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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #1221
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I'm curious how these photographers can get those wide angles. What kinds of lens do they use?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #1222
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2nd one is best, even though the 3rd one is the same picture.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:49 AM   #1223
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One thing good about the 2nd one is it's brighter
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:51 AM   #1224
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Come Chinese New Year, a whole horde of professional photographers will descend on both sides of Hong Kong's harbour to capture the fireworks displays.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #1225
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Old February 13th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #1226
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Come Chinese New Year, a whole horde of professional photographers will descend on both sides of Hong Kong's harbour to capture the fireworks displays.
That's a definite for photography. Better than you position yourself and your tripod early unless you won't have a spot. But I think there will be more photographers taking pictures from Kowloon than in HK Island.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #1227
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That's a definite for photography. Better than you position yourself and your tripod early unless you won't have a spot. But I think there will be more photographers taking pictures from Kowloon than in HK Island.
People start taking their positions hours before the fireworks go off. The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and Victoria Peak are top spots for capturing the spectacle. The Peak is a very popular and suitable spot, albeit not as crowded as the Kowloon waterfront.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #1228
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People start taking their positions hours before the fireworks go off. The Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and Victoria Peak are top spots for capturing the spectacle. The Peak is a very popular and suitable spot, albeit not as crowded as the Kowloon waterfront.
The Tsim Sha Tsui is the most crowded. I think it's less crowded if taken from the eastern corridor
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Old February 13th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #1229
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The Tsim Sha Tsui is the most crowded. I think it's less crowded if taken from the eastern corridor
You won't see the fireworks from the Island Eastern Corridor area unless you're perched up Braemar Hill like in this photo :



Even the waterfront along North Point is quite tricky to access. There are a few hidden spots but definitely not the typical popular spots.

Hong Kong Island hillside vantage points



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i second the motion..

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Old February 14th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #1231
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You won't see the fireworks from the Island Eastern Corridor area unless you're perched up Braemar Hill like in this photo :


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Old February 14th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #1232
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Id have to say hong kong

is australia considered an asian skyline?
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:34 AM   #1233
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Australia tends to be called Oceania
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those makati glassy talls are really nice...
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Old February 16th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #1235
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You won't see the fireworks from the Island Eastern Corridor area unless you're perched up Braemar Hill like in this photo :

That's what makes the Braemar Hill a good vantage point. First the fireworks is centred at the middle. Then you have good shots of HK Island and Kowloon's skyline.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #1236
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That's what makes the Braemar Hill a good vantage point. First the fireworks is centred at the middle. Then you have good shots of HK Island and Kowloon's skyline.
The problem is there are very few open areas to view the harbour from there. There are some hidden spots along the hiking trails, but they are not easy to get to.
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The problem is there are very few open areas to view the harbour from there. There are some hidden spots along the hiking trails, but they are not easy to get to.
It's not easy if you don't experiment the trails. But one thing, they get really dark @ night.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #1238
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my favorite is singapore. classy, not to big or anarchic.

dubai and doha are great, although i dont know them well.

hong kong is interesting
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It's not easy if you don't experiment the trails. But one thing, they get really dark @ night.
There aren't that many trails along Braemar Hill to start, and their orientation doesn't give much of a vantage point of the main harbour area. The geography of the area maximizes harbour views for the residents, so you really have to know someone living in the area to get the million-dollar view.

Most trails in HK are not well lit at night. I wouldn't recommend hiking them alone even during the daytime.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #1240
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By a great photographer, wynngd.
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By the way guys, My flight to Taiwan was early this morning and this is my shot of Metro Manila Skyline at around 8:00AM. Middle is Makati CBD, bottom is Fort Bonifacio Global City, right is Rockwell center, and the cluster farther in the top of the frame is Manila.

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