Monthly Archives: January 2012
Love is a many spendour thing. This couple held each other tight for an entire minute. When was the last time you did this to your another half? Go back and action now!
I fell in love with the timeliness of photography since day one when I had a camera in hand. By controlling the “Tv” button on your camera, it can capture what we cannot see with our bare eyes. Here, I hope I can lead you to see ‘time’ from a different perspective and more importantly, what it can do to you and what you can do for yourself and the people whom you love.
Hong Kong people are so hardworking, or better to say, so stressful. When you look at Central at 8pm, you can still see most lights are still on in the buildings. That is why I like to take night scene on weekdays. But in reality I seldom have the chance because most of the time, I am just one of the lights out there.
What can you do in half an hour? Well, maybe that is enough for me to finish up 5-10 emails. So what the heck? Let’s forget about it since I have more than a hundred to go anyway. Let’s give myself a break and leave work ‘on time’. Rather than going back home straight, I pack my camera and tripod and go to Tsim Sha Tsui. The sky has not been as clear for a long long time and let’s not waste the fine weather.
This picture took around 30 minutes to complete. It is composed of 11 pictures, each exposed for 6 seconds. The lens I used was a 50mm. I tried to use 70mm to minimize distortion but it is too close to be used from Tsim Sha Tsui. You should shoot from the west to the east so that the light will diminish in the same direction as time goes by.
One of the difficulties of this shot is how to avoid ship lights and inconsistent wave pattern across two pictures. There are two ways to do so – either you ensure the ship lights happen within the same picture (e.g. the one below IFC), or you follow and expose them within every of the 6 seconds. I chose the former one which is easier and will leave the latter as my next challenge. Well, when I said easier, it was not extremely that easy. You still have to wait until the ship is totally gone and the wave is calm down so that the wave pattern can look seamless. However that doesn’t bother me too much because I need to wait for the sky to turn dark anyway.