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another long night...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 April 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

And as I trudged through the darkness on my way home, I was captured by this mood...

Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

PS. Never did I know (nor could I tell) it was an iso6400 shot... not until I checked the exif while editting the pics at home.

FUJIFILM X100S 1/28 second F/2.8 ISO 6400 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...

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice surroundings to go with his expression. They complement one another.

4 Apr 2013 5:10am

k@ from Paris, France

The profile as if sculpted in the concrete of the low wall is so strong along with the man air. Another 'I'm expecting nothing much and yet I am here' wonderful attitude you caught in perfect light with those crazily high ISO. I like his haircut, boyish like for a very young one, and the yellowish general tone, sun of a never ending night. You were very close with that lens, did you shoot with your camera stuck on your chest ? Thanks for sharing, Hugo !

4 Apr 2013 5:11am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Pushing the camera to it's limits. Not bad anyway.

4 Apr 2013 6:41am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Great , Love The Way He`s Looking Outside Of Your Frame

4 Apr 2013 7:52am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

6400iso ? Wow I'm impressed! Do you use an electronic viewfinder?

4 Apr 2013 8:01am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

Love this catch, This man, the shadow, the light ...Great shot my friend !

4 Apr 2013 9:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That EXIF info is amazing !

4 Apr 2013 10:09am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love his attitude you capture here ! and the harmony of colors like a chameleon in the city ! beautiful light and exposure Hugo !

4 Apr 2013 10:53am

JRs from Japan

Cool shot I usually set mine on 100 but at night I let the camera do it as it's smarter than me:)

4 Apr 2013 12:00pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful photo Hugo!

4 Apr 2013 12:30pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

poignant image of this man, evokes the feeling that he is trying to come to terms with something

And unbelievable that this is such a high ISO.

4 Apr 2013 1:25pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

exquisite shot hugo - great composition and love the tilt here. the light as always is something only can be found in hk and something only you can capture so beautifully. cheers!

4 Apr 2013 2:17pm

jean pierre from paris, France

tres belle nocturne avec un bon jeu ombres lumière !! amitié

4 Apr 2013 5:27pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent capture! I like his shadows against the wall! Superb light and framing!

4 Apr 2013 6:16pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The light captured is pure delight! What could it be said of his expression....?

4 Apr 2013 8:40pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nice reflective moment.

4 Apr 2013 9:20pm

Basile Pesso from Between, Spain

The scene is good, and the night image quality and ISO are stunning in a way, when one discovers such a tool as you "new" one.

4 Apr 2013 9:25pm

Basile Pesso from Between, Spain


4 Apr 2013 9:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And no noise? A fabulous shot, Hugo. You are the undisputed master of the night shot . . . and the day shot.

5 Apr 2013 12:28am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That's n incredibly high iso! And I'm surprised not to see any noise. Epic I say ! Another one of those nights sure yielded you with an incredibly expressive image, almost as if you were a ghost figure, not intruding on the man, just taking pictures somehow not in his space. The image gives out such feeling. Well done !

5 Apr 2013 3:59am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh j'adore ces tons blonds...

5 Apr 2013 7:20am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Almost a statue in the urban surroundings I would love to know his thoughts. Brilliant!

5 Apr 2013 3:15pm

Serademain from Chiangrai, Thailand

a worthy man, who expect the future

6 Apr 2013 12:27am

shooter from United Kingdom

A wonderful and strong character study superb as usual Hugo.

6 Apr 2013 5:05am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Great for instant and atmosphere

6 Apr 2013 9:28am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Awesome mood - and haircut!

8 Apr 2013 8:34am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great light & scene !

12 Apr 2013 10:11am

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Impact by ~~~Ann~~~

1/28 second
ISO 6400
23 mm