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going home...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 12 June 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Let's go home now."

Western District Community Centre, Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

(PS. A place I used to hang around when I was a teenager... decades ago.)

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 1000 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...

k@ from Paris, France

Hey those colors & this clarity seem brand new, as if a new something (eye ?) looked at the scene. It's a beautiful play of light & shadow and how cute is the duet of tails playing in the middle od the scene in that almost operatic set where very special (gas light) blue, red & yellow seem lighted from the inside. Or a set for a musical ! Yes, that's what it reminds me of. Your remake of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" ! Glorious !

12 Jun 2011 5:34am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Oh those colors are nothing short of fantastic, Hugo. And the illumination creates an impressive atmosphere. A superb image

12 Jun 2011 6:15am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Well composed ! Like the play with lines and the different lights and colors... and the couple of cats with tails in the air... :-)

12 Jun 2011 6:27am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A 'tail' of the city with two cats. ;-) A marvelous city shot. Wonderful sharp light and shadow.
They say you 'can't go home again.' Did you find that to be the case for you? :-)

12 Jun 2011 6:38am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

That's a great storytelling capture.

12 Jun 2011 7:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A fantastic HugoPoon photography! :)) Great composition and use of lights!

12 Jun 2011 8:00am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well composed. Nice touch of red from the letter box. The couple of cats add life to the scene.

12 Jun 2011 10:11am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

such a beautifully lit shot - absolutely lovely feel to it - love it!

12 Jun 2011 11:19am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, Hugo.......yellow, blue, and red at night!
What a fine picture.

12 Jun 2011 12:31pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

As other have already said - fantastic colours! And I love the cats :-)

12 Jun 2011 12:57pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique compo e tiamge de ce chat dans cette ambiance grandisoe

12 Jun 2011 1:22pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent image as a frame of a film. A cartoon-style animal adventure. Excellent two cats walk side by side but do not worry ... Very good this picture friend ... full of light and shadow as a stage of life. A hug, Adela

12 Jun 2011 2:57pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Just wonderful, looks like lighting by the MGM masters of movies
in your photos. Beautiful.

12 Jun 2011 2:58pm

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Perfect 10 photo! Good in lighting control, very nice works Hugo. Th cats are perfect place in this frame.

12 Jun 2011 3:13pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe scène, l’éclairage est tout simplement fabuleux!

12 Jun 2011 5:33pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition, I love the colors and the light, this beautiful night atmosphere, but especially these 2 cats returning at home!:)

12 Jun 2011 5:43pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

It couldn't get any better than this, this is a stunning presentation; the light source, the shadows, postbox and those two cats. A brilliant image.

12 Jun 2011 8:50pm

Frida from Sweden

What an excellent presentation. The lighting is perfect and so is the colors.

12 Jun 2011 9:41pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Just brilliant. And I love the "noir" lighting!

12 Jun 2011 10:09pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic shot - like a stage set!

13 Jun 2011 8:31am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a deceptively complex image this turns out to be . . I'm sure a top stage designer could not have come up with anything more supportive of what might happen next ! In a class of its own.

13 Jun 2011 9:33am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic capture, great mood

13 Jun 2011 9:49am

rainboy from Delhi, India

I don't know how to start...each and everything wow! this shot is such an awesome shot... a priceless one..wish I could place a female model somewhere and click... I think we should work together someday haha ...just loved it!

13 Jun 2011 9:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's good to get home. Those cats certainly know where home is. A beautiful shot.

13 Jun 2011 9:51pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Two thumbs up! How did you manage to capture such multicolor pavements! Excellent tones and lighting! 5* =))

13 Jun 2011 11:35pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Looks like they are lovers. This has such rich color and tone for a night image. Hugo you own the night!

15 Jun 2011 12:24pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Wonderful picture!

15 Jun 2011 4:34pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

great composition and light!

15 Jun 2011 8:46pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

This capture is really great. The composition and the colors stregthens the geometric form in thepicture. Almost like a painting by Mondrian.

16 Jun 2011 9:28am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Such a various tones captured... And 5+ title here :)

18 Jun 2011 3:13pm

elena from turin, Italy

superb lights!

24 Jun 2011 11:28pm

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Hugo POON by Christian Richer

1/30 second
ISO 1000
23 mm