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under the red flag...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 May 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

“天下興亡,匹夫有責;國家興亡,肉食者謀之。” (顧炎武, 1613-1682)

"The rise and fall of the mankind, the duty of every man;
The fate of the nation (regime), the business of the 'meat eaters'."
(Ku Yen-wu, 1613-1682)

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/300 second F/8.0 ISO 200 21 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...

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est joliment composé

1 May 2013 5:59am

k@ from Paris, France

Launching feel. Powerful in the ascension my eyes are invited to. Superb very soft blue against which the vivid red & yellow of the floating flag works so well. A great energy here as summertime is coming in a few days (in traditional chinese medicine, correct ? ;) 3 months for vitality, go !

1 May 2013 6:47am

@k@: Soft blue and powerful red... they don't seem to come together in harmony!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide cadrage, superbe ce drapeau rouge dans ce ciel bleu. Great job. ***** Bonne journée.

1 May 2013 7:49am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Powerful statement Hugo - political?
Like a warning shot fired amongst the idealogical stand-offs that represent the unusual and enigmatic Chinese economy, a strange acceptance of capital growing alongside the state.
Tremendous composition to accentuate the stature of the two systems standing against/with each other.

1 May 2013 8:14am

@Curly: Thank you for reading into it!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It's a splendid composition.

1 May 2013 8:35am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Superb composition and framing Hugo - great colors, great tones. Blues and reds. Freedom and liberation. How HK so close to China can still enjoy that incredible freedom that millions dream of in the adjoining mainland!

1 May 2013 8:40am

@Nitin: Let's keep that dream alive.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent powerful angle Hugo ! superb composition and colors ! Have a nice day !

1 May 2013 9:10am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The framing is brilliant as well as the combination of the colors. And it conveys a strong symbolism. Magnificent image Hugo.

1 May 2013 11:00am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Tell me is Curly on track with his statement or did you invision something else:)

1 May 2013 11:09am

Z from Shanghai, China

deep thoughts , Hugo !.. 國家並非天下

1 May 2013 1:24pm

@Z: Exactly! "有亡國,有亡天下。亡國與亡天下奚辨?曰:易姓改號,謂之亡國;仁義充塞,而至於率獸食人。人將相食,謂之亡天下。" "是故知保天下,然後知保其國。保國者,其君其臣,肉食者謀之;保天下者,匹夫之賤,與有責焉耳矣!"(顧炎武《日知錄》)

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love the power in that red flag against the sky, the extremely tall building, it's all great ! usual :-)

1 May 2013 1:33pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Glorious !
All is great here, the point of view, the light, colours, sharpness (incredible !) and your love for your city !

1 May 2013 1:40pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Would make a great corporate image, Hugo. Excellent composition.

1 May 2013 1:46pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderfully bright and clear, with excellent tilt and flag's movement.
I took a trip through your pictures the other day, and I saw that night was predominant.
So I'm also happy to see daylight :-)

1 May 2013 2:16pm

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Composiiton originale.
Couleurs et lumière impeccables.

1 May 2013 5:56pm

Damien from Plérin, France

So dynamic! So communist? -)

1 May 2013 8:46pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Magnifique , excellent cadrage

1 May 2013 8:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great graphics and pov. wonderful colors and light

1 May 2013 9:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful POV! The flag looks almost as tall as the building. Emblematic of the old and the new.

1 May 2013 11:58pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing and angle of view!

2 May 2013 2:25am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh ça penche

2 May 2013 6:56am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent framing, love the red here

2 May 2013 9:47am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

very clever composition, metaphoric picture!

2 May 2013 4:35pm

Kate from United Kingdom

Stunning framing and the red is so powerful!

2 May 2013 6:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very powerful image and statement, Hugo.

2 May 2013 6:57pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great framing and contrast of the red flag on the blue sky.

2 May 2013 9:54pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

3 May 2013 6:30am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

fascinating composition Hugo with the red of the flag dominating that huge building.

3 May 2013 7:34am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

So graphic !!!! Well done !

3 May 2013 9:49am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great framing !

3 May 2013 4:24pm

Florence from Paris, France

I love the graphic feel here, a very dynamic shot Hugo !

3 May 2013 7:47pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

So graphic, I love it ! It reminds me the spirit of a picture I have done in New York :

4 May 2013 11:18am

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli cadrage et jolies couleurs.

6 May 2013 8:44pm

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1/300 second
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)