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The Streets of Hong Kong

This is were it all began. Now, I don't know the exact date of this shot, because the EXIF data reads January 1, 2010. I want to say it was closer to June 29th of the same year. You see, I didn't know how to use a camera at all when my parents bought me my Nikon D90 from a Hong Kong street vendor; I didn't even know how to set the date. That night, we went to an excellent rooftop steakhouse for dinner. I brought my brand new camera with me, and with all of the settings on Auto, I snapped some photos of the city. I didn't know anything about Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO, and I didn't have a tripod. Anyone that has shot cityscapes knows how complex the lighting can be, and how critical an even basic understanding of exposure is when shooting these scenes. I am amazed that I managed to get any usable frames that night. This shot is far from perfect, and I would not even consider it a portfolio piece, but it is part of my story.

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