Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination.

Posted: 14/01/2013 in Weekly Photo Challenge.

So the weekly photo challenge is Illumination. My powers of premonition are strong, or as Yoda would say the “force is strong in this one”. I say this because I was only saying the other day that I was going to go down to TST (Tsim Sha Tsui is on the Kowloon side of the Victoria Harbour and is famous for the Avenue of the stars, Star ferry and the best place to see the Symphony of lights show) and take pictures of the light show.

The light show kicks off every night at 8pm and is the biggest permanent light show in the world according to the Guinness book of World records. It involves a lot of the prominent buildings on the Hong Kong side of the channel using lasers and lights to ” dance” to music (Yes Kowloon buildings get involved as well but most people do not notice them.). It is not without its controversy a few years back an environmental group wanted to do lights out Hong Kong to highlight the problem we have with air pollution. They scheduled it to start at 8pm and it would last 3 minutes, which of course is right when the light show was due to start. they asked the then Chief  Executive Donald Tsang to delay the light show until after the event. He promptly said no stating that it would “give adverse publicity to Hong Kong as an international metropolis and a major tourist attraction.”

So fast forward to now I decided that the lights of the harbour would be perfect for the theme illumination. So off I went to the harbour and started taking pictures of the show.  The shot I got below is the one I have chosen, it shows the lasers from the top of the two IFC (International Finance Centre) towers. IMG_4632

I am sure that lots of other people have the same idea as me. But I figured that sometimes the obvious choice is the best choice. What could be more illumination than the Worlds biggest permanent light show!

  1. Thanks for the mention. I’ve seen the Hong Kong light show before and it is spectacular. Your photo captures the radiating light beautifully.

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