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another spring day...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 20 March 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

An old Star Ferry and some new skyscrapers.

Victoria Harbour & West Kowloon, Hong Kong

A monotonous version:

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/40 second F/4.3 ISO 100 16 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...

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique!!!! Hong Kong dans la brume!!!! J'adore cette image avec le ferry qui relie Hong Kong à Kowloon!!!!

20 Mar 2009 6:51am

k@ from Paris, France

Love the building in the fog like another chimney of boat smoking !! Real good ^^

20 Mar 2009 7:17am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Great shot Hugo!

20 Mar 2009 8:57am

@IanSmith: Thank you Ian! TGIF!:-) Have a great weekend my friend!

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

I know exactly how I'd process this familiar cloud line!

I love the subdued colour and your placement of the subjects. Again, the tower in the cloud could extend forever - especially with the proportions of your framing.

20 Mar 2009 9:02am

@John Leech: "I know exactly how I'd process this familiar cloud line!" Oh John, please please throw me some light... As you might have observed, the sky and cloud were basically left untouched!:-) Though I must add that the image as it is now is truthfully retaining that "mood" which caught my mind, as the scene caught my eyes... Thanks and best regards!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Just outstanding. One of your best! I do love coming here every day, honestly.

20 Mar 2009 10:20am

@GJC: Thank you so much!!! You've made me a very happy man!:-) The harbour and the Star Ferry are two of my favourite subjects:

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Sorry to post twice, but I wanted to thank you for the link. Are any of these photos (or others in your portfolio) for sale? Couldn't figure out if the linked site was also a place to buy photos.

20 Mar 2009 1:46pm

@GJC: You're welcome my friend! None of my pics are for sale though I have let some friends to download them for non-commercial purposes.:-)

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is magnificent. I love how the top of the building is hidden by the fog. It looks like how rainy season feels here in Kyoto.

20 Mar 2009 2:50pm

Nazanin from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

20 Mar 2009 3:10pm

EstherK from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

What a mood you captured here, Hugo! Love the low dark clouds....beautiful!

20 Mar 2009 3:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love the Star Ferry and the atmosphere.

20 Mar 2009 3:39pm

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

what fantastic composition here. Especially with the boat completing the shot and bringing some more dramatic tones to the image. Great stuff

20 Mar 2009 4:48pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Love the composition and tones. The building in the fog is priceless!

20 Mar 2009 5:06pm

Vink from Grasse, France

The fog on the city ! Natural or polution ?

20 Mar 2009 6:29pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the foggy mood !

20 Mar 2009 9:28pm

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

The color and light look natural for a foggy gloomy day, a terrific shot Hugo.

20 Mar 2009 10:44pm

Ian from A tranquil leafy place, United Kingdom

Outstanding, Hugo - that's a heck of a good capture! Breathtaking!

21 Mar 2009 1:30am

dik from McAllen, United States

Somber yet happy mood, nice contrast.

21 Mar 2009 3:44am

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

Oh, what a pea soup atmosphere! Those skyscrapers look massive. Interesting shot.

21 Mar 2009 9:40am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Great shot, love how the tower disappears into the fog, Remember the star ferry from my few weeks there

22 Mar 2009 4:12pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Man, would love to visit Hong Kong again. Really inspirational work you have here.

25 Mar 2009 1:38am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Hugo - the cloud is so reminiscent of what I see here on Morecambe bay - the Leech version of this would be a brash piece of black and white starkness with more than a hint of grain showing through in the cloud and a meager boat being dwarfed below. But the Poon version is so nice as is.

27 Mar 2009 11:44am

1/40 second
ISO 100
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