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恭喜發財... kung hei fat choi!!!

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Happy Chinese New Year!:-)

"Structure & Nature on the verge of an aerial kiss..." k@

(2ifc, Central, Hong Kong)

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 3200 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...

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Brilliant! This is s stunning and dizzying shot! I hope you didn't hurt your neck. The light is exquisite as always!

23 Jan 2012 5:58am

@Bettina: How nice to hear from you! I really had to wait a while until the light was right (it changed colors continuously)... My posture must be funny, I guess.:-) Thanks alot Bettina!

k@ from Paris, France

Your architectural dragon is so powerful ! Happy new year, Hugo (i'm a dragon in the chinese zodiac ;) but i thought the New year was at the end of this week, correct ? The angle you chose is totally crazy, in a divine way ! Structure & Nature on the verge of an aerial kiss - bravo ! And have a superb week*

23 Jan 2012 6:19am

@k@: "Structure & Nature on the verge of an aerial kiss..." How can it be read and written more beautifully! Thank you k@, the ingenious "Dragon Girl"!:-) PS. Yes, today is the first day of the Year of the Dragon... Wishing you and everyone another year of great health and joy!!!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A spectacular and very effective image, thanks to the purity of the lines and this exceptional light.
The leaves, as counterpoint to the rigid tower is brilliant idea.

23 Jan 2012 6:27am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

happy new year to you, too!!! the image makes me want to shout out loud: "timber!!!!!!". really striking angle, though a bit frightening ;)

23 Jan 2012 8:01am

Z from Shanghai, China

恭喜發財, Hugo! It's so exquisite. I love the contrast between the straight lines and the lovely leaves!

23 Jan 2012 8:04am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Happy New Year to you...looks like the year is 'looking up.' ;-) An image of such power and drama !!

23 Jan 2012 8:16am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This is stunning Hugo. Definitely one of my favorites of yours. So dramatic and powerful, but then my eyes come down to those tender pink leaves. Wonderful work.

Oh....and a Happy Chinese New Year to you!

23 Jan 2012 8:33am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Nice shot, beautifuly captured and presented.

23 Jan 2012 9:12am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

kung hei fat choi, Hugo.
Beautiful image btw.

23 Jan 2012 9:39am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Excellent architecture capture. Really well done from this clever angle.

23 Jan 2012 9:40am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Ni hao! Impressive nadir dear friend!. The view is spectacular ... He left me breathless ... Very good image my friend! Very quick way to open ... Xiexie... zaijia!
Beste regards, Adela

23 Jan 2012 9:55am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Looking up as only a "dragon" could, what a terrific shot to start the new year! Bold and inventive!

23 Jan 2012 11:26am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is a real head-spinning delight !

23 Jan 2012 12:04pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 Jan 2012 12:24pm

nitin from shanghai, China

An absolutely magnificent, exquisite and breathtaking shot Hugo. A real gem and one of your recent bests. Such a fine pov - perfect tones and composition - almost creates an illusion. Great great stuff and a very very happy chinese new year! May the new year bring you loads of happiness and prosperity and you keep giving us these wonderful pictures! Cheers!

23 Jan 2012 12:43pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A vertiginous angle of view! It is a spaceship?:)) Great picture!

23 Jan 2012 1:13pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Awesome dragon's eye view, Hugo. Happy Chinese New Year!

23 Jan 2012 1:24pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Happy new year Hugo!
Wow, what an image! Reminds me of the neck ache of the evening we had in the same place (my shots will be coming soon of the IFC). Great stuff as usual.

23 Jan 2012 1:35pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

An outrageously good view!
Happy New Year!
You will have to wait until next week before you see what I might get at the local celebrations in Newcastle on Sunday.

23 Jan 2012 1:55pm

Frida from Sweden

Breathtaking viewpoint.

23 Jan 2012 2:02pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! what an amazing angle of view and poetic composition with the little branches ! nice colors ! Happy Chinese New Year, Hugo !

23 Jan 2012 2:07pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Very impressive and amazing picture , wonderful colors !

23 Jan 2012 4:43pm

Bertrand Duhamel from Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada

Sunning picture ! An unusual way to see man and nature creations together... Congratulations !

23 Jan 2012 5:15pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great compo !! Congrats Hugo !

23 Jan 2012 5:46pm

Hogger & Co. from Boston, United States

Fantastic composition!

23 Jan 2012 7:17pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A magnificent shot that combines the impacting and impressive building with the delicate tree. A superb combination. Just fabulous.

23 Jan 2012 7:58pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this perspective !

23 Jan 2012 8:23pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning perspective, very impressive!!! Fabulous composition

24 Jan 2012 12:17am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Happy New Year...but I feel a little topsy ; ] best…jf

24 Jan 2012 4:49am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Kung Hei Fat Choi to you Hugo! May the Year of the Dragon be a good one for you.
This photo makes me have vertigo....I like that! Awesome shot my friend.

24 Jan 2012 1:51pm

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran


24 Jan 2012 7:53pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


25 Jan 2012 9:10am

shooter from United Kingdom

Love the perspective

25 Jan 2012 11:31am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a great capture
well done

25 Jan 2012 12:19pm

Darío from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Nice frame! I am feeling dizzy!! :)

25 Jan 2012 12:25pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

now that's a unique shot....awesome framing

25 Jan 2012 5:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, an awesome image! Happy New Year, Hugo!

26 Jan 2012 11:14pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Fantastic! I like it very much.

27 Jan 2012 10:45am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Splendide et impressionnant !

28 Jan 2012 8:06am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

So graphic and esthetic ! Well done my friend !

9 Feb 2012 11:23am

shooter from United Kingdom

Fantastic pov.

6 Aug 2012 9:56pm

1/30 second
ISO 3200
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