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mood of the night...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 January 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Feeling warm in a cold winter night...:-)

Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 1600 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Smile !

26 Jan 2012 7:35am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I think I know that girl - her name's Sheila or Stella or something . . how did she get there ?!

26 Jan 2012 7:48am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Little smile in the cold night...

26 Jan 2012 8:43am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Indeed, a warm smile for the cold night :^) I like your choice of subject, a terrific juxtaposition of foreground and background elements.

26 Jan 2012 11:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Vibrant mood to the night - well seen and cool capture!

26 Jan 2012 12:31pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Well spotted! :-)

26 Jan 2012 1:34pm

@Ian Smith: Took this snap on the footbridge where we stopped briefly before arriving at the ifc.:-)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The light and mood captured in this image is magnificent.

26 Jan 2012 3:24pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The background is simply superb. It is a delight to see.

26 Jan 2012 3:25pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Well done !! funny !

26 Jan 2012 4:15pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Perfect ! The magnificent city lights are just background, but a smile, no matter who she is, means much more than that...the composition is really great !

26 Jan 2012 5:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


26 Jan 2012 11:14pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent perspective and a lovely portrait there =))

27 Jan 2012 12:02am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Excellent composition Hugo! I love the framing here - great mood of the night here. I hope you're doing great!

27 Jan 2012 3:04am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Cool shot Hugo, and I do like the use of DOF. The bokeh of the lights on the highway are such a good lead in to the sharpness of the bridge. Well done and very creative.

27 Jan 2012 4:41am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Whoa! Only you could make an image such as this Hugo! Your wonderful eye misses nothing! Awesome:)

27 Jan 2012 5:17am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! excellent shot

27 Jan 2012 8:18am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

I'm usually not in favor of tilted photos, but here it works great and adds to the street feeling. Good photo!!

27 Jan 2012 10:44am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the lights of the city and road out of focus in the background ! great framing and little details on the sticker ! yes, great mood of the night !

27 Jan 2012 5:03pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's because of that wonderful red smile. I love your shot here with the use of the dof and the single focus of the smiling image. Great!

28 Jan 2012 5:36am

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


28 Jan 2012 5:50pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely shot. The pattern of the lights in the background and then the sticker in the foreground. Fantastic composition!

29 Jan 2012 3:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Love this red smiling kinky girl down there and your tilt, thought-provoking, my dear Hugo !

30 Jan 2012 9:23am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Another beautiful catch !!! Love this shot !

9 Feb 2012 11:23am

1/30 second
ISO 1600
23 mm