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23:39 p.m., one saturday night...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 October 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Meditating or was he just drunk? I have no idea, but what struck me even more was that this little local fruit store remained open at such late hour...

Lyttelton Road, Hong Kong

PS. I know solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, lack of contact with people or love, yet must confess that this is exactly what I indulge myself so frequently. Solitude is specially beautiful when it turns misery and banality into a sentimental poem... (My solitude album: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/the_solitude_album)

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/40 second F/5.0 ISO 1600 83 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...

Sowmya from Chennai, India

A very profound picture! I specially like the black & white tone here.

1 Oct 2008 7:14am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

I think all creatures of the night are attracted to bright lights... :-)
A great shot Hugo! Very lucky to get such a character in a situation like this.

1 Oct 2008 12:37pm

Lorena from Fort Myers, United States

I love the light coming from the store!

1 Oct 2008 12:57pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

endless opportunity for interpretation. best...jerry

[he's deciding what to shoot when his new 5D II arrives : ]

1 Oct 2008 2:55pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

just marvelous blacks -- and wonderful texture like sensations -- and the ever present loneliness is here too -- beautifully done, very humanistic!

1 Oct 2008 4:26pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Magnificent photo. Your night photos are superb.

1 Oct 2008 5:52pm

bruno from les Ollières, France

Excellent exposure.Nice shot.

1 Oct 2008 6:24pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A recorded moment in time, very real-life.

1 Oct 2008 11:20pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Yes, just right. A very light touch so you don't intrude.

2 Oct 2008 2:25pm

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro
1/40 second
F/5.0
ISO 1600
83 mm (35mm equiv.)

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