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colours of the night...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 30 March 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Taken last Saturday night... while having a stroll with my other half after dinner.:-)

Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X100S 1/40 second F/2.8 ISO 2500 23 mm

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...

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, I'm triple amazed - the beautiful verticality of this blue & yellow melting in such a surreal way ! The X100s superb rendering (thanks for showing it up ! And your maestria in offering such a viewpoint knowing you took this last night, i just love picturing you strolling after dinner in good company ! Hugo, the clarity on the yellow lower part is as stunning as the totally stunning blue ghostly & magic upper one : love them equally, since you succeeded in pairing both colors & quality of lighting ! The little passer-by and the red light caught on the right, the beautifully readable Cotton tree message on the road, the cars... SO many gifts wrapped in one Click : one of my favs of yours here - bravissimo & thanks ! The best week-end for you & yours now*

30 Mar 2013 5:22am

@k@: Soooo glad that you love what I love and be amazed by what I am amazed!!! FYI, the sky was just that wonderfully blue and I haven't touched that part at all in pp. The colours and details that the X100S is capturing (especially at high ISOs) are just as stunning as the X-E1 or X-Pro1! Maybe real professionals would use a good tripod and choose for long exposure to portray such scene... Well, long trails of headlamps and blurry passersby are charming but what I show here are much closer to what I saw and felt that very moment!:-)

Serademain from Chiangrai, Thailand

I have the x100, x100s openly would be better especially in focus, I'll wait to step back, but now the pout taken on remarkable, thank you for this photo

30 Mar 2013 7:13am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing! Superb colours of the night! I like the atmosphere! Have a nice week-end Hugo!

30 Mar 2013 9:02am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Totally awesome Hugo!
The blue and yellow (ish) contrast has such massive impact, and it all feels as smooth as the best ice cream :-)

30 Mar 2013 9:15am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Excellent framing! Superb colours of the night!

30 Mar 2013 9:20am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Cotton Tree Drive takes to the stage in this magnificent slice of city life . . all this i 1/40th second.

30 Mar 2013 9:25am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Magnificent! One of you're best, Hugo!

30 Mar 2013 10:03am

@Ian Smith: Thanks for the encouragement my friend!!

Hugh from Chester, United Kingdom

Everyone comments about the blue and yellow. To be a little geekish, blue and yellow are complimentary colours, they are opposites. In the physics of light they contrast against each other. That's why they appear son vivid.
It is a superb shot and one I would love to have made. It makes me think of the scenes from Blade Runner. It shows the city how it is, it a piece of history.

30 Mar 2013 10:22am

@Hugh: Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and feeling!!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent picture. Two complementary colors that give light and color to a usual night scene. With perfect technique ... transform it into a frozen moment, silent ... a dream ... suspended in space ... unreal Magnificent ... Best regards, Adela

30 Mar 2013 10:32am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I am too bad in English to tell you all that I think this photo ... as does Karine ! But I like it a lot, a lot!

30 Mar 2013 10:56am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great lights & mood Hugo !

30 Mar 2013 11:37am

JRs from Japan

Awesome, love it if I slap my X-S1 can I achieve those results? LOL!

30 Mar 2013 12:06pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

you have an extraordinary eye Hugo!

30 Mar 2013 12:49pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Gorgeous pov and what a lovely way to end the night, I love night walks. Here your perspective is great and the different colored lights both add two different moods that somehow merge. Lovely !

30 Mar 2013 2:13pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Incredibly clear for a night shot, great job !!

30 Mar 2013 2:34pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Do you know him ?? I thought of you when I saw his pictures. Some of them are breathtaking like yours and this one :-))))

30 Mar 2013 2:45pm

@Veronique: Oh Veronique, you've made a happy man! I've always admired his work! His truthful, refined and compelling urban impressions have been a great inspiration to me!:-)

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Wonderful colors. The deep blue/purple is especially effective, especially set off by the street lights in the foreground. Superb.

30 Mar 2013 5:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What lovely blue tones on the buildings. A very beautiful scene, expertly captured.

30 Mar 2013 5:54pm

parisa from Tehran, Iran

great shot

30 Mar 2013 5:56pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A jaw-dropping panorama. Beautiful perspective, in layers that carry the eye on and on, so much to see here.
And the light is breath-taking. This was quite the "dessert" for your evening meal. Bravo.

30 Mar 2013 7:35pm

dom from Paris, France

Cette couleur bleue est fantastique et magnifiquement rendue, le tout dans une perspective grandiose

30 Mar 2013 7:41pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Fantastic ! *****

30 Mar 2013 8:40pm

Damien from Plérin, France

Terrific colours of the night by... a prince of the night. The right side is the place where you took the tram's photos?

30 Mar 2013 8:49pm

@Damien: Pretty close! Thanks!:-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific night scene

30 Mar 2013 9:40pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

I need 10 Stars to vote for this one.....I love everything about it.....a masterpiece.

30 Mar 2013 10:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the blue and the yellow. Just stunning!

30 Mar 2013 11:33pm

L'angevine from Angers, France

super ces couleurs

31 Mar 2013 7:38am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the color spotlight

31 Mar 2013 11:52am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Congrats on the Colour Spotlight Hugo!

31 Mar 2013 12:26pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Muy fuena foto y buen logro al capturar los colors y la luz. buen ojo para el angulo tambien. Happy Easter.

31 Mar 2013 12:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

31 Mar 2013 1:00pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Color Spotlight! Wonderful contrast of the golden foreground against the deep blue background!

31 Mar 2013 1:01pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Deserved one !

31 Mar 2013 1:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ps - congratulations!

31 Mar 2013 1:31pm

Dhaval from Princeton, United States

Wow I like how you have managed to capture so many colors in one shot especially at night time and with high ISO. Another thing that amazes me is this crisp clarity across this high depth of field at such a high aperture (2.8). This shot is truly a masterpiece, it deserved this spotlight for sure.

31 Mar 2013 2:05pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

31 Mar 2013 2:08pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Splendide ambiance nocturne, félicitations pour le Spotlight !

31 Mar 2013 2:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

31 Mar 2013 2:22pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and so pleased to see this in the Color Spotlight !

31 Mar 2013 2:26pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

31 Mar 2013 4:08pm

Florence from Paris, France

Extraordinary shot with these contrasted colors frm cold to warm ! What a vision !

31 Mar 2013 4:14pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning night shot ....light and colors are gorgeous !!!
Congratulations on the Color Spotlight !!!

31 Mar 2013 4:15pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Amazing shot!!! Congrats on the Spotlight. Good day.

31 Mar 2013 5:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

31 Mar 2013 7:03pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight.

31 Mar 2013 7:33pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Congrats Hugo ! Très bien vu !

31 Mar 2013 9:05pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Congrats on the very much so deserved spotlight !

31 Mar 2013 11:47pm

Behzad from Sh, Iran


1 Apr 2013 12:40am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! magnificent shot
well done

1 Apr 2013 6:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Marvellous image, Hugo - love the contrast between the golden light of the road and blue of the buildings and sky. The misty blue of the skyline is incredible!

1 Apr 2013 7:20am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique image nocturne!! amitié

1 Apr 2013 12:54pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Oh! This is a fantastic and awe inspiring image! What a superb light and colors in such a beautiful scene!! Absolutely mesmerizing.

1 Apr 2013 5:55pm

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful contrast of cold blue lights in the top and warm orange-like in the bottom. Congratulations!

1 Apr 2013 6:07pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is amazing and well deserved Spotlight. I have walked over that footbridge in the distance and lovely to see such a stunning view of a city I've only visited for a few short days, but would love to return to. I love the sharpness of details in all areas, just stunning.

2 Apr 2013 2:33am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great quality of rendering of light and colors. Bravo for the color spotlight ! :-)

2 Apr 2013 10:27am

jean pierre from paris, France

bravo pour le spotlight!! amitié

2 Apr 2013 10:36am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Agree with K@ superb vertical framing, the light and the colours here are amazing. Congratulations on your Colour Spotlight

2 Apr 2013 4:13pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great always. Congrats to the spotlight!

3 Apr 2013 5:20am

shooter from United Kingdom

Magnificent in every way hugo

3 Apr 2013 9:30am

David from Scotland, United Kingdom

Such a great collection of perspective, colour, intensity, movement and standstill. Most would like to achieve this.

4 Apr 2013 7:53pm

Basile Pesso from Between, Spain

Fascinating picture with a great construction.
Deserved spotlight, congrats !

4 Apr 2013 9:27pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Well deserved Hugo!

6 Apr 2013 12:36am

1/40 second
ISO 2500
23 mm