Hong Kong Symphonies of Light

“There, at that moment, I know my dream had come true – An image suspended in a moment in time, composed with a series of blended timeframes.”

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Hong Kong Symphonies of Light…

Hong Kong’s Symphonies of Light has always been very famous. And the city in Hong Kong comes alive when the sun sets below the horizon. Tourists crowded along the harbor for the famous Hong Kong Symphony of Light and it gets increasingly painful to stay there every other minute. Focused on getting the best views, most of us tried to make sure we get the top spot and closed in to the railings more than ever.

Knowing the popularity very much in advance, I was there at least 3 hours ago. Partially also for the sunset, but mostly because we knew we couldn’t get the spots if we came late.  Immediately after sunset, we rushed in to seal the spot I wanted and camped there. It was good, honestly. The time to the start of Hong Kong’s famous light show, The Symphonies of Light, was well over an hour. That gave us plenty of time to rest, enjoy the panoramic view and mesmerised by the amount of crowds passing us each moment.

Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, The Symphonies of Light is a combination of orchestration of music, lights, lasers and fireworks. The show last for slightly more than 10 minutes and the immersive show left us with genuinely good experience. Lights are coordinated on the top of each participating buildings across the harbour, while additional lights and lasers are also beaming from behind us.

Creating an image composed of multiple timeframe has always been a dream of mine. To create such an image, you will need to capture the different lights at different timing. With a good spot, not only am I able to capture the entire coastline of skyscrapers but also the light show. There, at that moment, I know my dream had come true – An image suspended in a moment in time, composed with a series of blended timeframes.

Related: Check out my other Hong Kong images here or night photography here.

Hong Kong Symphonies of Light

Photo: Central Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

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