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"the cheung po tsai"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 June 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

The larger & sharper version:

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/114 second F/7.1 ISO 100 15 mm (35mm equiv.)

I do not regard myself as a photographer. I'm an ordinary man but extraordinarily obsessed with capturing all the memorable scenes that I encounter in my everyday life. It's like an excited traveller craving to record his memorable journey in a memorable way, but in my case, it's the journey of my life ... If I can record my encounters in such a way that they leave an image on the mind of myself and other viewers, it's a tremendous joy and some accomplishment...
In terms of photography, I'm trying to preserve the moments as my eyes see "something" and my heart feels it too. As such, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

bruno from les Ollières, France

Nice perspective.HK is a fantastic place.I often go there for business trip , but never without my camera.But after business hours , it's already night .

23 Jun 2008 5:47am

@bruno: Thank you Bruno! IMO, HK is an even more lovely place at night. Stay tuned.:-)

Vink from Magagnosc, France

Very good perspective. It's like a oriental painting !

23 Jun 2008 10:33am

@Vink: Thanks Vink! "Oriental painting"? Yes, I've got that feeling too once I "desaturated" the original colour version.:-)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

The junk fits so well amid the wonderful DOF. Love the sky. I can almost feel the roll of the waves.

23 Jun 2008 11:13am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks so much Michael!!! It's somehow pretty interesting to find an image exceptionally impressive when the subject is placed in the centre of the frame.:-) I love the sky too. Must say that I was lucky on this one cause the sky has always been dull and hazy here.

Cheryl from Texas, United States

excellent capture!

23 Jun 2008 11:57am

@Cheryl: Thanks alot for leaving your encouraging comments!:-)

Paolo from Italy

quoting from "Hugo Poon records his home city Hong Kong in photographs so beautiful that they inspired me to start taking my own photos. Deeply humanist in his vision, Hugo claims that he is not a photographer". So, if you're not a photographer, what else could you be?


23 Jun 2008 4:45pm

@Paolo: Thanks so much for the wonderfully warm words Paolo!!!

Why I don't regard myself as a "photographer"? May I elaborate a little. I haven't shot for commercial purposes and I guess I never will. I'm just shooting for pleasure or should I say, doing what I feel. That's all. But taking pictures has been such a passion that it's almost like an obsession to me!:-)

Best regards,

Zygene from morlaix, France

une superbe photo.

23 Jun 2008 9:22pm

@Zygene: Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comments!:-)

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

It's really great to see your photos here on Aminus3 Hugo!

Best wishes,


23 Jun 2008 10:49pm

@Ian Bramham: Thanks so much my friend!!!

Catch you later!:-)


drum from carcavelos, Portugal

great balance and tones

24 Jun 2008 10:17am

@drum: Thank you for viewing and leaving your kind comments!!!

Ferds from New Jersey, United States

Excellent execution!

13 May 2010 1:59pm

1/114 second
ISO 100
15 mm (35mm equiv.)