Monday, February 16, 2009

From the Top of Hong Kong....

In case you can't tell, that's a dragon in the foreground here. In the background is a view from the top of Victoria Peak of Hong Kong Island. It was quite a nice site, though it was a little cloudy...
If it had been a clearer day, this would have given you a nice sight of the city scape of Hong Kong Island. I can't tell if I like this photo or not. I had to do a lot of post processing to get it to come out like this. With the contrast from light to dark, all the Chinese script up top was lost in shadow. Is it too grainy and unnatural looking now?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quick snapshot turned portrait

Here's a photo of a guy I met in Argentina. I didn't ask his permission to post this pic, so I don't know if it's weird, but it looks good I think.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tian Tan Buddha

As far as this trip goes, I was a little disappointed in the photo department. I was hoping to get some great shots, and I didn't shoot many that are up to my higher standards. I was also hoping to get a camera, but I was too scared to do it there. I guess I'm just going to do it here in Seoul. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

This is the Tian Tan Buddha, located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. While it's only a 20 minuite cable car away, it is very remote and located far away in the mountains. Fortuantly or unfortuantly, however you choose to look at it, it is now very accessable by tourists by bus and cable car. On New Years day when I went, it was feeling a little crowded around here with all the visitors for the New Year.
I like this one. For once, I feel like the clouds actually help me out here.