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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 10 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

At the edge of Central is this disappearing part of the harbour...

Also capturing me was this eye-catching "newcomer".

Finally, I also took the opportunity to get this rather touristy shot "the Star Ferry".

Wanchai reclamation site, Hong Kong

"3 days & 2 nights with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1" The images included in this series (starting here "2012") were taken with a sample of the newest Fuji. Only a few rounds of shooting were enough to convince (astound) me of its improvements over the X100 and get me real excited. However, I was requested to return it in just two days time (which I insisted to be extended for one more day). Making the most of this limited time, I've tried to document some old streets and familiar places of my city as much as I could... When I returned the gear, I noticed that 1,000+ shots have been taken!!! The pics being shown here are the ones I like most. Hope you enjoy!:-)

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/2.8 ISO 1600 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...

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A moody and evocative shot Hugo. The X-Pro 1 was in good hands.

10 Jan 2012 5:04am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A great shot with gorgeous lighting, colors and excellent details.

10 Jan 2012 5:31am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A kind of blue...
Beautiful image, and I realize the previous ones have been made with the same camera which seems very promising.

10 Jan 2012 7:57am

k@ from Paris, France

Yes ! So there is a sequel to the x-100 with better performances, it that it ? I heard the x-100 had some pb and preferred to wait for a better one, is it this x-pro 1 you're testing here ? Night shots quality, colors, depths, bravo & thanks for being the super tester for us, i can trust your abilities & feelings so much we are lucky to have you sharing your images & eye here. Thanks.

10 Jan 2012 8:35am

@k@: Even if I have said this before, I have to say it again: your warm words mean so much to me k@!!! I must be the most "unprofessional tester" in the whole world - I never have had the time or even more important, the interest to dig into technical details of the equipment and do all sorts of tests and comparisons... My passion is to take pictures, to capture what I see and feel; the only thing I care about the cam is how well it can help me do that! I must also be a very lucky guy cause good friends like you (and Fuji HK... yes, I treat them as good friend and vice versa!) know me so well! My heartfelt thanks!!!

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

strong mood, wonderful shallow dof & tones!

10 Jan 2012 9:16am

k@ from Paris, France

I really mean it, from your eye i can trust the camera performances much better than any add Fuji could publish. I look forward for your 999 other ones now ;) I just read it has now 16MP (instead of 12 like my buddy Nikon ?), mhh.... yum-yum ;) And have a good week, Hugo*

10 Jan 2012 11:29am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good photo. I look forward to see the others.

10 Jan 2012 11:33am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The blue mood is exquisite, as well as the silhouette and night atmospherics... they all come together to make a terrific image Hugo.

10 Jan 2012 11:38am

Z from Shanghai, China

In such tones and mood, i feel the city is like a family! I am not quite a fan of gears but i do appreciate and love the good quality one and its output..You the best:)

10 Jan 2012 1:27pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

excellent mood

10 Jan 2012 1:46pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Ah, so you can finally reveal your new toy :-) You still sound very excited aout it I'm glad to hear - 1000 shots in 2 days!!! I guess the next annual quota for this site is already sorted :-)
I see a lot of people are finding your pics around the web - all desperate for a full size hi-res shot.
Looking forward to seeing more...

10 Jan 2012 1:57pm

@Ian Smith: 1,111 shots to be exact!:-)

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo!....I was hoping that Fuji might have loaned you one of these new cameras to play with for a while!
I still have my old Fuji F31 and it's really great to see Fuji doing so well again with it's latest batch of cameras and this new X Pro-1 must be the most innovative and exciting of the bunch!- I read that this new Fuji sensor design (with no anti-alias filter) means that it should out-resolve the 21mp Canon 5D Mk II.

10 Jan 2012 2:10pm

@Ian Bramham: Exquisite rendering of details, beautiful dynamic range, vivid and natural tonality... Most part of this image, for instance, were actually untouched.:-)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

The light, mood and colors are stunning in your magical frame Hugo!! Simply awesome my friend:)

10 Jan 2012 3:05pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

So you got to test the X pro-1. And you made the camera sing beautifully in this photograph. The background's colors are excellent, and the silhouette forms a wonderful composition. I'll be waiting for more of your images with this camera.

10 Jan 2012 3:30pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely composition with the silhouette on the wonderful blue of the sea by night.

10 Jan 2012 4:13pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot .. !

10 Jan 2012 4:35pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Shame on Fuji ; ] best…jf

10 Jan 2012 4:57pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood !! One more time !!

10 Jan 2012 5:37pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

quite a unique shot

10 Jan 2012 7:22pm

k@ from Paris, France

Hello my dear, i dare to advice you don't miss Phil's story, i bet you'll love it as much as I did, it's a balm on our heart. Enhoy*

10 Jan 2012 8:36pm

@k@: What can be more touching, inspiring, enlightening and charming!!!!! Thank you k@!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Best quality for a night shot, excellent rendering ! and romantic composition ! excellent rendering !

10 Jan 2012 8:49pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I'm enjoying your "test" shots...this 'blue' silhouette is softly glowing.

10 Jan 2012 9:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!

10 Jan 2012 10:03pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

As blue as a Miles Davis solo.

11 Jan 2012 1:27am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

11 Jan 2012 3:26am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot
well done
have a lovely day

11 Jan 2012 8:31am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

The most striking photo I have seen today, its like a still in a movie, like bladerunner,
where we expect to see astonishing things. This photo gives us those chills, and the
simple but profound beauty of the lights and the water which captures all those lights,
and all that beauty, and then some ! Magnificent.

11 Jan 2012 5:47pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great atmosphere- very well done.

11 Jan 2012 9:55pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing exposure Hugo, so rich and contrasty in the foreground but fading away nicely (without losing colour saturation) at the back!
The quality of the low light handling is once more very pronounced.

12 Jan 2012 6:55pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

a beautiful light here, I love the mood

14 Jan 2012 4:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very gorgeous image, Hugo. In your hands, that camera seems to sing . . . and dance.

15 Jan 2012 5:11am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Wonderful :)

18 Jan 2012 8:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Incredible light and drama. Like a shot out of a movie. THis is excellent!

23 Jan 2012 6:02am

1/52 second
ISO 1600
53 mm (35mm equiv.)