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Chinese gambling ship
This a very old Chinese cruse ship that is now used as a casino, after it was docked there was lots of people trying to entice you to go abroad and spend your money
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Album name:SteveT / SteveT album
Keywords:Chinese cruse ship, Hong Kong
Author's Comments:Taken while crossing Hong Kong harbore
Editing Performed:Levels and a small amount of enhancement in Darktable, Crop and resize in Gimp
File Size:915 KB
Date added:May 25, 2014
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Date Time:2014:05:25 23:14:19
DateTime Original:2014:04:13 17:40:58
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alanuk  [May 26, 2014 at 06:19 PM]
Well they would not have any luck with me; I think I must be the only person who has been to las Vegas several times and never gambled a cent! I like the composition here; a good choice to use portrait to show the high rise building in relation to the ship. I think I can understand about the quality looking at the muck being poked out by the ship!
Beermonsta  [May 26, 2014 at 07:57 PM]
Good lighting on the ship and water giving a nice golden glow on the hull and high rise building. Good composition too. I am another one the would have difficulty with as far as the gambling is concerned, it is not my thing.
Mazda_Man  [May 27, 2014 at 11:19 AM]
Nicely displayed architecture here with the ship appearing secondary. Like Alan says, they wouldn't get me on board either. I tried a ship's casino on my first cruise (Somebody we met sort of convinced me to have a play at roulette). Now I do like to play bridge and have in the past done very well playing poker with friends (who incidentally remain friends) so I used to like a friendly gamble, buy my £20.00 playing Roulette went up and down remaining at £20.00 for an hour at which time I gave up because I was bored. So no more of that kind of thing for me either.
George  [May 27, 2014 at 07:20 PM]
Can but agree with the comments above, an inspired choice of portrait mode to make the most of an interesting back ground, especially the sun reflecting off the high-rise and the water.
If I'm gonna be really, really picky, just a tad tight on the tug right side.
Well spotted and taken though, like it loads.
SteveT  [May 27, 2014 at 07:23 PM]
Thanks everyone for your comments.
It looks like most of us have an aversion to gambling me included
George  [May 28, 2014 at 07:17 PM]
My approach to gambling is "if I can't afford to lose it, don't gamble it" and I never have been able to afford to lose it...... money that is
JOHN  [May 29, 2014 at 01:17 PM]
Thanks for the warning, if I ever go there I'll try and avoid it.
Good view of the old ship, and that skyscraper looks massive, a fascinating place to visit I would imagine.
Photojunkie  [Jun 03, 2014 at 12:14 PM]
Sorry I'm late on this Steve, what a fab place to be - but look at all that pollution in the background! No wonder they all wear masks in the street! Love it, love the interest and movement and the 'strangeness' of it, it looks very industrial, even on the water.. The only thing I don't like is that skyscraper in the background and that bright light reflecting off it. I think it detracts from the interesting foreground and also looks like it's coming out of the ship - and Goodness, I suspect once that ship pushes off, you can't leave it until you've spent all your money!