2013-04-25 – Hong Kong Tsing Ma Bridge Storm Closing In
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Hong Kong Tsing Ma Bridge Storm Closing in is a great example of how rain in Hong Kong can be a wall of water. There is no escaping and it comes in waves. 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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Tsing Ma Bridge, to the left, has two decks and carries both road and rail traffic, which also makes it the largest suspension bridge of this type. The bridge has a main span of 1,377 metres (4,518 ft) and a height of 206 metres (676 ft). The span is the largest of all bridges in the world carrying rail traffic. When completed for accessing the new airport on Lantau it was the second longest in the world.
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