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bus stop contemplation...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 September 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

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

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Hmmm, the stairs become like bleacher seats for contemplating the passing scene.
Love the illuminated windows reflecting light back on the man, the stairs and the walls.
A wonderful night scene.

6 Sep 2011 5:37am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Very nice picture, Hugo! Love the fluorescent light from the huge advertisements glowing on the seemingly indifferent man. Nice job!

6 Sep 2011 7:25am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent composition, Hugo ! I love the light from the shop windows, and the attitude of this lone man ! modern solitude ! Have a nice day !

6 Sep 2011 7:34am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great light and fantastic capture

6 Sep 2011 8:42am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great compo ! Love the light ! Well done !

6 Sep 2011 8:55am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent picture! Superb scene! I love the attitude of this man in full meditation in front of these floodlit posters! Have a nice day, Hugo!

6 Sep 2011 9:02am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

On the second step of the stairway of dreams . . poetically observed.

6 Sep 2011 9:03am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Another magic night photo.

6 Sep 2011 10:00am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

composition - A+
subject - A+
lighting - A+
overall photo - A+

6 Sep 2011 10:29am

Z from Shanghai, China

Brilliant composition, Hugo!

6 Sep 2011 11:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Brilliant framing, Hugo, as this character thinks about the simulated figures opposite him. Marvelous perspective along the path as well.

6 Sep 2011 12:04pm

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

such a touching moment, thx for keeping it alive!!!

6 Sep 2011 12:43pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent framing, exposure and mood. Well done Hugo!

6 Sep 2011 12:45pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Your night time street shots really are inspirational.

6 Sep 2011 1:11pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Will future evolutions of the species have an elbow bent to the ear? best…jf

6 Sep 2011 2:27pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fabulous framing. What a wonderful light for the image. And all the elements make for a fantastic composition. Superb, Hugo.

6 Sep 2011 3:17pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

alone but not lonely ....lovely light and interesting shadows....

6 Sep 2011 4:24pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States


6 Sep 2011 4:26pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good night scene, like how you captured the light here again.

6 Sep 2011 5:03pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! very beautiful shot

6 Sep 2011 6:41pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

I do love the light reflecting on the colorful steps in this shot, hugo!

6 Sep 2011 9:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully done. neat hairdo

6 Sep 2011 9:45pm

Billy from London, United Kingdom

really simple shot, but lovely captured. love the lighting.

6 Sep 2011 9:48pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

When you can't afford to go to the cinema, shop windows are the next best thing. A very clear image Hugo, every delicate shadow is recorded well.

6 Sep 2011 10:45pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lost in thought or in the wonders of what's beyond the glass. Your capture of the light is, in a word, perfect.

7 Sep 2011 12:50am

jaY from Singapore, Singapore

Nice one again! ... all your pics draws me to take another trip to HK :)

7 Sep 2011 2:35am

@jaY: The HK Tourism Board should consider using my pics then... thanks jaY!:-)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Super shot Hugo !

7 Sep 2011 9:45am

Eleanor from United Kingdom

Beautiful light, Hugo! 好靚仔 , 但係, is he picking his nose?!

7 Sep 2011 10:14am

@Eleanor: 謝謝您 Eleanor!!! Check this out!:-)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

He is really focused on her:) The light, tones and mood are , as always, superbly captured by you Hugo!

7 Sep 2011 1:32pm

alex centrella from California, United States

it doesnt get any better than this ...nice work Hugo.

7 Sep 2011 6:22pm

Eleanor from United Kingdom

Thanks Hugo. The light looks even more alluring in the large version. And I love 'Lion Rock' and East Kowloon. ^^

7 Sep 2011 9:55pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Very nice control of light and subject.

7 Sep 2011 10:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic yet lonely mood.

8 Sep 2011 2:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderfully inspired compo, the guy the woman and in distance the couple they form in the background of the path, coming slowly towards us, plus that play of night lights everywhere revealing "colors" of moods too - excellent work, my friend !

8 Sep 2011 7:48am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

From highlights right through to the deepest shadows it is virtually impossible to criticise the performance of that camera!
Great compo in this one, quite a strong emotional "pull".

8 Sep 2011 8:59am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent title...Superb composition! Very interesting shot!

9 Sep 2011 1:23am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I love it, you got a real mood with a great light with contrast and a funny face to face. So cool shot !

10 Sep 2011 4:49pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Wonderful light, a silent, contemplative mood...a sense of stillness in a very public place...beautiful work!

13 Sep 2011 8:43am

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

I am fan of this one ! A nice composition with a good managment of the light !
Kind regards

5 Apr 2012 6:34pm

1/30 second
ISO 400
23 mm