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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 February 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Like it or not, this 73-storey skyscraper, The Center, armoured with hundreds of colourful neon light bars, is intruding into almost every old urban scene of the Sheung Wan (fringe central) District...

Aberdeen Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 second F/3.3 ISO 800 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...

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Love the details, beautiful shot!

26 Feb 2009 6:24am

k@ from Paris, France

The arrow gives the direction : straight to the sky, guyz ! And always that tiny figure sat in your set - such a cool movie going on ~

26 Feb 2009 8:15am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic composition Hugo. Love the way the arrow points into the skyscrape, which follows the same arrow pattern. Brilliantly done!

26 Feb 2009 12:48pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Nice composition HUgo... the colours, subjects and lines work very well.

26 Feb 2009 1:38pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition!

26 Feb 2009 2:53pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

interesting contrast of colors, planes, and atmospheres. the ego of lighting highrises. best...jerry

26 Feb 2009 3:23pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great light and colors...

26 Feb 2009 4:23pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

subtle, nice Hugo...I'll bet the builders of that building see it the other way around...that old dirty stuff of the past is just ruining the shiny new phallic symbol...goin' up, oooh baby...

26 Feb 2009 5:02pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Again one of your fine night shots. Your play with light is superiour as always. Good!

26 Feb 2009 8:35pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Such a great contrast of old and new. It's really Bladerunner....

26 Feb 2009 11:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I didn't remember the name but I certainly remember that building. Great image.

27 Feb 2009 12:23am

Tammy/Cricket from Huntsville, United States

Fantastic image. I would say the building is well lit.

27 Feb 2009 5:11am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a great contrast between the tower and the ambience of the old town. I like how the mist is illumined by the neon lights.

27 Feb 2009 6:11am

1/10 second
ISO 800
7 mm