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"mood of the night"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 March 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Mother and daughter at a tram stop.

Percival Street, Causeway Bay, 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 a couple of weeks ago. 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...

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/210 second F/2.0 ISO 400 23 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...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Your use of light is like Rembrandt. I am always thrilled to see these kinds of photos you take.

1 Mar 2011 5:16am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

fantastic light! and fantastic mood of the city after dark. beautiful work!!!

1 Mar 2011 6:07am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

super shot, great light

1 Mar 2011 6:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks a bit tight for space there . . I guess that's a common problem.

1 Mar 2011 7:29am

S. Fann from South Korea

good format-used piece of work (vertical-framing-goodness HA) also given a touch of graphical-mode here :) just another ordinary nite well seen and crafted sir-poon.

1 Mar 2011 8:38am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful night shot !
Excellent !

1 Mar 2011 12:31pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Well, the night shots with the x100 are obviously great. No need of too high Iso and a superb shutter speed time, 1/210. This is really amazing. Have you tried with moving objects yet, like a car passing by or even people while they are walking? Im very interested to know since Im seriously thinking about buying it but I would not have the chance to try it first, like some have, hihi ;)

1 Mar 2011 2:42pm

@Sonia Nansid: How about this: Have a nice day!:-)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb perspective and lines ! excellent rendering of light and night mood !

1 Mar 2011 4:05pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

It seems that the x100 will be a useful tool for the night photos you like so much to take and you take so well.

1 Mar 2011 5:34pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! I love this image, I see again myself, 10 years ago in this street, waiting for the streetcar! :) Thank Hugo for the picture!

1 Mar 2011 6:13pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like that lens will be ideal for most situations!

1 Mar 2011 7:30pm

Frida from Sweden

I like the composition and lines here.

1 Mar 2011 8:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image with a mixture of warm light on the right and cooler fluorescent light on the left. Somehow, the lighting works very well. The composition is gorgeous. An all around super shot.

1 Mar 2011 10:17pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Very nice work. The lighting works so well with clarity throughout.

2 Mar 2011 3:49am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Excellent shot Hugo, and the two different light sources are well controlled. I like the POV of this image.

2 Mar 2011 5:14am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Well composed. Like the perspective and the interesting contrast between the different sort of light.

2 Mar 2011 7:12am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic perspective! Great shot!

2 Mar 2011 8:44am

k@ from Paris, France

The lights up there are like round luminous eyes of some Aliens watching the night slowly goes its way. I like the white & blueish line of those light opposed to the warmer red & yellow one on the other side, with the 2 women as a link. Strong perspective that brings us far, Hugo !

2 Mar 2011 9:02am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Perfect exposure and a great format! Greetings

2 Mar 2011 12:41pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Very nice!So attractive colors and a fine frame,perspective!

2 Mar 2011 3:41pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

wonderful composition and i love the depth

2 Mar 2011 5:34pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Oh, Hugo - you are getting excellent results with that x-100 - I am really impressed - as usual, but especially!!! I hope you are well.

2 Mar 2011 8:58pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent angle shot and the colors are great!

2 Mar 2011 11:40pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Hugo, you own the night!

3 Mar 2011 12:49am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice perspective !

3 Mar 2011 2:31am

Becky from los angeles, United States

very inviting - warm colors and love the tallness of the image.

3 Mar 2011 4:57am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent light and composition. Fabulous.

5 Mar 2011 5:38am

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

What a beauty shot. Thanks for sharing your x100 journey with us, your pbase photos are great. I love your roof scapes and I have to say the colors of Hong Kong if that was were you did most of your shooting are just brilliant.

7 Mar 2011 2:51am

1/210 second
ISO 400
23 mm