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when night falls... (ii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 10 April 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The jungle at night...

Another (more normal) view of the district:

Sheung Wan, viewing from Caine Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 10/13 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...

k@ from Paris, France

That light diagonally "opening" the heart of this image and drawing a track in another direction, opposed to the verticality of the buildings, is stupendous, Hugo. And look at all those windows like eyes, knowing there are people going with their own lives, happy, unhappy, behind each window... Just fascinating ! You have a very nice w-e, my dear*

10 Apr 2010 5:37am

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

Very good, good color, really pretty catch, good day with you.Hugo

10 Apr 2010 8:16am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A spectacular night shot right in the heart of Hong-Kong buildings jungle.

10 Apr 2010 8:51am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Amazing shot. I love the POV and composition. I doubt it if we've got any buildings this high in Auckland ;)

10 Apr 2010 10:45am

bruno from les Ollières, France

Great perspective ! I'm starting today for HK , and impatient to see that soon.Always fantastic.

10 Apr 2010 11:00am

k@ from Paris, France

Actually, reminds me Berenice Abbott "nightviews" of NYC, you can google them or see this one : superb classic, bravo to you too ! ;)

10 Apr 2010 12:01pm

@k@: Can't tell you how gratified I am to know this reminded you of the wonderful pic of Berenice Abbott! You've made my day... Thank you k@!!! Though this shot was not actually inspired by hers the moment I took it, Abbott is definitely among the masters (HCB, Eugene Smith, Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, Bill Brandt, etc.) whose striking photography and inspiring words have always been the driving force behind my shooting all these years - how much I hope I would be able to document the vanishing streets, places and life of my city in the best impressive way!
Why and how photographing became such a passion in the first place, I really don't know... 'I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.' -Berenice Abbott

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Almost feel a bit of vertigo looking at this and down at the city but what a super shot, such an amazing city

10 Apr 2010 1:47pm

☾éline from New York City, United States

Nice night shot !

10 Apr 2010 2:12pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Superbe cette vue

10 Apr 2010 3:00pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Yikes - you've kicked in my vertigo, Hugo - and night is no longer the only thing that is 'falling'. A very powerful image with dramatic use of the angles and good, yet understated light. Excellent.

10 Apr 2010 3:54pm

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10 Apr 2010 4:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wow.. what an incredible perspective and such a great clarity of this night shot . Love the square format with this diagonal lights from the street !

10 Apr 2010 6:07pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

For some this would be a futuristic image, where people live elevated halfway in the sky. For us it's just high-rise blocks of flats. Maybe our present is the future :0 Gulp.! It's an excellent night time view of the city, superb quality Hugo.

10 Apr 2010 7:15pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

The future is now, and that which rises out of the ashes of life are towers of dispair and solitude. Not quite true, but a fantastic perspective of one of the worlds most exciting cities. A great photo Hugo. I also really like the 'alternative view'!

10 Apr 2010 9:48pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

My feet tingle. best...jerry

10 Apr 2010 10:18pm

elena from torino, Italy

I like the lines and the lights! great shot!

11 Apr 2010 12:53am

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is completely superb . . . it really draws you in . . .

11 Apr 2010 1:33am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

wonderful night capture, love the lights...a breathtaking view of the concrete jungle :-)

11 Apr 2010 3:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hugo it's a terrific view, great night shot of the jungle.
An important spanish poet said in 1929, arriving to NY: "New York, geometry and anguish" (García Lorca).
But these urban views are also fascinant!

11 Apr 2010 7:07am

k@ from Paris, France

(We have the same masters & impulse, yum-yum :-) Have a superb sunday, my dear Hugo, and how i'd love to stroll on streets & shoot with you some day !! Let's hope.......)

11 Apr 2010 7:54am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Wonderful night shot !! Love the light and this diagonal !!! Great job !!!

11 Apr 2010 9:44am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This really draws us into the scene and helps us admire the geometry and life of it all.

11 Apr 2010 11:57am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! A vertiginous descent in the heart of the city ! great perspective ! I love the lines and the lights ! a fabulous sight my dear Hugo !

11 Apr 2010 6:19pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

wow ... I am feeling a bit dizzy looking this one... Great pov!

11 Apr 2010 6:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Like peering down into canyons from a great height. An excellent image!

11 Apr 2010 10:29pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

What a great viewpoint !

11 Apr 2010 11:40pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! Bravo Hugo!!!

12 Apr 2010 9:36am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great city scape and point of view. Now if you will excuse me I need to lay down for a while I have an extreme case of vertigo.

12 Apr 2010 6:12pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful night shot and beautiful POV

29 Apr 2010 11:35am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wonderful the way you've caught just that one street lit up

15 May 2010 6:00pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

your night shots such as this sets the bar pretty high for the rest of us Hugo...great,great work!

15 Jun 2010 8:20pm


Très bel angle de vue!!!!Superbe photo!
Amitiés de France!!

12 Jul 2010 7:16pm

Ghassan from Baghdad, Iraq

Very good photo and point of view , like it !

5 Oct 2011 4:03pm

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