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fishing in the dark... (i)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 September 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Hunghom Harbourfront, Kowloon, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/8 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...

David from Spain

Awesome shot :-)

1 Sep 2009 6:18am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah, Hugo my dear, another of my favorite shot at your place, it seems ? It DOES ! :)) I just LOVE the narrow wired frame you chose, this original web that holds the picture, the lights of course that are so vivid despite the night (you're so good at this) and the man, the way he bends over the fence in a contemplating attitude, waiting, thinking, expecting... Night has its own pace and it seems to me he's waiting for something within himself to emerge, patiently, while staring at the calm song of water.... Storytelling shots are my favorite and yours is so full of that kind of soul ! Thank you ? Of course a big Thks & Brav°°

1 Sep 2009 6:22am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

WAOUH !!! this shot is so amazing !!! I can watch it during hours ! You are definitively the king of the night !!!

1 Sep 2009 8:05am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love it, I love it ! a strong feeling ! excellent shot Hugo !

1 Sep 2009 11:27am

mo.langel from Switzerland

And I too.... I love it, I love it...... ! Great shot Hugo!!!!! :)

1 Sep 2009 12:23pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

An incredibly striking image. I agree with others that your night shots are really superb; this is no exception.

1 Sep 2009 12:40pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! I absolutely love this shot! Creative with layers of wire fencing and that silhouette and city lights beyond! Fantastic!

1 Sep 2009 12:51pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

Very strong image!
the lone human silhoutte against the night lit city --yet seperated from it by flowing water and the mesh work all around --says so..o.. much in one image!

1 Sep 2009 12:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fantastic mood is created in this picture, Hugo :)) Love these purple lights/ colors :)) Fishing at that time might be very romantic even if there is no fish :)

1 Sep 2009 1:17pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Amazing! Very well done! The feeling in the image is very strong. It triggers the imagination.

1 Sep 2009 1:51pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Invites the viewer to provide the interpretation. best...jerry

1 Sep 2009 3:51pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Amazing photo, and very interesting to see the fences (?) between the man and the city lights.
It could be used for a black film as today's mine!

1 Sep 2009 6:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is one hardcore fisherman! I truly love this harbor, day or night. It's so beautiful and you've captured an original and creative view of it. Great job, Hugo!

1 Sep 2009 6:17pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Great shot. I like the different layers, especially the foreground with all these lines.

1 Sep 2009 8:38pm

fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

An amazing shot Hugo !

2 Sep 2009 6:08am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Impressive shot! Love the strong mood and the framing. The light is prefect. Great work.

2 Sep 2009 6:58am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Striking shot!

2 Sep 2009 7:18am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I do a lot of that myself but without a rod. Lets the imagination run wild

2 Sep 2009 9:18am

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Prisonnier de la nuit .... mais pas prisonnier de la vie qui illuminent la ville au loin.
Superbe photo.

2 Sep 2009 12:39pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

a beautiful and atmospheric shot Hugo!

2 Sep 2009 1:04pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan jaw dropped when I saw this one. Just the technical challenge....I wouldn't even attempt it. This is superb.

2 Sep 2009 3:14pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Very moody Hugo. A wonderful capture.

2 Sep 2009 3:58pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

those are some wonderful nightlights... what a world!!

8 Sep 2009 2:55am

1/8 second
ISO 800
7 mm