January 2006, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
A closed up shop in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay district has been subsumed by multiple adverts, telephone numbers and the contents of its neighbouring retailers-- knitting yarn and knock-off designer label women's accessories. Closed up shops are scattered all across the island and territories, perhaps a lingering scar of the Asian financial crisis which hurt many small businesses in the region.
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kourosh (2375) 2006-07-04 7:43
interesting composition. the blurred figure against a strange background looks nice. good work.
ALSOM (6616) 2006-07-04 8:17
I initially though it was a shadow from the thumbnail ... Lovely composition with this furtive woman passing by like a ghost ... the texture are well seen. Maybe 1/2s later would be nice to have her more in the iron 'curtain'.
adam_k (600) 2006-07-04 9:17
It draws attention... especially with this blurred silhouette in the middle...
AnimeshRay (9087) 2006-07-04 10:52
Superb frame, Mike! The black and white is extraordinary. Very journalist and expertly done with the blurred foreground woman in a pensive mood against the busy shop window. Ilford tonality is fabulous here in your hands.
Bogdan (205) 2006-07-04 12:55
like it, feel it, but i think it's a bit centered, and it shouldn't be.
eleparc (24063) 2006-07-04 19:00
i love this capture of the chinese ghosts...and what a BG! very well done mike!
vapours (8264) 2006-07-05 0:07
As with the others, I feel if the person was to the right then it would further tell a story of her walking past the shop, and showing a bit more sense of abandonment. Apart from that the background is good, and you've provided us with lots of atmosphere.
jinju (14265) 2006-07-05 4:24
nice moody shot. Im with Al, a bit more to the right would offcenter the person and also get her infront of that curtain which is a great background for the ghost.
Furachan (0) 2006-07-10 4:23
Incredible texture to that ghostly shadow, almost, you know "burned into the wall", Mike. Dark brooding, somewhat mysterious pic brought into sharp focus by your excellent note.