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Hong Kong's residential areas can be packed! I took this with my A7 II + Samyang 14mm f2.8.

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Hong Kong's residential areas can be packed! I took this with my A7 II + Samyang 14mm f2.8.

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iNKPOETRY
 
iNKPOETRY March 18, 2015
What an awesome shot!!! Really great!
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albertdros March 18, 2015
thank you!
djmrice
 
djmrice March 22, 2015
This is a wonderful shot.
MegaMarty PRO+
 
MegaMarty April 13, 2015
This looks like a borg cube prototype but much more colourful.

Great capture.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 13, 2015
So cool. Congrats on being a Finalist!
albertdros Premium
 
albertdros April 13, 2015
thank you!
imthinkingoutloud
 
imthinkingoutloud April 13, 2015
wow!! this is beyond amazing.
albertdros Premium
 
albertdros April 14, 2015
First image I uploaded on this site and the first contest I joined. Honored to be amount the finalists of the Photographer of the Month contest. Too bad I didn't end up in first place though, but who can beat an amazing photo of an erupting volcano anyway! :)
abijur PRO+
 
abijur April 14, 2015
very cool
Tomek PRO
 
Tomek April 14, 2015
Absolutely amazing and so original!!!! Congrats on being a finalist!!
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram April 14, 2015
FANTASTIC POV for sure !!!
LCdutch PRO
 
LCdutch April 14, 2015
This is one magnificent shot. Must have been an incredible lens - tack sharp and no lens distortion. Great job!
sharondifferent PRO
 
sharondifferent April 15, 2015
Oh My I am captivated by this shot!! Awesome!!
albertdros Premium
 
albertdros April 24, 2015
looks like I won the people's choice award in the Night Lights contest! Very happy with my award!
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 April 25, 2015
I really like your shot! :-)
simonwilliams_3194
 
simonwilliams_3194 April 25, 2015
Awesome on so many levels! Would I be correct in thinking that you shot this in RAW and then pulled back the clarity in it a bit in PS Camera Raw? The colour tones have that slightly surreal quality that would seem to suggest it. :-)
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albertdros April 27, 2015
always shoot raw :)
CraigWest PRO
 
CraigWest April 25, 2015
Congratulations on the awards for your stunning image!
MARIAJOSE
 
MARIAJOSE April 26, 2015
Impresionante
mariettestdenis PRO+
 
mariettestdenis April 27, 2015
Movie worthy! Incredible shot, bravo!
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Helen_Mountaniol April 29, 2015
Awesome!
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albertdros April 29, 2015
It means alot that the very first image I uploaded here and also one of the first images I took with my Sony A7II body is doing so well on this website. Thanks everyone!
mazenmikati
 
mazenmikati May 13, 2015
woooooooooow
abigailkate
 
abigailkate May 13, 2015
In. Love. With. This.
pwd2004ringo
 
pwd2004ringo May 27, 2015
Very creative, Congrats on the Win. Can you imagine if we had to live like that.
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments June 24, 2015
Just crazy!
CanonCarolyn
 
CanonCarolyn June 27, 2015
I'm so glad I clicked on this phototure...I wasn't sure if we are looking up or down. Your title answered that!!! Great shot and congratulations!!
Coveboy53 PRO
 
Coveboy53 June 27, 2015
I have liked this photo in every location i see it. Fantastic, great work.
Herbetch PRO+
 
Herbetch July 07, 2015
Gives me vertigo looking at this. Great shot!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 July 08, 2015
great POV
TyneF
 
TyneF July 10, 2015
Gorgeous, makes me almost dizzy looking at it.
Biata
 
Biata July 13, 2015
On my list of causes of claustrophobic attacks :-0 Great shot!
Dotti PRO
 
Dotti July 27, 2015
I actually got vertigo looking at this. Amazing shot! Congratulations on your finalist spot. Dotti
AnthonyQuirke
 
AnthonyQuirke July 31, 2015
Now that´s a cool shot:-)
tropicala PRO
 
tropicala August 20, 2015
Superbe !
kennethstorey PRO+
 
kennethstorey January 13, 2016
Incredible photo. Love the angle.
HronnsaJo
 
HronnsaJo January 18, 2016
Wonderful picture!
jacquesslabbert
 
jacquesslabbert January 18, 2016
This is my favourite photo posted in the competition. Stunning
F8user PRO
 
F8user February 03, 2016
Stunning!
jettahlily008 PRO
 
jettahlily008 February 17, 2016
This photo is really great and looks like an optical Illusion!!! :)
naturisk PRO
 
naturisk April 06, 2016
This is a breathtaking perspective,and beautiful but also so claustrophobic. I wonder how people can live like that?
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita April 06, 2016
i would be claustrophobic ...awesome capture
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy July 13, 2016
Beyond stunning. Excellent photographer!!!
Aram
 
Aram September 01, 2016
a very cool photo!
Lisa101
 
Lisa101 March 12, 2017
Love your gallery! You have seen some magnificent places and captured them well!
Sk1z
 
Sk1z December 09, 2017
what a beautifull photo
ewill PRO
 
ewill November 05, 2018
I’ll have to say mine is a little better and unique in this situation, however, you did a nice job

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Quarry Bay area, Hong Kong
Time
I took this photo at night. When I later looked at the photo I was actually surprised that I could see some stars. I didn't see alot of skies from the city during my stay, because of the huge light pollution obviously. I took it at night mainly because of the colours and lights from the houses.
Lighting
Taking this photo at night makes it interesting because of all the different lights people use in their houses. Not only that, the bottom area from where I took this photo was extremely lit by very hard ugly light. This was actually positive for the angle for the photo, because the hard light lit this whole square perfectly for a long exposure. I didn't need to take any extra exposure to get the light right.
Equipment
I actually had just bought my new camera AND a new lens. The sony A7II with the Samyang 14mm f2.8 . I just took it out for a stroll at night. Used along with my travel tripod : Slik Pro II
Inspiration
Hong Kong in inspiring as a whole. Not only the city, but also the nature. I have lived there for over a year and I was back for some holidays this time. I still consider it my second home and always love to take photos there. The city is very packed, and there are alot of places like this where you can look up and get some beautiful views.
Editing
I actually didn't do alot. Just basic stuff like contrast, a bit of vibrance and that's it. This image was already great out of the cam.
In my camera bag
Well as I mentioned before, I just got some new gear. As I am also a videographer, I took my Panasonic GH4 with some lenses with me to Hong Kong. I just bought the Sony A7 II with the Samyang 14mm f2.8. I also have the Zeiss 55mm f1.8 (amazing lenst btw), the 28-70 kitlens and some Minolta legacy glass.
Feedback
As this photo is looking up, I obviously give the advice to look up sometimes! Especially with an extreme wide angle looking up can sometimes give extremely beautiful images. Do not only look in front of you. Same goes for other sides. Photographers are often so rushed when they see something cool that they completely forget about the rest of the environment. Look back, Look up, look around. You can take the most beautiful photos when you least expect it.

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