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"the rocket"... another countdown

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 January 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Happy 2009!!!

1 Jan 2009, Two IFC and Central Reclamation Site, Hong Kong

Another capture:

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/4 second F/3.3 ISO 200 7 mm

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...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Amazing shot Hugo. I really like the IFC Building 2 at night. With the fireworks though, it's spectacular! Happy New Year.

1 Jan 2009 7:16am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, as if it was in fire, but the fire of Happiness - that's what I wish you, and a lot of magnificient pictures again over your page + a lot of tenderness in your life. Nice to have met you, Hugo, and happy to follow you daily now !

1 Jan 2009 9:35am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Well now Hugo, I've heard about you so much, I had to check. I thought it must be hard to live up to such a reputation, but no, I understand, there's passion in your photos. They're pretty great, and a quick look at your portoflio subsantiate the claim ;) happy New Year Hugo !

1 Jan 2009 11:56am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Happy 2009 Hugo!!!
What a great vantage point for capturing the fireworks! You seem to use this location often - and I can see why :-)

1 Jan 2009 11:59am

João Mourão from Amadora, Portugal

wow. Happy 2009 and lots of creative work. Amazing fire work.

1 Jan 2009 12:38pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Cool! Happy New Year to you as well. I look forward to what you'll show us this year.

1 Jan 2009 12:59pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

I expected the spectacular from you as we begin a new year, Hugo, and, of course, you did not disappoint! All the best to you, my friend, as we move into the unknown of another new year!

1 Jan 2009 1:16pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

When I saw the fireworks on TV yesterday from there I wondered if you got any shots of them, and indeed you did a spectacular capture Happy New year

1 Jan 2009 2:37pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

Happy new year 2009!

1 Jan 2009 3:05pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

With a bang. bg

1 Jan 2009 5:24pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Happy new year!!!
Fantastic capture.

1 Jan 2009 6:58pm

Matt Sutton from Sydney, Australia

happy new year Hugo !

1 Jan 2009 8:27pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture Hugo..... :))

* Best wishes for 2009 *

2 Jan 2009 12:24am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a cool capture Hugo! I actually saw this on TV last night :)
I wish you all the happiness in the world for 2009!
Cheers to you :)

2 Jan 2009 5:00am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

WoWoW!! Great capture Hugo!!!

2 Jan 2009 9:07pm

Paco Díaz from Spain

Wonderful spectacle! It's really a great city and a splendi photo.

3 Jan 2009 6:55pm

Benoit Darrieux from Clermont Ferrand, France

Yeaaah, So fun !!!

4 Jan 2009 5:38pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/4 second
ISO 200
7 mm