Rubber Duck Project in Hong Kong

The Rubber Duck is any of several giant floating sculptures designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. These were built in various sizes, including one created in 2007 which is the largest rubber duck in the world, measuring 16.5 x 20 x 32 metres and weighing over 600 kg.

Since 2007, the ducks have been on display in Amsterdam, Lommel (Belgium), Osaka, Sydney Harbour, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong until 9 June 2013[3]. Then it will go on display in the United States.[4]

The duck on display in Hong Kong has mysteriously deflated as of May 15, 2013. source : wikipedia.org

Although the exact reason for deflation is still unknown, the official line in Hong Kong is that it is supposed to be only a minor problem that would be repaired soon, and the Rubber Duck will be back on display soon. It will be on display outside the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui for the rest of May 2013 as soon as the repair works are finished.

I went to shoot it just a day before the duck deflated. I will not go into any debate as to the artistic value of the Rubber Duck, but it is certainly cute and fun. Enjoy the pics!

ll the photos were shot in RAW with Fujifilm X-Pro1 with Fujinon XF14mm F2.8 R and Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 R. The RAW files were processed with Capture One Pro with further processing in Photoshop CS5 before final output to the web.

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