I wanted to get some good Hong Kong pictures so I went out and bought a Camera before this trip.
I found nothing but 12 Mega Pixel Cameras (As of 2013 it's 16MP) everywhere I looked!
Somehow the camera companies have convinced everyone (even me before doing the research) that lots of Mega Pixels equals better picture quality.
All it means is that the picture you take is larger than a 5 Megapixel camera. If you need a picture to cover the wall of your dining room or even the outside of your house then 12 Megapixels will do just fine.
Pixels per square inch defines the picture quality your camera is capable of.
The sales staff at every major electronics store laughed at me when I asked for a 5.0 Mega Pixel camera. They made it clear that they were now impossible to buy. 16 Mega Pixels is the newest.
They did agree that people rarely need more than 5.0 Mega Pixels but they had no advice on where to get one.
So, I went online and bought a camera.
It is a great camera for only $99USD (and has 16MP).
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Hong Kong Pictures One
Just an example of the wonderful views of the sunset from the Pier at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. The two 'Junks' in the foreground made the shot special and the color of the falling sun illuminating the air-pollution is spectacular.
Hong Kong Pictures Two
This guy was cool on his little boat. He was just a speck compared to the massive skyscrapers and the huge China Mobile logo. Hopping from roof to roof were the numerous helicopters flying overhead of him.
I always wonder who is truly happier. Is it the guy in the helicopter above or the guy in that little beat up boat? Let me know if you can answer that one.
Hong Kong Pictures Three
The outlines of the buildings against the skyline of Hong Kong made me include this picture. A clear day always brings out the pleasure boats on Victoria Harbor in such contrast to the old 'Junks' in the first Pictures of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is as modern as it gets but the people have held on to some of their old traditions.
Hong Kong Pictures Four
Here is another traditional Chinese boat in this picture of the Hong Kong Harbour. This boat is not a Junk in the historical sense. There is only one True Junk Boat left in Hong Kong.
If you want to Cruise through Hong Kong Harbour aboard a traditional Chinese junk then get the Hong Kong Harbour Night Cruise including Drinks is the choice for you.
The boat is spectacular. It gets better and better with each free cocktail from the open bar!
One of the best ways to tour Hong Kong Harbour. It includes 90 minutes on the water, free hotel pick up and drop off, and all the booze you can drink for $45.16USD per person.
Also try the Night Cruise of the Hong Kong Harbour. The trip includes a beautiful tour of the Harbour on a traditional Chinese wooden Ship followed by an excellent seafood dinner at the famous Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village afterwards.
It is a nice way to spend the evening. I went alone and made many new friends.
If you're going to Hong Kong with a partner there isn't a more romantic night-time cruise of Victoria Harbor. The Views of Hong Kong city are remarkable and yet it's so quiet as you float along the calming waters with the cool breeze in your face.
My wife was putty in my hands during the whole thing and it was cheap compared to similar tours on the same boat.
Hong Kong Pictures Five
This shot was an astounding sight. As soon as the sun touched the buildings at the very Western tip of Hong Kong Island, the entire sky and waters became red and somehow calming. I also wanted to board the cruise ship to the right but my pleads with the Captain fell on deaf ears.
"You need to buy a ticket, Twit." I think was what he said.
The development of Hong Kong from the earliest days to the modern are amazing because of the phenomenal changes that have taken place at such rapid a rate.
If you're really interested in pictures of Hong Kong, some of the books available like Picturing Hong Kong: Photography 1855-1910 offer Hong Kong Photographs that are from the Earliest time to the present day.
Hong Kong Pictures Six
This is one of those pictures that's close to my heart. This photograph was taken from the rooftop of the Mirador Mansion. The Mirador Mansion is located on Nathan Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon.
You can see Nathan Road in the Photograph. It's the Main road that runs left to right with Peking Road intersecting it at the far left of the Picture.
Head down Peking Road and take the first right onto Canton Road if you're staying at the Mirador Mansion or its neighbor the Chung King Mansion. You'll find some of the greatest noodle stands and Street food anywhere.
I was up on the roof with the Girl I'd met exiting the plane to Hong Kong. She must have taken 3000 Pictures and maybe 30 just from this spot.
Take a trip to the roof-top if you stay at the Mirador Mansion. It's worth the view and it's a good place to contemplate or drink beer depending on your tastes.
Hong Kong Pictures Seven
This photograph was taken at the end of Salisbury road in Kowloon. The Kowloon Public Pier is directly behind me and Harbor City Shopping Center is directly ahead.
I took this photograph during Halloween so that's why you can see the giant inflated pumpkin out front of Harbor City.
Some of the other photographs here are scenic but Hong Kong is great for people watching.
The man at the center of the Photograph didn't impress people too much but the children seemed to smile and he went home looking happy.
Hong Kong Pictures Eight
This is the same area as the previous Photograph but looking out to sea. McDonald's. How do they do it? That location is one of the best in all of high-priced Hong Kong. I hope they don't all start getting fat.
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