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"working late into the night"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

You could always find this vegetable stall open, patiently serving (or waiting for) its old customers... its neighbours were already cleaning up:

"Gage Street and one last Street Market"... (iv)

Graham Street & Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/15 second F/3.3 ISO 400 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...

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice photo
well done

16 Oct 2010 6:20am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Another great one of late work. The contradiction in this picture of late night and early morning that you caught so wonderful here is really great. 5*!

16 Oct 2010 7:11am

k@ from Paris, France

Super quiet yet busy place where she works, all seem on the verge to collapse over her head but i'm sure she made it super balanced. Great angle with the warm light on her and the other ones in distance, sharing the image in 2, seller & buyers (or are they delivering some food instead ?). Did she see you ? She seems focused on some tooth occupation ;) Bravo again for the beauty of your night shots, so personal. And you have a soothing week-end, dear Hugo*

16 Oct 2010 7:56am

bruno from les Ollières, France

Always excellent exposure on your pictures , Hugo , nice work..

16 Oct 2010 9:25am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great capture of light and atmosphere on this one again... good work Hugo, like to discover & remember HK through yours shots...

16 Oct 2010 10:21am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Hong Kong seams to be a really living place at any time, thanks for make it discover

16 Oct 2010 11:18am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Ah, I am so happy to return with you to your night haunts. The figure in the foreground -- and then another in the background -- what balance!

16 Oct 2010 1:46pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good photo, Hugo.

16 Oct 2010 3:16pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another great documentative portrait Hugo - you have captured it so very well! The red tones draw the eye, and the contrast on the subject isolates your focus.

16 Oct 2010 3:19pm

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

i get so homesick for wandering in the south-east when i see these images!
such atmosphere, well done hugo.

16 Oct 2010 3:19pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Awesome night shot..Very nice lighting- contrasting cool and warmth at either side of the picture.
Love the mood created. Thanks for sharing such a lovely picture with us..

16 Oct 2010 4:05pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The tone, mood and atmosphere is so appealing and engaging here.
I love the bright light in the dark of night. Love the 'story' of a place I will never see but can still "feel."

16 Oct 2010 5:26pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I often find myself repeating the same comments... but this really is an image of excellence. The light and tone give a great cinematic quality, it is superb.

17 Oct 2010 12:27am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love your night photos, they seem to capture the essence of the city.

17 Oct 2010 1:27am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, that's fantastic! Two separate kinds of light. The woman beneath the tent roof in all those reds is so wonderful, and then the shots of cold light from the separate stores along the streets are fabulous. It's Hugo as his best. All that subtlety and depth and atmosphere in perfect composition. Excellent!!!

17 Oct 2010 2:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A wonderful composition from this point of view. I like him very much, Hugo, looking at the photographer :)

17 Oct 2010 11:06am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

your night shots are always son fascinating ... the dark night and here and there a shop with a shy light ...

17 Oct 2010 11:37am

LB Vision from France

superbe lumière ! peace !

17 Oct 2010 1:24pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

Amazing work. I love everything about this, colors, composition, etc—just beautiful!

17 Oct 2010 2:58pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Nice night shot...

17 Oct 2010 5:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous, Hugo. I really enjoy the Graham Street Market. I need to check out Gage street, too.

18 Oct 2010 2:32am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Looks like a world within a world, nicely lit, done a couple of New York night shots, have a look let me know what you think

18 Oct 2010 5:30am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Always Love your night shot !!! Well done

18 Oct 2010 5:59am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Buen disparo y buena composición. Un saludo.

18 Oct 2010 6:49am

Kenny from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Another great night market shot!

18 Oct 2010 7:10am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


18 Oct 2010 11:23am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a charming frame Hugo...the light, colors, depth and detail are wonderful...a fine image in every way. Well done my friend:)

18 Oct 2010 2:24pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Great night capture

18 Oct 2010 8:43pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb picture.

18 Oct 2010 9:41pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful night shot, you capture slices of life there so well

19 Oct 2010 2:53pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Love your night shots. Really like this one!

19 Oct 2010 5:31pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love this series, small traditionals shops full of charm !

22 Oct 2010 11:54am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

You do this so well.

29 Oct 2010 6:05am

Siam from chiang Rai, Thailand

A feeling only open at night or during the night atmosphere so beautiful this little shop in red light.

10 Dec 2010 7:43am

1/15 second
ISO 400
7 mm