February 5, 2011

Lights and Lines Reflected

Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise. In the days preceding a holiday, the malls are extra busy.

In this shot of people on the escalators taken a few weeks ago, I can hardly make out what is real and what is reflected. Thought it might be perfect for James' Weekend Reflections. Enlarge it and tell me if you think I've gone over the top.

Hong Kong, 2011

34 comments:

Dina said...

Oi, I would get dizzy looking up at a moving reflection like that!
But sitting quietly at home looking at your photo, it's fun.

'Tsuki said...

I juste love the symetric in yout shot, with this diagonale... This is really indeed one of your best in my taste !

James said...

Wow, this really is perfect for Weekend Reflections! I would love to photograph this myself. I bet it would look good in black and white too.

anjoe playhouse said...

Me and hightness, ohh dear me *LOL*
But you had fun, several ways ;-)

Francisca said...

@James - I considered it in B&W and asked my sweetheart (technically more proficient, having been a pro at one time) and he voted for the color version. :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! that is very surreal...
very nice my friend!

Malyss said...

great catch, very graphic!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh I'm almost dizzy lots of details in this picture, cool special reflections!
Very well done!
Hugs
Léia

Dorian Susan said...

Over the top maybe, but in a way I totally love. What a cool capture.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it, Francisca!! What a terrific reflection for the day! I can only echo what everyone else has written! Really superb capture! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Kay L. Davies said...

Stunning photo, Francisca! Your photographs are often over the top - much farther up the scale than most of us!!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

JM said...

Now this is really cool! Well spotted and composed.

joo said...

Looks like a shoppers' paradise!
Superb photo Francisca.
Have a nice weekend:)
Joo
xxx

Serendipity said...

That's a great reflection shot!

Lesley said...

what a dizzy experience!

michael bird said...

So much to look at in this photo. Fantastic, Francisca.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love it! I tried to take pictures of the Underground" in London -- and it was a mishmash -- yours works perfectly, you have such a good eye.

retriever said...

Wov my god, impressive foto, lovely blog and shotscapture, Greeting from Belgium

Louisette said...

Best regard from Belgium, Louisette passion golden , cat blue.

J Bar said...

Great reflected lines. I took your advice and linked my post to Weekend Reflections. :)

Kim, USA said...

Like the reflection on the gray color wall. Happy weekend!
Weekend Reflection

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Kind of disorienting, isn't it. Think I would look down at my feet the entire time I was on this escalator.

lotusleaf said...

Terrific shot, and so symmetrical too!

Ebie said...

I can't even tell which one is real or reflected. its a very busy shopping mall.

Carola said...

This is on top.
I like how you play with reality and reflection.

H said...

WOW! I see what you mean about not being able to discern what is real and what is reflection. It needs a careful scrutiny, not a quick glance. Brilliant photo.

VP said...

A modern version of Escher's impossible staircases...

Jacob said...

Of course you've gone over the top and you couldn't have done it any better...one of the best reflection shots I've seen!

MacDougal Street Baby said...

This shot makes my head spin. Wonderful job!

Anne-Ma said...

Impressionnant tous ces reflets dans les escalators. Une belle photo.

EG Wow said...

This is great, Francisca! I like the feeling of motion in this shot.

cieldequimper said...

Simply fantastic shot!

jennyfreckles said...

It perfectly 'reflects' a busy city.

Evelyn said...

HK must be an interesting place to be around Chinese New Year... or maybe not, it will be too busy!