*Hot Pot, Cold Tones*
Fuji GW690iii + Cinestill 800T
A few weeks ago, on a drizzly night, my friend Matthew and I went out in Wan Chai to take photos of neon lights. I packed my GW690iii and a tripod and we proceeded to hit the most interesting spots we knew of. With the care needed to take shots with this camera, I ended up barely finishing my roll of 8 photos, but again Cinestill 800T worked its magic. This hotpot store has one of my favourite neon windows. I wish that unsightly street sign wasn’t positioned exactly where it is, but still, I like it.
Canon A2 + Cinestill 800T
From the pedestrian overpass at Mong Kok station you can see the streets where the dozens of minibuses going all over Hong Kong gather, waiting for their passengers. That plus the neon sign made the shot for me.
The most famous Canton Lights are of course those of the Canton Tower at night, but my 2 1/2 weekend there didn’t give me an opportunity to be at the right place and the right time to capture that. Instead I roamed the streets by day and by dusk and captured different kinds of night lights. Love the neon vibe here.
Quiet Shimbashi Road
Fuji, x100f, 28mm, f/11, 26s, ISO 400
I went to Tokyo fully determined to do lots of light trails, but I realised that you rarely stumble upon the right locations without knowing ahead of time what might look good. Also: pedestrian overpasses: good. Glass railings: bad. This was the best I managed, with a tripod precariously perched on the tip of a glass railing…