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This week, head to the top to take your best shot.

View of Hong Kong Island from atop Victoria Peak by Cheri Lucas Rowlands.

When I visited Hong Kong a few Decembers ago, I rode the tram up Victoria Peak, a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. On that clear day, the view from the top of the peak — skyscrapers, mountains, Victoria Harbour, and all — was one of the most impressive cityscapes I’ve ever seen. For days, we’d explored the city’s alleyways and markets up close, at street level, so when we faced this view for the first time — expansive, overwhelming, yet incredibly calm — I saw a different side of Hong Kong.

Atop
adverb or adjective: on, to, or at the top

preposition: on top of

Experimenting with our point of view in a photograph allows us to establish a setting, tell a specific story, or rethink our own perspective. This week, consider your point of view as you respond to this challenge’s theme, “Atop.” If you’re physically on top of a thing or a place — a mountain, a skyscraper — what type of scene do you want to share in your frame? Consider, too, other interpretations of “Atop” — what does it mean or look like to be on top of a soapbox? A bestseller list? The world?

Show us your best image — we look forward to seeing everyone’s takes!

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