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2ifc and an old street lamp...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 February 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

First, it's nice to be bringing these two together into one single frame; second, I was intrigued why this street lamp had been turned on during daytime (here's the color version)... I took a shot, and while I was still puzzling, somebody switched off the lamp.:-)

Viewing from Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 400 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ymmm..eerie, almost like a combination of a drawing and a photo. The building against the flat sky is surrealistic. This is an intriguing image.

6 Feb 2012 5:22am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

You had a great inspiration at the right moment.
I love that combination of lines and maybe my preference goes to the color version.

6 Feb 2012 7:45am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

so simple & to the point! i also enjoy the thought of witnessing the moment when the light went out... ;)

6 Feb 2012 8:00am

k@ from Paris, France

What an interesting couple & juxtaposition, i'm with Dulcie for the drawing & photo sensation, and love the serendipity again in the light On only for you to click it ! Modern and Tradition dancing their body stuck in the city waltz. I love that Time is one & only harmonious tune at your place. A great week for you now, Hugo*dear ~ 

6 Feb 2012 8:36am

@k@: Can't tell you how I enjoy your lovely words!:-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a great capture
have a lovely day

6 Feb 2012 9:00am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

trop bien cet oeil qui surveille....

6 Feb 2012 9:08am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I rather like the color version because of the cute lamplight ! The building is probably best seen at night in a power outage !

6 Feb 2012 9:18am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

6 Feb 2012 9:18am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great capture Hugo.

6 Feb 2012 9:19am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

good idea and wonderful execution in bw

6 Feb 2012 9:25am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

intriguing and excellent composition ! very graphic in B&W ! great idea, Hugo !

6 Feb 2012 9:32am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Dramatic piece of framing, Hugo. Fascinating to see the simple and functional design of the street lamp together with this incredible space age tower. I love both this and the colour version.

6 Feb 2012 10:51am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Beautifully conceived and accomplished image. Wonderful simplicity of design!

6 Feb 2012 11:28am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

One lamp for the outside and ten thousand for the inside, a remarkable composition to bring the two together.
Very strong image Hugo.

6 Feb 2012 1:12pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A huge store house for people.

6 Feb 2012 3:06pm

karetnikov from Firenze, Italy

In my opinion, the most beautiful skyscraper in the world. At least, the only one which gives me emotions just looking at it. Pity for that old lamp disturbing such a great view... ;-)

6 Feb 2012 3:37pm

@karetnikov: Then this is specially for you.:-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great capture! Superb graphic in B/W! Beautiful composition!

6 Feb 2012 3:42pm

Z from Shanghai, China

The bright sharp almost fragile edge of the building look fascinating ! The road lamp just reminds me that it is still a real world :)

6 Feb 2012 4:01pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great one, great idea and frame ! It works !!

6 Feb 2012 5:40pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Two things in stark contrast in so many senses. Wonderful framing and exquisite processing. The texture of the building is fantastic.

6 Feb 2012 7:40pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent contrasts.

6 Feb 2012 11:01pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Wonderfully taken! Excellent composition, very clever! Great tones! Two thumbs up!

6 Feb 2012 11:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. so nicely done

6 Feb 2012 11:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A unique view of my favorite building in my favorite city. Simply brilliant! Thanks, Hugo.

7 Feb 2012 1:05am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great shot. You kill me with getting these cameras before the rest of us.

7 Feb 2012 7:04am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

fantastic shot

7 Feb 2012 7:25am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic detail and b/w, Hugo, I like very much this photo!

7 Feb 2012 8:06am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Stunning, superb perspective and excellent choice of view point ... excellent work.

7 Feb 2012 8:58am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow...such a beautiful, elegant frame...fabulously seen and brilliantly composed my friend:) asa always, great work!

7 Feb 2012 2:57pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Impressive building, interesting framing... i prefer the color version, with the touch of yellow of the street lamp without hesitation... :-)

7 Feb 2012 4:33pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Great superposition, i like how you bound old and new world

11 Feb 2012 12:38pm

Houses in Greece from Gibraltar

Amazing composition...

25 Jul 2012 11:14am

1/500 second
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)