2013-07-20 – Hong Kong Storm Breaking Over The Bay
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Hong Kong Storm Breaking over the Bay is a great example of timing is everything in photography. Skies change quickly in the summer as high humidity, high temperatures and the mountains as well as the surrounding water play havoc on the weather. Kowloon Bay is the entrance into the protected Victoria Harbour. It actually has lots of history over the years of making Hong Kong a protected harbour before the use of planes in military action made it easier to take such as what happened on the same day Pearl Harbour was attacked. Summer storms can be intense and build up for hours or hit with a sudden wave. Ones like this leave one feeling very small and at the mercy of nature.
Chasing storms and trying to get the best of nature at its most extreme might seem a bit strange when one first thinks about Hong Kong. In Spring and Summer season we get an abundance of perfect conditions for storms. We have the type that are local and then regional ones. The local map on the Hong Kong Observatory weather web-site and mobile app will look like a dart board hundreds of people are playing on at the same times. Storms can last all night long and it’s not unusual for the thunderstorm warning to stay up for days on end. Now the next challenge is keeping the camera lens and body dry while trying to work out where the best strikes will be, that in itself can be like a dog chasing its tail. The real challenges moving forward are always to get better framing and more strike captures regardless of the conditions, day or night. One does not always need to see lightning or hear thunder to get a sense of the power of a storm.
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