Streets of Hong Kong Premium Private Tours--Dispatch #009: ONE NIGHT IN MONGKOK


ONE NIGHT IN MONGKOK, February 2018 (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7)

This is an image I captured a few nights ago during a Night Photography Tour. It was taken on the Mongkok Road overpass which offers magnificent evening views up (North) and down (South) Tung Choi and Fa Yuen Streets.

This is Fa Yuen Street aiming South with my night photography big gun, the Sigma 50-100 F1.8 DC HSM Art Lense mounted on a Nikon D7100. Hand held since my neck hates full frame gear and tripods. Post-processing was done using Lightroom and NIK Analogue Effects.

Most people aim North into the Fa Yuen Street market, which is another spectacular view. However, I prefer that image during the day, see below.

I posted the this image on Flickr and it was immediately picked up on Flickr Explore. In 24 hours it has drawn 3.5 thousand views and 100+ faves, so that places it among my most popular night photographs on the Streets of Hong Kong!

Join me for a colorful neon drenched evening of Blade Runneresque street photography. There is plenty more to be seen in Sham Shui Po, Mongkok, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan. This is all in addition to the magnificent night views from the Victoria Harbour promenade and Victoria Peak by night!

To view more of my images of Hong Kong and Macau, please visit my Flickr Stream or visit me on Instagram: @williambanzai7.

Hope to see you soon on the Streets of Hong Kong!


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Fa Yuen Street Looking North, 2018 (All Rights Reserved William Banzai7)

Fa Yuen Street by Day (All Rights Reserved, WilliamBanzai7)


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I am an American of Asian descent from NYC who has spent many years living and working throughout Asia, most recently based from a very old Chinese neighborhood called To Kwa Wan in Old Kowloon for 15 years. I am also a retired international lawyer with strong Asian roots and I have reinvented myself as a professional artist, photographer and street savvy Hong Kong premium tour guide.

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