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lost in the "triangle"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 October 2012 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

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Just before I got lost: "hk culture"

I've been through this before: "tunnel".

Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/75 second F/1.8 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...

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Not the Bermudes Triangle ;-))excellent perspective in this graphic tunnel ! I love the whole blur, the lights and bokeh ! beautiful atmosphere Hugo !

23 Oct 2012 9:02am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This has a wonderful "anonymous" quality introduced by the use of manual focus, or should I say non-focus. An object lesson for those who rely too heavily on the autofocus capabilities of modern digital cameras.

23 Oct 2012 9:03am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love the image, despite the omnipresence of the blur, we are not completely lost thanks to the solid structure and the lights rhythm.

23 Oct 2012 10:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the way you use the geometry of the zone, Hugo. The triangle and hazy lines are quite mesmerizing!

23 Oct 2012 10:40am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Cool shot, I'm one who probably tries to hard to keep a sharp focus but this I like:)

23 Oct 2012 11:48am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Making the most out of architecture. Indeed, departing from the usual in-focus, which here works very well. Yet relying on a strong classical composition.

23 Oct 2012 12:28pm

@Arr Day: Thank you Arr! Glad you feel it works! Just trying to capture what I see when I'm lost in day dreaming...

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame Hugo

23 Oct 2012 4:04pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Looks like tunnel vision to me - I'll have some of what you're drinking Hugo :-)

23 Oct 2012 4:35pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Masterful use of diffusion/defocus to create an image that is so very expressive & depicts a powerfully mysterious mood that is at once compelling & disturbing, yet very beautiful...brilliant work Dear Hugo:)

23 Oct 2012 4:40pm

k@ from Paris, France

The blur adds not only a deep feel of being lost but a vertigo, as if feeling dizzy, and yet there are lights (and lines) above to guide us but the main feeling here is the one you wanted us to experiment to make us closer to your reality, and it damn works ! I need to hold the brim of my table firmly now ;)

23 Oct 2012 4:41pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Mmm ...Your photo has an artistic flow but I got eyesore.

23 Oct 2012 7:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine graphics

23 Oct 2012 11:21pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

They are lost and beyond the lights that lead the way. Your title gives so much relevance to your composition that I find it essential.

24 Oct 2012 7:26am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I know this triangle for sure. I love your interpretation of it.

24 Oct 2012 6:50pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful compo...Love this shot ! well done !

25 Oct 2012 9:24am

Morris Taub from Montpellier, France

very cool blur...

25 Oct 2012 5:29pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Wonderful image I love it

26 Oct 2012 2:52pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I thought this a good candidate for BW. best…jf

27 Oct 2012 5:38am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A fine example of how an image doesn't have to be in focus to be effective. Excellent Hugo.

27 Oct 2012 7:37am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Not easy to get a good shot without focus ... and you did it !

27 Oct 2012 7:44am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I LOVE the use of focus here. Fabulous. Also your title.

27 Oct 2012 2:30pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Cool use of soft focus and image structure. I love the receding lines and shapes!

28 Oct 2012 3:18pm

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

The blur and impression of them being standstill makes them Lost indeed !! Very well captured and poetized !!

28 Oct 2012 3:41pm

1/75 second
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)