Dec 18, 2008

Street Scenes: Nathan Road Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Nathan Road is a neon and concrete canyon. Located in Kowloon, a peninsula at the tip of mainland China which points to the South China Sea, it includes one of the world’s most densely populated neighborhoods.

I spent at least an hour in one place waiting for the lights to change to capture the endless traffic whizzing by. I often return to this spot to photograph Nathan Road. My cue that traffic was about to halt was the ticking sound for the visually impaired coming from pedestrian crosswalk lights signaling that it was safe to cross. This sound always reminds me of Hong Kong.

9 comments:

Rhi said...

Well I found your blog from Koala and I absolutely love it. Will become a follower. =)

Catherine said...

Hey Wendy... I love these night shots of Asia...very atmospheric...arrived in London today...when you have a moment tell me more about Panama by email...happy christmas...xx

Lynne said...

love the night lights!
thanks for visiting my blog - i lived in nyc a long time - the light (or lack of it) can be a drag but the city is magic!

Lakshmi said...

what a shot..i love the night shots..there is so much buzz in a city at night

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

You have a great blog here :)

Wendy said...

Hi Rhi, Glad you like it and stop by any time.

Catherine, Give London my love. will e-mail over the weekend.

Lynne, The light in New Mexico is gorgeous.

Lakshmi, I love the buzz of a city at night.

Shalini, thank you so much.

kristine said...

i love that photo. you caught the atmosphere and tempo well!

Fly Girl said...

That's a really striking shot, the rush of activity almost leaps off the image.

Wendy said...

Kristine and Fly Girl. Thank you. Hong Kong is a photographer's paradise.