Flat light

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I love light. Even flat light on a hazy day is beautiful.

The IFC2 curtain wall reflects the flat light of another hazy day in Hong Kong, resulting in an interesting, monochrommatic effect that seems to flatten the subtle articulation of the building facade.

As the gondola slowly moved into position, the cloud cover was shifting and it looked like I wasn’t going to get the shot that I wanted. I actually put my camera away, but just before the gondola drew level with the division in the exhaust manifolds, the clouds moved in again, to give a relatively flat light on the east face, while the sun hit the south face making a nice highlight.

This was even better than I imagined and I would have missed it if I hadn’t looked back just one more time.

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