I just visited the Tai Lam Country Park this weekend. “Occupying 5,370 hectares of sylvan grounds in the Western New Territories, Tai Lam Country Park is the second largest country park in Hong Kong. Designated in 1979, it encompasses a vast area extending from Tsuen Wan to Tuen Mun. The boundaries lie along Route Twisk in the east; the countryside north of Tuen Mun Highway in the south; Shek Kong, the Ho Pui Catchments and Tai Tong in the north; and Tuen Mun and Lam Tei Reservoir in the west.”
I visited the Tai Lam Chung Reservoir area, which is inside the Tai Lam Country Park. It was the first water storage facility built after the 2nd world war. It is an oasis amongst the bustling city of Hong Kong. Once inside the area, you are surrounded by hills populated only by trees. It is hard to believe that this area is only a short distance away from busy roads like the Tuen Mun Highway and Castle Peak Road.
I am continuing to explore the capability of the Canon EOS 7D, this time with some landscape and nature shots. The following shots were taken with Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM and Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM. All the photos were shot in RAW, processed with Capture One Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS4 before final output to the web. Again, I am quite pleased with the results.