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the city by night (ii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 22 October 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Just another office building in Central, and I haven't noticed that it's such a charm... not until this night.:-)

Chater House, Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

PS. A little series of the moments that the city (concrete jungle) magically and suddenly becomes an enchantment to me - when evening falls and lights are on.:-)

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 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...

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really like the angle, great shot

22 Oct 2010 5:24am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Another great night shot in the city. I like the geometric forms in the picture by your composition.

22 Oct 2010 7:04am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


22 Oct 2010 8:53am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Hong Kong is equally fascinating by day or at night.

22 Oct 2010 9:03am

Kenny from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

It is nice the way you frame it. It becomes like a piece of art.

22 Oct 2010 9:46am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb angle of view and frame ! science-fiction mood, love the light and colors of night !

22 Oct 2010 11:52am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I like this picture, the treatment is just great !!! I liked the previous one already but I think I like this one even better !!!!!!
Very well done.

5 *****

22 Oct 2010 1:20pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

One wonders what services this office provides : ] best...jf

22 Oct 2010 1:52pm

@ordinaryimages: Good question Jerry! Functionally, this Chater House is holding more or less 5000 elites inside it, keeping them busy 10 hours (at least) everyday, exhausting them and giving them the excuse to fool around in the weekend... Have a nice weekend my friend!:-)

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A solid composition Hugo, and illuminated at the right spot. Very cool.

22 Oct 2010 3:56pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice angle of view and like the softness of light on this one, beautiful rendering.

22 Oct 2010 4:29pm


Wow, a realy very nice photo made at the corner of the street.


22 Oct 2010 5:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

I love the oh-so delicate harmony of lines & shapes your superb choice of angle offers here, Hugo, it's tremendously elegant, and not only due to the beautiful model image (seems to me she's the great actress Julianne Moore ?) but to the almost tender (em)brace of the lines from the lower left (ah that golden elbow...) to the narrow corridor of sky in-between buildings on the upper right passing by the more square superbly designed parts of the central offices building. And of course your fab personal light & the soft & classy tones add to the whole feel of modern beauty - since your clever framing makes us realize the masterpieces that are some of our architectural contemporary "thoughts". Bravo maestr°_^

23 Oct 2010 7:37am

@k@: Oh great eye k@! Yes, that's Julianne Moore as she poses for Bulgari... I must admit that her face does stop me in my tracks!:-)

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Super perspective on this Hugo and well lit too

23 Oct 2010 9:25am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Nice angle Hugo. This part of your town kinda seems untouched by you so far I beleived. Havent seen many captures from this part so far since I've been following your Photo Blog

23 Oct 2010 10:46am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great picture! Beautiful angle of view and framing, superb light and colors! Bravo! Have a lovely weekend Hugo!:)

23 Oct 2010 1:46pm

k@ from Paris, France

Doesn't she look like a modern Rossetti heroin ? I love her & this ad i didn't know t°°.

23 Oct 2010 3:16pm

@k@: Oh great find!!! I'm also with you regarding this ad - a little strange especially with the bird...:-)

Frida from Sweden

Marvelous pov she is surely looking down on us. Well captured!

23 Oct 2010 8:01pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Just another fantastic capture Hugo!

23 Oct 2010 8:49pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Only you could do a shot like this in the night Hugo...such brilliant depth, color and detail...Wonderfully seen and made my friend:)

23 Oct 2010 9:15pm

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

so stunning night shot ...

24 Oct 2010 8:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good detail, impactant lines and colors in the night lights!

24 Oct 2010 9:01am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I missed this image! Fantastic angle here. It's from this angle that the advertisement becomes distorted enough to take on an interesting abstraction, which detracts from the power of that advertisement and takes you to the functionality of the building. You just have gorgeous light and colors here. I love it!

26 Oct 2010 3:46am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A great angle for this beautiful shot ! Well done !

26 Oct 2010 2:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wonderful! What an excellent point of view.

27 Oct 2010 2:28pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent composition.

28 Oct 2010 6:56pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Bravo !

1 Nov 2010 1:06pm

1/10 second
ISO 200
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