Hong Kong Oceanic

Sai Wan, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a cauldron that combines nature and modernity. It brims with life in every street corner and yet, Mother Nature’s best works are often no more than 30 minutes away from the city. Creating beautiful pictures at the Fragrant Harbour is an easy feat.

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Hong Kong's swimming shed top-down view
Alpha 7R III | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 24 mm | 1/30 sec | F4.5 | ISO 1000
View of swimming shed facing the island
Alpha 7R III | FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 25 mm | 20 sec | F22 | ISO 50
View of Hong Kong's swimming shed
Alpha 7R III | FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM | 29 mm | 30 sec | F22 | ISO 50

Hannah's Thoughts:

The Swimming Shed’s discreet name belies an ethereal scenic experience that is just four stops away from Central MTR. Built in the 1960s as a permanent venue for swimmers to change, wash and store their belongings, the shed has taken on another life. Swimmers enjoy the sea from that spot in the morning while photographers vie for a good vantage point to capture the beautiful sunrise or sunset. Mounting the FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master lens on a tripod, the famous wooden bridge was carefully included in the viewfinder. The incoming tide crashed onto the rocks and dispersed into a fine, mist of seawater into the air. Setting the Sony Alpha 7 III camera for a 30-second exposure, the G Master lens perfectly recorded an ethereal image of the wooden bridge floating in a mysterious cloud. Thanks to the extreme aspherical (XA) element of the G Master lens, the detail from corner-to-corner was astounding, making it suitable for a beautiful print.

An Exploration of Oceanic Wonders

A visage of crashing waves, blazing skies and sandy shorelines truly sets the spirit free and imbues one with a deep sense of wonder. Join this photographic journey, as we take in the beauty of the seascape around the region and discover how each culture embraces the greatness of the sea.
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