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sunset, harbour, city...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 9 August 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

and a tale of two buildings... Two IFC on the left (Central) and ICC on the right (West Kowloon).

A view from the Wanchai Waterfront, Hong Kong

Here's a colour (and more touristy) version:-)

FUJIFILM FinePix F300EXR 1/105 second F/3.5 ISO 100 5 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...

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very cool image

9 Aug 2010 5:21am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The two buildings bow in greeting. This is a really cool shot, Hugo. I enjoy the Two IFC a lot.

9 Aug 2010 5:23am

k@ from Paris, France

The wide angle is superb that transforms the buildings into fragile towers and boats into oh-so tiny things. A story of scale revisited, where Nature is the big mamma here, and us so little but precious things. I enjoy a lot your light in this suble monochrome. And the quiet of the scene. Have a super quiet week as well, my very dear friend !

9 Aug 2010 5:28am

@k@: Enjoy so very much how you're reading this! Thanks!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superbe noir et blanc.

9 Aug 2010 8:41am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic view: they can talk each other across the water ;)

9 Aug 2010 10:47am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

Impresive pov

9 Aug 2010 10:55am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love the vantage point - I must get over to there!
I wonder who's the taller? Its like a simbling rivalry across the water - next thing you know Kowloon will put on an even bigger laser light show ^_^

9 Aug 2010 10:58am

@Ian Smith: Hey Ian, do let me know when you come to HK again and I'll show you the place, the Expo Promenade... To be honest, it's quite an touristy spot but using a wide angle and b&w to take the shot did make a little difference, I guess!:-) BTW, according to wikipedia, ICC is even taller - being the 4th-tallest in the world...

Back to your yesterday question regarding the new F300. Before I played wth it (both a prototype and now a sample pre-market copy), I had not expected too much from it - just another small sensor pocket size compact and I did not expect myself to be using it really seriously. But only after a while, I just fell in love with this new machine. Well, although its IQ isn't up to the standard of the top quality F-series (in terms of resolution and high ISO noise), it has already exceeded my first expectation... but what's really terrific about it is the usable super zoom from 24mm to 360mm, with the help of an improved IS system. Some other functions like the in-camera panorama (horizontal and vertical), and the HD video are making this a great fun carry-everywhere photo taking machine.

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent! I love seeing both sides. Wonderful shot with a great angle. it looks like the two buildings are trying to talk to each other. So that's where I ferried across every day. And it's beautiful in b/w.

9 Aug 2010 3:01pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Thanks for the info on the F300 Hugo - I doub't I'll get one whilst the F30 is still breathing, but it does seem like quite a versatile pocket machine. We hope to be back over next year - and I'll drop you a line nearer the time.

9 Aug 2010 3:24pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Magnifique.... ))

9 Aug 2010 4:05pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

great sunset capture

9 Aug 2010 8:03pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the distortion in this. It's like the towers are rivals preparing for battle.

9 Aug 2010 8:13pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

From this point of view building seems to be smaller... a different approach and an interesting face to face.

9 Aug 2010 8:55pm

elena from turin, Italy

a very interesting viewing angle

9 Aug 2010 10:01pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot ! Original point of view !

9 Aug 2010 10:15pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

What a remarkable scene. Your wide angle view gives such a unique perspective and sense of scale.

10 Aug 2010 12:26pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I love both views, though this wide angle shot is more prone to some delightful anthropomorphism.
It's a wonderful treat to imagine buildings talking to or walking towards one another !!!

10 Aug 2010 6:56pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

The 5mm angle is outstanding !!!

Good choice for the w&b the enforce the light

11 Aug 2010 8:29am

1/105 second
ISO 100
5 mm