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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 19 May 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Just when the long rain stopped...

Central, Victoria Harbour and West Kowloon

"central at dusk" (i)

"central at dusk" (ii)

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/30 second F/5.0 ISO 400 18 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...

k@ from Paris, France

The quality of your light here is just stupendous ! Each details, each part of the image (yet on so various in scales, distances and all) are caught with perfection. I'm speechless for the quality (you're back to your fav X-E1, is it your fav btw ?). The subtle tones you got are really stunning !

19 May 2013 6:36am

@k@: Took these shots on Friday. Yes, this series is one of my recent favs! Amidst endless bad weather, rough days, frustrating news everyday (serious housing problems, social and political issues)... quite a relief this was to find the city as beautiful as ever! Apart from being at the right time, right place, right mood, I was also given the right tool - an X-mount Zeiss lens to test use.:-)

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Oh my. Just gorgeous light here, Hugo. Beautiful.

19 May 2013 6:42am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The colors are so delicate and varied ! I also like the opening to the sea.

19 May 2013 7:38am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent angle of view! Beautiful tones and light! Superb image! Have a nice weekend Hugo!

19 May 2013 7:51am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Grandiose ce point de vue, splendide cadrage, superbe lumière. Bonne journée. *****

19 May 2013 8:19am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Why is that higher I go ... more I feel small? :)
What light! what colors! How deep!

19 May 2013 8:23am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A cityscape as I love them ! The particular architectural organisation mixing high modern buildings punctuating areas with "normal size" constructions gives a great feeling of "vastitude".
The light is gorgeous.

19 May 2013 8:37am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Simply amazing, Hugo! One of your very best (and the other one from that evening). You should print it and hang it up.

19 May 2013 9:19am

@Ian Smith: Thanks so much Ian!:-)

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Une série exceptionnelle!

19 May 2013 9:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Superb sky ... excellent framed.

19 May 2013 9:48am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom


19 May 2013 10:13am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely, someday the magic Fuji fairy will zap my camera (or me perhaps) and I can milk that out of my Fuji(s):)

19 May 2013 10:44am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great lights & panorama !

19 May 2013 10:45am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful framing and very beautiful pinky mood.

19 May 2013 11:52am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! exciting shot

19 May 2013 12:49pm

k@ from Paris, France

A magician with secret tools - you rock, dearest ! With or without Z-z-z-zeiss !
How fab to have this kind of quality image to endure bad weather, news and all we have here too - be thanked, this is really unique : both natural light (caressing the tower at the right) and electric one here and there as daylight slowly fades down. Did I already say this stucks me up with wide open square eyes in front of my screen ? Be thanked & courage for the week ahead*

19 May 2013 4:41pm

@k@: Maybe not as charming, but the night scenes are irresistible too:

"the two towers"

"central by night"

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique lumière et couleurs!!! une trs belle image!!! amitié

19 May 2013 5:54pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Impressionnant et beau

19 May 2013 9:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous image, Hugo. Thanks so much for this one! I love the light and composition.

19 May 2013 10:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful expansive image! The color and light is just beautiful! I think it is always amazing how it rains all day and then just at sundown, the sky clears enough and the sun emerges just long enough for it to go down!

20 May 2013 12:19am

@Elaine Hancock: Exactly!:-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful light and beautiful pastel tones!

20 May 2013 1:14am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien cette teinte douce du violet

20 May 2013 8:46am

Kate from United Kingdom

Wow this leaves me speechless Hugo!

20 May 2013 11:07am

mohammad from isfahan, Iran

Beautiful landscape,
Especially at sunset.
Unique photo hugo poon!BRAVO!

20 May 2013 1:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous pools of light, great illumination, and I feel as though I can see all of Asia from up here!

21 May 2013 8:18am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful light, especially on the water and tower on the far shore, but also a fine composition with the placement of the three largest towers from the near edge to the far shore. Really fine work - as usual.

24 May 2013 3:22pm

Oly B from Lyon, France

Great place

26 May 2013 4:33pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wonderful light!

3 Jun 2013 10:18am

1/30 second
ISO 400
18 mm (35mm equiv.)