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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Dream down and up... and keep smiling.:-)

(Central, viewing from Expo Promenade... another ISO3200 shot, the same hazy evening.)

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/3.6 ISO 2500 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...

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

That 'smiling' crescent up there is just awesome Hugo!! Fabulous shot:)

6 Jan 2012 5:19am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

You have a lot of possibilities with that skyline !
Cheese on the cake, this tiny crescent of moon and (maybe) the first star....

6 Jan 2012 7:11am

@Gérard Beullac: So you also spotted that star!!! Thanks for reading into the image my friend!:-)

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

A sweet shot.

6 Jan 2012 7:34am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

6 Jan 2012 8:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Have to say I'm struggling to find the star, but you did well to squeeze the moon and the skyline into the one frame.

6 Jan 2012 10:05am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful framing combining the moon with the skyline. I believe too that the star can be the morning star (Venus), especially if facing to the West in the first hours of the night. The haze make these big buildings glow in an emotional way in the absence of noise.

6 Jan 2012 10:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magical image, Hugo - love your vertical framing. The moon and star have such a vast open sky - in contrast to the crowded mass of lights on the skyline!

6 Jan 2012 11:36am

Z from Shanghai, China

Beautiful color transition from the ground to the sky. The silent moon is watching the sleepless city. Love the open space too!

6 Jan 2012 12:02pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This wouldn't be the ISO6400 shot you told me about would it?
Good capture on such a clear evening.

6 Jan 2012 1:54pm

@Ian Smith: What a nice surprise to hear from you Ian! Already back to London?!:-) Best regards to you and yours! (PS. This isn't that iso6400 shot... I would probably post that one next week.)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I saw that crescent...but my skyline was far more humble. best…jf

6 Jan 2012 2:11pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A mood of hope and warmth and soft light...a wonderful way to walk into the New Year.
I look forward to another year of your inspirational photography, Hugo !! Thanks.

6 Jan 2012 3:48pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

ben ce style d'architecture est prévue pour la futur

6 Jan 2012 3:58pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love the inclusion of the moon in the photo Hugo!

6 Jan 2012 9:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous again!

6 Jan 2012 10:37pm

Tara from Los Angeles, United States

Great. I like the cropping and the little moon!

6 Jan 2012 10:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

6 Jan 2012 11:35pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Extraordinary image.

7 Jan 2012 2:28am

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent that symbol high in the sky, both so poetic & so real, helps us reminding we are from Earth, this incredible planet of ours another one, as a blank eye, is watching to. The colors in-between up & down fields contain the palette of our possibilities (to feel, to think, to be). A philosophical image, my dear ! Have a good rest this week-end*

7 Jan 2012 9:12am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! very beautiful
well done

7 Jan 2012 9:12am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

I had admired the beautiful crescent moon so high in the sky. With the commentary of Gerard, I also saw the star ... ;o)

7 Jan 2012 11:03am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Excellent shot, we are so big and so small

7 Jan 2012 2:05pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

I like this small crescent moon lost in this immense sky over Hong Kong!:) Have a great weekend Hugo!:)

7 Jan 2012 3:34pm

Mats from Sweden

Great one! Very nice compostion.

8 Jan 2012 5:30pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo - have you been given an opportunity to use the new fuji X-Pro 1 yet? it looks from the initial reports that I've seen that it will be another winner from Fuji. They are on a roll recently with their new camera offerings!

9 Jan 2012 11:30am

@Ian Bramham: Stay tuned Ian... more pics would be coming.:-) (PS. Exif data being displayed now.)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame !!

9 Jan 2012 5:09pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Wonderful framing and sense of scale. I love this series of night shots of the city!

10 Jan 2012 11:39am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic! I love your title, your caption and the delicate moon over the perfectly timed sky and city light.

23 Jan 2012 6:03am

1/52 second
ISO 2500
53 mm (35mm equiv.)