Wonderlust HK

As a blogger...

I currently run a Hong Kong photo blog: hongkonghiraeth.tumblr.com. I collect images of Hong Kong from tumblr, Instagram, Flickr and occasionally other photography sites.

It originally served as an inspiration to me, so that I could see my favourite place on Earth when I wasn't there (which is most of the time).

I tended to choose images based on my memories or places I'd like to see. I guess this gives the blog a certain "look". I love the everyday but I'd like to choose more inspiring "wonderlust" images too – but without making the blog look like a stock photo site!

This shot (by James Rubacki) of the Ngong Ping cable car with the islands and coastlines below makes me want to jump on a plane immediately...


As a photographer...

I'm used to taking close-up pictures involving detail and often words and signs, usually using a 50mm lens. The concept of an interesting landscape was an oxymoron! However I can see from some of the example images, that a 'wonderlust' picture can involve a large-scale background with a human connection. That opens up a new way to see landscapes for me (also I found a suitable wide lens!).

I wonder if these images are moving in the right direction?




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