Cities are one of my favourite photographic subjects. Getting to view points or lookout points isn’t always easy. In Hong Kong it’s generally pretty simple to find high up lookouts. Walking through Hong Kong Park I saw a vantage point tower. It was a great surprise that not only was it open to the public but it was free to walk up the stairs to the top. This was the view looking across the park to the surround skyscrapers. The Lippo Centre is a twin tower complex completed in 1988. It’s one of the more unique pieces of architecture in the city. The octagonal buildings are clad with a dark blue refractive glass curtain wall. The tower on the left has 44 floors with 48 floors in tower 2 on the right.
Driving along the A595 east of Workington it’s hard to miss this wind farm. It was about an hour before sunset in the middle of summer. I pulled over the car to get a few landscape photographs. Keeping the sun in the frame gives some flare but also silhouettes the wind turbines which I wanted. It was great to have sheep in the field in the foreground to give the image some scale. These turbines have a height of 81 metres. They produce enough electricity to power about 5000 homes.
Eskdale is in the heart of the Lake District National Park. One of my favourite walks is from the tiny railway station to this waterfall. The path is steep and unfenced. The narrow gorge reminds me of parts of New Zealand. At the end of the path you come to this dramatic 60 foot high waterfall. This was my second time visiting Stanley Ghyll Falls. It’s a magical location that I’d like to visit again and again.
Built as a packhorse bridge between Watendlath to Keswick. This bridge has become an icon for landscape photographers. I’ve seen dozens of photographs of this bridge over the years. Having wanted to visit for a long time this July I had a spare hour and was in the area so made the detour. My first surprise came when I drove over the bridge in my hire car. It was only wide enough for a single car. The trees behind the bridge have grown taller over the years. Many older photos show Borrowdale and Derwent Water behind. We can see the mighty Skiddaw mountain in the far distance.