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"curious court"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 March 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

- "Chinese Arts & Jade, Wholesalers & Retailers"
From Buddha to Chairman Mao, just name it; you'd find it...

Elgin Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/15 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...

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

It's amazing how much stuff there is in this little shot. What a great documentary shot Hugo!

1 Mar 2009 5:55am

Chris from Sydney, Australia

I never cease to be amazed at the dynamic range of this camera. I would have expected the outside of the shop to be in darkness, considering the bright interier, or the interier to be blown out in favour of the exterier.
You've also achieved your usual impecable framing.
I check this site every day to see what you'll be coming up with next.
Very enjoyable.

1 Mar 2009 6:45am

Cat from PARIS, France

Ali Baba's cave.....

1 Mar 2009 6:54am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Reminds me of an "I Spy" book. best...jerry

1 Mar 2009 7:20am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

I really enjoy the feel and look of this image.

1 Mar 2009 8:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful shot, Hugo. I like very muc the way you framed it and the quality of the image in color, definition at 800 ISO and control of the light. And, of course, that fantastic shop where I'd spend much time.

1 Mar 2009 8:42am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a perfect night shot, and I love these sorts of shops where there are so useless things, we do not know any more where to look ! nice scene !

1 Mar 2009 9:59am

k@ from Paris, France

Waiting for the clients, a lil'nap... Great framing, Hugo, he really seems part of his shop (embodied !)

1 Mar 2009 10:06am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Another very fine shot. As others noted, the control over exposure is remarkable and the composition (like including the yellow glow in the upper left side window) is impeccable.

1 Mar 2009 12:18pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

What a little gold mine of a place. And beautifully captured. I too am in awe of the ability of the camera to capture the varyied lighting in this one. Makes me want to try it with mine.....

1 Mar 2009 2:35pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Wonderful capture of curious detail.

1 Mar 2009 3:16pm

dik from McAllen, United States

Terrific zig-zag composition keeps the eye moving to emulate the chaos of the subject. Well done.

1 Mar 2009 5:10pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Perfect! The light and shadow set a wonderful mood here. One of your best, Hugo. The red lanterns above the shop-keeps head is a very nice touch.

1 Mar 2009 6:11pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

typical photo from HK for tourists like me
nice shot

1 Mar 2009 7:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shot. I'm not sure I've been down this street but I've seen shops like this. I must get back to Hong Kong soon.

2 Mar 2009 2:44am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

My kind of place. You captured a huge amount in this one picture.

Very nice.

2 Mar 2009 3:25am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

I love the rich content in this image - its a joy looking into all the detail.

2 Mar 2009 12:21pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Fantastic night&street shot! As many said before me the exposure is absolutely perfect and the composition is fantastic!

3 Mar 2009 10:23am

1/15 second
ISO 800
7 mm