Ever since I had seen Elia Locardis take on this scene in one of Fstoppers behind the scenes videos, I knew I also had to photograph my own version of it.
On my first visit to Hongkong in 2017 though, I didn't have the right lens. 16mm wasn't enough and I didn't want the tilting lines in the photo. I wanted to create a version, without having to point my camera upwards.
So this September, when I returned to Hongkong, I rented a Canon TS-E 17mm lens from Canon Hongkong. With this lens I took a vertorama by shifting the lens upwards to achieve this unique perspective.
It was a bit of a pain to put together the, in total, 29 photos. I had bracketing, focus stacking, shifting and some additional photos for the lighttrails.
But I'm quite happy with the result.
PS: I just uploaded a behind the scenes video for this and some other photos I took in Hong Kong -> https://youtu.be/OSK7i7lV6z0