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a blue and gray sunset...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 July 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Every time I look at this, I have a feeling of watching my teenage self...

North Point, Hong Kong

PS. I'll be away for a few days... Have a great weekend everyone!!!

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/200 second F/10.0 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...

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous shot. Really, really wonderful. The light in the distance, the fog in the air, the city beyond, and the ships, and then the man, head hanging, the only bit of slight color. And full of emotion. Fantastic.

16 Jul 2010 5:10am

k@ from Paris, France

Exhaustion is palpable, light is just splendid, you seem transparent in this scene, so close & so discreet. Respectful as usual. And the city seems another bunch of ships in the subtle grays of the background... My eye sails quietly in your images & finds nostalgy & quietness as well. Superbly cinematic.

16 Jul 2010 7:02am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is a powerful photo using just a very few elements. Thanks for continuing to share your inspired work.

16 Jul 2010 9:10am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A quiet space to put thoughts together, with the bustling city on the background. Very good image.

16 Jul 2010 9:41am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyy,I love the tone,realy great

16 Jul 2010 9:58am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

excellent mood, like poetry

16 Jul 2010 10:22am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my! I love this! The soft grey tones and the figure adds to the atmosphere. Such a strong and powerful shot. Almost as if he's going through a dark patch in his life.

16 Jul 2010 11:35am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Superb Hugo, no doubt yearning for those years to come back and start journey again

16 Jul 2010 12:04pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

great work here :)

16 Jul 2010 12:31pm

boeddhamum from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Thinking in gray, beauty

16 Jul 2010 1:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Stunning composition with very intriguing mood .

16 Jul 2010 2:21pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such drama in the sky, composing it with the figure in the foreground leaning over adds so much to this, Superb

16 Jul 2010 2:42pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

Your cityscapes are really amazing. This one is great.

16 Jul 2010 2:44pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I don't pretend to know what a person might be thinking, but you have created a mood of despair. best...jf

16 Jul 2010 3:51pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great catch !

16 Jul 2010 4:47pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Fabulous. The mood of the atmosphere goes perfectly with the man hanging his head. Moving in a big way.

16 Jul 2010 5:46pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic image, really lovely mood

16 Jul 2010 8:02pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

waiting, crying, sleeping ... who knows ?

Whatever it's a great scene !

16 Jul 2010 9:25pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very beautiful photograph, really well.

16 Jul 2010 9:28pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

One of the very best from you Hugo! An image so full of emotional power, it's overwhelming!! The Grey bleakness of a sky that is threatening to explode with sorrow...the posture of the man, bent over with the burden of his life...excesses? Guilt? Pain?...who's to know?? A great, great work my friend:)

16 Jul 2010 10:19pm

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

great scene!

17 Jul 2010 4:19am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The mood and the composition are strong and touching, like a lot.

17 Jul 2010 10:54am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A great shot Hugo! The character in the foreground really adds the story.

17 Jul 2010 1:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The harbor is wonderful even with such a sunset. The person may not agree.

17 Jul 2010 11:06pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Wonderful compo, beautiful shot !

18 Jul 2010 2:32am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Enjoy your time away, Hugo. Be well. You've left us with a haunting image. Best to you.

18 Jul 2010 2:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Hello, Hugo, my friend. I'm back today and I'm gooint to look at your photos of the last times-
Admirable this compisition and the mood of the person and of the daylight.
Thanks for your comments during my holidays

18 Jul 2010 8:41am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

that'ssuch a great photo Hugo!

19 Jul 2010 12:02pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful sunset, Hugo

19 Jul 2010 5:23pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot ! Enjoy your vacation !

20 Jul 2010 2:17am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe scène, avec une très belle atmosphère !

21 Jul 2010 12:47pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Wow, superb shot!

27 Jul 2010 2:25pm

lux from Munich, Germany

This is actually great art!

2 Aug 2010 8:44am


Superbe composition!!Très belle photo!!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

4 Aug 2010 11:18am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

very stunning shot ... a deep sky and this man on the foreground

7 Aug 2010 7:26am

1/200 second
ISO 100
8 mm