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"lost in the shopping labyrinth"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 25 May 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

"the labyrinth" (i)

"the labyrinth" (ii)

Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/30 second F/5.0 ISO 800 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

Wow, that place is incredible (in the mono version too), but what i love the most here is the Hugo Poonesque touch ! That single woman (your devoted heroine) so perfectly framed, ideally placed in the compo. The inverted vertigo you caught here (a neck breaker for photographers i call it ;) is stupendous. And the tones, butter-like, in the crawling lines of the vertical labyrinth (perfect framing of the ceiling !) achieve to make this post another of your masterpic ! Kudos, my dear*

25 May 2013 5:38am

@k@: You know me so well my dear friend! Without the lady, I might not have pressed the shutter... But now I just love this!:-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, Karine has the eye and the lyrical words here but . . . high rise shopping ? Nah, give me a street market any day !

25 May 2013 6:18am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb angle of view! An impressive image! Yes, we can really get lost in this big commercial labyrinth!:) Have a great weekend Hugo!

25 May 2013 8:13am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent angle of view and of course an excellent composition with the woman lost in the big commercial temple ! super rendering of light and colors ! Have a nice week-end Hugo !

25 May 2013 8:25am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning frame HUgo, the power of those curves just sucks you in.

25 May 2013 9:01am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Heureusement elle a son mobile pour retrouver son chemin!!! Splendide shot. Bonne journée.

25 May 2013 9:01am

shooter from United Kingdom

Hugo Karines words are perfect and like the shot cannot be improved upon, your trademark style stunning.

25 May 2013 9:08am

Damien from Plérin, France

Excellent POV.
Vertigo in my mind.

25 May 2013 9:22am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Extra ; pov & framing Hugo !

25 May 2013 10:02am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Niiiiice, lost are bored I'm not sure which

25 May 2013 10:12am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique prise de vue de ce beau temple de la consommation!! la femme apporte un plus a l'image!!! amitié

25 May 2013 1:04pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I can see a swimming pool on the ceiling ! a picture I can look at from both ways.

25 May 2013 1:37pm

@Veronique: "A swimming pool?" Just love that!:-)

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

I remember these levels of consumer confusion. Good shot!

25 May 2013 2:15pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

que buena vista !!!! es realmente un angulo que lo deja ver todo . una muy buena composición . un beso grande . Alejandra

25 May 2013 11:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic perseptive and gorgeous lines and shapes. The title is perfect! That is a huge shopping center. Who wouldn't be confused and totally lost!

26 May 2013 12:17am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Exceptional images of this gleaming place. The B&W version is especially nice. I must remember this for next time.

26 May 2013 12:37am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

stunning graphics!!

26 May 2013 12:46am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I look at your images and each time there's that fantastic feeling and I wonder how on earth are you able to capture a sense of peace and calm even in this shopping "labyrinth" as you put it. Fantastic Hugo! I'm drawn to the lady on the left and then my eyes register the rest of the scene, the other people and I feel like I'm actually looking up. Excellent title too, it's Superb!

26 May 2013 4:14am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant graphisme

26 May 2013 7:16am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

beau graphisme et il y a de l'air pour respirer dans ce centre... j'aime le jeu des lumières et la fille au téléphone

26 May 2013 1:35pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice point of view...and a well chosen title.

26 May 2013 6:47pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a place ! Superb graphics and angle of view, love it !

26 May 2013 8:17pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Beautiful and scary at the same time! Dizzying picture of a Tower of Babel!

27 May 2013 8:55am

Kate from United Kingdom

Superb POV I love the lines and forms.

27 May 2013 12:42pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

27 May 2013 12:44pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The light, the forms, and the focal point of the lady all conform a wonderful image. Superb work, Hugo.

27 May 2013 5:59pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

I agree with Francisco !

29 May 2013 12:22pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

very dramatic space!

3 Jun 2013 10:18am

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Vertigineux !

2 Jul 2013 9:07am

1/30 second
ISO 800
18 mm (35mm equiv.)