Rays From Above

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Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 18-35 mm f/3.5 - 4.5D ED-IF
7 Stop HDR

Hong Kong after a storm front had cleared off towards the West. To me what is really interesting about this image was that there were about 5 other photographers at this location with me and not ONE of them was taking shots of this. They had all come up there to shoot sunset and were oblivious to, what was for me, amazing lighting conditions at the time and were instead yelling at each other in Cantonese. One of them had a nice medium format Hasselblad setup and didn't roll off a single frame. To me the MOST important thing about photography is observing the world around you otherwise you miss opportunities when they arise. In the blink of an eye this light had dissipated never to return.

Herman Au - http://www.hermanau.com, and 368 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Transmontano 54 months ago | reply

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  2. Mangini Adalberto & Laura - sorry busy - few time 54 months ago | reply

    thanks for adding this great shot!

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  3. Darek photography 54 months ago | reply

    this is one of the best shots i have ever seen. well done

  4. danny aspinall 53 months ago | reply

    your photos are unbelievable. i really like this one inparticular. nice work

  5. ^soulfly 53 months ago | reply

    oh la la...fantastic!

  6. Kuzeytac 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Extreme Sky, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  7. Kuzeytac 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Quality Only" Scape Club P1-C2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  8. Lisa568 52 months ago | reply

    This is a stunning image !

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  10. Loup_De_Mer 47 months ago | reply

    Marvellous shot !!!

  11. FizzyBalloons 42 months ago | reply

    incredible shot!! wow

  12. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

    Very great shoot

  13. RakelFromHell!!! 31 months ago | reply

    HOLY SHIT!! Sorry.. I couldn't help myself, this is awesome!! Congratulations on such a great work!!

  14. adam1801ng 26 months ago | reply

    Perfect picture and i hope i can take this even i am live in Hong Kong.

    I totally agree with what you say in your photo description. Find wonderful lights instead of just "focus" on the "great and expensive equipment"

  15. studio146 24 months ago | reply

    Wow love this!

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