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a shopping season...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 December 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Happy shopping... and shooting everyone!!!:-)

The Larger view and b&w version.

ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/50 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...

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Oh so incredible! I've heard so much about HK, but whatever I've heard is no comparison to the amazing way in which you show us your city Hugo! HAve a great last week of hte year!

26 Dec 2011 5:07am

rem_la from Villiers, France

que de monde

26 Dec 2011 5:59am

Z from Shanghai, China

Gorgeous night view...i wonder how many people from mainland in the apple store :))

26 Dec 2011 7:11am

k@ from Paris, France

So many people spending the money they don't have ;) Xmas sure lost its real meaning (that's why i don't like it i guess) but hey, that's our era... Excellent vision with this richly crowdy frame and the 2-storey story !
Have a superb week dear Hugo (work or holidays, enjoy*)

26 Dec 2011 7:29am

@k@: True! My best wishes to you and your loved ones!

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The temple of consumption, and center, the image of the new god ... An impressive and meaningful picture ...

26 Dec 2011 8:43am

@Christian Richer: "Temple of consumption" Brilliant! Thanks so much for reading into the image!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! So many people! That is Hong Kong! A big difference from my home!:) Have nice week Hugo!

26 Dec 2011 10:15am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic image of an iconic brand, just wish that I could afford half of their products Hugo!
Hope you had a great Christmas day.

26 Dec 2011 11:16am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouhh too many people and cars, great frame !!

26 Dec 2011 11:47am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

What a kewl Apple store !!! best…jf

26 Dec 2011 3:04pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

oooh! The Apple store....2 floors of fun.
Looks like a lot of people are taking heed to your words Hugo.
I hope your shopping season was short, shooting season is long and festive season is constant. Happy Christmas season to you and all the best for 2012!

26 Dec 2011 4:51pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The frenzy of these days have been captured superbly. The crowded store and traffic lines are vibrant with activity. Fantastic shot, Hugo.

26 Dec 2011 6:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


27 Dec 2011 12:44am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This is such a great view Hugo!

27 Dec 2011 1:26am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, amazing shot! Reminds me of the work of Andreas Gursky which I love. This is a fantastic capture.

27 Dec 2011 6:30am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent framing...beautiful images!

27 Dec 2011 9:24am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

So much to look at in this scene... nothing equivalent in our cities, interesting composition with this big commercial glass footbridge above a wide avenue.

28 Dec 2011 9:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My favorite store! I love all things Apple. Looks like you had a good Boxing Day, Hugo.

28 Dec 2011 11:21pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Un dernier hommage à Steve Jobs?

29 Dec 2011 11:38pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Quite frightening, really . . all those 'consumers' consuming . .

30 Dec 2011 7:07am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Fascinating image... I love the various levels and depths. Consuming is good if it helps keep people employed. Excellent.

31 Dec 2011 9:40pm

1/50 second
ISO 400
23 mm