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"a summer dusk..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 20 July 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Here's the Larger view: "LOVE HK"

And a "summer afternoon"

Have a beautiful weekend!:-)

Central, Victoria Harbour and West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Thank you everyone for the wonderful words!!!

Just one more shot... the portraiture of the scene wouldn't be complete without "the tale of two towers"

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/40 second F/3.2 ISO 2500 41 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...

BugErr from Haikou, China

太美丽了! 光影和色彩让我陶醉...

20 Jul 2013 5:09am

@BugErr: 身在其境,感覺真的很美麗,好幸運啊!謝謝你!

David from Avranches, France

Stunning shot Hugo. Fantsatic work.

20 Jul 2013 7:03am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

You're in love with your city, that's clear and contributes to the making of great pictures.
Like this one !

20 Jul 2013 7:09am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I ignored that Honk Kong had the color of the lilac! Magnificent view! And lives X-E1! ;-)

20 Jul 2013 8:30am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The sky colours are fantastic, and I see from the links that neither you nor the clouds moved much at all for these two shots. I like how they use the lights and the windows to spell out messages on that huge building over there.

20 Jul 2013 9:34am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

This shot is just amazing !!!So beautiful !!! Well done my friend !

20 Jul 2013 10:18am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super, awesome capture:)

20 Jul 2013 10:39am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot. Beautiful.

20 Jul 2013 2:49pm

Mike Miller from Gateshead, United Kingdom

That skyline has changed one hell of a lot since I was there. (1971)

20 Jul 2013 3:43pm

@Mike Miller: And it's still changing... at an amazing pace!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Grandiose cette vue sur la ville, les tonalités du ciel sont splendides. Bonne journée. *****

20 Jul 2013 4:31pm

Janus from Lyon, France

Fantastic shot with great sky and wondeful colors!
Well done

20 Jul 2013 4:54pm

jean pierre from paris, France

excellente image!! les couleurs et les lumières sont magnifiques!! amitiés

20 Jul 2013 7:39pm

Behzad from Sh, Iran


20 Jul 2013 7:52pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so impressive Hugo!!

20 Jul 2013 8:09pm

k@ from Paris, France

Seeing this in the dark of my home with no light is amazing - colors, details, lights... what a vista ! Purple beauty of the city of multi-lights, I can l°°k at this endlessly........

20 Jul 2013 8:25pm

@k@: "Seeing this in the dark of my home with no light..." This was how this happened: I was about to leave my client's office (it's dark with all the lights already switched off) and I was stunned by this scene unrolling...

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just stunning! The colors are really beautiful1 I love the light coming from the boat. Beautiful POV! I can just imagine standing there and slowly all the lights in the buildings come on.

20 Jul 2013 8:37pm

E J from United Kingdom


20 Jul 2013 8:45pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie lumière.

20 Jul 2013 9:26pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

So magnificent that I just can't stop looking at it. Truly one of your best scenic shots, Hugo. I might have to order a print from you :-)

20 Jul 2013 9:31pm

@Ian Smith: Really not bad for a handheld iso2500 shot! Such wonderful words from you mean a lot! Thank you so much Ian!

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is absolutely lovely! The colors are those of my beautiful dreams and it somehow comes to life in this shot with an explosion of delicate, soft color. I just love that cloud and sky. Even though there's the impressive city, the beauty in nature that comes out in this is brilliant. Gorgeous image Hugo! Man's creations (buildings etc) and nature living together as one definitely show.

21 Jul 2013 3:19am

@Abena: What beautiful words you're leaving! Thanks so much Abena!

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful colors and a fine exposure.

21 Jul 2013 5:52am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

brilliant cityscape full of wonderful atmosphere! the lights and tones are beautiful and the clouds behind the the city provide a superb background!

21 Jul 2013 7:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a spectacular photo!

21 Jul 2013 8:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sensational . . the image the rest of us just dream about. Way beyond Five Star to the Spectacular.

21 Jul 2013 8:54am

@Ronnie 2¢: I was lucky to be there at the right time and with the right tool!:-) Thanks so much!

Amerlina from Tehran, Iran

cool colors of pink and blue here!!! amazing!!

21 Jul 2013 10:19am

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Perfect ! Congratulations on the Spotlight !

21 Jul 2013 6:46pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight !

21 Jul 2013 7:00pm

k@ from Paris, France

Such a rich spot + a zillion lights = spot/light ;)

21 Jul 2013 7:06pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations on the SPOTLIGHT!

21 Jul 2013 7:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

21 Jul 2013 7:41pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Spotlight!!!

21 Jul 2013 7:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

21 Jul 2013 8:14pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This is a real stunner, a top image

21 Jul 2013 8:25pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, and no surprise to see the Spotlight fall upon this posting - Totally Mega Superb, Hugo - Congrats.

21 Jul 2013 8:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations! fabulous! great colors!

21 Jul 2013 9:00pm

David from Avranches, France

Congratulations of your Spotlight Hugo. Excellent shot once again.

21 Jul 2013 9:10pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning shot ... the colors and light are spectacular !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

21 Jul 2013 10:25pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

So many details in this superb composition that has wonderful mauve clouds...Congrats on a deserved spotlight !

21 Jul 2013 10:33pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Congrays to the spotlight, really dserved for this grat view!

22 Jul 2013 5:46am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight.

22 Jul 2013 6:38am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

most impressive, bravo****

22 Jul 2013 7:30am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe ce violet

22 Jul 2013 7:31am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

That is a wonderful view! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

22 Jul 2013 7:38am

jean pierre from paris, France

Bravo pour le spotlight bien mérité!! amitiés

22 Jul 2013 8:04am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


22 Jul 2013 1:57pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

What a stunner Hugo! Bravo!

22 Jul 2013 2:25pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well presented

22 Jul 2013 2:43pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

A Stunner ! Congratulation on the Spotlight!

22 Jul 2013 3:56pm

Janus from Lyon, France

Congrats for the Spotlight!

22 Jul 2013 4:44pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

what a tremendous view.
The dusk light is just gorgeous.
Congratulation for the spotlight

22 Jul 2013 6:35pm

Jack from Malaysia

Hugo.... best image from you that I have seen..... absolutely beautiful.

23 Jul 2013 8:02am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congrats on the well deserved spotlight!

23 Jul 2013 1:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fantastic series of images you captured here, Hugo! Brilliant work all. Congratulations on the Spotlight!

24 Jul 2013 12:50am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A wonderful shot. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

24 Jul 2013 5:11am

Xavier from Belgium

Wow ! . . . . Consider this : this picture is worth a million dollars .

24 Jul 2013 7:45am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful and other-worldly. Congrats on your Spotlight, Hugo!

24 Jul 2013 12:22pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful shot, love the perspective. Congratulations on your Spotlight

24 Jul 2013 12:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Hugo! Very well deserved!

24 Jul 2013 3:02pm

Andrea from Salamanca, Spain

Que impresionante paisaje! Me encanta! 5*****

24 Jul 2013 5:04pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! what a beauty shot

26 Jul 2013 6:54am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Excellent twilight shot.

26 Jul 2013 8:12am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love that this is a spotlight, congrats!!!

26 Jul 2013 4:04pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Fantastic scenery and colours. The mix of natural and artificial light is very effective. quite unique: an excellent work.

27 Jul 2013 3:07pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom


29 Jul 2013 10:11am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Incredibly great view to Victoria Harbour!

27 Dec 2013 5:32pm

1/40 second
ISO 2500
41 mm (35mm equiv.)