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"step out"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 January 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Legislative Council Building, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/11.0 ISO 1250 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...

rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Beautiful image. Wonderful composition and light. Love it. :)…..’’

14 Jan 2012 5:42am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

It' great yo see there is also that kind of arcade in Hong Kong as we are so flooded by images of the city sky scrappers.

14 Jan 2012 6:14am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I love the sense of space here Hugo. And the light is wonderful.

14 Jan 2012 6:18am

fereshteh. from Iran

Amazing light.

14 Jan 2012 7:05am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A great arcade to make this apparition :)
Depth and light fantastic

14 Jan 2012 7:25am

Z from Shanghai, China

Amazing high iso details~ it's really a nice camera for which i am thinking to get one~

14 Jan 2012 7:53am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Beautiful and unusual cloisters for this man to come through, magnificent photo !~

14 Jan 2012 8:09am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful perspective and composition with the solitary silhouette ! have a nice day dear Hugo !

14 Jan 2012 10:43am

Roland Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Excellent perspective shot!

14 Jan 2012 10:48am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

fantastic shot, I love the step out sign in the end....

14 Jan 2012 1:52pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Intersesting perspective, the human presence in the middle is well done !

14 Jan 2012 2:15pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States's works in daylight too...not much value for Hugo of the night though ; ] best…jf

14 Jan 2012 2:54pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Man in jail !! well done !!

14 Jan 2012 5:39pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This lone figure is well-caught in the splendor and perspective of all these columns.
(Side note: I'm always surprised in your photos to see so much signage in English. )

14 Jan 2012 6:54pm

@DULCIE: "Signage in English?" You've got me Dulcie, we've so much got used to... Well Hong kong had been a colony of the British Empire since Opium War (1839–42) until 1997 when sovereignty was returned. One could imagine the great influence on our culture, often described as "East meets West"...

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Jan 2012 2:13am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is superb! I'm really impressed that the bright part isn't blown out and the rest of the image is so well exposed. I enjoy all those repeating arches.

15 Jan 2012 5:15am

k@ from Paris, France

Step in, he seems, slowly and surely joining you under the nice arch. We have such arches in Paris, could be here, strange & cool feel. Have a nice end of sunday & plenty of courage for the new week, Hugo*

15 Jan 2012 7:57am

Francisco Romero from Spain

Magnificent framing for guiding the eyes into a wonderful composition. Excellent way to focus the attention in the lonely figure. Fantastic job!

15 Jan 2012 8:48am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! I love it! Superb framing and light! Have a nice day Hugo!

15 Jan 2012 10:06am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

the best angle !
well done

15 Jan 2012 1:08pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

wonderful symmetry, it´s a bit like being lost in a maze, so the "step out!"-sign seems like a good advice! i am a bit jealous about the cam, i have to admit! ;)

15 Jan 2012 4:16pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Nice depth and repetition. There is light in the end of the tunnel ;)

15 Jan 2012 4:26pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Good catch Hugo!

15 Jan 2012 5:09pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Perfectly composed and accomplished image Hugo. A classic example of adroit photographic skills.

15 Jan 2012 6:44pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A great perspective and symmetry!

15 Jan 2012 9:45pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess it is legislated that this is the path to follow . . buildings have a way of speaking.

16 Jan 2012 5:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

So this is the corridor of power :-)

16 Jan 2012 3:00pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent find. Between the sign and the single figure stepping in while stepping out...

23 Jan 2012 6:01am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

What a catch ! Love it !

9 Feb 2012 11:21am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A very beautifully composed image with such wonderful tones, mood and fabulous sense of scale! Top class, as always, Dear Hugo:)

4 Apr 2012 7:02am

1/52 second
ISO 1250
53 mm (35mm equiv.)