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Victoria Peak

This is a rather unremarkable photo of one of the most amazing views in the world. This was taken at Victoria Peak in Hong Kong.


What is remarkable, for me at least, is that I hand held this. This is a 1 second exposure. Before my last trip to Asia, I bought a new tripod, just for this particular shot. When I finally arrived at the Peak, I realized that I had forgotten my tripod. I was so angry at myself, I wanted to throw my camera down the mountain.


Eventually I calmed down and I made the best of the situation. I rested my camera on the low wall of the viewing platform, and I pointed the camera in the appropriate direction. It worked!


The thing is: I didn't know it until now. I was so angry at myself that I didn't even look at these photos closely until now. It's nearly three years later.


So here it is: my photo from Victoria Peak. I am now actually pretty happy with this.


PS. If you want to see some great photos of Hong Kong, visit this fellow's flickr stream:


It's amazing stuff!

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Taken on May 24, 2009