"yu lan" 盂蘭 (festival of the hungry ghosts)

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 21 September 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Better view the Larger.

"In Chinese tradition, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month (鬼月), in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm..." Wikipedia

Staunton Street, Hong Kong

PS. Having fun with the new Fujifilm X-E1.

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

Not so scary, this appearance .... ;-))
One other example of your ability for capturing with excellence the mood of the night times.

21 Sep 2012 5:42am

larans from Lund, Sweden

There is something in her apearance that makes her walk a little spooky!

21 Sep 2012 5:47am

k@ from Paris, France

The subtlety of the colors, dress & red fire hydrant too, is stunning ! Another of your cinematic shot as she passes like a ghost, freely evolving in the modern city. Pink & red are in great harmony and that light again, amazing !

21 Sep 2012 5:55am

shooter from United Kingdom

Hugo this is a gem, I love the fact you waited for her to be level with the shadow, the sinister overtones within it are superb.

21 Sep 2012 7:02am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

what a beautiful poetic night mood ! I love the elegant silhouette and the harmony of colors ! a beautiful apparition in the night and wonderful capture by you, Hugo !

21 Sep 2012 7:27am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

How lucky can you get?
Your ghost even brings along a brolly in exactly the same colour as the shop fronts!!
Wonderful scene Hugo.

21 Sep 2012 7:32am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

The larger view is better :-). I like the mood, the pink one on top of the other and the transparency and shades of the skirt.

21 Sep 2012 7:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is like a random page in a novel with the main character passing thru . . she has safely passed the hydrant, the empty chair and the notices but . . who knows what awaits her in the light.

21 Sep 2012 9:03am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A very beautiful night mood! I like this wonderful scene with this elegant silhouette! Superb colors! Have a nice weekend Hugo!:)

21 Sep 2012 9:42am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

My title : After Party

21 Sep 2012 11:33am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Interesting how color coordinated the ghost like figure is with background of the scene. Enjoy the new toy...I have some new Oly stuff on it's way.

21 Sep 2012 11:36am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great scene, not much into ghosts though; I like them alive and kicking:)

21 Sep 2012 12:00pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

They probably need a map to find there way around the ever changing streets.
Nice capture Hugo.

21 Sep 2012 12:54pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I would only dream of such charming lights. No wonder the ghosts like to return to these streets as seen through your image.

21 Sep 2012 4:58pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Nice mood Hugo !

21 Sep 2012 6:42pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Hugo, you own the night!

21 Sep 2012 11:47pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A fairy tell atmosphere with the night, the color and an umbrella without rain !

22 Sep 2012 7:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

There's one now! A lovely, ghostly mood.

22 Sep 2012 7:09pm

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

irony, to be true , has to be light and here in a so beautiful light :-)

23 Sep 2012 6:24am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. i love the umbrella

24 Sep 2012 12:39am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

a chinese ghost story... plain wonderful! :)

25 Sep 2012 5:57pm

Fujifilm X-E1
1/52 second
F/1.8
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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lights
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goodnight

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