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"who says it's difficult to catch a taxi..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 January 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Colours of the night...

D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 1000 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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

Very crowded night street, and very difficult traffic if one wants to drive over there :)
I hope at the end of the night the taxis get clients to come back home :))
Have a good WE

23 Jan 2010 8:01am

jeanclaude from 94160 saint-mandé, France

exciting view of hong kong

23 Jan 2010 8:25am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Meybe it's not difficult to catch a taxi, but parking the car looks really impossible!! Beautiful night capture!

23 Jan 2010 8:31am

k@ from Paris, France

What a fab compo ! Apparently a big mess in the street but a great order in the way you framed this, love the lines, the cars shapes echoing the signs', weird to say but this image of intense trafic suggests a lot of harmony too, due to colors and lines in your clever composition. I especially love this strong foreground with the taxi in one direction and the perspective with the double line-up in the other. Bravo !

23 Jan 2010 9:10am

@k@: Thank you for seeing exactly what I saw!!!!:-)

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Wonderful perspective and excellent exposure, Hugo! It is no difficult to catch a taxi but difficult to catch a taxi with a nice driver.

23 Jan 2010 9:54am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

good image, looks really busy, have a good weekend

23 Jan 2010 11:25am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

a really good shot and funny too !!! Good work Hugo !!

23 Jan 2010 11:42am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Ah, but wouldn't it be quicker to walk? Those taxi's aren't going anywhere :-)
Great capture Hugo, showing the 24 hour culture in all its vibrancy.

23 Jan 2010 12:55pm

тǿм_* from Paris, France

great job !
i like it a LOT !! =D

23 Jan 2010 1:21pm

Ken from United States

Hugo nice straight urban street perspective! The background jumble of lights is terrific.

23 Jan 2010 2:42pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb!!!!! Excellent perspective, very nice composition! Beautiful colors and light! Bravo Hugo!!!!

23 Jan 2010 7:27pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good night photo. The colours are perfectly rendered, which is a big feat given all the artificial light involved.

23 Jan 2010 9:25pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Busy in the city, and everybody has a different destination. Cool night image Hugo with good colour.

23 Jan 2010 9:51pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nce cityscape shot!

24 Jan 2010 12:05am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's overflowing with taxis. A great shot, Hugo. I enjoy this a lot.

24 Jan 2010 12:30am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The flawless quality of this image is absolutely stunning Hugo! The lack of grain and noise even at ISO 1000 is amazing and so is the wonderful depth even at 2.8! I love your composition and the color in this great night shot...but then it is no surprise coming from you my friend:)

24 Jan 2010 5:57am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

really gives the feel of 'being there'...strong, perfect graphics the color, night life, the rush of people...what is 'sasa'?...

24 Jan 2010 12:16pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

SO wonderful so busy so this is life. Love the colour and the angle. City shots can so colourful at night

24 Jan 2010 12:46pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic street photo. There is so much going on here and I am saddened so see the presents of yet another 7/11.

24 Jan 2010 3:08pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

fantastic the same time, i know why I'm not living in a city...

24 Jan 2010 5:41pm

Joao Mourao from Lisbon, Portugal

The most of this picture is the two lines of orderly queued taxis... Magnifique.

24 Jan 2010 6:47pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Oh yes i renember the number of these red cars in the HK streets... it was very impressive !! Funny capture !!

25 Jan 2010 12:28am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent night shot for this busy street, full of people and taxi...

25 Jan 2010 3:00am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Gosh, I love your night photography.

25 Jan 2010 3:42am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Really nice night shot, looks hand held as well. Got nice vibrant colours and no shake with it, sweet shot.

25 Jan 2010 3:59am

@Will: You're right Will - this was handheld - it's hardly possible to set up a tripod where I was standing! Glad it (the mood in particular) came out O.K.:-)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent framing on this main street full of taxi and crowd people !

25 Jan 2010 2:28pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Might not be difficult to catch a taxi, but where could you go? : ] best...jerry

26 Jan 2010 4:08am

Jingz from Germany

nice nithg-shot.... looks like my hometown Wuhan at night... or just any other bigger citys :)

17 Feb 2010 9:16am

1/60 second
ISO 1000
53 mm (35mm equiv.)