What national flag do you first think of when you see the picture? Not Singapore (which was where this was taken). Instead, I thought of China.
Then, I realized how much this photo was subconsciously inspired by the pictures of Lucien Hervé (1910-2007). I discovered his pictures while using Pinterest (feel free to follow my pins!). Pinterest is such a great learning platform for photographers.
Some pictures by Lucien Hervé:
And more at his website.