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"the financial pyramid"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 3 August 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A more ordinary view of this skyscraper...

The Larger view

Two ifc, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 2000 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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Looks entirely different from this view...interesting light dear. best…jf

3 Aug 2011 5:52am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

If I stare at the top too long I get vertigo. Wonderful effect on this shot, too. Beautiful graphic image of course. :-)

3 Aug 2011 6:32am

k@ from Paris, France

One feel like Spiderman with the urge & deep impulse to climb up this powerfully shot verticality. Impressive and i love the light & that blue with a hint of a smoke-like puff of cloud. Have a nice midweek, dear Hugo.

3 Aug 2011 7:01am

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It's beautiful!

3 Aug 2011 8:10am

k@ from Paris, France

Hello again, the link is in french but you'll watch the images & then find it in english if interested but thought of you with this wonderful exhibition at the Met, NYC, about Night Visions !

3 Aug 2011 8:24am

@k@: Some of them I know, some of them I don't... yet just love them all!!! Diverse their style may be yet they are all so beautifully expressive! Thanks for such inspiring impressions of the city nights! PS. Dear k@, can't tell you how I treasure our friendship and how I wish I could have known Mehdi before...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good shot, it looks like the menacing pyramid of the crisis!

3 Aug 2011 9:56am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Vertiginous ! great catch ! well done my friend !

3 Aug 2011 10:56am

Z from Shanghai, China

The deep blue sky and the pyramid, obviously the steel and glass version, makes me feel that it's better to standing on the solid ground! The Pyramid, in my opinion is also a metaphor: a symbol of domination up from the land of nothing but money..

3 Aug 2011 12:10pm

@Z: Thanks for reading into this my friend! I'm touched!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent Hugo! I remember the one you did many moon's ago too - both are excellent.

3 Aug 2011 12:48pm

@Ian Smith: Thank you so much Ian! That's certainly one of my favourites though I have always wanted to get a colour shot in a clear night like this one!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent minimalist photo Hugo. I will have to look up more often.

3 Aug 2011 2:50pm

k@ from Paris, France

You know what, dear Hugo ? With the loss of Mehdi, yesterday i spent the day thinking of how real our relationships through Aminus finally are. No virtual stuff here, sometimes you work in the same office for years with people you don't really know neither appreciate ; and some other times you do meet sweet souls through the emotions & images & words shared in a very special open-heart way of being. I just love the DOF (depth of feelings) i met here and yesterday i thought of you, of Sharon/Bluechameleon and many other Aminusians i care about and i thought i was lucky to know you all. Peace for sweet Mehdi, he really was. Hugs, dear*

3 Aug 2011 3:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A perfect composition and perspective. Thank you, Hugo.

3 Aug 2011 5:32pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Such a strong image, such a celebration of global corporatism.
Really great capture Hugo.

3 Aug 2011 5:47pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great perspective and amazing color! Wonderful!

4 Aug 2011 1:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb angle and stunning perspective, Hugo. Hopefully, given the world economy, it remains a pyramid and not a house of cards!

4 Aug 2011 8:23am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You have given it a rather threatening look here . . as well you might as the financial world totters yet again !

4 Aug 2011 9:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow!!! An absolutely stunning frame Hugo!! Perfectly balanced, dramatic, powerful and lovely!!

4 Aug 2011 11:13am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

very impressive - a huge WOW!!

4 Aug 2011 1:58pm

Frida from Sweden

What an impressive POV. Love this!

4 Aug 2011 3:03pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a strong composition Hugo. The perspective and point of view works wonderfully.

4 Aug 2011 8:26pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful shot !

5 Aug 2011 5:26am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Sensational building and title, they are matched perfectly. Despite such an impressive and powerful building and all the finances that goes with it, it is doomed. The whole business and commerce world is toppling into a chasm from where there is no escape. There are too many fat cats with golden bonuses at the top, and no faith in the AM$ or the €uro, and this is only the beginning Hugo.

5 Aug 2011 3:51pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

exceptional shot - composition, geometry, lines tones - its got everything perfect here. cheers hugo!

5 Aug 2011 4:09pm

elena from torino, Italy

great shot hugo!

7 Aug 2011 11:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent pov and processing

9 Aug 2011 10:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic angle on this building. I sure do love this shot and I love your title, too. It is like an elongated pyramid, stretching into the heavens, symbolic on many levels! Beautiful tones, too.

10 Aug 2011 6:33pm

1/30 second
ISO 2000
23 mm