Taken at 0-dawn-thirty from the balcony of my 8th floor bay-front room.
The slight 'haze' you see in this shot (and on a few others spread across the site) are from the 24-105mm lens I had at that time and the optical issue it had. I didn't know of the issue until after I had returned home from my trip and started looking at the shots on my computer. Destinations I visited later in the trip (like Vietnam) suffered more than those destinations I enjoyed at the start, due to the issue progressing over the 3 months I was away. That bum lens has since been replaced with a new 24-105 that doesn't seem to have any issues.
Save for a couple, I've chosen to not identify which shots on the site were taken with the old flawed 24-105 vers the new one - I'm hoping the images can speak for themselves, a bit hazy or not.
Location: Cat Ba town, Vietnam
Lens used: 24-105mm f4.0 IS
From Northern Vietnam and Laos