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when lights were on...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 28 June 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Victoria Harbour & the CBD, Hong Kong... a view 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...

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

This is no less great than just spoilt me by showing the mono first...which I favour by the smallest margin.

28 Jun 2008 6:37am

@Ted: Thank you Ted!! Personally, I find it a dilemma to choose between the two - I like the subtle beauty of the b&w but the city splendor and cloud formation of the colour version are quite appealing... Decided to keep them and show them both - a happy dilemma.:-)

Have a great Sunday!

Vink from Magagnosc, France

In colors, it's beautiful too ! The perspective is amazing !

28 Jun 2008 6:48am

@Vink: Thank you Vink!! it's quite a vantage to view the CBD and the harbour. I only managed to get there through the help of a friend who arrived some two hours before the sunset. It's amazing how the place was crowded with people in the evening, local and tourist...


Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Great night shot!

28 Jun 2008 6:56am

@Stefan: Thanks alot Stefan!!!


deny from diy, Indonesia

nice slow speed, perfect

28 Jun 2008 8:47am

@deny: Thank you Deny for stopping by and leaving you kind comments!!


Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I love your work, and this is no exception.

28 Jun 2008 9:30am

@Ana Lúcia: Oh thank you so much Ana for the wonderful words!!!:-)

Best regards,

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Even more stunning than the B&W version ... I love the red reflections in the water ... such a dynamic and magnificent city!

28 Jun 2008 10:56am

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Beautiful night shot!Well done!

28 Jun 2008 12:00pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran


28 Jun 2008 12:39pm

Marie Le Corre from Voiron, France

Juste above is Victoria hill... beautiful at night

28 Jun 2008 1:22pm

alex centrella from California, United States

another stunning image hugo, and thanks for your recent comment on my image, although i had to change it to a darker one..once again nice portfolio of work..

28 Jun 2008 1:37pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

wonderful -- i prefer the color version! :)

28 Jun 2008 8:47pm

Hamid.R from Tehran, Iran

nice shot.

28 Jun 2008 9:17pm

Sylvain from Trois Rivieres, Canada

A classic view on Honk hong, but it's always very nice !

29 Jun 2008 1:59am

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

29 Jun 2008 3:57am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb night view of the city! the illuminated cloud over the skyscrapers is just brilliant...

29 Jun 2008 10:33am

cicelle from cagayan de oro, Philippines

it is awesome,very nice i wish i can do it also.

21 Jul 2008 8:39am

Alain from Home, France

A nice view with an excellent management of the F100fd !

14 Oct 2008 11:58am

Daniel from Orzysz, Poland

Beutiful night shot... and this clouds, very impressive

6 Nov 2008 1:09pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/1 second
ISO 100
7 mm