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June 7, 2011

Photogenic City

One of my worst bad habits is taking for granted the place where I live. Sydney, London, Delhi, Hong Kong – all of these are amazingly photogenic cities, places that tourists are willing to travel a long way (and at great expense) to see and photograph. But, all too often I’ve been blase about creating […]

ICC In The Distance

One of my worst bad habits is taking for granted the place where I live. Sydney, London, Delhi, Hong Kong – all of these are amazingly photogenic cities, places that tourists are willing to travel a long way (and at great expense) to see and photograph. But, all too often I’ve been blase about creating my own images to capture the unique vibe of these places.

IFC 2 in Fisheye

With only a few weeks left in Hong Kong, I’m forcing myself to get out and take some shots. There are some places that I haven’t really photographed. However, there are many more that I have tried to shoot and not gone back to capture in a more creative, or original way.

IFC 2 TiltShift To The Sky

So, this afternoon I spent a few minutes walking around the rooftop terrace of the ifc Mall, trying out some ideas. I took my 10.5mm fisheye and 24mm tilt shift lens, a couple of filters and a bottle of water, because it is pretty warm today. Then I came home and developed them with a new overlay technique I’ve been playing with in Photoshop. Hopefully, this will be the start of a final set of images, capturing a little of the beauty of Hong Kong, the city I’ve called home for the last five years.

IFCFish

Responses
Vinko 12 years ago

Nice ones Fernando.

Where are you going? Why are you leaving Hong Kong?

    Fernando Gros 12 years ago

    Thank you Vinko. I will be moving to Singapore. Some of the reasons were covered in a blogpost a few weeks back (http:/2011/05/there-comes-a-time/). I’ll probably add a little to that closer to the move.

Javier I. Sampedro 11 years ago

Wish I can take my camera everyday with me, as no matter I have passed hundred times through the same spot, in HK you always can discover things, something catches your attention: people, buildings, object, traffic… A good way to keep these memories with the pictures, part of the life in the city and ourselves.

    Fernando Gros 11 years ago

    Javier – that’s why cameras like the Fuji x100 are so tempting. This is such an amazing city to photograph.

mochachocolatarita 11 years ago

Hong Kong is amazing to photograph. I love how it is so…alive.
Gorgeous images, Fernando.

Gastronomous Anonymous 11 years ago

WOW! truly gorgeous and amazing photos Fernando!

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