Photographer's Note

This photo was taken in the 'wet market' at North Point, on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island.

We are certainly in the rainy season at the moment. You leave your home in sunshine and 5 minutes later the weather is like this.

'Wet markets' get their name from the fact that they sell live fish and poultry - and of course dead pigs.

This street market is bisected by a motorway slip road. The other side is even busier as it has a tram track too.

It is actually nice to see the market empty, normally you are trampled by the crowds.

Several years ago I saw this street in the middle of a typhoon, with the water forming a perfect arch off the top of the green roofs and all the way down the street. Unfortunately, that was in the days before TrekEarth i.e. I left my home without my camera! I am still waiting for another typhoon no.8 so that I can capture that scene again.

Tech: Taken with umbrella - no tripod! Originally a portrait shot and then cropped landscape. Brightness -3 and contrast +3. Resized and sharpened.

[With the kids being on summer holiday, I haven't had much time to post my photos on TE or critique others, but hopefully I will be more active in September.]

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