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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 15 May 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

... Teochew late night dinner. 'Teochew people enjoy eating out in restaurants or at roadside food stalls close to midnight before they go to bed...' Wikipedia
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Queen's Road West, Hong Kong

I have always been drawn to small local stores and restaurants; and it's particularly delightful that some of them in my neighbourhood are doing fine under the attack of the financial tsunami...

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/27 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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...

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Beautifully composed and processed Hugo! Love the soft illumination inside:)

15 May 2009 5:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good one, I like it very much, and I would like to have a meal there at 12 in the night :)
Great composition and light.

15 May 2009 5:28am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I have to agree with you Hugo with reference to the credit crunch and you have shown us that people can still enjoy themselves amidst the world financial turmoil

15 May 2009 7:15am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent lighting and detail here Hugo!!! faaabulous mood -- just brilliant!!!

15 May 2009 7:15am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful night atmosphere ! lighting and all the details are fabulous ! I love it !

15 May 2009 7:56am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What is not to love about this beautiful photo. The light is the star for me; I just love how it ebbs and flows in patterns. I also like the way the people and the little swags of red are making repeating patterns across the surface of the scene, like a frieze from an old Greek temple. This is heartbreakingly lovely.

15 May 2009 9:09am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

very nice photo that brings the life of your city to us...beautiful light and atmosphere!!

15 May 2009 9:28am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful light and night atmosphere! Excellent composition! I love it!!!

15 May 2009 10:26am

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Great light, and i like the distance you kept ~ 

15 May 2009 12:03pm

@k@: Oh k@, what a wonderful surprise to see you stopping by!:-) Have a very very enjoyable trip my dear!!!!!!

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Outstanding photo . PP is extraordinary !!!

15 May 2009 3:43pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

You capture the night life so well.

15 May 2009 4:44pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great street view.

15 May 2009 5:40pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Great street shot Hugo, that must be nice just to go for a midnight snack....:)

15 May 2009 11:04pm

JamesC from portland, United States

Wicked! Chao Zhou food is delicious and nutritious too. I missed it dearly after seeing this image.

17 May 2009 5:03am

1/27 second
ISO 100
7 mm