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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 17 February 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Westbound Stop, Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/2.2 ISO 640 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent image, The DOF is superb. Finally did you buy this camera?

17 Feb 2012 7:33am

@Gérard Beullac: Yes.:-) So like this man, I'm waiting (patiently?) for the production model to arrive!

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love this night shot. You have been giving us great work with this camera. I have one on order.

17 Feb 2012 8:00am

@morgan: Thanks Morgan!!! Hope you'll enjoy this new camera just as much as I do!:-)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good night shot.

17 Feb 2012 10:14am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent DOF and angle of your composition ! I love the expression of the man and the big " eye " above him !
great details and perfect lighting and balance of night exposure !

17 Feb 2012 10:41am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A wonderfully composed image with great depth and sense of the big city. I like how small the waiting man looks juxtaposed against the vastness of the city night. Brilliant work Hugo :^)

17 Feb 2012 11:32am

Z from Shanghai, China

Oh brilliant night street with the man on the front the image looks alive !

17 Feb 2012 11:53am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great composition. Beautiful light.

17 Feb 2012 11:54am

JanetFugett from Athens, United States

Perfect lighting and excellent subject!

17 Feb 2012 12:15pm

k@ from Paris, France

The line-up of lights up is great in this stri-ong perspective, seems they run the way his mind & thoughts do even if he stays still. Have a superb week-end, Hugo*

17 Feb 2012 12:29pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Wonderful composition, I love the fact the destination board is visible .

17 Feb 2012 12:54pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

ben en attendant,il regarde les passants,je veux dire les voitures

17 Feb 2012 1:01pm

Ali from Rafsanjan, Iran

nice street work

17 Feb 2012 1:59pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

wonderful framing...good choice of including the bus stop name

17 Feb 2012 4:25pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Hugo, thanks for this magnificent shot with this superb framing and exposure. It cheers me up for the weekend, and entices me to grab the camera and go to take photographs at night. Just wonderful.

17 Feb 2012 4:43pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing and DOF! Superb night scene! Great image! Have a nice weekend Hugo! :)

17 Feb 2012 4:54pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Vintage 'Hugo Poon' frame:) Such fabulous detail and mood!! Outstanding!!

17 Feb 2012 6:05pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great picture, for the mood and the light !!

17 Feb 2012 6:16pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Your night work is way beyond comparison, brilliant photo !~

17 Feb 2012 7:48pm

Andrew Graeme Gould from Santiago, Chile

The capture of the man in the shadows, plus those background lights, makes for an intriguing image!

17 Feb 2012 8:27pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

18 Feb 2012 8:42am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Great compo here, it gives a real intensity to the atmosphere

18 Feb 2012 12:32pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nicely composed, like the blurred & colorful background of the street.

18 Feb 2012 2:31pm

Naigoran from Paris (more or less), France

What a great compo !

18 Feb 2012 8:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another of your classic shots, Hugo. Great work.

19 Feb 2012 2:58am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Nice depth. I love the night light in the background.

19 Feb 2012 9:46am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Another incredible picture. Super super super Hugo. Wow! Brilliant composition and dof! Cheers!

20 Feb 2012 7:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Strong portrait combined with superb perspective and depth of field!

21 Feb 2012 12:05pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

So beautiful !!!!

26 Feb 2012 11:00am

1/52 second
ISO 640
53 mm (35mm equiv.)