Hong Kong is an incredibly energizing city for traveling, photography and of course, making a couple of time lapse clips. During our short trip to Hong Kong, we visited some of the best locations to shoot time lapse videos.
Lion Rock Mountain view of Kowloon
The first location is the Lion Rock Mountain peak as described in my previous post: Hiking to the best Hong Kong skyline photography location.
The Victoria Peak
This is probably the most well-known vantage point of Hong Kong. Every day tourists swamp to this place to have a gorgeous view of Central Hong Kong. Most people choose to take the bus or tram, but there are indeed walking trails. It takes about one hour to hike to the peak from Central. Besides the physical exercise you will get from the hike, there are some unique perspectives of the city when you look at it from the forest.
Shooting a time lapse video from the hottest spot was not easy. We had to pay extra attention to prevent other tourists from hitting the tripod. The trick was to find a place at the corner of the fence so we only needed to block people from two directions.
The Monster Building
In this densely populated city, how people live together in highrise apartments is truly amazing. The famous Monster Building, ever since its appearance in several photography contests, became a signature of the city. Before I came to this place, I was thinking about making a time lapse video of this amazing building from day to night, with the perspective tilting up. So I brought with me my rotor system. As I expected, there were many tourists so I had to climb to the platform in the middle of ground to get an undisturbed spot.
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