Here is the first picture I took at the observation deck located on the 100th floor(393 metres above sea level) of the International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong.
And unfortunately it was also the best photo I was able to shoot there.I had a bad luck with the foggy weather(actually during my whole stay),but also the windows were dirty and reflected the lighting.
In WS I attach other photo showing how disappointed other people were:)
And one other thing-if you ever be in Hong Kong and want to visit this place-the entrance is in underground parking.God,it was really a challange to find it:)
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Mondaychild (378) 2013-03-09 3:01
to me, it looks like a looking into a caleidoscope! I get somehow dizzy even from looking at this photo. What´s real? What´s reflection? Is there an other level below it? No, it isn´t because there are the same yellow dressed people, so it´s just another reflection. Did I say "yellow dressed people"? It´s just one person in yellow.
For some reason, I would not dare to walk there. Looks like you could slip and break through the floor.
Anyway, perfect symmetry, good colors, and the perfect illusion.
timecapturer (30342) 2013-03-09 3:07
an original and striking shot this. Amazing lines and translucent blues that just fascinate and make the splash of central colours so powerful and compelling. Superb symmetry and perspectives give impact and mesmerise beautifully. Imaginative work, well done!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
spigola (333) 2013-03-09 3:33
A most unbeliavable shot! If it were not for the people in the centre I could not have told what's real and what is a reflection! And the colours are just wonderfully mixed together!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
rbassin (11153) 2013-03-09 3:40
une superbe compo, avec de très bons effets de lumière et de miroitement.
Un effet perspective haut en couleurs.
leo61 (0) 2013-03-09 3:42
Great depth and reflections here,
and a nice mixture of colors.
Very well seen and managed!!!
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-03-09 4:00
Looking at the picture in the WS I can imagine the view must be awesome. Understood on a clear day and with clear windows. Really too bad you had foggy weather during your whole stay in Hong Kong. Perhaps the time of the year ?
So perhaps the main purpose to visit that tallest building has become the reflections. These are absolutely wonderful and they're everywhere on the picture. A good name for the building could be the International Reflections Centre :)
Best regards, Paul
SnapRJW (18784) 2013-03-09 6:49
Hello Krzysztof - Hmmm, I see what you mean about how disappointing the view was but you came away with an original shot and one that shows the slick, modern commercial side of the city. I love the composition and the way all the reflective surfaces bounce back the central image with the 3 figures. The colours are fabulous. I would be really pleased if this was in my gallery! Have a great weekend Rosemary
ikeharel (37378) 2013-03-09 6:53
First let me congratulate you for this picture in stunning blue and reflectons, marvelous photojob.
As for the WS, I think it doe's conveys the dissappointment people had when looking out - but HK has this type of weather 5 out of 7 days - all the time: when we were there in 3/2008 happend just the same, although lucky last day and a half.
Fog is also some nature's phenomenon, there are places when it comes only in 4 days annually, on avarage: Israel.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
annjackman (13227) 2013-03-09 6:59
I am really enjoying your Hong Kong series. This one is another winner. The reflections are mesmerizing and I love the rather gaudy pink, yellow and blue hues. Clever use of symmetry and reflections.
Kind Regards, Ann
pajaran (36270) 2013-03-09 8:22
Lep pogled na hodnik i trenutak sa refleksom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of the hall and the reflex moment ...
A good time recording, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good article, nicely shown the moment.
Have a nice day to rest, all the best for the weekend.
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-03-09 8:24
Spectacular result of the colored decorations and the blue glass walls. Well seen, enjoy the weekend.
eldancer1 (17088) 2013-03-09 9:20
Very interesting presentation, this reminds of the kaleidoscope that we used to play with as a child. Good composition and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
siudzi (23939) 2013-03-09 9:40
Wow! Cóż za fantastyczne wnętrze pokazane w perfekcyjnie dopracowanej symetrycznej kompozycji. Jestem pod wrażeniem, jak świetnie poradziłeś sobie ze światłem oraz saturacją, która jest najmocniejszym punktem Twojej pracy. Brawo! Znakomita fotografia.
Hansaphotos (5435) 2013-03-09 9:40
Superb shot! A good plaster on the wound when the view from the tower was not optimal. Excellent effect of the multiple reflections here. Fantastic blue colour tones. A very cool shot, excellently composed and presented. Have a nice weekend.
Best regards, Erling
Romano46 (4956) 2013-03-09 9:54
la tua è una di quelle foto che lascia il segno e non passa certamente inosservata.
Hai sfruttato il colore e la serie infinita di riflessi per trarne una composizione dal grande impatto visivo che si trasforma in un quadro astratto nel quale la realtà si confonde con la fantasia in un effetto gradevole per la disposizione di forme e di colori.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
marina7 (5860) 2013-03-09 10:26
wow, that's a kaleidoscope in the most magical blue color that I love so much! Stunning picture, the light and reflections are amazing! Those small figures bring in sort of hi-tech advertisement feel to it. Love it, just perfect!
My best wishes
rychem (9240) 2013-03-09 10:28
Moje pierwsze wrażenie: kalejdoskop, jeżeli miałeś taką zabawkę, atrakcyjne kolory i powtarzające się odbicia, pięknie zrobione
Sonata11 (28375) 2013-03-09 11:22
Co za wspaniala kompozycja Wow!!!!!. Niesamowicie piekne i bardzo ciekawe zdjecie. Strzal w dziesiatke. Gratulacje. Bardzo podoba mi sie niebieski kolor, to jest jeden z najbardziej ulubionych. Efekt tego odbicia na sianach tej nowoczesnej architektury jest zdumiewajaco piekny. Moje janserdeczniejsze gratulacje ze wspaniale pracy. BRAWO!!!!!! :)
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego WE,
JFS (32179) 2013-03-09 11:35
Wow! Reflections everywhere and chinese! What means a tutti colori:) You know that i like it a lot.
Good WE my friend!
cornejo (18116) 2013-03-09 11:52
Hello Krzystof, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with reflections, it seems the vision of a kaleidoscope. Very well captured in this image, with good clarity, color and light. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ktanska (21527) 2013-03-09 12:20
Quite a special reflection effect, with blue walls giving adding sort of scifi ambience. Those flower features look quite surprising too. A pity you didn't have luck with weather. It was much better next week.
lousat (57704) 2013-03-09 14:55
Really beautiful my friend! Soft details and light in a colorful composition and geometric perspective,great work,great idea and excellent work in PP,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (26295) 2013-03-09 19:34
A modern interior designed full of reflections, shadows and stunning colors from corner to corner. Well cropped from ideal viewpoint and well exposed in natural lighting. The high color contrast makes for me, Well done.
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-10 6:30
Amazing capture from the 100th floor. Nicely rendered tone and beautiful perspective in the frame. Nice work with fine colors.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-03-10 8:12
this really is a spectacular view. From the thumnail, I genuinely had no idea what this was, but closer instpections shows a wealth of colour. I love the reflections, and the see through floor. Whoever thought to position that flower there is a genius!
Stunning colours, this is a classic. Thanks as always for sharing.
mayjayne (2792) 2013-03-10 8:59
Wow - what an outstanding composition ! I just love the way the subjects are reflected in all sides, with good use of symmetry. The colours are very bright and catchy. As usual, your imagination and creative eye excels !
Cricri (86501) 2013-03-10 10:18
Excellent le cadrage, les réflexions, les détails et les couleurs, superbe réalisation, une vue inexistante qui rend la monotonie présente
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-03-10 11:53
Ciao Krzysztof, fashinating composition with fantastic reflections and wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (8098) 2013-03-10 16:01
Fantastic shot on the 100th floor!Splendid colors,great reflections and nice perspective.I like a lot!
kasianowak (2263) 2013-03-11 2:24
Surrealism w najlepszym wydaniu! Musialam sie dluga chwile przygladac, zanim dotarlo do mnie co jest rzeczywistoscia a co odbiciem w tym zdjeciu. Naprawde dobry przyklad, jak zrobic swietne zdjecie mimo niesprzyjajacej pogody. Super kolory i bardzo udana kompozycja.
Dodaje do mojego "favourites theme" i pozdrawiam serdecznie :)
jhm (122474) 2013-03-11 4:55
Excellent effect of the multiple reflections here
Superb symmetry and perspectives give impact and mesmerise beautifully
What a lovely image with different colors and fantastic light management.
Excellent captured, nice composed, TFS.
Have a nice week,
delpeoples (45006) 2013-03-12 0:47
You certainly made the most of the bad weather with this wonderful internal shot. It just gets better photo after photo, you really have done an amazing job. The blue tones are beautiful, as is the graphism and perspective. It's difficult to understand what's real and what's reflection.
Thanks for sharing
papagolf21 (76603) 2013-03-12 5:41
Excellente prise de vue très colorée et fort originale.
La mise en image est très réussie.
Un grand merci du partage. La note est très bien rédigée et elle permet de mieux comprendre l'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
serp2000 (29242) 2013-03-12 6:36
Ni hao, Krzysztof,
Wow! I like your report from the sky. I was in the Berlin TV tower (365 m) only. Good choice of pov, fantastic graphic and colors. My congratulations!
resat1972 (5960) 2013-03-13 2:00
Harikadan daha güzel
mavi renk çok güzel ve etkileyici
adramad (27556) 2013-03-15 7:50
A very powerful and fascinating composition, with this intense shade of blue, perfect the many reflections and a stunning view, the decoration of the place with that kind of flower is lovely.
A good range of colors.
Optimum brightness and superb sharpness.
I wish you a good weekend.
sacavem (18576) 2013-03-15 7:52
This is even too high :)
What a spectacular hallway with blue walls and pink color flower.Very sharp image with vibrant colors and depth.
ACL1978 (5789) 2013-03-15 17:27
A shame about the view here, Krzysztof, but you used your photographer's instinct well here to find the great shot others likely missed. Amazing the sheer number of layers and reflections hidden here, in glass and polished floor that gives everything crystal clarity. The bright colors of the walls and window decorations allow the whole frame to glow beautifully. Outstanding shot!
adores (28236) 2013-03-16 18:53
Another good one! Very well seen! The blue walls are really eye catching and the reflections on all sides really make a good composition, specially with the flowers. Well done!
macjake (39235) 2013-03-21 10:43
this is how its suppose to be done - a great photo with a great story and also a great WS photo...can't get any better than this.
they all blend in together so flawlessly.
the WS photo clearly shows the dis-interest of the people, and the posted photo shows the complete opposite of the bad weather and dull colors.
s_lush (15592) 2013-03-31 12:02
You have found a very good point of view to show this well-designed interior in all its beauty. Lovely colors, nice light, interesting details, highly aesthetic reflections and perfect quality of the image!
jcpix (3325) 2013-05-07 21:03
The bright blue color is the first thing that grabbed my attention...hard to miss when it's my favorite color. :) Upon taking a closer look, this has much more to offer...a kaleidoscope effect with the pinwheel in the distance for a centerpiece makes for a very captivating image. The weather may not have been in your favor, but you certainly took full advantage of the interior with this shot! A really neat aspect of this is the floor, it looks like we're able to see down a level because of the reflection. A solid composition and sharp focus, very well conceived and executed. Thanks for sharing the view. Have a great day.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (8897)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-26
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-09 2:56
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