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alone ... going home (iii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 19 October 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

I work alone, I walk alone... but these are fine cause soon I'll be back home and won't be lonely!

The Larger view

Peel Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/1.8 ISO 500 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...

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

Magnifique, quel ciel encombré, quelle lumière. On aimerait venir l'aider à lui porter son sac.

19 Oct 2012 5:32am

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

Magnifique, quel ciel encombré, quelle lumière. On aimerait venir l'aider à lui porter son sac car le chemin est encore long jusqu'en haut de la rue que l'on aperçoit grace à cette figure dans le halo d'un reverbère.

19 Oct 2012 5:34am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very good!

19 Oct 2012 6:06am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The man standing at the front of his shop has no great hopes she will stop and buy something to ham as she seems already so loaded.
Masterful capture, Hugo.

19 Oct 2012 6:10am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Spectacular image! Beautiful colors and magnificent POV. Really beautiful

19 Oct 2012 6:33am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I can feel the loneliness of life here.

19 Oct 2012 6:49am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I am in love with this picture ... Loneliness, the difficulty to "walk" the colors so natural and present ... Yes, a great photo, for me!

19 Oct 2012 7:02am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Some really wonderful night photos in this excelent series of home-going (in swedish "go home" also can mean that you really like it) pictures. 5***

19 Oct 2012 7:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a remarkable atmosphere you carry in these images . . they seem to go beyond the mere visual,

19 Oct 2012 7:58am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just how do you find such empty lonely places in a city like Hong Kong?
Wonderful atmosphere again Hugo, this one has a lot of emotive pulling power.

19 Oct 2012 7:58am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I could not have imagined a better canopy of lights for framing and lighting so wonderfully the lonely woman. An awesome ambiance!

19 Oct 2012 8:11am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent solitary mood ! a moving silhouette in the night ! your rendering of lights and feelings are still so good Hugo ! Have a nice day !

19 Oct 2012 8:13am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture Hugo!

19 Oct 2012 8:18am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb capture with the alone silhouette walking in the night ! Excellent light and colors! Have nice day Hugo!

19 Oct 2012 9:58am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Problem is so many of these older ladies have no one to go home to; I hope she does.

19 Oct 2012 11:35am

@J.R.: True...

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like the way the bright lights frame our view of this walking figure and the other solitary characters in the frame. Excellent series, Hugo!

19 Oct 2012 11:39am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

If you ever forget the way back home, following the signs won't help you much.
I really like the dissaray of signage in contrast to the serenity of the street, at the bottom of the picture.
Again your night lights are terrific.

19 Oct 2012 12:57pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I sit here viewing alone...just to stay in character ; ] best…jf

19 Oct 2012 2:33pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

that´s my favourite so far of your series... great feeling of loneliness and this street is so full of atmosphere! thx for that inspiring view :)

19 Oct 2012 4:45pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Lights & mood ; great Hugo, well done !

19 Oct 2012 6:18pm

k@ from Paris, France

That emotion, always.... She's not alone because you are here, and i just love to feel the silence, inhabited with light & your presence, protective & respectful. The compo is a delight too with all those signs switched ON. Have a nice end of week not alone*

19 Oct 2012 6:58pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Light, compo, all is superb !

19 Oct 2012 8:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wondrous image from the city that never sleeps. I love these remarkable night shots.

19 Oct 2012 9:17pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

So nice Subject ... I felt the silence of street in night from your photo

20 Oct 2012 6:16pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

I find your street scenes as fascinating today as when I first came across your images a long time ago!

21 Oct 2012 7:11am

@Mike: Makes my day to read your words! Thanks so much Mike! Must say I am as 'hungry' as I was long time ago!:-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

une impression que cette femme souffre du dos

21 Oct 2012 11:46am

shooter from United Kingdom

Absolutely wonderful

21 Oct 2012 12:39pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Alone... in the street!

21 Oct 2012 3:01pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Your images are always so touching Hugo, and so beautifully portrayed and presented. And i love examining all the fascinating details of your photos... worlds within worlds!

21 Oct 2012 6:52pm

Z from Shanghai, China

The empty street always looks so sentimental to me, under the neon lights... the kind of feeling that seems to live between the emptiness and's Hongkong

22 Oct 2012 1:02pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Always alone , that's a touching picture !

22 Oct 2012 6:14pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A wonderful scene Hugo, and a real sense of being there with all the sounds and smells. Superb image.

22 Oct 2012 8:18pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This is so beautiful. Perfect timing on the woman walking.

27 Oct 2012 2:31pm

1/52 second
ISO 500
53 mm (35mm equiv.)