorama of the western part of the Kowloon Peninsular at magic hour. It spans from Stonecutters Island on the left to Lai Chi Kok, to Sham Shui Po, to Tai Kok Tsui, toYau Ma Tei, then to Tsim Sha Tsui. You can see spots of light emanating from households in residential towers when their owners return home after work. The neon signs on top of towers and buildings also being turned on one-by-one to light up the otherwise darkening sky. Here in the middle right of the photograph you can see the tallest building in Hong Kong, called the International Commerce Centre, neighbouring with very expansive high-rise residential blocks and commercial complexes sitting on the Western Kowloon reclamation. The piece of land in front of it is the site for our future grand cultural complex. A little towards the right on the Hong Kong Island is a tower with a ball-shape structure on top. It is the office tower for the representatives of the Central People’s Government of China in Hong Kong. Further down to the right are two commercial towers look like a razor at the top. They are the famous International Finance Centre Tower I and II respectively. This photograph is three quarter pixel count of the original.

There is another similar photograph taken only a few minutes after the magic hour but before the sky was turned into totally darkness. It can be browsed at: gigapan.org/gigapans/53066/
The same area was also captured during the day time. The photograph is located at: gigapan.org/gigapans/53563/
Please visit my photo website at: www.herrickchow.webs.com Will open in a new tab or window

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