Photographer's Note

During the summer, Hong Kong is hit with typhoons, huge storms that bring lots of rain and wind that are the Asian equivalent of North American hurricanes. The city has a storm rating that rates typhhons by their strength to let the people know how safe it is to go out. a "Typhoon 1" means the weather is bad and may get worse, but it is safe to go out. The next step up is a "Typhoon 3", which means it's relatively windy. Children in primary school aren't allowed out, but everybody else is, even though it's not recommended. The next is a "Typhoon 8", which means it's dangerous for anybody to leave their homes. All stores are shut down because the winds are extremely strong and people are supposed to stay home and stay safe. The highest rating is a "Typhoon 10", where basically the entire city stops functioning.

I decided that i'd be able to get some great pictures during a Typhoon 8, so I took my camera out and went around Hong Kong. I made my way to the harbour front in Tsim Sha Tsui, which was probably a really bad idea to do during a huge storm. I managed to get this shot, while being blown away, of IFC lighting up the rainclouds during the storm.

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