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the belchers, hong kong

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 July 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Showers, storms and even typhoons kept attacking since the beginning of this summer. So, when some blue sky and white clouds surprisingly appeared, I wouldn't let any shooting opportunity slip...:-)

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/200 second F/13.0 ISO 100 25 mm

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

nice shot , interesting shot .

6 Jul 2008 5:16am

@Saeed: Thank you Saeed!!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

A nice composition Hugo. It really gives the sense of height - the buildings are so tall, that the planes pass only metres above!

Was this near Tung Chung? I have friends on the 52nd floor of a similar apartment building in the area.

6 Jul 2008 10:26am

@IanSmith: Thanks Ian!! This height competition simply has no sign of stopping... BTW, this is a development at Pokfulam Road of Island West.

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

It's your addition of the plane that really gives this photo the edge Hugo...it gives a sense of drama and scale that transforms the sene!

6 Jul 2008 10:34am

@Ian Bramham: Thank you Ian!!! I was really lucky and glad the little photo machine was responsive... BTW, the rain poured again soon thereafter!

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Oj my ... This is the best picture I have seen today. Brilliant composition. Can't believe this...

6 Jul 2008 1:07pm

@Mirko Herzner: Wow, what a great encouragement Mirko!!! Thanks.

Vahid from Tehran, Iran

oooo, wonderful scene, I realy like that. Do work on the sharpenning the details, that realy works.
good luck.

6 Jul 2008 2:08pm

@Vahid: Thanks alot Vahid for viewing and leaving your warm words!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

love these buildings! what marvelous shapes! but love the proportion that you have given to the sky... such a marvelous, expansive blue!

6 Jul 2008 7:14pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great clean image, like how you got that plane timed just perfect .

6 Jul 2008 7:19pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A beautiful image, Hugo ... the plane is a real surprise above the repetition of the buildings' similar forms.

6 Jul 2008 8:42pm

Observing from Local, United Kingdom

The buildings seem to be grouped together as if blowing the clouds up. Very good shot.

6 Jul 2008 10:57pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Thanks again everyone for leaving your thoughts... and how encouraging they're too!:-)

7 Jul 2008 3:06pm

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

great compo hugo

8 Jul 2008 9:26pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/200 second
F/13.0
ISO 100
25 mm