August 21, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

by twistedsifter




hong kong skyline at night from victoria peak Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

Photograph by SPRENG BEN
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Seen here is the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline at night. The photo was taken from a lookout point on Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island, but Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in all of Hong Kong. With some seven million visitors every year, the Peak is a major Hong Kong tourist attraction. [Source]

With a land mass of 1,104 km2 (426 sq mi) and a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. According to Emporis, there are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong, which puts the city at the top of world rankings. It also has more buildings higher than 500 ft (or 150m) than any other city in the world. [Source]

The photograph was taken by Spreng Ben and posted to Flickr. As per the photo description: post processing was done from a single Raw file. Photomatix -> Photoshop -> some magic and the Nik Color Efex for the dark tones and the saturated reds. F/2.8 – 1 second – ISO 200 – 17mm Crop 1.5



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