Thursday, February 28, 2013
Pic(k) of the week 9: The Streets of Hong Kong
The last 48 hours I've spent on the Streets of Hong Kong... Well not really, I did get a hotel room for my 2 night stay!
After New York, Hong Kong is probably the best city for good old street photography!
Since I got my Sexy-1 (officially the FujiFilm X-E1), I kind of rediscovered the art of street photography. Most of my Street Photography work is in Black and White, however sometimes colour seems to work just better. A typical example is this shot of a student walking home in front of a HKG Fire station.
Even though the British gave Hong Kong back to China in 1997, this vibrant city in the Far-East, still feels very different from mainland China.
The image above of people waiting at a tram station, was shot at night from across the street on Hennessy road in the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong island. I was especially attracted to the background of the hundreds of small portraits.
Sexy-1 (Fujifilm X-E1) with the 18-55 lens
ISO 640, 49mm, f3.6, 1/50s
Lightroom 4.4. RC for RAW development
Nik SilverEfex 2 for Black and White conversion
My full "The Streets of Hong Kong" series can be found here.
Lastly for all of you shooting with any of the FujiFilm X series (X-Pro1, X-E1, X-100...); Adobe just released the Lightroom 4.4. RC. This version of the software now supports the X-Trans sensor 100%. The update is a must have for all you X-series fans out there! A download link can be found here.
Remember; "What I like about photographs is that it captures a moment that is gone forever, impossible to reproduce" - Karl Lagerfeld