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fullness & loneliness

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 7 July 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Larger view.

Babington Path, Hong Kong

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

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful composition, full of suggerences and mistery!

7 Jul 2012 5:29am

k@ from Paris, France

Another of your classics ! A masterpiece, Hugo, not only i love the compo with round shaped building facing the vaporous indigo night but that person looking at you in the inverted V of the open curtains... it's just serendipity as it echoes the clouds opening to show the cyclop eye of the Moon at the same time - - - one of my very fav in your glorious tribute to the HK magic night. Thanks ! (no time for Am3 right now but i'm pleased i opened your page anyways ;) Have a splendid w-e, maestrO*

7 Jul 2012 6:26am

@k@: I feel really lucky that another long day of work was rewarded such an unforgettable sight! So glad you like this too... it's one of my recent favs! Thank you for taking the time to leave your beautiful words! Have a lovely weekend k@!

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love that guy looking at us. It really accented an already great shot.

7 Jul 2012 7:14am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition ! Also an interplay beatween a white light and a yellow light .

7 Jul 2012 7:33am

rem_la from Villiers, France

tres belle lumiere

7 Jul 2012 7:37am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! Superb framing! I like this character who looks through the window and this moon which appears behind clouds! Have a nice weekend, Hugo!:)

7 Jul 2012 7:45am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Superb! Hot and cold ... Great opportunity, this unexpected spectator!

7 Jul 2012 8:21am

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France


7 Jul 2012 8:23am

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hugo, from your photo I see 圆月寂寞心。A very good photo and a great title. Have a nice weekend. :-)

7 Jul 2012 8:34am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great catch Hugo ! So drama !

7 Jul 2012 8:43am

Brat | RCA from Xiamen City, China


7 Jul 2012 9:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That character looked suspiciously like Arlo for a frightening moment !

7 Jul 2012 9:58am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Good timing to get all that in, like it!:)

7 Jul 2012 10:24am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Outstanding moment captured and your title is poetic.

7 Jul 2012 12:47pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Nachtaufnahme.

7 Jul 2012 1:52pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I love this !

7 Jul 2012 2:13pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Excellent !

7 Jul 2012 2:19pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Perfecto ... very nice night.

7 Jul 2012 3:34pm

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Jolie composition.
Lumière bien travaillée.

7 Jul 2012 5:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!
very nice & so beautiful!!!

7 Jul 2012 6:10pm

k@ from Paris, France

I wanted to watch this beauty again before closing my own window and go to bed - what a gorgeous composition, i just L°Ve this giant night ship of yours !

7 Jul 2012 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love seeing the person in the window

7 Jul 2012 9:01pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Maybe he's a photog sneaking a peek at your new Fuji ; ] best…jf

7 Jul 2012 9:18pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Love it! That person in the window is great.

7 Jul 2012 10:45pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful Hugo!

8 Jul 2012 12:05am

Z from Shanghai, China

This is a brilliant shot, and a poetic moment, Hugo ! I can't help thinking that this photo perfectly matches the poem below (卞之琳 - 斷章)

8 Jul 2012 12:32am

@Z: What a beautiful match! Thank you so much!:-)

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

If anyone can make poetry through photography, it is you Hugo. This is a remarkable night mood image!

8 Jul 2012 12:32pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Like others have said already - this is fantastic! The timing and framing couldn't have been better. Well done.

8 Jul 2012 1:47pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Bravo, belle idée et très bien exploitée.

8 Jul 2012 8:58pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Only you could find this image and not have planned the whole thing. How amazing! The world seems to pose for you, create drama and story, just for you and your camera. This is just fantastic! A classic in every sense. You never fail to amaze me.

9 Jul 2012 2:02am

Punit from Pune, India

How..! How can you be right there at such a perfect moment when that man decides to pose for you. What a majestic shot this is - IMHO, it is one of the best from you in recent times. Bettina's comment above describes my feeling so aptly - the world seems to pose for you!

9 Jul 2012 4:03am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

So beautiful !!!! What a catch !!!! I'm speechless !!!! You're so talented !!!

9 Jul 2012 7:30am

shooter from United Kingdom

Hugo this is outstanding the person looking out of the window elevates this so much wonderful shot.

9 Jul 2012 12:26pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A very impressive composition, with a scene, a colour and a real mood !

9 Jul 2012 12:50pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent mood...nice title!

9 Jul 2012 9:35pm

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

i love the sky and the white coin between the clouds. 5* well done :-)

10 Jul 2012 3:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Your timing is immaculate, or did you ring up and ask for someone to come to the window?

10 Jul 2012 3:37pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

The curved building, the Moon and clouds, and the person looking down from his apartment all come together in this excellent image. The image presents itself as a mysterious isolated tower with lonely inhabitants living at the top.

11 Jul 2012 1:58am

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

What a timing Hugo !! This is simply amazing.... The duo (man and the moon) represents two extremes namely fullness and loneliness. What a contrast !! it is full of poetry and creativity. Thanks for posting this.

12 Jul 2012 2:36am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I adore your crop and the angle of this shot. The man in the window appears to see us clearly.
"Lonely" if you say so, but I think the building and the clouds seem to be in conversation. Terrific !!

12 Jul 2012 5:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb photo! I like everything about this.

1 Aug 2012 9:52pm

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Hugo Poon by Valérie Simonnet

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