Assignment 1 My neighbourhood Central Hong Kong

Central Hong Kong – Urban Jungle -one in the same.  Its personality bleeds  diversity -in people, culture, wealth, food. It epitomizes sophistication, unrefined tradition, abundance, movement, vibrance,  culture.

(all images are followed by their raw versions)

Nikon D700, Nikkor 14-24; iso 200, 15mm, f/9 1/16

Cityscape on a clear day – a rarity in Hong Kong.

taken from our apartment rooftop

nikon D700 nikkor 14-24; iso125, 24mm, f/16, 1/125

 

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At night Central is illuminated and is truly spectacular!

night shot from apartment

Nikon D700; Nikkor 24-70; iso 150, 62mm, f/22  45.6sec

At any time of the day the streets of Central are in motion.

crossing the road, lunch on a Thursday

Nikon D700,  Nikkor 50mm 1.4G, iso100, 50mm, f/16  1/5

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The physical structure of Central is in constant flux.   Construction is everywhere, every day and on any street.

construction right in the middle of the busiest street - Lang Kai Fong

nikon D700, nikkor 14-24, iso 160,14mm, f/10, 1/50

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Sophistication, art appreciation, wealth – it all abounds in Central.  Below is an image of an upscale art gallery, highlighting beautiful Asian women, with reflections of a typical hong kong taxi, a bus and a pedestrian in the front window.

art gallery on Wyndam Street.

Nikon D700, nikkor 24-120, iso 640, 24mm, f/8 1/30

One can delight his palette in an atmosphere of sophistication, at an hawker stall,  or a typical traditional Chinese restaurant. Every ethnicity is represented and all is delicious.

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-120, iso 2000, 120mm, f/5.6 1/30

Nikon D700, nikkor 24-120, iso2000, 24 mm,  f/5 1/50

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barbecued duck

Nikon D700, nikkor 50 1.4G, iso160, f/2, 1/100

seeds and beans

Nikon D700, nikkor 50mm 1.4G, iso 160, 50mm, f/5 1/60

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sprouts

Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm 1.4G, iso160, 50mm, f/3.2 1/40

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Central is a shopper’s mecca.  Haute Couture is easily accessible but the street vendors are hard to resist.

Find any high end designer in Harvey Nicks

window of Harvey Nichols

Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm 1.4g, iso 800, 50mm, f/3.5  1/60

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pashmina in the lanes

Nikon D700, nikkor 14-24,  iso 1000,  24mm,  f/6.3  1/60

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There’s more to see and buy than just fashion.

chinese medicine shop

Nikon D700, nikkor 50 mm 1.4G, iso1000, 50mm, f/3.5 1/60

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soho wine shop - part of the community

Nikon D700, nikkor 14-24, iso 400,  14mm,  f/6.3  1/125

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Central (as it is known in Hong Kong) is definitely a fun place to be!

people of all sorts are found in Central

Nikon D700, Nikkor 12-24, iso160, 20mm, f/8 1/40

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