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the empty cage...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 November 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The night shift and here's an earlier daytime shot of this photogenic building.

Cheung Kong Center, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 2500 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...

sunstonemaria from California, United States

exquisite quality! wonderful composition - love the curved path, absolutely beautiful light, and beautiful treatment as well! Have a wonderful weekend, Hugo!

26 Nov 2011 5:35am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Superb ! I'm struck by the wonderfully repetitive vertical lines and especially the simultaneous tones of silver, gold and copper...Such a rich, dramatic, yet subtle, architectural shot !!

26 Nov 2011 6:23am

Francisco Romer from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The nocturnal ambiance that you have created with your framing and management of the exposure is nothing short of wonderful! I am feeling as walking through this corridor. Chapeau!

26 Nov 2011 7:13am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb building Hugo ! I love the curve, play of lighting and tones ! Great ! happy to be back on aminus ;-)

26 Nov 2011 9:25am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Love the night mood and the graphism ! Well done !

26 Nov 2011 9:41am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the tone, the light, the shade, the contrasts, that lovely curve and fall of the shadows...superb Hugo!

26 Nov 2011 11:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I love the curve with the polished steel and glass - superb image, Hugo!

26 Nov 2011 1:13pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Lovely details and tone Hugo!

26 Nov 2011 1:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb. I love the specular light

26 Nov 2011 3:01pm

Z from Shanghai, China

I love your night shot, Hugo..Seriously, your photo shows the respect to the darkness..and present the details that usually to be neglected by the careless eyes...The details in in the darkness are very touching.

26 Nov 2011 3:22pm

Z from Shanghai, China

the emptiness in the night, of the city, is built up from concrete and steels, and electricity, but the emptiness is alive

26 Nov 2011 3:24pm

@Z: Thanks for reading into this and sharing your feeling...

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot .. !

26 Nov 2011 4:42pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love the curve and light of this image...i also love the title...reminds me of how i felt working in these kinds of big buildings in Manhattan years an animal in a golden cage...and damn, that x100 draws beautifully...

26 Nov 2011 5:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Most everyone's gone for the evening. With all that gleaming metal, it's still a beautiful place at night. Nicely done, Hugo.

26 Nov 2011 10:06pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Pattern on pattern. best…jf

27 Nov 2011 3:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great composition of lines and lights :)

27 Nov 2011 7:29am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Cool mood here

27 Nov 2011 8:53am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a beauty harmony
have a lovely day

28 Nov 2011 7:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A metallic world . . but not unfriendly.

28 Nov 2011 8:16am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Just like the previous picture - excellent composition of light and shadow and tones Hugo!

29 Nov 2011 12:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Terrific processing and toning Hugo, those metals could almost ring!

29 Nov 2011 4:48pm

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

very nice mood to it, looking so deserted...

30 Nov 2011 4:25pm

1/30 second
ISO 2500
23 mm