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  • Writer's pictureDean Gagliardi

Tung Ping Chau - Nikon F100 (Kodak Portra 400)

Updated: Oct 24, 2021


Date - December 26, 2020

Camera - Nikon F100

Lenses - Nikkor-N.C 24/2.8, Nikon 18-35 G & Nikon 24-85 VR

Filters - B+W Graduated Neutral Density, Heliopan Circular Polariser

Film - Kodak Portra 400

Developed @ - "Dotwell" PhotoLab

Scanner - Nikon Coolscan V-ED

Software - Vuescan / NegativeLabPro / Lightroom

Location - Hong Kong (Tung Ping Chau)

Comment - These are from Tung Ping Chau ... a UNESCO listed Geo Park.

Tung Ping Chau is HK’s easternmost outlying island and quite an effort to get to compared to other islands. It’s around a 1.5hr ferry ride from Ma Liu Shui Ferry Pier near the Chinese University of Hong Kong and only accessible Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. From its most easterly point is only a few kilometres away from China. It's not a very big island either ... only measuring around 600 metres x 2000 metres, but big enough to spend a day walking around. Definitely some good photo ops.

Apparently, lots of drugs and guns were smuggled through this island and during the 50's & 60's and many also fled to this island from China to escape communism. There used to be a few thousand people living here at one point, but now there's basically no one living here besides 10 or so people. No electricity and no water supply.

At the end of my walk around the island, I ate at this little restaurant, and the food was seriously good. Apparently, the speciality of the island is a sea urchin rice dish ... which I asked for, but they said it's the wrong season. Maybe next time.

One of the many interesting rock formations on this island.

Click to enlarge.

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