Stills V3

April 25, 2012

Hong Kong in the mist

Filed under: Doonster — doonster @ 12:58

Hong Kong, April 2012


  1. Oh what a strong effect the right hand boat has on the image. This will have a lot to do with the strong contrast with the rest of the image and the relative clarity, but I love the way it fits in and anchors the extrapolated curve decaying through the tops of the buildings. Nice one!

    Comment by cgcooke — April 26, 2012 @ 00:14

  2. If talking about boats, then the left-hand one could nicely by situated beneath the tallest skyscraper to make it an exclamation mark! But I agree with Chris’s remarks entirely. This sea mist allows a very fine study to be made of the city. At a guess, that very tall building was built after the Chinese took over.

    Comment by zavaell — April 26, 2012 @ 06:43

  3. The boats help emphasise the mist around the buildings. I like the fact that the sky has a tonal range and has texture, it also helps the building skyline (I love the decay). Is the image monochromatic, I think it isn’t?

    Comment by Rex — April 28, 2012 @ 21:18

    • No, the image isn’t monochromatic. The original exposure is very close and I worked up from desaturating some of the colour channels. This small size doesn’t really bring out the few touches of colour (apart from sea blue) that actual exist.

      Comment by doonster — April 28, 2012 @ 22:46

  4. What a lovely image. The boats, right in particular, really set off the misty mood of the city. The water gives you space in the frame to ‘stand back’. I also like the variation in the sky – often hard to find.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 1, 2012 @ 21:40

    • Note – losing the left boat would weaken the image significantly

      Comment by sojournerphoto — May 1, 2012 @ 21:41

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