"city of night lights, keep shining!"

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 5 January 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

One of the last shots taken during the last hour of 2009... (2/3).

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...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like in this image the two zones of light: crowd stops where the city lights stop :)
Good series, Hugo!

5 Jan 2010 6:21am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

magnific shot, great light is it nathan road (kowloon?)

5 Jan 2010 7:44am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I don't know how you do this with the lighting so perfect every time. It's fabulous!

5 Jan 2010 8:38am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street night scene!

5 Jan 2010 10:35am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great night shot. I have some shots like that from my trip to China and Honk Kong, with a lot of streets lights... i remember i it was very pleasant to walk in these lively streets. So much interesting shops also... i have to come back... :-)

5 Jan 2010 12:59pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is fantastic Hugo! I like the space in the foreground and how it leads one into the crowded scene beyond. You always have such great control over the night light...impressive!

5 Jan 2010 1:06pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

It's always gratifying to see what I strive for (in catching these fantastic night lights) actually impresses the viewer... thanks everyone for the warm encouragement!:-) Here's a closer view: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/120796130/original

5 Jan 2010 2:34pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Near perfect night shooting, sharp with very decent white balance.

5 Jan 2010 2:58pm

olivier Paillet from Toulouse, France

You're definitifly the king of the night shot !! This shot is simply amazing ...

5 Jan 2010 2:59pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent night shot ! perfect exposure ! love the lights and colors !

5 Jan 2010 4:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb shot. I love those colorful night lights!

5 Jan 2010 5:18pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Wow truly i love the lighting of the night shot. very strong & clear

6 Jan 2010 12:14am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Such a wonderful city..so alive brilliant colours. Graet photo this Hugo

6 Jan 2010 8:21am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

impressive neon lights ... love this photo a lot!

8 Jan 2010 5:14pm

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
1/15 second
ISO 200
7 mm


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