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a spring afternoon...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 April 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Gloomy, chilly, no trace of flowers... if it's not that soft haze of spring, I would have thought it's autumn.

Kowloon Peninsula, Veiwing from North Point waterfront, Hong Kong

And this is the view of the harbour:

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/140 second F/3.4 ISO 100 8 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

There's a great mood in this wonderful composition Hugo...I love the soft tones in the sky, the soft even light and the wonderful sense of scale!!!

4 Apr 2010 6:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a very good perspective, Hugo, in any case. I hope you will have soon the spring air and colors :)

4 Apr 2010 7:24am

k@ from Paris, France

... and yet the light is beautiful in this subtle palette of soft tones ! Love the different layers, foreground, people and fence, water, skyline, sky... and our eye can fly, waiting for the real Springtime (raining like in november in Paris too ;)

4 Apr 2010 7:29am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! Superb graphisme! Very good weekend Hugo!:)

4 Apr 2010 7:53am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nicce lights and tones in this shot !!!

4 Apr 2010 9:22am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

The light is wonderful and creates quite a dramatic mood over the city

4 Apr 2010 12:01pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

It's interesting how people are always drawn to the waterfront to look at the city across the river. But it's usually very windy... Spring is slow to get going Hugo.

4 Apr 2010 12:20pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

What a wonderful grand view, Hugo! Impressive!

4 Apr 2010 12:30pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is beautifully wonderful!

4 Apr 2010 3:43pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Looks like Winter without it's cloak. best...jerry

4 Apr 2010 10:37pm

bruno from les Ollières, France

This city is seasonless , but always fascinating.Nice composition.

5 Apr 2010 10:36am

Abhinandan from Himachal, India


5 Apr 2010 12:57pm

Jingz from Germany

a beautiful sight!

5 Apr 2010 2:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful view. The spring like weather we were enjoying in February has give way to cold, rainy, wintery weather.

5 Apr 2010 5:59pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image, the people really make the shot

5 Apr 2010 6:47pm

elena from torino, Italy

oh yes, this image really has an autumn atmosphere! it reminds me how small is man compared to what he has built!

5 Apr 2010 7:40pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

A classic shot and so perfect. Love all that space in the foreground.

8 Apr 2010 8:22pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Wonderful! Love the perspective and different layers!

3 May 2010 8:10pm

1/140 second
ISO 100
8 mm