4th year Pic 202 - Aug - 15 2012. The Peak , Hong Kong
This was shot with D700 at ISO2000 at f8 & 1/3 sec. I don't carry a tripod and it wouldn't have been possible otherwise also as it was VERY crowded. I rested my hand on the railing and took the pics.
Victoria Peak in Hong Kong is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. The mountain is located in the western half of Hong Kong Island. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island proper. The surrounding area of public parks and high-value residential land is the area that is normally meant by the name The Peak. It is a major tourist attraction which offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, and the surrounding islands. There was have and typical city glow i the sky so the distant skies look murky.
Thank you all for your comments on 'Reaching' for the sky pic. Paul & Laura, thanks for the critique, I've added a bit to the caption.
I am off to Ahmedabad tomorrow morning and will return on Sunday. It's going to be a busy three days and won't be able to get online much so please excuse my lack of comments.
Added, SundaysChildSnapShots thank you! You sure have a keen eye, I hadn't noticed the yellow streak! :) Monopod is a good option but over the years I've not used one even though have both, a tripod and a monopod. With age and health am trying to reduce what I've to carry and on travels it's easy to forget too! The sight from the Peak is awesome and the lights on some buildings flicker and change colours!
Here are two more shots:
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