"eggs and sausages"

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 February 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A last remaining street market, a store of yesterday... Have yet to see a more beautifully lighted store elsewhere! How could I resist?!
And this is specially for Steve Rice.:-)

Do check out the Larger version: http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/image/132713278/original

Cross Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

PS. "6 nights & 6 days with the X100" - This is a series of urban landscapes of Hong Kong taken with a sample Fujifilm X100 between 12 and 18 February 2011. Just as I might be having another "photographer's block" I was given this marvelouss photo taking machine to test use; I got excited and 'hungry' again to capture any interesting street scene unrolling before my eyes...

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

now that sounds good, eggs and sausages

23 Feb 2011 6:24am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot and great details in this picture, well done.

23 Feb 2011 7:00am

k@ from Paris, France

Love how focused on her newspaper she is, wrapped in her scarf, i see some like this on our frenchie markets too, and the surroundings are so colorful & rich in details !
So here is your new camera for 3 shots in a row now - do you enjoy it a lot ? What is your opinion ? We do enjoy your photographs for sure (and i don't see much difference : this is a compliment since what i see is Hugo's signature ;)

23 Feb 2011 8:30am

@k@: Nobody knows me better than you k@! The camera is just the tool, a means to our end... and my end has always been simple - to capture the moment when my eyes see something and my heart feels it too, whether it be the good, the bad, the beautiful or the ugly. "The picture is good or not from the moment it was caught in the camera." - Henri Cartier-Bresson. While I really don't believe an equipment can turn boring to soul-stirring, I know the camera has to be capable enough to re-create the touching moment. In this regard, I'm pleased to say that the new camera has exceeded my expectation. In particular, I'm impressed by its versatility (usable ISOs up to ISO3200), flexibility (in choice of DOF) and ability (to resolve and retain amazing details in both highlights and shadows). Do I enjoy it? I'm happy to carry it with me everyday everywhere.:-) Thanks for your warm words; they mean alot! Have a beautiful day my dear!

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Awesome street shot ! You really captured someone with character here !

23 Feb 2011 11:36am

k@ from Paris, France

Thanks for your long answer, makes my day - and i can picture you using this very elegant camera, sincerly. A great couple begin his new life together (tool yes, but when it's a beautiful one it increases the pleasure, doesn't it ? I'm not sentimentally attached to my Nikon, at all, but would to such a fine object as your or a Leica). Catch you later (aha ;))

23 Feb 2011 1:15pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Hugo - the more of these photo's you post, the more I am totally blown away by the detail the X100 is capturing! The depth of tone, the pin-sharp focus, the perfect focal length for capturing what the eye sees (good call Fuji!), and the amazing dynamic range. Its reignited my interest in Fuji again (I've not really been impressed by anything to replace my F30 til now). Maybe one day soon I'll give this expensive third eye a trial run myself...

23 Feb 2011 1:56pm

@Ian Smith: And it did everything in an easy manner! Do give it a try!:-)

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

A FinePix X100 already???? I'm just waiting for it to arrive to Sweden to take a look at it!
Btw I love the colors and the moment you have captured!

23 Feb 2011 4:15pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I am watching you and that camera.. I hope you played with it a lot :) And this is a very Steve Rice shot.. Nicely done.

23 Feb 2011 4:48pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Colours look so natural under artificial light!
I've lived in Macao for almost eight years and I can't remember having eaten sausages (?).

23 Feb 2011 6:44pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Awesome exposures and colours with that little camera Hugo.
I guess this must be the best breakfast store in HK, look how many eggs they have!

23 Feb 2011 7:15pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

amazing street shot

23 Feb 2011 8:13pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! I like this image, superb colors! It is a very beautiful market and there are lots of delicious things for to eat!:)

23 Feb 2011 8:36pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Your test camera seems to be performing well, mind you Hugo, I was always impressed with your other Fuji compact camera. This is a well stocked stall, does he sell anything....? :0

23 Feb 2011 10:37pm

@Michael: Yes, an amazing little stall selling everything! But every time I pass by it, the same question comes to my mind: can I still see him around next year or the year after...

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Eggs and sausages sounds good. This is a wonderful capture, I love open markets like this, it's sad to see them go.

24 Feb 2011 1:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A very good composition of colors and lights y this delicious old shop. Very "Hugopoonish" shot, full of emotion! I see that the new camera makes satisfactory work, congratulations!

24 Feb 2011 8:02am

Will from Cheshire, United Kingdom

superb colours and clarity

24 Feb 2011 8:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a wonderful unfiltered 'honesty' to these street shots . . feel I can hear and smell them !

24 Feb 2011 10:52am

@Ronnie 2¢: "Wonderful unfiltered honesty" You've made me a very happy man! Thanks Ronnie!:-)

rainboy from Nainital, India

You've captured another great street shot. I can picture so many of these being used in Magazines.

24 Feb 2011 10:59am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Great!

24 Feb 2011 12:08pm

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

absolutely great!

24 Feb 2011 1:02pm

lasiate from paris, Belarus

des nouvelles fraiches dans un environnement qui l'est moins. Amusant

24 Feb 2011 3:50pm

Olivier Paillet from France

A very nice catch ! Well done !

24 Feb 2011 5:10pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful colorful market scene, like a lot !

24 Feb 2011 5:45pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Btw, I'm wondering if you tried the X100 for shooting moving objects and what do you think about it. Thanks!

24 Feb 2011 6:54pm

@Sonia Nansid: I'll try.:-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A tender shot of this eggs seller

24 Feb 2011 7:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a wonderful image so full of character. It's these kinds of places that make Hong Kong such a great and special place. I hope they can hang on somehow because when they are gone, Hong Kong will have lost some of its magic. Thank you so much for this superb photo, Hugo. I'm truly touched by your thoughtfulness.

25 Feb 2011 3:16am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

I like it!

28 Feb 2011 1:22pm

S. Fann from South Korea

ooh sir-poon this is more than "eggs and sausages" HA, the human-form and the body-language speaks volume here :) the entirety a lovely piece of scene, attractive.

1 Mar 2011 8:19am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's wonderful! I love it.

5 Mar 2011 5:40am

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1/30 second
F/4.0
ISO 640
23 mm

stores
vanishing
x100
colours
market

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