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goodnight and farewell, shanghai!

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 7 July 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The last night, the last shot...

Huangpu River, Shanghai

From my recent business trip to Shanghai in May.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/3 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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...

Ryan from Tucson, United States

Great photo!! Good job!

7 Jul 2010 5:13am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Lovely tribute !!! best...jf

7 Jul 2010 5:34am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow!! That's just amazing and so beautiful with the tiny lights popping everywhere. Excellent composition. And that night glow. The details are incredible. And I love it in b/w, of course. :)

7 Jul 2010 5:52am

@Bettina: Thank you so much Bettina! This was actually taken in b&w... really glad I did, cause I love this much more than all the colour photos taken prior to this shot!:-)

k@ from Paris, France

Oh, i just love this ! The fog (or what looks like a fog) in the night is so beautiful here - and the oh-so subtle lights like a zigzaguing string of pearls over a black woman neck.......
Can't stop admiring this absolute beauty of yours, Hugo. A masterpiece of delicacy & intelligence*

7 Jul 2010 6:00am

@k@: So glad you love this too k@! It's a beautiful night... and I'm so pleased that the effect wasn't the infamous smog - it's fog + rain!:-)

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

UAU, genial.
Me encanta. Great pic.

7 Jul 2010 8:30am

Rob Leslie from United Kingdom

BW really works with this fantastic shot. Love it

7 Jul 2010 8:45am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautifully composed and I love the softness that the foggy atmosphere creates. Lovely tone as well. You have a knack for capturing nocturnal life.

7 Jul 2010 11:40am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

And well Hugo, a superb photograph that here, which deserves 5 stars, well with you.

7 Jul 2010 2:32pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..fantastic shot ......

7 Jul 2010 2:40pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a great point of view on Shangai, like it !!

7 Jul 2010 4:19pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

I think this is an unusual but fantastic monochrome.

7 Jul 2010 4:33pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great compositional lines and excellent exposition

7 Jul 2010 5:18pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing image, so well exsposed

7 Jul 2010 6:39pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

What a great photo and point of view!!!! I like these bright points which draw a beautiful drawing of Shanghai! Bravo Hugo!!!

7 Jul 2010 7:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning image, Hugo! A great way to wrap up this series. Very cool!!

7 Jul 2010 11:19pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very beautiful !

7 Jul 2010 11:34pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Coming to look again. The shot makes you feel like you're floating in the air. It's just amazing. You are really one of my favorite destinations here on aminus. You control the light at night in way that is just stunning. It really conveys for me what I love about light at night. In the darkness light is a beacon, a promise of a safe harbor, the place where there is togetherness and warmth, where you can come in from the cold. (just like in your story of getting lost). It's also theater, drama, bringing focus to that which matters most. For all those reasons, I love it. :)

8 Jul 2010 3:25am

@Bettina: You and k@ have made my day! Your words are such a wonderful encouragement to me... Thank you so much!!!

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful shot ! Love this B & W night light fog !!!

8 Jul 2010 8:20am

k@ from Paris, France

(what a pleasure to admire this photograph of yours again...)

8 Jul 2010 9:10am

@k@: Thank you so much my dear... can't tell you how gratified I am to hear from you!:-)

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

this is a fantastic shot! love the thick, moody atmosphere. totally mesmerizing!

8 Jul 2010 1:03pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Exceptional Hugo, the city lights are so well defined. Hope the business trip went well.

8 Jul 2010 1:25pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Super shot Hugo, lovely mystique in the mist.

8 Jul 2010 5:31pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I just have to take my hat off to you for this one Hugo!!! A fabulous work that not only inspires but also overawes... Fabulously composed and processed...a great mood that makes me wonder about all that is going on in that mysterious space...well done my friend:)

9 Jul 2010 7:01am

Ken from United States

A First rate image!

9 Jul 2010 9:33am

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

One powerful image

9 Jul 2010 1:37pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Stunning photo Hugo! You were really high - I get dizzy looking at it ^_^

9 Jul 2010 2:11pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Fabulous photo . The best photo I have ever seen on Aminus 3 ! Bravo Hugo !

10 Jul 2010 12:03pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What a lovely, lovely image! Terrific!

11 Jul 2010 8:28am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful nice shot

11 Jul 2010 10:19am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love the msity look!

12 Jul 2010 7:29am

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

Great cityscape. Real air of mystery and beauty.

12 Jul 2010 3:51pm

jlm from Västerås, Sweden

I like the dulness in this night shot.

16 Jul 2010 7:22pm

Naveen Bachwani from Bombay (Mumbai), India


I love the unusual b&w treatment... like it sucks all the distraction from the frame and leaves only the tiny twinkling lights as the element to admire! The haze and mist only add to the drama. Nice work, Hugo!

22 Jul 2010 11:40am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wow, great BW night shot! Excellent framing and atmosphere.

21 Nov 2010 6:57am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic shot !

4 Jan 2011 1:53pm

1/3 second
ISO 100
7 mm