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Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour Architecture

9 March 2014

Clown vomit cliche

Tonight is my last night in Hong Kong. To celebrate I took the star ferry, and took the same photos every tourist takes. Mine also feature HDR and long exposures thanks to conveniently placed rubbish bins.
No real stories to tell, the ferry still costs about 60 cents, the sky was pollution free, and it was surprisingly quiet.
I briefly considered running back up to the peak to take a few photos from what appeared to be a clear summit, but then I felt a drop of rain and assumed a fog was about to set in.

Tomorrow I am going to Kyoto in Japan, the forecast temperature is 0 degrees. I will look even more stupid in my shorts!
My holiday is only 1/5 over, theres still 4/5 of this bullshit to go. I intend to get more ridiculous as the days go on.
Enjoy your lack of hiking photos tomorrow.

Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - I had dinner as soon as I set out so I could eat some place nice. By nice it was a maxims restaurant, maxims was until now a bakery and cake shop. Thi

I had dinner as soon as I set out so I could eat some place nice. By nice it was a maxims restaurant, maxims was until now a bakery and cake shop.
This was apparently the house specialty, Hong Kong flavour. It seems more like Pad Siew from Thailand to me. It was however cheap and filling.
The tea it came with was very Hong Kong. I think its made from sweetened condensed milk. With each sip my blood slowed down a few metres per second.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - Camera nerd time. This is taken from a moving boat hand held. Its a number of stacked frames taken under exposed to provide an exposure. Other people

Camera nerd time. This is taken from a moving boat hand held. Its a number of stacked frames taken under exposed to provide an exposure. Other people were busy firing their flash the 3 miles across the bay wondering why their screen was dark.
I probably should have straightened it, I did the next two.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - A tall building.

A tall building.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - Still hand held...now we move onto clown vomit.

Still hand held...now we move onto clown vomit.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - 3 x 25 second exposures one under, one normal, one over exposed, stacked to increase the dynamic range. Often makes stuff appear like a cartoon, or as

3 x 25 second exposures one under, one normal, one over exposed, stacked to increase the dynamic range. Often makes stuff appear like a cartoon, or as many say, clown vomit.
Photographers hate this, I do it to enrage purists.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - The funny part is photographers loved this when you had to do it yourself by carefully aligning images in photoshop and using transperancy layers or s

The funny part is photographers loved this when you had to do it yourself by carefully aligning images in photoshop and using transperancy layers or some such thing, but once software automatically did it they became indifferent, and now that when you just have to hold down the shutter button and the camera does it itself, they cant stand it. Snobs.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - Last one, OK no more clown vomit.

Last one, OK no more clown vomit.


Hong Kong-Tsim Sha Tsui-Harbour-Architecture - As a comparison, heres a handheld normal shot. This completes the tourist photo camera nerd part of the journey. No tripods were harmed in the making

As a comparison, heres a handheld normal shot. This completes the tourist photo camera nerd part of the journey. No tripods were harmed in the making of this, I used rubbish bins.


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