Introducing Intelligent Travel's newest feature: Global Eye. It's a chance for us to showcase the incredible talent of our readers, selected from our new online Flickr pool. We love how a picture can tell a story, and we'll include a bit of info from each shutterbug about where, when, and how the shot was taken. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and encourage you to contribute your own shots to the mix.
The Hong Kong Skyline from Hopewell Centre Glass Elevator, via the Happy Sleepy page
Photographer: Magda Wojtyra, Toronto, Ontario
Getting the shot: "The photo was taken on May 20, 2007 from a moving elevator of the Hopewell Centre in Hong Kong. This was my last day in Hong Kong. I had been traveling with my partner for six months in Southeast Asia, and the next day we were flying back to Canada. We went up and down the elevator several times, savoring the other-worldly quality of the city and [how] our own minds' perspective [had been] bent into new patterns by the travel."
The details: "The city was actually quite dark at that distance, so I pressed the camera against the elevator glass to minimize camera shake and took the longest exposure and largest aperture possible on the Canon G7 (4 seconds and an aperture of 2.8). To achieve this I manipulated the photo in PhotoShop so that the final image is close to the emotion of the elevator ride - it is honest as an image of the human experience, if not actually as a photograph."
We love this shot for the way it's saturated with color and how it captures the bustling movement of the city. Let us know what you think in the comments below!