dazzled...

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 December 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

My impression of Causeway Bay, one of the busiest shopping districts in HK... This is what I felt like doing after trying the normal way: http://hugopoon.aminus3.com/image/2008-12-03.html

Jardine Bazaar, Causeway Bay, 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...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Such a good idea! It's the dazzling impression of the big city
and, sometimes, the blur we see getting out ot one of those establishments :)

4 Dec 2008 5:37am

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A terrific take on the urban experience, Hugo ... I'm particularly drawn to the two pedestrians in the lower left with the shadow in the foreground and the light in the background ... in this photo one doesn't know if they are entering the darkness or heading into the light ... brilliant work, Hugo!

4 Dec 2008 10:45am

@Ron: Thanks Ron!!! Love your interpretation very much! To be honest, I wasn't too sure when I was about to try this but loved it immediately when I looked at the instant review...

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

really great photo, you can get a great sense without properly being able to see.

4 Dec 2008 10:51am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Wow, you managed to capture exactly what I see when I've had a few too many beers! Such a clever shot Hugo, I hope the hangover wasn't too painful :-)

4 Dec 2008 1:30pm

@IanSmith: Oh, dear Ian, I don't recall having any beer that night... but I was feeling somewhat 'tired' of looking at things in crystal clarity.:-)

k@ from Paris, France

Yesterday I could feel the crowdy atmosphere of your pic, today I feel deliciously lost ! And tomorrow ?? :) See ya*

4 Dec 2008 3:14pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

That's what remains in our memory.

4 Dec 2008 3:14pm

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

Yesterday and today ! two differents visions ! well done !

4 Dec 2008 3:21pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice, how busy the city can be and the amzing colorsd and lights..................clever !

4 Dec 2008 4:49pm

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Very nice, almost abstract streetphoto.

4 Dec 2008 5:06pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Attractive colors.

4 Dec 2008 7:31pm

peter from new york, United States

i think i like the blurry version more than the other one but they are both beautiful shots! nicely done : )

4 Dec 2008 8:22pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Good abstraction, Hugo - just please don't walk around Hong Kong at night while employing that view.

4 Dec 2008 8:54pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I was about to book an eye test.....;0 but this shot is really a good abstract Hugo.

4 Dec 2008 9:51pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love this blurry vision, when the hustle and bustle of the streets seems to quiet down in a blur and become a living work of art. Brilliant!

5 Dec 2008 9:38pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

I love the blur here, it is really effect-full for this image!

21 Dec 2008 7:17pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Hmmmm... That was a time I was not on Aminus3 :)) Surer, I love it ( almost..ha ha ) the same way I love my 'out of focus' shot :)) Bravo us :)))

20 Aug 2009 5:40pm

Fujifilm FinePix S5Pro
1/40 second
F/5.3
ISO 500
93 mm (35mm equiv.)

lights
colours

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