I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at sunset last night. I ran down to the check-in counter area, sat on the floor and started firing away as fast as possible with both a 8mm fish eye and my trusty 18mm – 270mm zoom. There was only a short window of time to shoot before the sun disappeared.
I processed the exposure and light balance in Photoshop. The warm light from the sun and the cool tones inside the terminal created very cool lighting inside the airport at sunset.
As a travel geek, I’m in awe of the HK Airport. Built on an man-made island, it’s an architectural masterpiece. It’s consistently rated the number one airport in the world, partly because the place is a model of efficiency, with impeccable maintenance and flow through. Like most modern airports, it’s like a shopping mall where they happen to park airplanes. We’ve found some great restaurants as well as a MUJI shop. We’ve even decided to begin sleeping there in a small “cube hotel” that rents rooms by the hour (no – it’s not a “no-tell-motel”).Camera = Nikon D7000