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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 29 December 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Prince's Terrace, Sheung Wan, 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

wonderful light, fantastic shadow ( you :), beautiful story you created here - full of mystery ..

29 Dec 2011 5:33am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

elegant and romantic silhouette of the couple ! your silhouette creates a mystery mood ;-) I love the toning !

29 Dec 2011 6:45am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I mean, your shadow ;-))

29 Dec 2011 6:45am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Paparazzi...caught ; ] best…jf

29 Dec 2011 7:18am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Terrific, and the light off the stones is another wonderful touch.

29 Dec 2011 8:28am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je te félicite car cette ombre qui suit les silhouettes,j'adore

29 Dec 2011 9:01am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is superb! I lack the words for honoring this image! Thanks for being so inspirational.

29 Dec 2011 10:20am

Frida from Sweden

This is a gorgeous image. Such a great mood and feeling.

29 Dec 2011 11:08am

k@ from Paris, France

This trio is a splendor. The light and the compo, speaks about distance & time too, to me. A couple, young one, is going ahead, like a sweet souvenir to follow, like vivid memories still throbbing & truly HERE. Love that elegance of yours, you have a deep & true elegance, did i already tell you that ? A very natural one, in your essence. Thanks for sharing & enjoy your end of 2011, dear Hug°-°

29 Dec 2011 11:50am

@k@: Makes my day, my year to read such beautiful words of yours!!! May all the lovely memories always throb in the new year!:-))) Happy 2012 k@!!!!!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


29 Dec 2011 12:29pm

Z from Shanghai, China

I like the composition: they are going down the stairs and going up the road...Simple scene and the purely dark silhouette gives fascinating contrast against the 'hugo-style' bright night...and clearly i see a guy taking picture of's a very interesting 'in and out' feeling of the scene :D

29 Dec 2011 12:36pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Delicious mood with your benevolent shadow! So romantic ! Ah l'amour... Toujours l'amour ! :)

29 Dec 2011 3:21pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

So romantic scene, Hugo! I love it! Excellent with your shadow! Have nice evening!:)

29 Dec 2011 3:47pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Walking ahead, towards New Year, towards the future. Very good image.
Have a good 2012, Hugo.

29 Dec 2011 4:18pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Wonderful mood and b&w !!

29 Dec 2011 4:29pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautiful mood and monotone...Love those silhouettes and the interesting dof in this shot.
(My x100 should be arriving tomorrow....yes, I finally took the plunge. So, tell, me please...did you have this on auto or manual? I'm looking at as many x100 shots as I can find to see how you all do it!) :-)

29 Dec 2011 7:16pm

@DULCIE: Congrats on the new cam! Trust you'll enjoy it!:-) Regarding my setting, with the exception of focus and selection of aperture, I've left almost everything auto...

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous photograph. it looks like you got caught:))

29 Dec 2011 7:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ps - how do you like your x100

29 Dec 2011 7:39pm

@john4jack: Oh like it much! A good quality APS sensor in a compact body that I can squeeze into my briefcase - I've been carrying it everyday everywhere... I'll be in a real dilemma though when the "X100's big brother" arrives.:-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The two counterposed sets of shadows really bring this ordinary street scene to life!

29 Dec 2011 8:02pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

29 Dec 2011 9:17pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

fantastic mood

29 Dec 2011 10:01pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great capture Hugo - your shadow is like a self-documentary :-)

30 Dec 2011 1:06am

@Ian Smith: "Self-documentary..." Like that much Ian! Wishing you and your loved ones a very lovely weekend and year end!:-)

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Absolutly fabulous !!!! Love, love, love this shot !!!! Great job !

30 Dec 2011 6:51am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful composition and light. Gorgeous!

30 Dec 2011 8:29am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

fantastic lovely capture
well done indeed

30 Dec 2011 9:01am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful light capture and a capture of emotion. This is really your specialty. It's not just the light that is always fantastic in your images, but you capture emotions and existential states so well. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

30 Dec 2011 3:20pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


31 Dec 2011 7:44am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

a lovely shot, also a nice metaphor what photography is all about! i wish you a very happy & lucky new year, looking forward to seeing more of your shots :)

31 Dec 2011 10:48am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent composition! More photos like this on the coming years! A happy and prosperous New Year!

31 Dec 2011 11:43am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A nice composition, like the mood and the tonality.
I wish you all the best for 2012, kisses from France. See you throughout this new year for lot of sharings.

31 Dec 2011 4:52pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The light and mood here are fabulous Hugo. Your shadow adds to the intrigue. Fantastic presentation! I wish you a wonderful 2012, and look forward to experiencing new work from your creative eye :^)

31 Dec 2011 9:36pm

MX from Melbourne, Australia

I simply like the photo! Amazing!

31 Dec 2011 11:39pm

@MX: Thanks for stopping by leaving wonderful warm words! Wishing you and your family a very happy new year in Melbourne!:-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot, Hugo. Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2012 3:07am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

LOvely :)

1 Jan 2012 6:55pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Oh my my Hugo! This is easily one of your finest pictures. Hats off to you - this is an absolulte beauty - superb superb superb!

2 Jan 2012 4:25pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Such wonderful romance in this Hugo. And there at the bottom your shadow - the idealistic observer. Simply a magical shot.

4 Jan 2012 8:21am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Masterful! Truly masterful. The three of you, here. Lovely! I have come back to this page over a half dozen times and I still love looking at this so much.

29 Jan 2012 3:09am

1/30 second
ISO 2500
23 mm