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"spring has come..." (2ifc & hk club building)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 18 March 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

No blooming flowers or singing birds, yet these sights are enough to charm me and stop me in my tracks...

Even a construction site looks agreeable and a cold curtain wall feels ethereal.:-)

Spotlight Theme - Fuji X-Pro1 Impressions

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/450 second F/8.0 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...

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful .. love how the lower part of the building is vanishing in the deep fog!

18 Mar 2012 5:16am

k@ from Paris, France

It sure springs out of the fog and erects itself with strengh and silent presence. Great duet you present here, one so totally here, concrete, the other more ghostly appearing, again this meaningful message, Here & There, present & almost absent, appearing & vanishing. Thought-provoking and yet so soft in the invitation to think. Have a nice end of sunday & courage for your new week, Hugo*

18 Mar 2012 6:37am

@k@: Such incredibly beautiful words... Have been reading them over and over again! Thank you!

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A powerful composition with that 'ghost' looming over the smaller building! Great shot Hugo!

18 Mar 2012 7:10am

Z from Shanghai, China

It's one of the most fantastic cityscape shot :) Love it, Hugo..not necessary to say more words

18 Mar 2012 7:41am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial cette tour dans la brume

18 Mar 2012 8:53am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! Great image! I like this fog which surrounds the big building! Have a nice sunday, Hugo!

18 Mar 2012 9:12am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love the graphic minimalism, the wonderful gray tones, what a great composition...nice work Hugo...

18 Mar 2012 9:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Like a ghost lurking . . can feel it more than see it . .

18 Mar 2012 10:11am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Not any little flowers at the balconies. ;-))
So not easy to know in what season we are.
Impressing perspective.

18 Mar 2012 10:34am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I love this image ~ beautiful!

18 Mar 2012 11:26am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Tout simplement magnifique ! 5*

18 Mar 2012 12:02pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This (and the other) are great shots Hugo! I love how the weather changes familiar scenes in to unfamiliar views.

18 Mar 2012 1:47pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Wow. Superb shot Hugo.

18 Mar 2012 3:00pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

there is so much fog here, nice shot

18 Mar 2012 3:06pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Like a ghost coming !! Well done !!

18 Mar 2012 5:54pm

missparis from PARIS, France

C'est le brouillard ou la pollution

18 Mar 2012 7:25pm

@missparis: It's fog.:-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 Mar 2012 10:42pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Cracking great shot Hugo, amazing how the back building constructs itself above the fog. Also how the levels of contrast move across the frame.
This must be another awesome camera, I wish I had your relationship with the good folks at Fujifilm! :-)

19 Mar 2012 9:24am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An awesome shot in shades or gray. Spectacular, actually.

19 Mar 2012 5:00pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

That light you so great captured in this fantastic capture looks like-smells like-feels like SPRINGTIME
Wonderful !

19 Mar 2012 7:23pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love the stillness. Great design.

20 Mar 2012 4:24am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

pure magic in that misty silence! terrific...

20 Mar 2012 8:26am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely contrast of the two buildings here that the mist appears to have helped create.

20 Mar 2012 10:20am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Absolutely charming fog...

20 Mar 2012 3:09pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Fantastic composition...ghostly feel! Two thumbs up!

20 Mar 2012 4:33pm

elena from Turin, Italy

these building in the fog are simple in their forms like a sad dream.

20 Mar 2012 9:58pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent work

21 Mar 2012 7:10am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Out of the fog, a handsome and moody cityscape.

22 Mar 2012 6:09am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Beautiful photo! Love the delicate tone in this b&w! Nice work, Hugo.

22 Mar 2012 6:45am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

What a picture! Incredible composition and timing. Love the haze and whiteness. Cheers!

22 Mar 2012 3:21pm

k@ from Paris, France

Just read your article about the Fuji x-pro, very interesting & cleverly shared are your impressions, thanks again for this too (i couldn't find a place to comment on the article itself so here i am again with the pleasure to see this image of yours again, spoiled me ;) Have a superb end of week, Hugo*

22 Mar 2012 8:07pm

@k@: Oh you spotted that!:-) Can't tell you how I enjoy writing the article... as you know, I have never been interested in preparing review but it's a matter of a few hours that I completed this! Everything was so smooth so natural as I wrote, just like telling a good friend what's already in my mind!:-) Thank you k@! Have a beautiful Friday!

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Wow, the colour tune is so close to monochrome!
Really brings out the feeling of a concrete jungle.

22 Mar 2012 9:18pm

karetnikov from Firenze, Italy

A shot straight out of the classic HK ghosts movie "The Phantom of IFC Two" ! ;-)

23 Mar 2012 8:06am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

These two shapes are a wonderful complement to each other. A beautiful and refined photograph Hugo :^)

31 Mar 2012 7:40pm

1/450 second
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)