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"sad hour"... "joyce is not here"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 27 October 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The same street as this... it's still moody despite the bright lights and colours... The Larger view.

Peel Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/2.8 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...

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice photo!

27 Oct 2012 8:45am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great night mood Hugo !

27 Oct 2012 9:33am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent night capture! Superb street scene! Beautiful framing! Have a nice weekend Hugo!

27 Oct 2012 10:27am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Light, colors, depth, detail & image quality...all stunning!! Brilliantly composed & captured, as always Dear Hugo:)

27 Oct 2012 10:45am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Anyway a great feeling of conviviality, in this capture, even if Joyce .....

27 Oct 2012 11:02am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Well balanced photograph : the well lit overhead, on the upper-left, and the car, at right. So the centered character is not boring.
Athmospheres are quite different here, in comparison to the other one. It is more lively and inviting, less mysterious.

27 Oct 2012 12:28pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful light and perspective. I love your title and the capture of the restaurants name. It resonates beautifully with the image.

27 Oct 2012 2:30pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I know this spaces ... I feel these in Thailand and I feel the smell of them

27 Oct 2012 4:32pm

shooter from United Kingdom


27 Oct 2012 5:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent gesture. wonderful lighting

27 Oct 2012 5:57pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Great photo, Hugo!

27 Oct 2012 6:08pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another majestic night shot Hugo - I love how you always nail the exposure, composition and timing. Have a good one!

27 Oct 2012 8:17pm

Z from Shanghai, China

the more i watch the image, the more i feel about the city beat of H.K !

28 Oct 2012 1:32am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful compo with the woman in the middle of the street well lit by still opened shops. Like also the boy sitting in the dark, farther.

28 Oct 2012 9:40am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

....and our protagonist makes the long walk alone up the hill. A poignant photo Hugo.

28 Oct 2012 2:02pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Your night images are superb Hugo, so brilliantly anticipated, composed, and processed. They are masterpieces of the profundity of the everyday life.

28 Oct 2012 3:17pm

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

How sad !! The men on table are regretting Joyce's absence and that other dude seems so upset that he decided to leave the place and now walking away!! Nice story telling image hugo.. !! Have a good day my friend :)

28 Oct 2012 3:35pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Breathtaking light and composition. The light on the woman leads wonderfully the eye in this scene which is like a microcosmos. Superb work, Hugo.

29 Oct 2012 10:04am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Alone...I can only see her. Excellent picture and mood.

29 Oct 2012 11:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Some upscale establishments along this old street. A beautiful image of the nightlife.

29 Oct 2012 8:23pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A fascinating shot. Such beautiful and engaging detail, texture, cultural information. I'm totally absorbed.
I do wonder....who is Joyce and why is she not there? ;-)

31 Oct 2012 8:50pm

Ziren from Singapore, Singapore

I like how 'sad hour' is juxtaposed into the bustle of the nightlife.

8 Nov 2012 12:56am

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