Lan Kwai Fong...

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 18 August 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

... probably the most popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking and entertainments. Just around the corner of the Central Business District, a small square of hawkers streets underwent a "renaissance" in the 80's and became this famous spot for night life... More pics here if you're interested: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/lan_kwai_fong

Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

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...

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

i love this cascading view down and top of the street below with all the lit up signs and lights... very cool presentation of space!

18 Aug 2008 5:36am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What a stunning perspective here. I love the colors and lights. What about this guy in the lower right corner? I can't really tell where he is standing. Is there a hole in this roof?

18 Aug 2008 7:05am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It`s a great document. I like very much the composition with this man looking at you taking the photo.
Thanks for the gallery, it's an incredible reportage.

18 Aug 2008 7:14am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Hong Kong provides so many surprises - and you make good use of them. This is really good and a tremendous POV. Splendid, Hugo.

18 Aug 2008 7:15am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

they keep getting better. quit your day job. best...skip

18 Aug 2008 8:43pm

@ordinaryimages: I wish I could, but having two kids to raise... just hope I could slow down a little in five years' time.:-)

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

Incredible depth in your composition, Hugo ... you've picked a perfect perspective to give us a peek. The colors and clarity are superb!

19 Aug 2008 2:38am

Isao from isère, France

j'aime la composition un peu compliquée avec cette succession de plans, et les différentes lumières...

I like the composition a little complicated with the succession plans, and different lights ...

19 Aug 2008 12:14pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Great shot Hugo! Love the composition.

19 Aug 2008 2:05pm

Fujifilm FinePix S5Pro
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F/5.6
ISO 800
90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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