The View From Fei Ngo Shan

Driving home tonight in no particular hurry, camera in the car, and I decided to drive up Fei Ngo Shan, a mountain in the Ma On Shan Country Park.  Why?  Because this is the view from there.  (You’re definitely going to want to click on these images to see them full sized.)

The view from up here could be the best in Hong Kong, maybe even better than the more famous view from The Peak.  I don’t think this is listed in many guidebooks.  There are no buses coming up here.  There are no shopping malls, no restaurants, no souvenir shops (and no toilets).  It’s quiet here.  There were some people tonight – some sitting in cars, someone was brewing pots of tea to keep warm, and some people were very friendly, happy to share this great view on this peaceful night.

These shots, by the way, are all handheld.  Next time I’ll have a tripod with me as well (and a warmer jacket).   They’re not quite as sharp as I’d like.   All of this was shot manual, ISO 3200, f/2.8, shutter speeds ranging from 1/30th to 1/90th of a second, switching between my 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200mm lenses.  Curiously (or maybe not) only the 14-24mm was having problems trying to auto-focus and I was too cold at this point to start fumbling for the manual focus switches.

One more shot, Kowloon side, what I think someone else once termed City Planning By Psychopaths.

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Originally published on Hongkie Town.

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