About the Location: This is the infamous Temple Street Night Market of Hong Kong. Located just south of Mong Kok, the most densely populated neighborhood on earth, this market is a thriving part of the Kowloon experience. You can find a wide assortment of items here from souvenirs to travel accessories, but it is dominated by men’s apparel (the Ladies Market isn’t far away).
About the Shot: I had come to this street earlier in the day with a friend who thought this location would provide a great shot at night. The street was mostly empty during the day, but we stayed focused on scouting a good location from which to take this shot. At one end of Temple Street, we spotted a parking garage that might do the trick. We scooted past a security guard and made our way up to the 8th floor. It had potential.
Later that night, I returned with my gear but decided that the 4th floor would provide a better angle and a more interesting composition. The garage was packed, but I squeezed between a wall and a white van covered in dust (which eventually covered me in dust) to get this shot.