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"goodnight wanchai!"

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/40 second F/3.6 ISO 800 35 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

Not present on Aminus those days but I can't go without letting a word here : a classic ! Feels I'm in a film noir with elegance, Hugo. The left upper part (the way the building shines & reflects light) and the general rendering in rushing long legs perspective give us the sensation of smooth speed and I just love how you framed the whole with the arrows in the very lower bottom of your compo. Grand ! And I love such clean & classy image that are so cinematic - bravo, you, maestro director of the HK nights ;) And a great week ahead in the busy trafic*

15 Sep 2013 5:34am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Business offices are releasing their crowds of workers, all these little soldiers of the big money makers companies. Fortunately, the cityscape is much more beautiful when you leave it at night than when you have to come back in the morning. So,in the night coming the soldiers have the sensation all their dreams can be turn in reality.
A great inspiring image, Hugo! I love cties and their streets.

15 Sep 2013 6:42am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Stunning image quality, with splendid textures due to tangential lights. Excellent.

15 Sep 2013 6:53am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful shot, Hugo, I feel the same than k@, you have been inspired by the Muse of photography :)
May I copy it to my collection?

15 Sep 2013 7:16am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

fantastic quality of night picture, great street atmosphere at night, beautiful rendering of light ! have a great week-end Hugo !

15 Sep 2013 7:23am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great shot hugo ; great mood !

15 Sep 2013 8:08am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent viewpoint, exposure and title, Hugo! Always enjoy your moods of the night.

15 Sep 2013 8:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Enormous frame filled with the soul of the city, this is a veritable "film noire", a stunning classical black and white that deserves to produced as a line of ten thousand posters sold in shops. The deep black are gorgeous and provided the backcloth for the highlighting whites, the sheer scale of the buildings is apparent as they wrap themselves around the edges of your frame.
This, Mr. Poon, is one of your very finest :-)

15 Sep 2013 8:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh yes, I also expect to see Spiderman, or Batman fly in from the top any moment now..........that's how cinematic this is.

15 Sep 2013 8:35am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

So beautiful in B & W !!! You are the master for Night shot my friend !!!

15 Sep 2013 10:01am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique noir et blanc nocturne!! la gestion de la lumière est une merveille! amitiés

15 Sep 2013 11:07am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Cinematic for sure. Even the advertisement detail enters softly the composition, which is so rare to achieve...Excellent.

15 Sep 2013 11:27am

Damien from Plérin, France

Night is your mood. An other fantastic one in the artificial light's world. The lights and textures of the buildings are marvelous.

15 Sep 2013 1:58pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

What class! What elegance! Anthracite gray absolutely gorgeous! Next year, I will buy an X-pro ... ;-)

15 Sep 2013 2:41pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I just went WOW ! and this is not strictly speaking an original comment. But I noticed the bell-turret and I found it beautifully odd here.

15 Sep 2013 6:23pm

David from Avranches, France

Oh yes this Is a beautiful shot Hugo, if you dont get Spotlighted for this then its a fix lol. Superb shot indeed.

15 Sep 2013 6:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A completely elegant capture of the city at night. Beautiful work on this stunning image, Hugo.

15 Sep 2013 6:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

hugo, this is a fabulous night scene

15 Sep 2013 9:59pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Only the Brits would call this Gloucester Road ! I should show you the one back here !!

16 Sep 2013 6:37am

@Ronnie 2¢: "The road was named in 1929 after Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, to commemorate his visit to Hong Kong that year..." Wikipedia

L'angevine from Angers, France

dans quel sens suivre la lumière????génial

16 Sep 2013 8:49am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super, love this. Great night scene:)

16 Sep 2013 10:53am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! incredible shot

16 Sep 2013 2:21pm

BugErr from Haikou, China

棒! 高速快门的夜景表现不多见~ 光影和不同的反射肌理让画面增添质感

16 Sep 2013 2:36pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Terrific atmosphere captured with this superb exposure.

16 Sep 2013 7:00pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Grandiose ce N&B, une photo de nuit magique. Bonne journée. *****

16 Sep 2013 7:50pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Great composition! The combination of w5b and the night shot create a very evocative image and the long high way plus the high skyscrapers give a strong sense of perspective.
Very fine and expressive.

17 Sep 2013 6:48pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice high contrast B/W.

19 Sep 2013 3:56pm

Abena from Illinois, Afghanistan

Another night in Hong Kong...this is beautiful, especially the lights and shadow...I love this!

20 Sep 2013 12:40am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great night capture and B/W!

20 Sep 2013 9:18am

FUJIFILM X-E1
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ISO 800
35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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