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joy to the world... "shopping is fun" (ix)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 27 December 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Joy and warmth to everyone's heart!!!

Took this yesterday's evening. As my family were entralled by all the wonderful bargains of the "boxing day sales", I was fascinated by the atmosphere of the crowds! You could hardly feel the "winter monsoon" that the Observatory had been warning of.:-)

Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

PS. Do check out the wider shot:-)

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...

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is an amazing shot, Hugo! The clarity and the colors, the composition of the decorations looming above, the action in the crowd, with so many stories playing at the same time, is just wonderful! This is truly amazing, and it captures the moment so perfectly. Sums up the world right there. Wonderful!

27 Dec 2010 5:34am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture

27 Dec 2010 6:34am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely details - wonderful mood!

27 Dec 2010 6:36am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

What a delightful photo. The framing is so well done, and I particularly like that the crowd up-front has so many different poses and expressions, and then it just stretches to back to where we can no longer discern any individual, but we have a sense of the totality of the mood. Well done.

27 Dec 2010 7:40am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful picture, so full of life and joy.

27 Dec 2010 7:48am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Everybody in the street, admiring, buying and smiling ... until this madness? Fore impressive and excellent photography! Viva globalization in our world! Best regards, Adela

27 Dec 2010 8:57am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A fairy tale atmosphere. Beautiful night street scene very well composed.

27 Dec 2010 9:26am

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

the festive mood is well captured here

27 Dec 2010 11:59am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

The excitement of the crowd and the festive mood perfectly captured ! superb framing ! have a great end of year with your family my dear Hugo !

27 Dec 2010 1:02pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous shot Hugo, benefiting from an exceptional point of view. The big shot is even better!

27 Dec 2010 1:50pm

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merry Christmas to you, Hugo.

27 Dec 2010 3:02pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Brilliant capture and fantastic day my friend,a beautiful air and so moving.真棒!

27 Dec 2010 3:12pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Such a fabulous and rich composition. This is a wonderful image, Hugo. I love that woman at the front and center who appears to be in nearly a meditative state coming toward the camera.

27 Dec 2010 5:42pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

magnificent night shot, so sharp and clear! love the vivid colours (but not the shopping crowd)!

27 Dec 2010 7:17pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A nice shot. Is it chrismass (kind of) in China too ?

27 Dec 2010 7:21pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

So much to see here. I especially enjoy the man pointing up in the center. Excellent as always Hugo.

28 Dec 2010 3:35am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Hong Kong even more colorful. I wish you a very happy holiday season

28 Dec 2010 6:46am

k@ from Paris, France

So much people & decoration, i'm not a fan of Xmas at all and i'm super happy it's over ;) Great lights & colors here in your well done framing, the choice of verticality is so good.

28 Dec 2010 2:53pm

@k@: I'm not religious at all, but I just love this season - I can finally put aside my work and enjoy some splendid moments especially with the family... wishing you a warm and joyous new year!:-)

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

How busy! So much festive energy in this shot Hugo - I hope the girls picked up enough bargains to keep them happy :-)

28 Dec 2010 4:41pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

what a crowd and the joyous mood is high, great capture and framing...I love the lights and details!
Hope you and family had a great festive holiday and a happy 2011, Hugo!

29 Dec 2010 11:09am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

looks a great party, merry christmas

29 Dec 2010 3:01pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

what a great image- incredible amount of energy in everybody and the scenery is just surreal to me. Fantastic image and the clarity of each element of the decoration is just splendid!

29 Dec 2010 10:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous and colorful! My wife and I got to experience some of those crowds first hand.

11 Jan 2011 12:21am

Honolulu Photo of the Day from United States

"Double Like" this shot.

20 Sep 2011 7:41pm

1/10 second
ISO 200
7 mm