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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 18 February 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Lunch hour was just over...

D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

A series of three; this is the second.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/140 second F/4.4 ISO 100 18 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

That's what I remember, lots of people. Lots of autos too, of course. I find the the beat of the pedestrian walk signals so fascinating. When it's red, the beat is slow but when it's green, the beat really speeds up. Hurry, hurry. Great capture, Hugo.

18 Feb 2009 6:27am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

That is one busy looking city; a million travellers inter-weaving until they reach their destination.

Super shot Hugo.

18 Feb 2009 7:44am

k@ from Paris, France

You know perfectly well how to share the over-crowded feeling, it's a very realistic shot, we feel as if we were in the pic too !

18 Feb 2009 9:29am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Again, you have stacked the scene well so that it really gives the feeling of compaction. Well done.

18 Feb 2009 11:04am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

After the bus lets us see, the crow appear! I hope this is only at the hours of going to work! :)
Good document, Hugo.

18 Feb 2009 11:24am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Helps one understand why there are so many cafe's & restaurants in HK :-)
Nice capture Hugo.

18 Feb 2009 1:26pm

dik from McAllen, United States

Incredible collage of information.

18 Feb 2009 2:37pm

Cricket/Tammy from Huntsville, United States

Color color color everywhere. Wonderful image of a street setting.

18 Feb 2009 4:08pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Everything I said about yesterday's image is even more valid today. This place is crazy :-)

18 Feb 2009 5:30pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I have to look at it in bits. best...jerry

18 Feb 2009 9:30pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Quite impressive the human density.

18 Feb 2009 11:27pm

Jerry from Tampa, United States

INCREDIBLE detail and tone!!! Marvelous image hugo!

19 Feb 2009 1:11am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This seems closer to the Hong Kong I'd have expected before being introduced to your imagery, Hugo. It has me aware of how limited my view had been.

19 Feb 2009 3:19am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Is it always this filled with people? What a great shot Hugo! Filled to the brim with people on their way too and from. As chaotic as it seems, there also seems to be a certain amount of order. I am fascinated by this.

19 Feb 2009 4:41am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Vertical composition, a very effective expression!

23 Feb 2009 2:26pm

1/140 second
ISO 100
18 mm