Overlook high-rises. The best place to absorb Hong Kong’s skyline isn’t on the high of one in every of its 1,300 skyscrapers however within the hills north of city, at Lion Rock mountain. Situated 5 miles from the town’s downtown middle, the mountain, at 1,624 ft, is way shorter than Hong Kong’s 3,140-foot Tai Mo Shan or the three,064-foot Lantau Peak. However Lion Rock’s proximity to and sweeping views of city have made it a favourite climbing spot, as photographer Kwong Man Chak can attest. He has scaled the mountain at the least a dozen occasions, however one ascent final January was in contrast to the remaining.
Kwong, who focuses on cityscape pictures, normally will get to the mountaintop at dusk, to snap photographs after darkish. However after a two-hour climb that day, he reached the highest sooner than traditional, and there occurred to be a climber proper in entrance of him on the rock.
Although he seldom contains folks in his work, “I simply thought it was very lovely, and I favored the background, so I simply went for it.” The picture would go on to win Kwong acclaim within the worldwide photograph group. He attributes the shot to luck; nonetheless, “it’s an honor to indicate the world how lovely Hong Kong may be,” he says.