Hong Kong

Sai Wan, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a cauldron that combines nature and modernity. It brims with life on every street corner, yet Mother Nature’s best works are often no more than 30 minutes away from the city. Creating beautiful pictures at the Fragrant Harbor is an easy feat.

The Swimming Shed’s discreet name belies an ethereal scenic experience that is just four stops away from Central MTR. Built in the 1960s as a permanent venue for swimmers to change, wash, and store their belongings, the shed has taken on another life. From that spot, swimmers enjoy the sea in the morning, while photographers vie for a good vantage point to capture the beautiful sunrise or sunset. The famous wooden bridge was included in the viewfinder by mounting the FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master Lens on a tripod. The incoming tide crashed onto the rocks and dissolved into a fine mist of seawater in the air. By setting the Sony Alpha 7 III camera for a 30-second exposure, the G Master Lens perfectly recorded an ethereal image of the wooden bridge floating in a mysterious cloud. Thanks to the extreme aspherical (XA) element of the G Master Lens, the detail from corner to corner was astounding, making it suitable for a beautiful print.