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Energize Hong Kong

My favourite vantage point.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island

A more neutral monochrome version is here [link]

A mammoth THANK YOU to all those that have :+fav: it...:) :heart:


© Andrew To. All rights reserved. You may not use my work without my written permission.

Thank you for looking. Any feedback is much appreciated. :)

If you do :+fav: then I :bow: to you now as it's really difficult to thank everyone individually, though I do try ;p
Image details
Image size
3888x2592px 6.9 MB
Shutter Speed
5/1 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 29, 2008, 11:57:30 PM
© 2008 - 2021 AndrewToPhotography
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KahunaSniper's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Engerized without significant color. I like the idea here, especially while using Hong Kong as the city. This piece definately deserved the Daily Deviation is got.

The technique in the zoom beautifully defines Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, and even gives us a very indepth view of Kowloon. The lack of color makes up for the lack originality, which I'm sad to saw we've seen the base picture of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak quite alot. But, none the less, you did take an exquisite picture.

I also like how, in the top corners, it makes it look like a still from a movie with the fade effect.

Great job overall and keep up the good work, *Supergrass1975
AndrewToPhotography's avatar
Thank you for the critique and the kind words. I was surprised that it got the DD. It was my first DD too.

I completely agree with your critque in that the lack of colour makes up for the lack of originality. If I had left the shot in its native colour as shot, it would have been just another shot of Hong Kong's skyline, which has been shot to death.

Applying the colour turned my ordinary shot into futuristic setting, almost like a scene from 'Batman' or 'Tron' Long live 'Energize Hong Kong'!


KahunaSniper's avatar
A well deserved DD in any case, Super. A great piece to show the world of DA.

KahunaSniper's avatar
To you as well, man!

Semper Fi :salute:
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ReclusiveChicken's avatar
Waiting for decadence to nuke it.

These cities will one day be flooded with people.
TanukiTagawa's avatar
Congratulation by this superb shoot,dude! :clap:
HappyLucky63002's avatar
I love it!And I live in Hong Kong!! :D
khunthumsi's avatar
WOWWWWWWW like a movie scene
chloenaruto's avatar
i never noticed the harbor is so beautiful, properly because i usually only see a mist of thick fog covering the whole scene. the damn air pollution.
Hi, how can I download original? I need a good HQ photo (as much megapixels as possible) to print on my wardrobe. It will be there for the whole life, so I must be very discriminating . Thanks in advance.
Jan-K-Fotografie's avatar
Makes me a bit speechless .... Absolute brilliant work!
AndrewToPhotography's avatar
Aw thank you, thank you. :bow:
nintencrafter1983's avatar
i want to live there...i wish i can jump in that picture
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MellowMagoo's avatar
I most definitely want this piece in my home.

Preferably for the guest room, because of the quiet, slightly mysterious feel of the image.

I agree with the critique by =KahunaSniper. The whole image is quiet, a little serene, but also energetic. Knowing that it is not only a big city, but also Hong Kong, gives you the exact impression of this city preparing to burst into life with the morning.

Amazing job.
AndrewToPhotography's avatar
Thank you for your wonderful critique! Glad you have connected with my image. :D. :thanks:
MellowMagoo's avatar
You are definitely welcome! I hope you have further success in the future.
slizer50's avatar
Amazing! One of the best photos of big cities! :+fav:
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