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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 30 December 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Climbing up the stair of the top floor (yesterday pic), I finally made it to the roof of this high-rise residential tower. I was stunned by this sight of almost the entire Hong Kong Island North and Kowloon South (the right part across the harbour)... Yes, the sky was gray and hazy, and the skyline not the most good-looking. But that's Hong Kong, my home town, and I really enjoy it... Managed to take a few snaps with my pocket dc before I was hurried to leave to carry on with my "work" of the day.

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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...

João Mourão from Amadora, Portugal

You have a magnificent portfolio. Great work.

30 Dec 2008 5:23am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Incredible view from the top of this building and very good b/w.
In a hurry? Your pocket dc? You manage it fabulously
You will make me to go to HK to view live this great city :)

30 Dec 2008 7:04am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco! Yes, I'm always in a hurry but that's when I could get shots I like.:-) Well, I'd never underestimate what a compact dc could achieve these days (most of my shots were actually taken with the Fuji F-series...) Do let me know if you decide to visit HK one day.
Wish you a Happy New Year!!!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

amazing -- a stunning view!! and what a broken up skyline! this city must have impressive views from every angle! gorgeous!

30 Dec 2008 8:17am

k@ from Paris, France

Love that classical view that brought us back in the 50's or whenever - and love the fact you know how to propose different moods !

30 Dec 2008 9:26am

Sergei Z from Turi, Estonia

Very nice shot!

30 Dec 2008 3:18pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo... Now that's a view! A view only the penthouse owners (and high-rise workers) will only ever appreciate. It just goes to show how important it is to keep a compact camera with you all the time :-)

30 Dec 2008 3:34pm

@IanSmith: Glad you enjoyed the view too! I recall I've got carried away that morning... I must try to come back in the late afternoon some day. Would add that I really love my job.:-)
Wish you a Happy New Year!!!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Hugo you have a superb picture here, well worth the climb :) I like the tone very much. I onced climbed to the top of an antenne tower (illegal) to get a shot. But your's is beautiful.

30 Dec 2008 3:50pm

Vink from Grasse - French riviera, France

What a fantastic view ! A spectacular shot !

30 Dec 2008 4:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a superb view. I recognize several of the buildings. I even think I see the Island Shangri-la Hotel and a piece of Hong Kong Park. It makes me want to visit again real soon.

Hong Kong is very near the top (or maybe at the top) of my favorite cities list. You have done it justice with this gorgeous image.

30 Dec 2008 4:59pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

there are "two" such buildings in my town : ] best...jerry

30 Dec 2008 5:17pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

The view from there of this amazing City is spectacular and captured superbly

30 Dec 2008 6:19pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

A wonderful shot, and I especially like the toning. Reminds me of the classic shots of NY City from the 1930s and 1920s. Thanks for sharing.

31 Dec 2008 3:05am

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

Incredible view - and a great capture!

31 Dec 2008 5:32pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

What a stunning cityscape Hugo!! A truly spectacular shot!

2 Jan 2009 9:13pm

Benoit Darrieux from Clermont Ferrand, France

The wiew is splendid, the monochrom is a very good idea to reinforce the effect. Well done.

4 Jan 2009 5:41pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan


20 Mar 2009 3:31pm

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