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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 11 July 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Highcliff, Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

Constructing a 75 storey residential building isn't too unthinkable in HK, but building it on the slope of the Victoria Peak...

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/142 second F/5.6 ISO 100 83 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Great capture, Hugo - and again thank you for another intimate view of Hong Kong. This is scary. My vertigo is in overdrive with this one. I wouldn't want to live in - or anywhere near these monsters. Good photo, though.

11 Jul 2008 5:57am

@Stephen Phillips: Thanks Stephen!! So sorry to have caused the vertigo.:-)

Vink from Magagnosc, France

Hong Kong twin towers ! Concrete form in the sky !

11 Jul 2008 6:54am

@Vink: I was given to understand that it was actually the Silver Winner of an international architectural award a few years ago...

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Impressive scene!

11 Jul 2008 7:54am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you Ana!!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Overwhelming... the sheer size of them in relation to the surrounding buildings is awesome. They look good...But... are they safe :-O

11 Jul 2008 11:20am

@Observing: I have been hoping that someone with the authority can assure us that HK does lie outside any seismic zone!:-)

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo... There looks like a viewing platform at the top of the tower on the left? Maybe you can go up there and take a photo? It must be quite a view!

Great sense of height in this shot BTW. I love heights! I really do.

11 Jul 2008 12:34pm

@IanSmith: Great idea Ian! Seriously, I do have a chance to view a premises (not the top floor though) shortly.:-)

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

very elegant work here -- the light tonal scale give this an ethereal feel... silvery and magical! beautiful shot!

12 Jul 2008 6:23pm

1/142 second
ISO 100
83 mm (35mm equiv.)