Selling The Drama

07 Jan 2008 1,276 views
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I've finally returned from a very long, unwarranted break from photoblogging. Went to Hong Kong and Thailand recently so will put up photos from there in the near future.

This is one of the few shots where I've had a serious problem deciding whether to put a monotone or full colour version up. Here's the full colour version for your viewing pleasure.

comments (33)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 00:31
Looks like something from Sin City. Nice work, and an idea I just may have to steal smile
Samarth: steal away...thanks...
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 00:53
what a whopper of an image Master! You are forgiven for your break. It reminds me of the film "Tron" not sure why! Great stuff. malinpressed.
Samarth: thank you very much mal...
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 02:30
So you come back with a bang, Sam! OF COURSE! Bring it all on!
Samarth: thank you ginnie...hopefully, i will be able to...
  • Obioma
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 02:35
Samarth: thanks...
  • P.J.
  • USA
  • 7 Jan 2008, 07:33
What a fantastic cityscape! That is amazing!
Samarth: thank you very much...
  • Shakara
  • Herts , UK
  • 7 Jan 2008, 07:46
This is a cracking shot ..
Samarth: thanks a lot...
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 08:15
Fantastic panorama - new camera or a bit of stitching. Will chech the colour one out but this will take some beating. I am guessing Hong Kong?
Samarth: stitching...hong kong is right...
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 7 Jan 2008, 08:42
I love this in B&W ... I would enjoy have this kind of photo in my living room over the sofa and spend long time looking at it !!! Well done !!!
Samarth: thanks a lot ann...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jan 2008, 09:55
Missed you a little. And you are arriving back with a bang - excellent cityscape and the choice of mono is a wow.

Oh world traveller - such a trip warrants the break.
Samarth: grin...thank you louis...
Superb night cityscape. Good choice with B&W
Samarth: thank you richard...
  • Paul
  • 7 Jan 2008, 12:10
Nice to see you back Sam. Cracking start to 2008!
Samarth: thanks a lot paul...ahppy you appreciate...
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2008, 12:32
Strangely beautiful cityscape of HongKong, Photosam.
Reminds me a little of the MilkyWay sparkling away up there on a crisp night.
Samarth: thank you very much ray...
I'm going with the B&W version - great work.
Samarth: thanks bernie...
  • kunle lowo
  • Nigeria
  • 7 Jan 2008, 13:24
The B&W version does it for me too. Great work. Keep 'em coming
Samarth: thanks a lot....
Cool shot! Looking forward to images from your hk trip.
Samarth: thanks ashish...
You could flog the rights to this and make a few bob ...
But on second thoughts let's savor it on shutterchance. richard
Samarth: not that greedy....yet
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jan 2008, 13:56

An absolute corker, and better for being mono, somehow.
Samarth: thank you ellie...
  • alek
  • greece
  • 7 Jan 2008, 17:48
i like the monotone, personally, welcome back Sam
Samarth: thanks a loy alek...
Beautiful shot. The details and clarity in this image are just perfect. Great work.
Samarth: thank you very much john...
Classy return to the heady world of blogging, Sam! Welcome home...
Samarth: thanks dave...its good to be back...
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 19:36
Terrific cityscape, Sam. Welcome back. smile
Samarth: thanks a lot otto...
I think they both are cracking shots!
Samarth: thanks nigel!
Amazing panorama! I think it is truly wonderful. Personally, I think it look perfect in mono, especially without any sort of frame. I would be very proud if this was mine. (:o)
Samarth: thanks rosalyn...
  • mickyboy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 20:19
Awsome shot, I am stunned.
Samarth: thanks!
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2008, 20:41
I'll read what the others said later but I have to say " wow " young master and forget the color version, well at least for me. Did you stitch this or is it all one shot ? Have you tried to print his yet ?

Samarth: stitched...and no, havent printed...but thank you for the compliments...
Nice to see U back smile
I definitly prefer the black and white version, this is almost the city lights desapearibg in the mystery of the night !
and btw, happy new year, for you and your loved ones !
Samarth: thanks a lot jean....happy new year to you too...
  • micki
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2008, 23:16
Oh my, this is beautiful!! Perfect!
Samarth: thanks micki...
Welcome back Sam. I can see why you where spoiled for choice, they are both great versions of a very familiar scene. Good and sharp.
Samarth: thanks alistair...
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Jan 2008, 06:41
Great shot
Samarth: thanks!
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 8 Jan 2008, 18:54
Terrific shot. It has a touch of that Blade Runner look.
Samarth: thanks a lot...
Just a stunner the way it glows. One of your best in my opinion!
Samarth: thank you phil...
impressive work Sam - Very beautiful panoramic !!
Samarth: thank yo for looking back zeb...
Samarth: thanks a lot...

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