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going home ... (i)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 October 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The same lane as this.

Ui On Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/2.5 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Perfect light, interesting street night ambiance.
I really enjoy how you show us your vision of HK, so different with the ones we commonly see here and there.

14 Oct 2012 8:52am

@Gérard Beullac: Don't know why, I have always been drawn to these places that are disappearing at an amazing pace! Thanks for your warm encouragement!

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

In the mood for love....

14 Oct 2012 10:23am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I like the way you capture the light at night.

14 Oct 2012 10:37am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood & framing Hugo !

14 Oct 2012 11:17am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very natural shot.

14 Oct 2012 2:00pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

great light and mood

14 Oct 2012 2:46pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Love the night mood Hugo.

14 Oct 2012 3:23pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

great mood in that one (as usual), extremely natural appearance - splendid

14 Oct 2012 3:29pm

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Coming home ... from Mystery Place. I really like the general mood of the picture, and the mysteries of what's up there, up the stairs, whether you've been to the right or the left. For there's a bit of colors up there, as a promise of something. All enhanced by the sepias in the fopreground.
Amazingly enough, the car in the lower right is not intrusive in this life-weathered environment. Just discretly anchoring the event in today's reality.
I really like your work, man. I do not comment everytime, but I could.

14 Oct 2012 4:31pm

@Arr Day: Thank you for reading into my pics! Your words are such wonderful encouragement! I'm touched!

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wow! What a great street night ambiance! I love this image! Have a nice week, Hugo!

14 Oct 2012 4:56pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

trois intéressantes scènes

14 Oct 2012 4:57pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful quiet night ambience and atmosphere, which MUST be difficult to find a city so bustling as Hong Kong.
Even the cats seem at peace with the world :-)

14 Oct 2012 4:57pm

shooter from United Kingdom

This is superb `Hugo the inclusion of the guy in shadow outstanding

14 Oct 2012 5:11pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

A mood, and a very good detail with the cat on the left.
I think that there are also cats on the right that the boy is looking at, and a lot of details in this interesting picture.

14 Oct 2012 6:16pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Another nice street shot

14 Oct 2012 6:21pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love the way you have captured this wonderfully atmospheric image

14 Oct 2012 7:42pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Really love the cat at the corner!!

14 Oct 2012 10:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. wonderful lighting

15 Oct 2012 3:04am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I remember this could make a picture there everyday I suspect. best…jf

15 Oct 2012 3:55am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Oh the gorgeous light. Every one of your shots looks like a movie still to me. Fantastic as always. And so good to see you!

15 Oct 2012 4:21am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The lit subjects are wonderfully composed with the ones at the shade. A magnificent composition in a wonderful ambiance, Hugo.

15 Oct 2012 6:54am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'm sure I've seen that cat before - perhaps it follows you around !

15 Oct 2012 8:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Your timing, as always, is quite magical, Hugo. I like the variety of figures we see further in the background - and the cats complete the laneway scene!

15 Oct 2012 10:40am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful Hugo. The cat is the real star.

15 Oct 2012 2:50pm

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

have a good night, all !

15 Oct 2012 6:52pm

k@ from Paris, France

The cat's neck and eyes on the scene, i love that and see this first, it opens up the whole scene and then my eye climbs your stairs up, passing the sweet Mom & Son to meet the other kids in super silhouettes till the upper street. I just love to have a stroll as if with you in your dear HK ! Always.

16 Oct 2012 6:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful image of a place somewhat off the the tourists' path, I'm guessing. I'm so happy you know these special places and share them with us, Hugo.

17 Oct 2012 9:18pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A slice of life moment, decisive in many ways. I throughly enjoy looking at your images, the little details that tell the tale. In this photo, I love the cat, so strategically placed in your frame, watching the mother and child descend the stairs. Fantastic shot!

21 Oct 2012 6:59pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Scène de vie by mo.langel

misc by barry

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