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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 3 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Twilight of the cold hazy winter day and "2012"...

Expo Promenade, Wanchai, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/50 second F/3.6 ISO 3200 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

First time that guy has been fishing this year! best…jf

3 Jan 2012 5:33am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic Hugo. Happy 2012!

3 Jan 2012 6:07am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Happy New Year!

3 Jan 2012 6:24am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Are these illuminations good for fishing ?

3 Jan 2012 6:59am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

beautiful colour and hazy light.....happy New Year Hugo!

3 Jan 2012 7:34am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love the warm evening sky!

3 Jan 2012 8:04am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wonderful shot
well done

3 Jan 2012 9:08am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great composition
happy 2012!

3 Jan 2012 10:18am

k@ from Paris, France

Geez, HK makes it grand ! Superbly impressive, one can't do nothing else but stop & admire & think of what one wanna do with the new year. Many wishes sparkle all around within those lights that are so exquisite on the towers, so many eyes watching in the universe, love how it feels to stop by & dream down & up here...

3 Jan 2012 10:42am

@k@: "To dream down and up... " Love it my dear and it fits my next pic so much! Thanks!:-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

2012 and beyond in this very futuristic image. Happy New Year, Hugo!

3 Jan 2012 10:58am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Very cool building! Nice shot! Thanks for sharing such beautiful cityscape at night!

3 Jan 2012 11:49am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Simple and strong... this is such a beautifully framed image with wonderful atmosphere as well.

3 Jan 2012 11:59am

jay from MUMBAI, India

Splendid Shot

3 Jan 2012 12:00pm

Z from Shanghai, China

淡定的釣者...peaceful new year's night:)

3 Jan 2012 1:10pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


3 Jan 2012 1:58pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Imagine being alone in a city as big as this one. Love the isolation and perspective. Hugo..I wish you and yours all the best, all the happiness in this new year. Happy 2012!

3 Jan 2012 2:11pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful scene and night light and colors ! hope that 2012 begins well !

3 Jan 2012 2:41pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Nice skyline.

3 Jan 2012 2:42pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The figure of the fisherman in stark contrast with the high-rise buildings at night creates a wonderful scene. I love the calm and slow pace that the man gives to the image.

3 Jan 2012 3:32pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot, and a Happy 2012 !

3 Jan 2012 3:41pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Wow! What lights! What colors! It's a delight to watch! And composition is no exception! Bravo, Hugo ! :)

3 Jan 2012 4:44pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Wonderful picture, Hugo!

3 Jan 2012 5:08pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

beautiful shot

3 Jan 2012 5:42pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood !!

3 Jan 2012 6:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

3 Jan 2012 6:20pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Ah! Hong-Kong is magnificent in its clothes of holiday period!:) Superb night shot!

3 Jan 2012 8:33pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

What a magnificent skyline...and what a magnificent composition and photo.
The small man agagainst the big society.

3 Jan 2012 8:56pm

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran

nice shot :)

3 Jan 2012 9:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

4 Jan 2012 2:06am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A wonderful cityscape Hugo! And a belated Happy New Year to you and yours. May your 2012 be healthy and prosperous.

4 Jan 2012 8:16am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Well, here's hoping 2012 offers at least a sense of recovery from what 2011 inflicted on us all . . Time will tell, as they say . .

4 Jan 2012 11:16am

Mats from Sweden

Super nice shot, the colors are splendid!

4 Jan 2012 4:23pm

elena from Turin, Italy

a fantastic sunset for the old year!

4 Jan 2012 9:40pm

@elena: My best wishes to you Elena and congrats on the show!!! PS. I've been trying to visit your blog. However, everytime I was there, I got stuck - your site just wouldn't let me write anything.:-(

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks great for such a high iso, astounded that someone has "designed" the office lights to arrange 2012!

6 Jan 2012 10:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What could be better? I love this shot, Hugo.

6 Jan 2012 10:35pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

wonderful how the curve blends with the straight skyline! the tones are just outstanding...

10 Jan 2012 9:17am

BugErr from Haikou, China

太赞,这款机子使用起来有怎样的感受? 您是FUJI的代言了~

11 Jan 2012 4:23pm

@BugErr: 你好嗎?這陣子怎麼不見了!也是甚麼代言,好朋友嘛!:-)

BugErr from Haikou, China


13 Jan 2012 5:20pm

1/50 second
ISO 3200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)