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

The Masterpiece, one of the newest, tallest, and most expensive apartments in the city...

Viewing from the Wanchai Waterfront, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F300EXR 1/140 second F/5.2 ISO 100 18 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

That's sweet. I love this mother daughter scene with the amazing morning light in the distance. The billboard across the way seems to be looking back. Many many years ago I spent a weekend in Kowloon visiting Hong Kong. I will never forget the feel and atmosphere of that amazing city.

7 Aug 2010 5:33am

@Bettina: So glad that this has brought back some lovely memories of yours!:-)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning image, love the light

7 Aug 2010 5:40am

k@ from Paris, France

The little girl silhouette si super cute, seems she's in her night-gown, like a princess in a fairy-tale just out of her bed to watch the new apparition. I especially like the fact, with the backlit, they seem in the night looking at day on the other side.

7 Aug 2010 7:35am

@k@: How I enjoy your beautiful words! Thanks k@!:-)

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

awe...indeed. A great shot - I love the foreground silhouettes.

7 Aug 2010 7:41am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great shot !! Love it !

7 Aug 2010 7:47am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb composition with the two lovely little silhouettes looking the high buildings ! beautiful light !

7 Aug 2010 7:59am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

An intimate moment, well composed and with the lighting handled beautifully.

7 Aug 2010 9:44am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

We are looking through the eyes of the two silhouettes.
The Masterpiece is the only fully lit building, emerging from the others.
Well done.

7 Aug 2010 10:03am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great shot Hugo

7 Aug 2010 11:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They would like to live. So would I! ;-)
A beautiful shot, Hugo!

8 Aug 2010 2:51am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful picture ;)

8 Aug 2010 3:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much these two people looking at the panorama and skyscraper :)

8 Aug 2010 5:19am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice light here, and I like the composition with the buildings in the sun, and the people in the shadow…

8 Aug 2010 5:45am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the soft tones and lighting. Great composition and mood. I like the two figures, almost as if they are wishing they could be living "on the other side". I like how the water devides the two worlds.

8 Aug 2010 7:26am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice backlight on those two persons and beautiful light on those buildings.
I like this contrast that draws the sight to the background.
All this makes a great image.
Well done.

8 Aug 2010 1:11pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

lovely shot, i love the silhouette

8 Aug 2010 5:04pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great capture Hugo - it has a real charm.
But what interests me also is your new toy! Glad to see you're still able to show some real world shots before all the pixel peeping begins ^_^. The new phase detection sounds promising - but I'd love to hear your thoughts on the good and bad when you're allowed to tell.

8 Aug 2010 9:40pm

elena from turin, Italy

great shot... a malinconic picture

8 Aug 2010 10:57pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Lovely silhouette! An intimate moment captured.

9 Aug 2010 3:30am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

lovely picture!

9 Aug 2010 10:54am


J'aime beaucoup cette photo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

10 Aug 2010 6:16am

1/140 second
ISO 100
18 mm