"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. " Billy Wilder
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19 April 2013

Silver Lining

In Paris, a bit lost, or directionally challenged, the narrow backstreets of Le Marais led us to a small gallery. The exhibition was showing large photographs depicting the myriad of windows typical of the huge residential blocks that are scattered throughout Hong Kong. Despite the building facades at first looking uniform, careful observation revealed how each occupant had put their own very personal stamp on their living environment. Voyeurism – maybe, or just a fascination with the individualism and personal expression of the human race?

I have repeated that image style whilst in Hong Kong, but sadly they lose all their impact on a computer screen.

On a clear (very) cold evening in Melbourne, my plan was to capture a city building just as the light was fading - that short period when the ambient light and the inside light is about equal. The mission was an abject failure!

As I was walking back to the train station, somewhat despondent, I turned around and caught this view. Every cloud…….
Image © PeteM2020

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