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2ifc and a stormy day

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 25 June 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

And in a serene evening, I caught it "catching the plane".:-)

2ifc, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/2.8 ISO 2500 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...

Valérie Simonnet from paris, Afghanistan

très belle idée et réalisation.

25 Jun 2012 5:04am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A powerful shot... What a extraordinary building. Not sure I'd feel safe in it on a 'stormy' day.
My mind reels at the size of must hold whole little cities of people within it. (This photo caused me to spend some time with Google, reading about the building(s). Thanks !!

25 Jun 2012 5:50am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Fantastic mood. Great image.

25 Jun 2012 6:08am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Ominous building and sky. best…jf

25 Jun 2012 6:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I share Dulcie's unease with this building . . perhaps because it looks so alone.

25 Jun 2012 6:23am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressive atmosphere! Superb point of view! Excellent night shot! Have a nice week, Hugo!

25 Jun 2012 7:48am

@mo.langel: Not a night shot Mo... I know it's hard to imagine but it's actually 11:00 am in the morning and I haven't tried to darken it, not a tad!!!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Ah yes terrific !. I love how the tower is defying the storm thanks to its size: not the same weather between the top and the bottom !

25 Jun 2012 7:51am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic capture. The mood, the light, the detail, and the majestic building combine to make a superb image. And no less splendid image the one in your link.

25 Jun 2012 8:08am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

This is one of those exceptional images that keeps calling you back to look again. Perfect alignment and powerful atmospheric conditions, but... I would be terrified living up there.

25 Jun 2012 8:27am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Catching clouds, catching fog and melancholy !

25 Jun 2012 9:43am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Who said bad weather isn't a time for photography? This is full of drama and awe. Well done Hugo!

25 Jun 2012 9:45am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood Hugo !

25 Jun 2012 10:36am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous mood shot Hugo, I keep wanting to chop the bottom away to make it even more minimalistic in my mind.

25 Jun 2012 11:55am

shooter from United Kingdom

Outstanding hugo, I love this.

25 Jun 2012 12:35pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Really great image. Bravo !!!

25 Jun 2012 2:22pm

Brat | RCA from Xiamen City, China

Wonderful shot!...well done!

25 Jun 2012 3:39pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wow Hugo!!!

25 Jun 2012 6:49pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une ambiance à la Blade Runner, j'aime beaucoup.

25 Jun 2012 6:50pm

k@ from Paris, France

I'm fascinated by this lack of light that is light anyway, and such a terrific one, and you say you didn't change anything here to make it more dramatic ? Gorgeous sci-fi feel, scary & beautiful, another dimension, giant one, and i feel quite mesmerized by this silver (up) & gold (down) harmony in the apocalyptic way. Chaos & balance. Here we are again with top expressive duets of vivid contradictions so much in subtle pairing. A big WOW (that is when my eyes are becoming bigger than my mouth ;) Have a nice week, maestro*

25 Jun 2012 7:31pm

@k@: A big WOW... that's exactly how I felt when this sudden darkness caught me by surprise! Really scary my dear - seemed like the sky was falling and the world coming to an end! Yet equally surprising was that this didn't last long. It's only a matter of minutes that rain started pouring and it turned bright again...

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, amazing to see

25 Jun 2012 7:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

High drama for my favorite building. A great shot as well as the plane shot. I got this plane shot.

25 Jun 2012 11:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


25 Jun 2012 11:34pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

K has a lot to say that I agree with here Hugo... I love the dark atmosphere, the sense of dread, the mood of impending doom. These are the kinds of dramatic images I would love to find, but you made the extra effort to be in the right place at the right time, to make this gem of an image!

26 Jun 2012 10:33am

@Doug Hickok: Thank you Doug! I'm lucky to be in the right place at the right time and with the right tool (not bad for an ISO2500 shot)!:-)

missparis from PARIS, France

Gigantesque cette tour !

27 Jun 2012 10:05am

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I like the mood Hugo, seem something big is coming...

27 Jun 2012 1:06pm

@Dexter Chee: How nice to hear from you! How about a soft charming mood to view this skyscraper?:-) "when the sun set"

Z from Shanghai, China

What a powerful composition, Hugo ! It is an original, different point of view, to the skyscrapers in the large cities...Superb !

28 Jun 2012 12:32am

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hugo compared with the "when the sun set", I prefer the stormy day version, its moody.... just love it!

28 Jun 2012 1:16pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Love the mood. Very noir.

30 Jun 2012 4:28am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such an ominous mood with a great sense of foreboding!! Fabulously done my friend Hugo!

1 Jul 2012 3:08pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this is gothic! Like out of a movie. The atmosphere and light is fantastic!

2 Jul 2012 9:33am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

wow, a really ominous feel here, Hugo.

22 Feb 2013 3:20am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

This photo just drips with atmosphere. I love looking at it. Great shot, Hugo!

29 Apr 2014 6:02am

1/52 second
ISO 2500
53 mm (35mm equiv.)