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another stormy day...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 April 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Has been raining for weeks...

another view

2ifc, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X100S 1/40 second F/8.0 ISO 800 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...

Basile Pesso from Between, Spain

Excellent, how the tower disappears into the mist.

14 Apr 2013 6:25am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent, I love especially the typical low light of a rainy day.

14 Apr 2013 6:45am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great image. Are you loving the x100s as much as me? It's nearly perfect.

14 Apr 2013 6:59am

@morgan: Yes, loving it very much indeed!:-) Congrats Morgan!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess folks at the top can call those at the bottom and ask what the weather is like down there !

14 Apr 2013 7:37am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great frog & mood !

14 Apr 2013 10:08am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle prise!!! amitié

14 Apr 2013 6:09pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

It seems your view of their building is a lot better than from theirs to yours :-)

14 Apr 2013 6:51pm

k@ from Paris, France

Lighting the giant HK cigarette - no smoking area ? Wonderful light, i'm totally amazed by the rendering, it subtlety on top, the rich grey tonal range with subtle again details of colors, like a post-apocalyptic land re-emerging from ashes : this is so strong & soft at the same time. Clap-clap !

14 Apr 2013 8:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My favorite building with its head in the clouds. It seems to make its own weather. ;-) Thank you, Hugo.

14 Apr 2013 8:56pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That is amazing ! And wow, what a difference it must be at he top of that building right in the mist of it all. You capture so much in one frame, stunning I say!

14 Apr 2013 9:13pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! Amazing how the building just disappears into the clouds. I hope the rain clears up soon. It can just be so dreary.

15 Apr 2013 12:57am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I agree with Basile Pesso.

15 Apr 2013 9:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible framing and presentation - makes me wonder what is above the mist - blue sky from the top of the tower!

15 Apr 2013 11:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Damn the mood is palpable, head in the clouds without appearing superior, a real depressing view - even for the tall guys!

15 Apr 2013 12:32pm

jean pierre from paris, France

la tête dans les nuages et les pieds sur terre!! belle image!!amitié

15 Apr 2013 2:28pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Whooo...the top seems to just disintegrate into the sky! Simply awesome, dear Hugo!!!

15 Apr 2013 3:56pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The sheer sense of scale is amazing. Fabulous atmosphere captured with the mist hiding the top of the skyscraper.

15 Apr 2013 5:44pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Is this "water cloud" or........"chemical cloud" ? Very impressive view.

15 Apr 2013 6:09pm

@Veronique: Its rainstorm!:-) Thanks!

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great image, and I fully understand the rain:)

17 Apr 2013 12:07pm

Florence from Paris, France

What an incredible, almost surreal, contruction. They're getting higher and higher. World is so tiny against it. Hong Kong seems to be a wonderful playground for photographs. And I can easily imagine what fantastic material it will be for me... ;-)

18 Apr 2013 6:17pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Not sure if this is cropped or stitched together, but either way, it is effective.

20 Apr 2013 3:02am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

It reminds me a picture I have done of the Empire State Building :

20 Apr 2013 4:26pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

It looks like we might be able to live in heaven if we keep building upwards. I love it Hugo.

22 Apr 2013 4:45pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

really outstanding and the kind of photo that really makes me want to come over to Hong Kong to see this for mysef. Wonderful photography Hugo!

25 Apr 2013 6:55am

@Ian Bramham: Oh Ian, can't wait to show you around all the places...

1/40 second
ISO 800
23 mm