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    Posted: 14 February 2015 at 23:43
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#1 View from Victoria Peak



#2 Funicular to Victoria Peak



#3 View from Victoria Peak at night



#4 Sunset, view from Victoria Peak



#5 Another view from above



#6 Cruise ship harbor



#7 Causeway Bay



#8 Star Ferry



#9 Star Ferry



#10 Street scene (Admiralty)



#11 HSBC Bank, ground level (on a Sunday when the house maids - mostly from the Philippines - transform the public space of the city into a big picnic)



#12 Street scene (with monk) - Kowloon



#13 Street scene (with kid) - Causeway



#14 Street scene - Kowloon



#15 Street scene - Kowloon



#16 Street scene - Kowloon



#17 Street scene - Kowloon



#18 Goldfish market - Kowloon



#19 Goldfish market - Kowloon



#20 Taking care of the sign


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Post Options Post Options   Quote coyote1086 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2015 at 06:50
Good job !! All of them are amazing. I miss my hometown.

#17, the shop on the right is a good reputable camera shop. I bought my Minolta 85G from there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jkp1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2015 at 07:46
I like the photos for the way they expresses the crowded place as it is, really, crowded ! Clearly reminds me about my stay there a couple of times :-)
But i am not a big fan of the tech quality of the photos. Because of PP or ?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2015 at 08:01
Amazing city and you seem to have captured it well in these shots. Nice to see the difference between the (relatively) quiet waters (#4 and 8 are lovely views) and the madness on the streets. Love #16 here, which reminds me a bit of the shot of Abbey Road on the Beatles record, but in a much busier form.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2015 at 09:22
Nice series Waldo, I like how you've combined shots of the majestic architecture and the hustle and bustle of the street life. Both are very much Hong-Kong as I remember it from my 1 day there. I agree with jkp1, not all the PP is to my taste, but as they say "the artist is always right"

Here's some shots from my brief visit

1) Orange shop (I didn't buy anything)


2) Street market


3) Signs galore


4) Yogi


5) View from my hotel room the next morning


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2015 at 23:18
Really like Waldo's post, although a few do look a bit too "Technicolour".
##1, 3 and 5 show just how crazily dense the apartments buildings are - literally metres apart.
Love the dreamy golden light on the water in #4, and also in #8, and the street scenes, and #19 is just a great image.

Got me thinking about my visit to Hong Kong as a 24 year old on my first trip abroad en-route to Europe in 1970.
Back then the Boeing 707s range meant you hopped and stopped and Hong Kong was the place to go for the best Duty Free camera bargains. Equipped with my newly acquired Minolta SRT101 and Rokkor 50mm f1.4 lens I took Ektachrome slides of which I've scanned a few, and thought they might be of interest here to see how things looked way back then. Lots of wooded hillsides still visible, and quite a floating population living in their sampans at busy Aberdeen Harbour.

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Hong Kong harbour, 1970 by jozioau, on Flickr

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Covered street stalls, Hong Kong, 1970 by jozioau, on Flickr

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Tropical rain, Hong Kong, 1970 by jozioau, on Flickr

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Sampans, Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong, 1970 by jozioau, on Flickr

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Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong, 1970 by jozioau, on Flickr
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Please, more of the 1970's HK
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2015 at 01:40
Thanks very much for the comments. Sorry for what may appear as over-saturation of some of the images (I in fact desaturated the colors by 10-25%).

I am stunned by the images from the 1970s, Joe (and still envious - since the SRT 101 had been my dream camera then, I got a Konica). I cannot add images from the 70s but some more contemporary - and start with exactly the place you ended with: Aberdeen harbor.

#21 Aberdeen harbor



#22 Aberdeen harbor sunset



#23 Aberdeen public housing



#24 On the MacLehose Trail (New Territories)



#25 Abandonded house (New Territories)



#26 Abandonded house (New Territories)



#27 Sok Kwu Wan - fish farming - Lamma Island



#28 Sok Kwu Wan - Lamma Island



#29 At the fish restaurant (Sok Kwu Wan)



#30 At the fish restaurant (Sok Kwu Wan)



#31 At the fish restaurant



#32 Hong Kong Financial District



#33 Hong Kong Financial District



#34 Hong Kong Financial District



#35 Hong Kong Financial District



#36 And again: Star Ferry



#37 Star Ferry


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2015 at 03:28
Waldo,
Another wonderful set to add to your previous one.
Despite the almost unrecognisable changes over the past 45 years, some things are the same - the Star Ferries for one.
#23 looks very daunting - to think of the population density and quality of life in such a place.
The ultra-modern business district architecture, looking very sleek although some of it rather ho-hum, specially when contrasted to masterpieces like Lord Foster's Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank building.
#22 fishing fleet looking very industrialised compared to the sampans of the 1970s.
And probably my favourite, #37 with the Star Ferry in the fading light against the big red ball sunset.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2015 at 17:07
I agree that 37 is fine pic - perfect timing.   I'm also very impressed by 22 and 23.   The scene in 22 is arranged so well and 23 makes the mind boggle. I wonder how it is to live like that? Good idea to place the beach pic as 24 - the totally empty beauty is a strong countering for the density of 23

I'd like to see more of the abandoned building. Do you have more?

Seeing the fish restaurant pics makes me wonder how hungry I'd be if I was to visit - I'm not at all keen on seafood. (It makes me think- is that really food???? ). (Personal opinion here!)

The city photos came out well too. Most would have been good contenders for the recent Abstract Architecture DPC...
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2015 at 21:22
    Waldo, great shots! And Jozioau those 1970 shots are just fantastic too!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2015 at 01:23
    Walso, Pegelli and Jozioau: great, great set of street shots! Pretty much every shot has something interesting to say and is well composed and visually interesting. You all really did well to capture the feel of Hong Kong. It's funny how similar the city is now in may way to the shots from 1970. Well done!
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    Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2015 at 02:17
    Thank you all again for your kind comments.

    Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

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    I'd like to see more of the abandoned building. Do you have more?
    ...


    There are whole villages in the New Territories that are now abandoned.

    #38 Abandoned house



    #39 Abandoned house



    #40 Evening rush hour



    #41 Vertical city I



    #42 Vertical city II



    #43 Vertical city III



    #44 Bird market



    #45 Bird food (still alive!)



    #46 Pet market



    #47 Cyberport - a luxury highrise/hightech suburb on Hong Kong Island



    #48 Cyberport - shopping mall



    #49 Cyberport - hightech campus



    #50 Giant Buddha - Lantau Island



    #51 Hi!



    #52 Bruce Lee Memorial



    #53 Engine - Cheung Chau Island



    #54 Engine repair shop - Cheung Chau



    #55 Engine under repair



    #56 Temple - Sok Kwu Wan



    #57 Temple - Cheung Chau



    #58 Temple - Cheung Chau



    #59 Magical blossoms



    #60 Hong Kong sun


    There is more here (street photography) and here (dense urban quarters).

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    Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2015 at 08:27
    Waldo, I think you have successfully proved that Hong Kong is a bit of a photographic paradise    A good eye in many of those (sorry not much time for a more detailed comment today)
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