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Another place I call home, so many of Sydney’s landmarks can be seen from here including (from left to right) St. Mary’s Cathedral, Centrepoint tower, Fort Denison, QVB, Sydney Opera House, Anzac Bridge, The Rocks and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Top of The Peak!
It was a 3km hike from the tourist area of The Peak to get to this location where the telecommunication towers of HK are. The elevation is about 554m above sea level, but not the highest point of HK, to which Tai Mo Shan holds that title. Here can be seen views of Lamma Island, Central, Victoria Harbour and the surrounding islands.
The air was so fresh up here! People here were enjoying the sights, hiking, chilling out and doing tai chi and taking pictures. I was thankful the sky was so clear after a typhoon blew all the smog and clouds away for my photographic expedition.
I took this shot from The Bund, over looking the Hangpu River onto the stunning Pudong district skyline.
It’s not often we get a clear day in Shanghai! Pudong is usually covered in smog and fog.
It was summer holidays and the city was packed with mainland Chinese tourists, all wanting to get shots of this magnificent view.
This is a very special image to me, from my travels to my old home, Hong Kong, a mega-city that never sleeps and a truly unique version on the most photographed scene there. Lots of work went into photographing and editing this panoramic shot and I am thrilled to share it with you.
The visit to ‘The Peak’ to get this shot was the last destination of a whole-day photographic excursion with an old friend of mine. It was magnificent day, catching-up with an old friend, fantastic weather (just after a category-3 typhoon and the sun was out), so many great scenes and lots of walking/hiking. It was just tough because as I had fallen ill and was stuck in the hotel recovering a few days before, which also made a 3km steep hike above ‘The Peak’ (yes we went higher) very challenging, but all worth the hard work. 🙂
This 1920 x 770 resolution version doesn’t render very well after re-sizing compared to the original size of 14636 x 5870 res.!
If anybody would like a full-size print out on high quality paper or canvas, let me know, it’s 154.9 cm x 62.12 cm but can be blown up bigger, I’m definitely getting this printed! Visit my Redbubble site to purchase this image if you want a small to medium-sized prints, framed, matted, canvas, greeting cards or more!
[UPDATED] This image is one of 2 Bronze award winners in the 2013 International Loupe Awards. Click here to see the article.