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Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 September 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

When the rain stopped...

Shelley Street, Mid-level, Hong Kong

PS. Running along it is the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators (completed in the mid 90's), the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world according to the Guinness World Records... Not only has this new "transport" brought tremendous convenience to people having to climb up and down between Central and Mid-levels, it has also caused dramatic changes to the shops and lifesyle along these original traditional and quiet streets.

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...

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great idea. Excellent night shot.

6 Sep 2008 10:18am

alex centrella from California, United States

i like the angle alot..great night city scene.

6 Sep 2008 2:43pm

bruno from les Ollières, France

Nice shot.I like the passion you have for HK.

6 Sep 2008 3:03pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

the hand provides the scale. best...jerry

6 Sep 2008 3:54pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Excellent position to observe this nightime scene. Obviously an older part of town, but with lot's of character.

6 Sep 2008 5:00pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Hugo! Your originality never ceases to amaze. The idea of including the hand on the railing adds so much to this nifty street scene. Your exposure is perfect - as each element just pops with interest and excitement. Beautifully done.

7 Sep 2008 1:14am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

the wonders of technology! do the escalators go up as well as down? faaabulous! great shot too!

7 Sep 2008 5:36pm

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd
1/14 second
ISO 400
7 mm


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