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"the tram road" by night...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 20 February 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Here's another glimpse.

Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/4.0 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...

Nitin from Shanghai, China

This is an incredible, fantastic and magnificent of this city at night. A city that I've been long wanting to visit but haven't yet. Will do it this year for sure. The tram lines add a special touch to any city, especially at night. It lends a certain extra character to the cityscape and the streets. A picture that is more about lines and colors rather than light or day. Cheers Hugo, a brilliant catch again!

20 Feb 2012 7:49am

@Nitin: I know this is personal but this sight evokes lots memories and feelings! Thank you my friend! Do jot me a line when you decide to visit HK.:-)

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Gorgeous night scene. Your specialty. Wonderful.

20 Feb 2012 8:45am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent work

20 Feb 2012 9:31am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great use of the space in your frame Hugo, love the strong lines in the foreground. Looks to me that Hong Kong really is the city that never sleeos!

20 Feb 2012 9:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That tram looks to have just emerged from the 1930's . . and you have made this image into a huge moment to enjoy.

20 Feb 2012 10:09am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a classical scene you have captured Hugo! Like a movie still. Well done.

20 Feb 2012 10:10am

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

Incredibly beautiful photograph, the people look common enough, but your view is everything,
here. The excitement begins with your composition, whipped up to a frenzy by the photographer !~

20 Feb 2012 10:14am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The blend of modern buildings with signs of the past is a Hong Kong unique feature. And you show it beautifully.

20 Feb 2012 10:30am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful night atmosphere and urban scene you have captured, Hugo ! excellent framing !

20 Feb 2012 1:18pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Love the use of space... the presenting of a certain space, surrounded by lights and darkness, is one of the most incredible impression of your works~! Your space is solid, Hugo.

20 Feb 2012 2:13pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Effective use of rose colored line !!! best…jf

20 Feb 2012 3:03pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Good night photo. The bus is the star in this photo.

20 Feb 2012 3:05pm

S from Anaheim, United States

really nice the colors and light and feeling

20 Feb 2012 4:13pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

it's the best picture I've seen today...marvellous

20 Feb 2012 4:35pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful night shot, great show of detail.

20 Feb 2012 5:03pm

k@ from Paris, France

The giant "Y" in the air echoes so well the criss-crossing tracks down there. We are acrobats evolving in-between all kinds of strings, aren't we ? And again your stupendous night generous light masterfully caught. No way we sleep in our HK tour with you ;) The stroll is too exciting ! May your week be too *

20 Feb 2012 6:01pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I love how you have captured this light. The detail is amazing even at this very high iso. But what I like more is the mood of the photograph. The light creates an appealing ambiance. Simply wonderful exposure.

20 Feb 2012 8:21pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting urban shot. And I'm sure it's more colorful during the night… :-)

20 Feb 2012 8:49pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I love that the tram lines are pink and harmonious with the bright and exciting lights of the city. Marvelous.

21 Feb 2012 1:18am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent night photo

21 Feb 2012 2:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - a stunning view down this canyon of light! Exceptional work here, Hugo, in balancing the exposure of all this bright neon.

21 Feb 2012 12:01pm

karetnikov from Firenze, Italy

Pure, classic Hugo Poon! One of those "Hugo pictures" which make people fall in love with Hong Kong, and push them to fly around the world and visit it. I know it, because I'm one of them!

21 Feb 2012 2:08pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Fantastic night shot! A beautiful road shot!

21 Feb 2012 9:19pm

Darío from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Great work. It really inspires me!

21 Feb 2012 11:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing night shot, Hugo. You are a magician with the light in these night scenes.

22 Feb 2012 5:56pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Gorgeous, gorgeous light!! I love your night shots.

23 Feb 2012 5:34am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful night shot. Great compo and light!

23 Feb 2012 7:22am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely web of lines here.. with the cables and the tracks..! The lights are wonderful here, like in so many of your other photographs.
Also, your camera is magic at High ISO settings..!

25 Feb 2012 5:20pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

A wonderful city shot with so many layers in it! I'm happy I had a chance to visit Hong Kong recently...

7 Mar 2012 2:47pm

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