Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

"nice restaurant"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 May 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

It's lighting and signage are as eye-catching as ever... Is its food "nice"? Not bad.

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... This series begins here:

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/20 second F/3.3 ISO 200 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...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Once again, superb light and atmosphere. And "Nice restaurant" doesn't perhaps mean the food, but just the place? :-) It certainly looks that way from this photo. Besides they couldn't very well call it "not bad restaurant," now could they?

16 May 2009 5:17am

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Love the strengh the arrows brings in the sharp foreground opposed to the soft background and how the man is lightly bending on his reading - nice scene again*

16 May 2009 5:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I'm glad they are doing fine! Good shot of this nice plece, with poeple passing and the arrows. Good night shot.

16 May 2009 5:47am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Il règne toujours une superbe atmosphère dans tes images nocturne! Excellente photo!

16 May 2009 6:08am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I like how everyone is walking in the direction of the arrows and I like how we are pulled into the centre of the image with that "nice" lighting

16 May 2009 7:05am

Beat from Switzerland

great light and athmospre on this perfect shot

16 May 2009 7:13am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice scene ! the light is perfect as usual, I like the direction of the arrows and people at the same time.

16 May 2009 9:25am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

You always manage to capture the most incredible light of the city streets at night. I'm amazed at your depth of field Hugo, the absolute stillness of this image and the people in the street. I love the colours, the arrows on the street...sensational!

16 May 2009 12:20pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Not bad? : )
My appetite for your night shots continues to be salivated Hugo!

16 May 2009 1:27pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

nice indeed! love the lines that make up this photo!

16 May 2009 2:50pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Brilliant light. Clarity of the night shot is just incredible. It is so clear , that looks like a scene from a movie !

16 May 2009 3:10pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is similar yet different to your previous posts - in that there is a three lane highway in the foreground (different) - and a neon scene in the background. It's warm enough that I'd like to try whats on the menu but not warm enough that I want to dine there every night. Intriguing shot.

16 May 2009 5:02pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Seems to me like its out of an original Chinese movie. Love the neon light sign...great feeling!

16 May 2009 6:16pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Hugo, your night shots always have a beautiful ambient light, this is no exception.

16 May 2009 9:12pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Very great night city scene. The arrows on the floor gives a very dynamic mood to the picture.

16 May 2009 10:00pm

JamesC from portland, United States

And mr. Gustave would approve. Wonderful image.

17 May 2009 4:56am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Fabulous composition and fantastic atmosphere!! Great night capture!

17 May 2009 7:46am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Yet another gem. The blend of colours on this one certainly makes it stand out, along with those bold arrows. Do you do any clever pp on these to retain shadow details or do you have a midas touch when you hold a camera?

17 May 2009 6:32pm

1/20 second
ISO 200
7 mm