2013-04-30 – Hong Kong Two Fronts Colliding
Aspect Ratio: 3:1
Hong Kong Two Fronts Colliding is one of those events that you look back on and wish as a photographer you could get many different perspectives of. Timing and location are everything in photography. It also help to have the skills to create an image composing of many images to show the actual extent of two weather front colliding over Hong Kong. This image was used by SCMP on-line for their main cover image of the weather phenomenon
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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