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coming home...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 19 April 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Caine Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/2.2 ISO 3200 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...

morgan from canyon Country, United States

gorgeously rich shot.

19 Apr 2013 6:24am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I like how this image, and several ones you already posted, is showcasing the slope of these streets.
The colors are superb and so, these two silhouettes.

19 Apr 2013 7:28am

Basile Pesso from Between, Spain

The scene and the verticality are excellent, but to me, it's the first time that I see a flaw with your new camera (the foreground, a little too blurry, and maybe the first splash of light, a little too harsh) :-)
Anyway, great precision and mood on the women.

19 Apr 2013 7:48am

@Basile Pesso: Ha ha pretty interesting comment. But this is not any "flaw" with the cam - it's just a little shallow DOF (F/2.2). So the question is whether a greater DOF but an even higher ISO?? Anyway, it's the mood of the women and atmosphere of the scene that have captured me and I do feel that they came out beautifully!:-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful 'atmosphere' to this . . an added feeling.

19 Apr 2013 7:51am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great night atmosphere ! I like the perspective with the two silhouettes and the rendering of light and colors !

19 Apr 2013 7:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing exposure at iso 3200!
Wonderful quiet mood as the evening's shopping gets carried home.

19 Apr 2013 8:12am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

On ressent bien la montée, la lumière est splendide. ***** Bonne journée.

19 Apr 2013 8:57am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I like pictures with strong cold and warm colors (30.3.2013 for instance). I'm very often searching for the Yin & yang concept or oppositions.

19 Apr 2013 9:24am

serademain from Chiang Rai, Thailand

left light is very good, the front is too high, it should in these cases to focus on the right wall, then crop, this is part of the problem n the light of these two effects, but I like the way the photographed

19 Apr 2013 9:27am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Don't know about the last guy to comment but it's perfect to me, sometimes you just need to crop your comments LOL!

19 Apr 2013 10:44am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

I feel the atmosphere and the diffused light caught my eye. - Thanks for sharing Monika

19 Apr 2013 10:48am

Sébastien Combrichon from Lyon, France

Nice shot !

19 Apr 2013 11:18am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Nice perspective with color contrast and we follow the 2 ladies to their home

19 Apr 2013 11:19am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture, Hugo!

19 Apr 2013 12:38pm

jean pierre from paris, France

encre une superbe nocturne!!amitié

19 Apr 2013 3:54pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eine sehr stimmige Aufnahme.

19 Apr 2013 4:01pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great mood Hugo & lights !

19 Apr 2013 4:46pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very nice atmosphere, I love

19 Apr 2013 5:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

Super cinematic choice of framing with that strong F/2.2 that works so well ! Sorry i'm not a lot on Am3 but I don't forget you & wish you a superb w-e, Hugo !

19 Apr 2013 10:05pm

@k@: Neither am I. My day jobs have been driving me crazy lately... Yet when I'm back on Am3, I have the same feeling as this pic's title, "coming home".:-) Thanks so much for dropping by!!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful scene captured here so well. Your handling of the light is masterful as always. We can all learn from you, Hugo.

19 Apr 2013 10:12pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A wonderful mood where the light is a fine focal point and giving drama to the silhouettes. Fantastic composition and subject work!

19 Apr 2013 10:36pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Excellent ! I love the cool blue mood and light right around and then the warm yellow in the center with the silhouettes, I don't know how you do that! It has a beautiful mood that I like a lot, also the perspective of the buildings and once again, its a superb image Hugo!

20 Apr 2013 12:30am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! I just love the atmosphere. The gorgeous glow of the lights and quietly walking home after a long day. There is just so much feeling to this. A wonderful image!

20 Apr 2013 1:21am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice night time image. Love the light and silhouettes.

20 Apr 2013 3:03am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe cette lumière

20 Apr 2013 7:47am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The lighting up the alley is lovely for this night scene. It's a beautiful photo.

20 Apr 2013 10:42am

jean pierre from paris, France

une magnifique nocturne!!! amitié

20 Apr 2013 12:48pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful frame, lights & shadows!

20 Apr 2013 4:29pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

moody storytelling of the highest order sir!

20 Apr 2013 4:41pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

interesting shot

21 Apr 2013 6:09am

Arr Day from Montréal, Canada

Just enough delicate hues of greyish blues to counterbalance the flow of gold light. Also two women, two lanterns.

22 Apr 2013 12:30am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Such an atmospheric frame...

22 Apr 2013 6:52am

shooter from United Kingdom

Your timing and anticipation are once again spot on wonderful shot.

22 Apr 2013 10:44am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A most wonderful atmosphere, Hugo! Lovely foreground interest with the red lantern.

22 Apr 2013 11:16am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Captivating scene Hugo, I feel like I am even part of their conversation, if I just listen I will hear them laugh!

22 Apr 2013 4:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great leading lines.

22 Apr 2013 10:34pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe atmosphère bien colorée.

24 Apr 2013 9:30pm

Olivier P from toulouse, France

Beautiful night catch ! well done !

3 May 2013 9:45am

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1/52 second
ISO 3200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)