Here are selected photos I took in Hong Kong in 2016, grouped under a few different categories.  These were mostly with the Leica SL and manual M lenses, but a few were with the Leica Q, and also the M-P 240.

Hong Kong Psychedelic

The following were experiments with the low light capabilities of the Leica SL, and selective augmentation of colors to try to match what I saw in my mind's eye. I have to admit that the basis of my interpretation during this exercise was one of my favorites movies - Ridley Scott's Bladerunner, with Harrison Ford.

"Neon Taxi". These red-and-white cabs are ubiquitous on the congested streets of the city, and along with the trams an iconic element of the supercity. I tried to capture as many iconic HK elements as I could in this one picture by getting up close to the vehicles in the foreground, and having the neon signages in the background and also on the windshield. Leica SL (Typ 601), Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 Aspherical. Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. July 2016. © Jon She.

"Bus to Yuen Long". I almost got run over by this bus, while standing in the middle of the street in Kowloon. All night these buses ferry Hongkongers to and from the city's urban centers, providing an air-conditioned respite from the mid-year humidity. Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. June 2016. Leica SL (Typ 601), Leica Summilux-M 35mm Aspherical. © Jon She.

“Gambling and Gaming Supply Store“. Late night gaming and gambling dens are another common site in Hong Kong, as are vendors that support that nocturnal ecosystem.  This shot is of a supplier of dice, chips, mahjong tiles, cards, and the myriad other paraphernalia needed for games.  Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. June 2016. Leica Q (Typ 116), Leica Summilux-M 28mm ASPH. © Jon She.

“Late Game“. I came upon this group of young men playing basketball on a court in the middle of a cluster of old apartment buildings, late in the evening.  I tried to have a decent depth of field in order to get details of the buildings in the backdrop, while still having an aperture wide enough for a shutter speed to capture the moving players. Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. June 2016. Leica Q (Typ 116), Leica Summilux-M 28mm ASPH. © Jon She.