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2ifc and a little girl in red...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 17 January 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/150 second F/9.0 ISO 100 7 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...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A fascinating and utterly charming image.

17 Jan 2010 6:06am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A least some life in all the concrete. best...jerry

17 Jan 2010 6:09am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

is it a new building in central? great shot hugo

17 Jan 2010 8:53am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The little girl and the giant! Those towers are inhuman.

17 Jan 2010 11:47am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wow thats the compostion were you've caught the little girl at the base, certainly gives the impression of scale here!

17 Jan 2010 1:13pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great framing! Beautiful composition with this little girl who approaches by running!

17 Jan 2010 1:22pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Amazing architectural feat. I love how you used the juxtaposition of this joyful little girl to put this steel giant into perspective.

17 Jan 2010 1:35pm

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Excellent shot and lively composition with that little girl in red, good contrast!

17 Jan 2010 2:14pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great capture Hugo!
What I find appealing is how 'the building you fall for' is shown as a mighty contender to the new king on the opposite block (in the lower right corner) - almost as if you are representing it as a little girl too...

17 Jan 2010 6:04pm

elena from Italy

great capture! is not so easy take this composition because the subjects are so different!!!

17 Jan 2010 6:12pm

Lasiate from manila, Belgium

bien vu les deux taches de couleur qui animent la composition

17 Jan 2010 11:11pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great image, love the angle

18 Jan 2010 6:35am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful angle and I love the pale clean colors Hugo!

18 Jan 2010 7:25am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful and luminous composition, Hugo, I like the contrast between the tall building and the little girl.

18 Jan 2010 7:45am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

The building itself is an amazing piece of architecture, but your framing Hugo, with the little girl really makes this shot !!

18 Jan 2010 8:03am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

impressive building and the little girl seems so, so small and alone in this almost dehumanized world.....

18 Jan 2010 9:07am

k@ from Paris, France

The second building in distance gives an interesting echo here, like the touches of colors over the garbage can and the child on the very edge of the image. What does 2ifc mean ? Sorry i don't get it ;)

18 Jan 2010 9:47am

@k@: Oh k@, "2ifc" is the abbreviation of the name of this tallest skyscraper in HK - Two International Finance Centre. Quite an architecture that I have not stopped photographing:

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

A sharp contrast, Hugo! Excellent idea!

18 Jan 2010 12:10pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Very cool and lively composition. Love the lightness and wonderful mood in this shot.

18 Jan 2010 2:45pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Brilliant juxtaposition of these two improbable subjects - and a little disturbing. What hath man wrought?

18 Jan 2010 4:09pm

Ken from United States

hugo! Excellent framing! and a nice group of subject matter.

18 Jan 2010 7:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My favorite new building in Hong Kong, especially at night. That little girl adds life and joy to this fine scene.

19 Jan 2010 12:11am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom


26 Jan 2010 10:51am

1/150 second
ISO 100
7 mm