Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 848 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2089 times:
You guys in Hong Kong must be sick of aviation photography by now...for the past two weeks, I've noticed that the forecast has been NOTHING but "mostly sunny". And the 7 day forecast looks to be more of the same.
I'm just extremely jealous, that's all. I've been traveling on business a lot for the past couple of months, and EVERYWHERE I go has been cloudy and gray. This has been, by far, my longest stretch without ANY photography in a long time. Can't wait to return home to sunny San Diego tomorrow!
Maybe a stupid question, but does HKG get "low" winter sun? Probably not as extreme as northern cities, but if the light is better this time of year, you guys have hit the jackpot. Seriously.
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1649 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2065 times:
Generally in HKG and Thailand and Japan/China, winter time is nice and about the only consistent time you can get some good sun. I used to live in HKG over 10 years and witness most people take photos in good winter sun season.
Indonesia is somewhat different as it is close or under the equator, with July and August being the best season to go there for photos! Lot of blue sky except Jakarta is polluted heavily.
From what I observe Singapore must have the worst weather but this dosen't mean you don't see sun...but probably 5 mins of great deal of sun with a thunderstorm follows as tempature warms up.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
While the sun has been around for a while lately, unfortunately so has the haze. Visibility hovers around the 7 km mark. Makes for a greyish background for every photo, unless I'm shooting straight up into the sky. A cold front is forecasted to whip through later this week, and hopefully will clear out the muck a bit for the upcoming 4-day Christmas weekend.
Je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2356 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
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Yeah Singapore's weather is okay . . . not the greatest. You either have full sun, and minutes later the clouds come and it starts to rain, or it would be cloudy in the morning and clearing up in the afternoon.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2003 times:
sometimes rain isn't all that bad. If you live in a city with good vantage points and have some free time you can experiment with different shots. Before the rain, with the big dark clouds rolling in, or after the rain stops and the runways are all wet. And if you get sun and rain together in the sky that is where rainbows form. Of course you'd have to be willing to sit inside your car for the duration of the rain....
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens