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dusk, 2ifc and an aeroplane

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 31 July 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Wandering under this skyscraper, awaiting for the telephone call (to give details of the next meeting)... I looked up and captured the sight or should I say, was captured by it...

Two ifc, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 1250 23 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...

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Well control in lighting, another great shot from you Hugo. Have a nice Sunday!

31 Jul 2011 5:56am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Excellent picture. The composition is really superb and so are the tones. sadly it reminds me of 9/11 :( Have a great weekend Hugo. CHeers!

31 Jul 2011 6:02am

@Nitin: "911" is a sad and maybe a natural association with this scene; but have to honest, my mind was almost blank except feeling a little weary (after another long day) when I saw this! Have a good Sunday!

Z from Shanghai, China

Thrilling moment, and depressed grey/blue tones. Great shot, Hugo

31 Jul 2011 6:47am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une image qui nous renvoie à d'autres dramatiques.

31 Jul 2011 8:04am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

The faint Blue tint and the angle gives this image a futuristic appearance, superb, I love it. Hope it didn't distract from your call....!

31 Jul 2011 11:13am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent catch Hugo! I like the blue tones.

31 Jul 2011 12:50pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I was impressed to see this beautiful airplane flying (apparently) so close to the skyscrapers ... bad memories, but a beautiful photograph ... Hugo yours steady hand ... Best regards, Adela

31 Jul 2011 2:39pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm drawn to the rendering of blues by this lens. best...jf

31 Jul 2011 4:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A most beautiful image that includes my favorite building in Hong Kong. You are the master, Hugo!

31 Jul 2011 5:53pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Hugo.....wow! Fantastic perspective....the massiveness of the building and the tiny plane.....I understand exactly what Nitin wrote above about 9/11...I thought of the same thing....but I love this image....really nice work, Hugo! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

31 Jul 2011 6:24pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, I love this very much. You know I am always looking up at buildings. Your capture with the airplane and the wonderful darkening treatment around is excellent. Such a moody late day light. Beautiful!

31 Jul 2011 7:05pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Hope this is not another 911 tragedy =)) an excellent composition. Though for me the photo lacks a little lighting, but as a whole, its beautiful! Great angle and perspective on this shot!

31 Jul 2011 11:35pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this photo does bring memories of another day ... the angle of the image is unusual and intriguing - well done!!!

1 Aug 2011 12:10am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The plane really is a bonus in this shot, but with or without it, this is an outstanding and moody composition. Bravo, Hugo!

1 Aug 2011 4:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, after 9/11, such relationships hold only one meaning . . . the deep tones here add to the melancholy.

1 Aug 2011 8:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Yes - captivating sight, Hugo - wonderful and intriguing sense of scale.

1 Aug 2011 12:08pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful dramatic effect. As I scroll up and down I love the feeling of the building moving in. Terrific.

1 Aug 2011 10:45pm

Sarah from Tehran, Iran

Great...! Love it! :)

2 Aug 2011 5:49am

k@ from Paris, France

This building is a winner, seems as if the lil' plane could enter its own "room", like a bee its honeycomb. Blue honey here, inspiring !

2 Aug 2011 6:42am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Hugo, beauiful shot!

2 Aug 2011 7:22am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yeah, it does bring back dark memories, even though it is accidental.

7 Aug 2011 11:51am

FUJIFILM FinePix X100
1/30 second
F/5.6
ISO 1250
23 mm

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