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when lights were on...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 27 June 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Victoria Harbour & the CBD, Hong Kong... viewing from Tsim Sha Tsui

If you're interested, more pics of the Harbour can be found here.:-)

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/1 second F/3.3 ISO 100 7 mm

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...

Shun from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

As I mentioned on Stephen Phillips photoblog before: What is today that some people from my blogwatch chose exactly the same day to present one of their most impressive work. Now it is already three of you that made me speechless... If you want to know the other two: 1 & 2.

27 Jun 2008 6:24am

@Shun: Thanks so much Shun for the wonderful comments!!! Wow, Ian's and Stephen's have made my jaw drop... compared with their pics, mine is just like a snapshot!:-)

Best regards,

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Stunning, absolutely stunning!

27 Jun 2008 7:38am

@Ted: Ted, it's nice to see you stopping by. Thanks alot for the kind comments!:-)

See you later!

Vink from Magagnosc, France

Ouah ! Amazing urban photo ! It's simply beautiful !

27 Jun 2008 8:27am

@Vink: Thank you Vink! Glad you thought it's beautiful. This was an exceptionally beautiful evening - the sky here is normally hazy and skyline covered with thick smog. When I saw such a clear sky, I couldn't help taking a few shots with my little photo machine braced on a handrail. I took one in b&w and a couple more in colour; I'm gonna post the colour one tomorrow. Hope you'll enjoy.:-)


alex centrella from California, United States

great night landscape image

27 Jun 2008 3:41pm

@alex centrella: Thanks alot Alex for the kind comments!!

Happy shooting!:-)

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Hugo - This is a beautiful and perfectly exposed black and white image. The clouds add a wonderful element - along with the reflections in the sea. Very nice.

27 Jun 2008 4:36pm

@Stephen Phillips: Oh Stephen, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments... and how encouraging they are!!:-)


dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

simply beautiful -- gorgeous -- superb!

27 Jun 2008 9:49pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks alot dj!!!


drum from carcavelos, Portugal

the way you've create this amazing light effect its really brilliant
master light control

27 Jun 2008 9:49pm

@drum: Thank you Drum!!! We had a rare clear sky this evening; I was so glad to be there.:-)

See you later!

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Really wonderful photo Hugo!....I can tell that you are really enjoying the new camera as you are really making it sing!

27 Jun 2008 11:34pm

@Ian Bramham: Thanks so much Ian!!! The little camera is not perfect but really great fun to use... I'm particularly impressed by its improved dynamic range and the wider zoom! BTW, I've got a new lens for my dslr too - the nikon 16-85. So good so far... O.K. enough equipment talks.:-)

Take care,

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Beautiful ... a stunning nighttime image with an incredible sky and gorgeous skyline ...

28 Jun 2008 1:13am

@Ron: Oh Ron, makes my day to read such incredibly encouraging words as yours!!! Thanks.

Best regards,

Sylvain from Trois Rivieres, Canada

This black and white version really gives something timeless.
Perhaps, I prefer this version ... really a tricky choise ...

29 Jun 2008 2:00am

@Sylvain: Thanks alot Sylvain for taking the time to leave your thoughts... and how wonderful they're!!!:-)

Best regards,

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Love the treatment, lovely !!!

16 Mar 2012 7:05am

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/1 second
ISO 100
7 mm