This photo was taken on a hazy morning at Tsim Sha Tsui pier in Kowloon.You can see here for me two iconic for Hong Kong´s landscape objects-the Star Ferry in the foreground and 2IFC(The International Finance Centre)in the background.It´s for me also a great juxtaposition how well harmonizes in the city the modernity with tradition and history.
I hope you like it.
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Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-11 2:42
I was attracted to your shot as a thumbnail and was not disappointed full size.
I like the contrasts: the old and the new, the clear and the hazy, the tall and the small.
The shot has fine composition.
The clarity and the haze convey a mood.
My warm regards,
JFS (32153) 2013-02-11 3:20
This is too much my friend! Delicious contrast between the boat and the skyline, two different atmospheres and realities. I like as well the vertical frame, so suitable for the ocasion. An excellent work.
npecanhuk (53909) 2013-02-11 4:20
Interesting and attractive picture specially for the vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (30334) 2013-02-11 5:01
a superbly contrasting and impressive shot this. That is some building and the way you have composed and presented this shot makes the effect spellbinding. A flawless execution and quite stunning presentation. Love it!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-02-11 6:08
Ola Krzysztof ,
Gigante o edifício de fundo em contraste com este pequeno barco , Hong Kong e uma fantástica cidade , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Noel_Byrne (7374) 2013-02-11 6:52
Brilliant idea to choose a vertical frame which emphasizes the immense height of this building so perfectly well. As a fan of big buildings, I say wow, they dont get much bigger than this!
Excellent how you have managed the light too, with the ferry in bright light and perfect clarity, while the city is shrouded in mist (or is that smog?) This city looks like an absolutely amazing place, thanks for sharing your vision of it here.
All the best
tedesse (22122) 2013-02-11 6:53
Fantastyczny pionowy kadr. Wspanialy widok na przystan promowa Star Ferry i w glebi budynki nowoczesnej architektury Hong Kongu. Ladne kolory i piekna glebia.
pajaran (36246) 2013-02-11 7:39
Lep pogled ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view in the morning ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
ACL1978 (5783) 2013-02-11 7:59
The mist is just wonderful here, Krzysztof - like a matte painting in the background. Great composition, and very inviting. The opposite shore here is like a mystery waiting to be explored - very anticipatory. Thanks!
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-11 8:57
to zdjecie naprawde jest swietnie zrobione a zamglone tlo ma w sobie wiele uroku. Subtelne kolory i bardzo ladna elegancks kompozycja.
Janusz1974 (2275) 2013-02-11 9:25
Bardzo ladne zdjecie z lodzia w pierwszym planie oraz zamnglonymi wiezowcowcami w drugim.
Doskonale dobrany pionowy kadr.
yquem46 (32271) 2013-02-11 9:30
I like the contrast between the green and white boat, clear in the FG, with the buildings at BNG in the haze
An excellent visual impact
Best, have a nice evening
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-02-11 12:49
zobaczyc takie miasto to byloby wspaniale. Ale pomazyc mozna. Piekna pionowa kompozycja z niesamowitymi wysokimi wiezowcami, ktore sa niesamowocie wysokie. Nie mam porownania ale wydaje mi sie ze te wiezowce sa chyba wyzsze niz w NY. Czy tak odczuwales? Takie robia na mnie wrazenie. Kompozycja piekna. Na pierwszym planie statek na drugim planie drapavze chmur w gestej mgle, ktora wprowadza w ciekawy tajemniczy nastroj. Bardzo ladna i ciekawa praca. Super wykonanie. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Czekam na nastepne zdjecie.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego poniedzialku,
abmdsudi (26281) 2013-02-11 21:06
The stark contrast of misty diffuse high rise buildings across the bay and the spot brightly lit clear ferry boat the foreground make for a captivating image. Love the feel of the scene as we can see the two different elements meet together. Extremely beautiful composition, the atmosphere and great dof. Very well done, Congrats
macjake (39235) 2013-02-11 21:59
I'm really surprised by this photo.
surprised how well the final product is.
Having the strong contrast in clearness and bg hazyness makes for an attractive scene, and easily creates a fg/bg seperation.
even a smoggy photo looks good!
ikeharel (37356) 2013-02-12 1:37
You had a very good intention, Krzysztof, but intense mist prevailed HK sky on that day.
This is the normal situation there - and you have to be extremely lucky with a nicert weather. So the choise to take the photo was right, anyway.
Impressive scraper dominating HK skyline, view from Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, well premeditated.
kasianowak (2255) 2013-02-12 2:21
Bardzo podoba mi sie ta mgielka w powietrzu, oddziela dwa swiaty - ten z ktorego robisz zdjecie oraz swiat supernowoczesnych wiezowcow w oddali. Swietna kompozycja z wyraznym pierwszym planem i dalekim tlem, co sprawia, ze zdjecie wydaje sie trojwymiarowe.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-12 4:12
The composition of the photo is very clever. I love this sharp foreground, bright and colorful, to the gigantic city and obscured by the fog. A superb and spectaculare photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day
everlasting (13803) 2013-02-12 5:17
Very well composed and executed. I love the tall buildings in the grey mist contrasting the bright colorful Star Ferry
mesutilgim (67982) 2013-02-12 9:35
Another nice capture from Hong Kong.
The overall impression is that of a monochrome capture but the nice green boat in the bottom part creates an amazing effect.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (86463) 2013-02-12 10:11
Une vue des hauts buildings dans la brume qui donne un aspect très différents dans la lumière, superbe réalisation avec le bateau dans une douce lumière, contraste et belle présentation
Romano46 (4930) 2013-02-12 14:42
la mia ultima critica del giorno la dedico a questa tue bella composizione originalissima nel taglio verticale che la sua forza nel colore che al grigiore della citta contrappone i colori del battello in una contrapposizione fantastica, frutto anche della tua postproduzione di gran classe.
Non posso che complimentarmi con te per questo scatto e per la tua gallery ricca di foto di grande interesse.
claudeD (24173) 2013-02-12 23:01
yes I like your picture here very much. Excellent composition for this two icons of Hong Kong. Very good idea to introduce the boat into your shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
raszid62 (18204) 2013-02-13 0:43
Wspaniale rozplanowane zdjêcie. Na pierwszym planie ciekawy statek wycieczkowy a w tle za lekka mgie³k± niesamowite wprost wie¿e futurystycznego miasta Hong Kong. Genialna fotografia w doskonalej jako¶ci.
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-13 1:27
Another iconic image of that wonderful place. I wanted to go there this summer but I don't like the weather during that time of the year so I left it for some other time.
Great scene, have a fine day.
lousat (57674) 2013-02-13 2:00
A magnificent perspective whit the old boat like a symbol of the past and the modern big buildings in background,a great composition and a beautiful catch-eye,great quality despite the smog..ehehe....i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (122458) 2013-02-13 3:55
These picture gives real a wonderful atmosphere through the big skyscrapers in the fog.
Also the boat is an extra touch on this nice image.
What a lovely moment for take these nice picture.
Excellent composition, perfect captured, nice presentation. TFS.
Have a nice day,
eldancer1 (17064) 2013-02-13 7:51
Awesome capture of this world famous port city! The vertical format worked well with composition. I heard about the smog problem in China, that's very sad situation. Good lighting in spite of the haze and good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Hansaphotos (5433) 2013-02-13 11:30
Another fine shot from Hong Kong. The haze creates a nice mood in this lovely scene. I like the difference in lighting between the fg and the bg here. The clear view of the ferry stands in a nice contrast to the bg with its dimmed light and colours, thanks to the haze. Totally agree with you about the juxtaposition, that a great feature here too. A wonderful presentation in this vertical format. Excellent:) TFS. Have a great evening.
Best regards, Erling
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-02-13 12:11
Ciao Krzysztof, fashinating misty composition with lovely great boat in FG and fantastic skyscrapers, beautiful atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
vasilpro (40192) 2013-02-13 13:19
Wonderful vertical composition with a beautiful foggy atmosphere, lovely light and colours, excellent POV, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
bayno (16209) 2013-02-13 20:44
impressive shot and architecture...here the vertical framing working well, i like the misty atmosphere and the boat in FG is a note of colors in the compo...well seen and take...
have fun my friend...i try my best too ;)
delpeoples (44960) 2013-02-13 23:45
HI dear Krzystof
You make a good point about the juxtaposition with modern and antique. The tight frame works well and the colours of grey and green work so well together. Man that's a serious amount of smog and haze there. Amazing how something so bad for the environment can look so good.
Nice work, have a great day
adramad (27556) 2013-02-14 11:44
A wonderful composition, superb contrast in the great skyscrapers shrouded in mist and the sharpness of this old boat that we see in the foreground.
An excellent juxtaposition between modern and ancient.
Very well managed light and optimum clarity.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
chrisvek (5483) 2013-02-14 15:47
Very nice capture with awesome composition.So amazing and unique atmosphere.Very good job.Well done!
Have a nice day
mvdisco (16456) 2013-02-14 21:54
A beautiful point of view and impressive shot,
great building of the international finance centre,
I like the misty atmosphere on BG. and the star ferry in FG. too,
Excellent composition in vertical format ..
fabbs99 (5471) 2013-02-14 23:10
Hi Krzysztof, ,
Superb shot of the boat .Great sharpness and contrast.Nice warm colors.Very well shot.TFS.
s_lush (15590) 2013-02-16 22:41
The composition of this photo, with the foggy background and the clear foreground, makes the scene looking very aesthetic and three-dimensional. Excellent presentation of Hong Kong's modern architecture and transportation facilities!
danos (74020) 2013-02-17 0:17
nice this misty atmosphere as enhance the colours and the shape of the foreground boat.I like the beauty of the place using the vertical format.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
serp2000 (29206) 2013-02-18 6:37
Ni hao, Krzysztof,
I take off my hat again. A composition is superb! A short but informative note and excellent illustration, it reminds me Shanghai cityscape but Hong Kong has got not so big area for life and buildings. Impressive background!
Have a great new week!
mirosu (5533) 2013-02-20 1:46
You have made a good attempt here, choosing to go in tight on the ship. The composition works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to the ship but also to the tol buildings behind. The ship itself is very well-exposed. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony.The hazy atmosphere add nice hue to the scene. Ecellent!!!
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-26 9:06
I really hope that the haze disappeared later in the day. I see so often pictures of Hong Kong with a lot of fog.
This picture reminds me of waking up early in the morning while it's still dark and then a spectacular urban landscape unfolds very slowly in front of your eyes.
That International Finance Centre certainly is very tall. Is it possible to visit one of the upper floors?
Best regards, Paul
batalay (32860) 2013-03-06 10:23
What a difference from the skyline I saw in Hong Kong in 1983. Your composition with the foggy morning as the setting is quite spectacular. Your succinct, albeit informative, is note appreciated.
dudipeter (213) 2013-03-16 13:24
Kolejne fantastyczne zdjęcie z Honk Kongu.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (8879)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-24
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-11 2:36