“Florentijn Hofman: Rubber Duck: Hong Kong 2013” / Crazyisgood Art Installation / SML.20130508.6D.05448

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    I went to check out the giant inflatable duck art installation currently on view at Harbour City to see what the fuss is all about. And there it is, floating on water.

    This gigantic rubber duck which measures 14 x 15 x 16.5 meters was created as a statement for peace. In the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s own words, “the Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!” [1]

    As with all things crazy in Hong Kong, what was most spectacular is not really the duck, but how many it has appeared on the media as well as how many people were seen photographing the duck on the docks.

    On the evening news in Hong Kong, it was reported that some photographers were pushing each other just to get a space to photograph this floating duck. Oh humans.

    The best place to photograph this is on the roof of Ocean Terminal where the car park is. There are much less people there and you get to see the duck well. I am claustrophobic so this is obviously where I photographed it.

    # Notes
    1. Florentijn Hofman: Projects: Rubber Duck: Hong Kong 2013 www.florentijnhofman.nl/dev/project.php?id=192

    # SML Data
    + Date: 2013-05-08T16:07:39+0800
    + Dimensions: 5118 x 3412
    + Exposure: 1/40 sec at f/8.0
    + Focal Length: 32 mm
    + ISO: 200
    + Flash: DId not fire
    + Camera: Canon EOS 6D
    + Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM
    + GPS: 22°17'42" N 114°10'4" E
    + Location: 中國香港九龍尖沙咀海港城 Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    + Workflow: Lightroom 4
    + Serial: SML.20130508.6D.05448
    + Series: Photojournalism, Crazyisgood, SML Fine Art

    # Media Licensing
    Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

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    1. huiaaron 22 months ago | reply

      Good shot! The pic shows how huge it is....

    2. agent j loves nyc 22 months ago | reply

      Great advice! I would have also preferred the high angle shot. So, is it crowded no matter what time of day it is? What if you showed up at sunrise?

    3. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 22 months ago | reply

      I guess maybe sunrise. I don't know. You know I am mostly lazy :)

    4. Leigh-Anne Eagerton, painting 22 months ago | reply

      I have seen the duck. but didn't know the dimensions till now. Thank you!

    5. amarcord108 20 months ago | reply

      What the duck? That thing is huge! I liked your comment about people shoving and pushing to get a shot of a symbol of peace! LOL

    6. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 20 months ago | reply

      Yes it was pretty big. Your observation is interesting haha :)

    7. RumpledElf 18 months ago | reply

      Hi, I used this photo here: photographicdictionary.com/g/gigantic - thanks for sharing it!

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