"season's greetings"

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 3 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

And the works have to go on...

"season's greetings" (ii)

"season's greetings" (iii)

Wanchai reclamation site, Hong Kong

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...

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I wonder how you manage to have the correct light on him when I see the darkness of the shadows !
You are a master of night views :-)

3 Jan 2013 8:25am

@Veronique: Luck and preparedness (readiness), but mostly the former, I guess.:-) BTW, his face was lit by the big machines in the next two pics. Thanks!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing picture considering the lens must have been wide open!

3 Jan 2013 9:01am

@Curly: Yes, F/1.6... I was hoping to attain certain softness in the background. If I had a second chance, I would perhaps try F/1.4 but the worker just walked away in just a few seconds. Thanks Curly!

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great framing Hugo !

3 Jan 2013 11:06am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great work on that Yeah Fuji!

3 Jan 2013 12:19pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another great night exposure Hugo! The fast lens is a real benefit!

3 Jan 2013 3:26pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A lavender night! best…jf

3 Jan 2013 3:49pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! Great image Hugo!

3 Jan 2013 9:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

These are great scenes with the holiday greetings visible from the construction sites. Building never stops in Hong Kong it seems. A dynamic city!

3 Jan 2013 10:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. great colors

3 Jan 2013 11:59pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Brilliant colors and lights all around. A super late night scene. Many wishes for a fantastic new year 2013. May you have some great times with your family and loved ones. Cheers!

4 Jan 2013 6:21am

k@ from Paris, France

Just love the sharp lower part and the whole scene turned like a sci-fi movie, colors & lighting are stunning, his attitude in expectation and all the luminous ads & signs, you HIT & rock as well, man !

4 Jan 2013 7:01am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a beauty colors
well done

4 Jan 2013 7:49am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Super compo & capture of light and atmosphere !
Happy new year Hugo and see you with pleasure on Aminus throughout 2013. :-)

4 Jan 2013 10:38am

kasra from tabriz, Iran

I love how you have used the rule of thirds and f1.6 to emphasize on him...expression of his face tells the story too... awesome!

4 Jan 2013 10:47am

Z from Shanghai, China

Amazing composition! From the top to the bottom, the near to the far, it is truely a 3-D city life ! :-)

4 Jan 2013 11:08am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A vivid nocturnal scene with a wonderful capture of light and colors. The human inclusion makes for a wonderful compo!

4 Jan 2013 11:44pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A very colored and powerful image, I love it !

5 Jan 2013 2:46pm

Hugh from Chester, United Kingdom

Hugo, do have another camera? I can't keep up with your equipment! He he!
Lovely shot, Lot's of colour and this little guy with the monolithic city behind him.
Have a great new year Hugo, hope you get all you wish for. Or are you waiting for Chinese new year?

H

5 Jan 2013 8:13pm

@Hugh: Oh Hugh, just couldn't resist - the same marvelous sensor of the X-Pro1 yet a slimmer and lighter body that I could squeeze into my briefcase alot more easily!:-) How time flies, Chinese New Year will coming real soon, 10 Feb. All the best for 2013 and the Year of the Snake!:-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This visual treatise on light is joyful and exquisite !!

6 Jan 2013 9:13pm

Fujifilm X-E1
1/52 second
F/1.6
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)

x-e1
colours
lights
vanishing
city-night
festive
victoria-harbour

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