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July 3, 2011

July Wallpaper

This month’s Wallapaper is one of my favourite recent images of Hong Kong. It was taken using a 24mm PCE Tilt-Shift lens (which is unfortunately in need of repair at the moment). I’ve really grown to love using a tilt-shift lens and although I’m still only coming to grips with the basics of this approach, […]

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This month’s Wallapaper is one of my favourite recent images of Hong Kong. It was taken using a 24mm PCE Tilt-Shift lens (which is unfortunately in need of repair at the moment). I’ve really grown to love using a tilt-shift lens and although I’m still only coming to grips with the basics of this approach, it is really opening up a lot of creative possibilities.

Quite a few friends have commented on this image, suggesting that there is a kind of sadness to it. Although I don’t like to “explain” my photos, there is certainly an element of longing that, for me, is part of the act of creating photographs.

That’s at work in this image as well. I shot this view of Tsim Sha Tsui back in early April. By this stage the decision to move to Singapore had been made and I was starting to live with the reality that Hong Kong would not be home for much longer. Maybe there’s a little of that coming through in this image – I don’t know.

If you like, you can download the file in 1920×1200 size from the link below.

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Responses
Henry Lee 11 years ago

To me, the sense of poignancy comes through in the photograph with the light, the line, and the deliberate dominance of the sky over the cityline. “It’s time to one up, once again, and leave into the big blue sky.”

Whatever the meaning, it’s still a beautiful photograph of Hong Kong harbour.

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