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heaven or just castle in the air...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 April 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

"city in the sky"

ICC & West Kowloon, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/900 second F/7.1 ISO 200 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A monument that it won't be easy to make fly in the air. Anyway it seems you succeeded the challenge. Bravo !

23 Apr 2013 6:29am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Plus haut que les nuages ce donjon moderne!!! Splendide ambiance. Bonne journée.

23 Apr 2013 7:04am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Florence will love this!
Incredible how we have managed to build things which reach above the clouds.
It begs the question of how high were you?

23 Apr 2013 7:06am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Better not be heaven. Great imagery though.

23 Apr 2013 7:10am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

... Just castle of ambition in the air... Definitively ! :)

23 Apr 2013 7:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A sensational image of our times . . I do prefer your 'landscape' version you link to, though . . more 'floating' somehow !

23 Apr 2013 7:50am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super capture it does like like the Tower of Babel almost reached it's goal:)

23 Apr 2013 10:16am

k@ from Paris, France

Like a Magritte painting with this soft blue mood, a dream you present here in the mood... for dreams ! The large room left for the sky is so significant too. Courage for your week & coming back to this image is the good medication when needed ;)

23 Apr 2013 10:46am

@k@: Have to be frank, I'm really happy with how I "saw" this and captured it.:-) Glad you like it too!

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful Hugo!

23 Apr 2013 11:05am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Perhaps one and the same, Hugo! A beautiful and eerie capture.

23 Apr 2013 12:00pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Sacré pollution !!

23 Apr 2013 12:31pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

With a bit of green and pink it could be heaven ! I hope you have strong lungs :-)))

23 Apr 2013 2:51pm

@Veronique: Oh no, this was really mist not smog.:-)

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

An other time other planet ; well done !

23 Apr 2013 3:07pm

Mke Miller from Gateshead, United Kingdom

Hi Im enjoying looking at your photos of Hong Kong. I was last there in 1971, and a lot has changed since then. I have been using street view, and its nice to see that even with the new build, the character of the island still remains. I look forward to seeing many more pics of a place I enjoyed visiting in the past. MikeM

23 Apr 2013 3:56pm

@Mke Miller: Thanks for the warm words Mike! Such wonderful encouragement they are!

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe prise!! la tete au dessus des nuages!! amitié

23 Apr 2013 4:23pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Dreamy Magritte-like catch.

23 Apr 2013 4:54pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! They look like they are just floating! Beautiful!

23 Apr 2013 6:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such a beautiful image! This does seem to be a city floating in the clouds.

23 Apr 2013 6:47pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A modern castle! Amazing!!!!

23 Apr 2013 7:15pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

I think I'd go with a castle in the air, it lets me imagine, I love your pov, it's kind of like you are sitting in the middle of some super human cloud view, it's awesome and intriguing.

24 Apr 2013 1:23am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Heaven I hope :-)

24 Apr 2013 10:00am

shooter from United Kingdom

Wonderful composition

24 Apr 2013 1:46pm

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Wow, splendide, belle atmosphère et cadrage pour ce cliché, j'adore !

24 Apr 2013 4:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very mystical, Hugo

25 Apr 2013 3:54am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Woe Hugo!....what an amzing photo!

25 Apr 2013 6:54am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

25 Apr 2013 7:34am

Julio from Chile

amazing picture, thanks for share it

25 Apr 2013 1:36pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Amazing shot.. I guess the answer will depend on the mood someone is in :)

26 Apr 2013 8:28am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like a lot, well done !

27 Apr 2013 9:02am

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Your creative eye and depiction is making this indeed a heaven.. This reminded me of mythical godly castles floating in the air that I saw in TV serials as child. Very creative shot Hugo... :)

28 Apr 2013 1:44am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

plain wonderful... :)

2 May 2013 4:55pm

Olivier P from toulouse, France

So so so beautiful !!! Love this shot !!!! Beautiful catch dear friend !

3 May 2013 9:47am

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1/900 second
ISO 200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)