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the vanishing colours...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 2 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

One-third of the street was demolished, another third was already vacated...

Better view the Larger.

Taking a closer look at the "sign"

Landale Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/3.6 ISO 1000 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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

With everything being demolished...where are we going to have Hugo Nights? best…jf

2 Nov 2012 5:55am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Splendid! You are a sensitive documenter.

2 Nov 2012 6:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You have an excellent way of painting the night colours of Hong Kong, I'm very interested in what that small knot of men is doing on the left - a late night game of cards?

2 Nov 2012 8:29am

@Curly: Chess game.:-) This has (had) been one most popular "nightlife' for grassroots in traditional neighbourhood... Here's an old shot of this fascinating game! Thank you Curly!

Nitin from Shanghai, China

As always an incredible street shot. The night time atmosphere here is ingenuinely captured, as can be done by no one else but you Hugo! I just returned for a long 3 week trip to Central Am Hugo. Hope all good with you. Cheers!

2 Nov 2012 10:02am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent night capture! Very beautiful framing and light! Have a nice weekend Hugo!

2 Nov 2012 10:30am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Such bright colors in the darkness, like jewels in a box.
The subject is the guy leaning against the railings, but eventually the eye is drawn to the building facades, acorss the street. You manage to show a large view and retain all the intimacy. May I ask where / how you learned to frame like this ?

2 Nov 2012 11:48am

@Arr Day: Thanks so much for the wonderful words! "You manage to show a large view and retain all the intimacy." Makes my day to read this! But your question does get me... I don't know exactly but this was where and when I started this "photography thing" - one Sunday night 2005. Since then, I have been enjoying seeing and feeling intensely the life around me and trying to capture that very moment when the various elements come together in a way that excites and pleases my mind's eye...

larans from Lund, Sweden

I really love your night captures from Hongkong, they are both interesting/informative and beautiful. Wonderful work with the camera!

2 Nov 2012 12:09pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another cracking night scene Hugo!

2 Nov 2012 1:35pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great shot!

2 Nov 2012 2:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Luckily, this portion is left for your eye and camera to find. That car backing into the space really catches the eye.

2 Nov 2012 8:18pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Delighted to enjoy your micro-cosmos that are uniquely distinctive. Everybody minding their own business but at the same time bathing in a superbly captured light. The eyes have a feast to explore!

2 Nov 2012 11:22pm

Z from Shanghai, China

One night in Beijing is actually not a big deal ... one night in H.K is really catching !

3 Nov 2012 11:55am

k@ from Paris, France

The signs' reflections look like flying lakes over the glasses, i love the way you go on documenting HK, i really feel like i know the place as if i went once thanks to your clever & sensitive eye. I feel i'm walking in your nights... Thxxx*

3 Nov 2012 12:00pm

@k@: "flying lakes over the glasses..." Who else could be as imaginative to write such beautiful words! Thank you for 'walking' with me.:-)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Nice mood HUgo !

3 Nov 2012 5:41pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

It still looks quite lively with all those neon signs.

3 Nov 2012 10:14pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Interesting mood here, we almost feel the moment

4 Nov 2012 1:44pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Fantastic night mood, and so keenly observed, as always Hugo. Your vision and technique reveal little worlds within the vast universe of worlds :^)

4 Nov 2012 2:20pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

As always you have beautiful street shot in your photoblog...and i like so much their senses.It is very bad that this street is demolished.

4 Nov 2012 4:39pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Another masterfully photographed night scene, so beautifully colored, detailed & atmospheric! A wonderful document that is so artistically captured! Great work dear Hugo!

5 Nov 2012 6:57am

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Les lumières sont douces et nettes, j"adore, belle photo !

6 Nov 2012 5:25pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

The light you capture is always exquisite. The difference between the two sides of the street is poignant, especially in the reflection caught in the top left windows of the top right signs. Excellent as always!

11 Nov 2012 2:25am

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1/52 second
ISO 1000
53 mm (35mm equiv.)