Next in my series of trip reports based on my recent Mileage Run to Hong Kong is going to be fairly straight forward as a pictorial. You can see part one here.

I took time to set up my camera and tripod on the Kowloon side of the area so that I can have a front row seat to the sunset over Hong Kong Island. The weather was perfect for a great sunset, even the smog cooperated and stayed away. Being the Holiday season, several of the buildings were adorned with Christmas light displays that were extremely impressive. I was surprised quite honestly by the obvious signs of Christmas throughout the city, but then I remember that the British held the territory for so many years, and with that came British traditions which seemed to have remained in tact even with the transfer of the territory back to China several years ago.

I’ll have more Hong Kong specific items in my next trip report, but for now I wanted to share several of the pictures that I was fortunate to capture. Keep in mind that these pictures are untouched other than minor cropping and putting a watermark on them.

The equipment that I used was my Nikon D7000 along with a Nikon 35mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8 and a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 Ultra Wide Angle lens. The 35mm 1.8 is one of the best lenses you can every own if you are a Nikon loyalist and considering that it costs less than $200, its nearly a must have for most people who enjoy photography. Another must have for night photography is a GOOD and STABLE TRIPOD since most pictures require the camera to stay open longer in low light to capture good images. You also need a way to “snap” the picture without touching the camera, and thats done with a wireless remote. This way the camera isn’t disturbed when taking pictures.

As you see the pictures, some will be very similar to each other. There are minor differences among all of them because of the time lapse of the pictures and also due to my tinkering with exposure settings etc. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed taking them…….

Early Evening

Sunset Continues

Building Lights Start To Warm Up

Brighter As It Gets Darker

Last Of The Sun Reflecting On The Buildings

A Wider View

Lights Start To Dance On The Bay

Final Moments of Sunlight

Beautiful Final Moments of Light

Absolutely Beautiful Skyline

Now Things Really Start Picking Up


Showtime! By The Way, The Grand Hyatt Is Nestled Between the Philips and Hyundai Lighted Billboards

Darker by the Moment......

Notice the Christmas Lighting as Large as The Buildings Themselves......

Worth The Effort To Go See This

Just Keeps Getting Better

Similar to the Above Photo, Just a Few Minor Camera Setting Changes

The City is A Work of Art

Sunset Complete, What A Great Show......

The Streaks On The Bay Is Boat Traffic. I Kept My Lens Open For a Few Seconds on Some Shots.

The City Just Doesn't Have a Bad Pose!

See What I Mean?

I Wound Up With Over 300 Pictures Just From The Sunset......

I Couldn't Stop Taking Pictures!

A Shot Of The Entire Skyline....

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Hong Kong, do so, you will be glad you did. I was born and raised in New York City, so I know what a great Skyline is. But in my humble opinion, Hong Kong takes the prize for best Skyline when comparing the two. The Bright Colors, The Ads, The Architecture all add to this Skyline Masterpiece.