Sunday, August 6, 2017

Golden hour shots while crossing Victoria Harbour on the Sam Ka Tsuen-Sai Wan Ho ferry

Moon over Lei Yue Mun

Golden hour shot from the ferry going between

Every time I take a ride on the Star Ferry (be it going between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central or Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai), I see passengers taking photos along the way.  I find this impulse understandable -- and definitely have acted on it myself -- since the views on those short rides across Victoria Harbour can be pretty gorgeous, if not downright spectacular.  

Less unexpected for me is how few people are inclined to snap shots -- or sometimes even glance away from their smartphone screens -- when riding other ferries plying their trade between other piers located on either side of Victoria Harbour; and this especially when bearing in mind how beautiful the views from them can be.

The easy explanation that many people would furnish with regards to this state of affairs is that, unlike with the Star Ferry these days, the great majority of those taking such as the North Point-Kwun Tong, Kwun Tong-Sai Wan Ho and Sai Wan Ho-Sam Ka Tsuen ferries are locals rather than tourists.  But surely one shouldn't have to be a stranger in town to appreciate and want to capture for posterity moments that show how beautiful Hong Kong can be?   

Furthermore, when you see the shots I took while riding on the ferry from Sam Ka Tsuen to Sai Wan Ho during golden hour earlier today, you'd think that at least some of the many (other) photographers I've come across at such as the Sai Wan Swimming Shed or Kennedy Town wharfs, or in front of the Tin Hau Temple at Lei Yue Mun around sunset would also be up for taking some photos from ferries sailing along Victoria Harbour at this time of the day too, right?! ;b


peppylady (Dora) said...

It been ages since I been on ferry. Coffee is on

YTSL said...

Hi peppylady --

Here in Hong Kong, taking a ferry can be a pretty regular event. This is a territory that's surrounded by lots of water and which includes some 260 islands, after all! ;)