Stills V3

February 6, 2009

Hong Kong 10

Filed under: Colin — Rex @ 17:18



  1. Hmm, pink umbrella, photographer in trainers, and what ever that disk thing is on the right. Yep, this works.

    Comment by matt — February 7, 2009 @ 14:49

  2. Is the disc thing a door knob?

    Even in this little glimpse there are signs of the colony of HK due to the road signs, very UK. Also an interesting mix of Chinese and English writing.

    I think the pink umbrella is probably suffering from emotional stress due to being ignored as the obvious title for this image!

    An entertaining sample of HK.

    Comment by Rex — February 7, 2009 @ 21:54

  3. road signs, very UK.

    They certainly borrowed the stencil for the arrow and triangle didn’t they.

    Is the disc thing a door knob?

    Fairly certain that it is.

    the obvious title for this image

    A competition, maybe, for the most overlooked title opportunity :-)

    Comment by Colin — February 7, 2009 @ 22:13

  4. It’s strange the way the various elements work for me. It’s about 4 or 5 photos in one: the pink shirt 7 umbrella, the road markings, the photographer on a chair, the weird mix of Chinese & English.

    It’s kind of fun that way – a different subject each time I look.

    Comment by doonster — February 7, 2009 @ 22:46

  5. Apart from the pink flamingo it is so ordinary that one has to look at it to see what it is that one is supposed to be taking in.

    I am disappointed that the photographer is wearing trainers – surely a nice pair of Clarks sandals would suit the climate better, or was winter already fast approaching?

    It’s a door handle, beloved of some corporate building occupants – and, seemingly, dentists too!

    HK makes its presence felt by the Chinese lettering (and HK), the Japanese-like tiling outside the building and the pink umbrella, which would not be seen in a British dentist!

    Comment by John Ellis — February 8, 2009 @ 08:28

  6. Without that touch of pink on the reflected pedestrian, I wouldn’t have stayed so long. That diagonal going from the other passer-by to the umbrella helps enormously. To me the chair leg in the lower left seems unfortunate, but there doesn’t appear to be anyway to get ride of it.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — February 8, 2009 @ 16:22

  7. Anita – I nearly didn’t take the picture because of that chair leg.

    Comment by Colin — February 8, 2009 @ 18:34

  8. That pink shirt was hard to spot, maybe it is easier to spot in a print.

    and is that a double yellow line picture sneaking in ;o)

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — February 9, 2009 @ 10:14

  9. Given the storms that batter the island that umbrella looks so out of place. The picture here for me is the reflection and the curve in the road gives it a lot more depth. As others have said the parts do come together well but separately you do have four or five sub-crops that work well on their own.

    Comment by akikana — February 10, 2009 @ 04:39

  10. Robert – I decided not to emphasise that shirt any more in processing. I might review that decision when I see this on paper.

    The yellow line is single, but it has a bit of tar banding going through it making a passing imitation of a double :-)

    Comment by Colin — February 10, 2009 @ 09:33

  11. The umbrella invites me in and the rest of the interesting details make for a long, pleasant visit. Works for me.

    Comment by Christina — February 12, 2009 @ 15:52

  12. not much to add/ say. It shows me something I wouldn’t otherwise have seen or experience. Good enough for me.

    Comment by Gordon — February 12, 2009 @ 22:43

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