The Peak Tram from Victoria Peak

The Peak Tram from Victoria Peak

Photographer's Note

I took this shot on the Peak Tram, while heading back down to Central from Victoria Peak. The tram was full of Japanese tourists on the way up, with a tour guide giving live comentary, but completely empty on the way down.

I took a variety of shots, some slightly tilted and some perfectly straight. I feel the slight tilt adds something to the composition. Through the sky windows you can see the vertical line of the buildings outside.

From Wikipedia :

"The Peak Tramway is a funicular railway in Hong Kong, which carries both tourists and residents to the upper levels of Hong Kong Island. Running from Central district to Victoria Peak via the Mid-Levels, it provides the most direct route and offers good views over the harbour and skyscrapers of Hong Kong.

The Peak Tram is owned and operated by the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels group (HSH), the owner of Hong Kong's famous Peninsula Hotel along with many other properties. The line, along with HSH's Peak Tower leisure complex at the line's summit, is promoted using the brand The Peak."

Camera Details

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.
Date taken: 2010-10-06.
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds.

External Links

Official web site of the Peak Tram