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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 March 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.



"the center"

Valentine's Day, Caine Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/1.8 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...

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

So beautiful! I love the perspective and the incredible dof! Gorgeous moment captured!

4 Mar 2012 5:41am

k@ from Paris, France

The golden bag catches my eye along with the changing lights (on each post proposed via your links) up there.
A suspended moment - and this could sum up so many of your images, dear Hugo, suspended or hung in-between two eras, times, thoughts and always in a single place that is your beloved HERE mixed up with Yesterday & Now. Simple & deep.

4 Mar 2012 6:57am

@k@: Yes, I guess I'm always captured (intrigued) by a mysterious (harmonious) contrast between the 'now' and 'yesterday' in my place... I'm so touched by how you've read my mind! Thanks k@!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love the point of view and the fact this massive and angular tower is little by little dissolved in the out of focus blur.
Yes the golden bag plays its own role very well in that picture.

4 Mar 2012 8:31am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great capture Hugo, great frame and mood !!

4 Mar 2012 8:41am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

you are also in a Blue Planet, Hugo ;-) I love your composition and the great DOF, I love the attitude of the woman in contemplation in front of the big city ! have a nice sunday !

4 Mar 2012 9:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That building is so accommodating. I enjoy all the variations. Beautifully done, Hugo.

4 Mar 2012 10:27am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful composition! Superb framing and DOF! Have a nice day, Hugo!

4 Mar 2012 11:00am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

very compelling shot - you "feel" the atmospher - I love it!

4 Mar 2012 12:19pm

Andrew Graeme Gould from Santiago, Chile

This scene has a beautiful quality to it, Hugo. The viewer can easily imagine themselves standing in her place.

4 Mar 2012 1:39pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Great take, like the processing and efect.

4 Mar 2012 1:56pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

An excellent romantic capture Hugo. Have a great day my friend!

4 Mar 2012 1:57pm

fulgenth from la roche sur yon, France

it's magic and romantic

4 Mar 2012 3:02pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Extraordinary background blue and the superb clearness of foreground. I really feel i was there watching the blue mansion rising up from the darkness. A great shot~

4 Mar 2012 3:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

4 Mar 2012 5:10pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

nice shot against the background

4 Mar 2012 6:51pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A lonely shot! Well captured.

4 Mar 2012 6:52pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

"the center" is the one that better matches IMHO what Karine says. Present and past.

4 Mar 2012 9:15pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

You always impresses me with your pespective and concept! Nice shot!

4 Mar 2012 11:25pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow... stunning image...

4 Mar 2012 11:39pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful contrasts here. Lovely element of serenity as well..!

5 Mar 2012 9:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Marvelous composition, watching the watcher, watching the world go by.

5 Mar 2012 5:14pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

So blue, making my Monday even bluer. ;o)

5 Mar 2012 10:58pm

KimberlyC from United States

Just calming and beautiful. A lovely moment in time.

6 Mar 2012 12:16am

@KimberlyC: Makes my day to see you stop by! Cheers!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice shot and point of view. Seems like maybe a lonely moment, but not necessarily a bad thing :)

6 Mar 2012 5:55am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good work
Have a lovely day

6 Mar 2012 8:21am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The blue lights of the skyscraper emphasizes the night mood expertly Hugo. Wonderful atmosphere and point of view. Plus, you gotta love that glistening gold hand bag, a perfect accent to the black silhouette :^)

6 Mar 2012 11:34am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such depth in this poignant frame...I feel I can reach out and touch him, then find out his thoughts...but he seems to be having a private moment, away from the rest of the world...lets leave him be...A brilliant image from your very special world Hugo!

6 Mar 2012 12:22pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I like the mood here, like when you have a walk in a quiet city by night

6 Mar 2012 4:38pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

"Blue" seems to be the most dramatic. Love the close-up of the woman against that electric background. Especially love the light on her bag !!

7 Mar 2012 12:14am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium


7 Mar 2012 8:47am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the scene and the play with dof, the rendering is very realistic... we feel as if we really were there, just behind this woman.

7 Mar 2012 10:23pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

The different contrasts in the motive are so great: gold/blue, sharp/unsharp (dof), near/far....
A wonderful capture and an interesting motive.

8 Mar 2012 7:40am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

i have to applaud to you again, i really love how you achieve to create those wonderful atmospheres... brilliant!

9 Mar 2012 1:43pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

WOnderfully evocative Hugo. I love BOTH the subjects in this photo.

15 Mar 2012 2:52pm

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