Harbour Crossing

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Hong Kong Harbour stretches between Hong Kong Island and the mainland.  Crossing it is a routine part of many people's life. It can be traversed by subway and car (through tunnels) or by ferries.  As well, ferries to the outer islands leave from the Harbour.  

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These shots were taken from the ferry enroute to Lamma Island.  The effect is the result of sea spray on the windows.

Hong Kong Harbour

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Harbours are interesting to me because of the water, the mix of heavy equipment and all the activity. Hong Kong's is especially interesting because of the size and volume. As well it is very much a part of the city: it is highly visible, and most people will interact with it regularly so it is not some distant, amorphous thing.  

Lecia M9, Leica Summicron-M 50mm, ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/60 sec

 

Aberdeen

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From the Victoria Peak trail we followed a branch down to the south side of Hong Kong  Island to Aberdeen.  There we took one of the free ferries to the Jumbo Floating Restaurant for Lunch.  The Restaurant is situated in the harbour on what appears to be a large boat.  I'm not sure it really is a boat. It is however surrounded by water.

 

 Leica M9, Leica Summicron-M 50mm, ISO 160, f/8, 1/90 sec

Victoria Peak

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We arrived in Hong Kong Sunday May 27th early in the morning, giving us a full day in the city.  While it was too early to check in, we did go to the hotel and drop off our luggage.  From there is it was a short walk to the Peak Tram which took us to the top of Victoria Peak.

Leica M9, Leica Summicrom-M 50mm, ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/30 sec

 

From the tram, we walked around the Peak Trail.  I wasn't the best of days to be there; it was misty with no view of the city.

 

Hole-in-one

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On the 10th at Dentonia, Par 3, 104 yards, playing about 94.  I used my sand wedge (56 degree).  It was a great swing, straight at the hole. One bounce, with a spin back into the hole.  I am happy that it was a good swing; all too often I hear about holes-in-one on a bad shot.  

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The ball mark is the blemish at the bottom of the picture