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phwualoha 23-Jan-2014 07:56
How did you get to all these seemingly off-limit places to take those shots? Like you have to scale buildings and walls.
phwualoha 23-Jan-2014 07:52
I enjoyed your collections of pictures. Thanks for sharing. I like your composition. Very natural and exceptional!
nicolas23-Mar-2013 22:46
My God ! such a wonderful pictures!I would like to know what's the secret to get pictures such sharpen especially night pictures.
Guest 19-Nov-2012 00:39
Hello Hugo,

I am a casual observer, and enjoy beautiful gallery when I see one. Gallery fills with
pictures that tell story. Yours is one of those.

Salute.

-Tim
hugo poon11-Mar-2012 09:32
Hi Terry, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words! They are great encouragement to me! Oh Yes, have been using Fuji alot - it's actually a little F10 that got me into this photography thing in 2005... The X-Pro1 isn't perfect, yet without doubt it's the most capable and verstatile Fuji cam I've used. Hi ISO performance is amazing; tonality and details so natural and exquisite... Beautiful! My reservations? I hope it could be less bulky but I can still squeeze it into my briefcase and carry it with me everyday everywhere.:-) I hope its focusing could be more responsive but it's not bad at all and the EVF is just lovely - in manual focus mode, pressing 'the centre of the command dial' the view in the EVF (or LCD) will magnify for easy focus check.
Terry Cooper 11-Mar-2012 02:52
Hello Hugo, I love your photography. The patterns, reflections, juxtapositions, you catch the moment, the light, the atmosphere and your night technique is excellent. I enjoy photographing some similar subjects myself, but you're way ahead of me. Now even more determined to visit HK! Keep up the great work. Notice you use Fuji a lot, came across your work looking for X-Pro 1 samples. Your results with that camera are excellent - do you have any reservations about it? Terry, NYC, USA.
Guest 11-Mar-2012 02:50
Hello Hugo, I love your photography. The patterns, reflections, juxtapositions, you catch the moment, the light, the atmosphere and your night technique is excellent. I enjoy photographing some similar subjects myself, but you're way ahead of me. Now even more determined to visit HK! Keep up the great work. Notice you use Fuji a lot, came across your work looking for X-Pro 1 samples. Your results with that camera are excellent - do you have any reservations about it?
René Delbar20-Feb-2011 09:33
Thanks Hugo for sharing the X100 shots! I am waiting for a demo unit to come my way me soon, to be reviewed for a local photo magazine.
Fermat 20-Jul-2010 05:54
Hello Hugo, I have just walked by Taikoo Place and your photos are stunning to my eyes!

I specially like the one you took from 江西, which looks like a 彩色水墨畫 painting to me at first sight. What a beautiful scene!!

Fermat
Lars26-Mar-2010 04:44
Hugo, your Hong Kong shots are so different...very great work! especially they all together resulting in a big exciting story of our city...! nice work and keep shooting! Lars
hugo poon13-Dec-2009 01:59
Hi Linn! Thanks so much for the warm words! Makes my day to read them.:-) It's sad to say that FTF isn't quite a fun place as it used to be... Anyway, I'll try to post more often. Merry Christmas to you too!
Linn Spencer 13-Dec-2009 00:21
Hi Hugo! I've been wondering what has happened to you. I do hope you are well. I always enjoyed your posts on dpreview. I'd just like to wish you a very merry Christmas.

Linn
christy 16-Oct-2009 06:24
Your page is my homepage.
Thank you!
Great medicine for homesick.

love!
Pavan Kaul 31-Aug-2009 17:16
Hey there Hugo, I've been goin crazy tryin to post a comment on your A-3 page but the comments section just wont open up...just want to tell you that there's NO WAYYY i'm gonna ger bored of your night steert shots OR your day shots OR your ANY shots for that matter... Just keep doin your thing man...I just love it:) Cheers! Pavan Kaul.
Andrew 05-Aug-2009 02:45
Wonderful galleries, Hugo. I'm sure to return again and again!
All the best,
Andrew
vicles 23-Apr-2009 08:33
Hugo, you are the shit. I feel gritty and grimy and generally desperate when I look at your images. Then I realize that I am NOT there and I am NOT filthy and poor, or scrambling and sweaty (at least relatively...), and that I am looking at a freakin picture...on the web! That's your magic. You take a lonely, late night internet rambler and trick him into believing he is in Hong Kong. Thanks for flipping my lid. Now-after all that, I'm gonna tell you that I'm going to buy a f100fd instead of a Panny tz5, thanks in part to you. What a way to ruin the poetry huh? Wham.

Vic
Arn11-Feb-2009 16:50
Hugo, I positively love your photographs. For some reason I haven't stumbled upon your PBase gallery before today. Naturally you went into my favourites.
Rosemarie Kusserow10-Jan-2009 06:33
Hi Hugo, I´m glad to find your works here, it was a plesure to stroll a bit through your galleries and I put you to my favorities because I nee more time to view again to your so inspiring works, I like your style, Rosemarie :o)
Marion Warling17-Dec-2008 01:52
Hey Hugo,
For a person who is NOT a photographer you sure could fool a lot of people. Many, many truly fine photographs here. I will bookmark this site. Thank you for being you.
casual-photos@q.com
Ondrej 15-Dec-2008 03:56
Hi Hugo, Your photos are simply admirable! I love them so much! You really hit my heart. Especially those taken by f100fd / they are the best photos I've seen for a very long time!
Please make much more such photos!

Ondrej, Czech Republic
Giovanni 01-Nov-2008 08:38
Ciao Hugo, I'm happy to discover your website! Love all your works, but above all the solitude album! Thanks for sharing your talent!

As you say, happy shooting!

Giovanni
shootinggiraffe.aminus3.com/
fiery_angel23-Oct-2008 13:37
i love your images!
Mike 30-Sep-2008 22:30
Hugo,

I really enjoyed this 'solitary side'of your collection. These images convey the secret little worlds of those people.

Regards
Mike

observing.aminus3.com
hugo poon26-Jul-2008 03:11
Hi JO-B, thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such warm words!!!

"Keep shooting?" I guess it'll be hard for me to stop shooting...:-)

Happy shooting!

Hugo
Guest 16-Jul-2008 16:15
Hi Hugo,

I'm considering trading in my Leica Clux2 for the FujiFilm F100. I've had 3 Fuji's in the past and I'm not sure why I went with the Leica. Don't get me wrong the Leica is a great little camera but I think I'm paying for the "red dot".

Your photos have taken me back a few years, my father worked for Cathy Pacific and I visited him there in HK - an amazing place.

I love your pictures, they are superb....especially like the ones with the black cat -I think I'm convinced that the F100 is the way forward for me.

Keep shooting, you have a real talent.

JO-B
hugo poon19-Jun-2008 06:26
Thanks for the kind words Anna! Please feel free to post the links - what an honour.:-)

All the best,
Hugo
Anna 19-Jun-2008 02:05
Great photos!
I'm from the Photography group @ Facebook. Can I post the links to your albums in the group under subcategories of types of Photography?

group link:
wwwdatfacebookdatcom/group.php?gid=2402738289

Discussion board link:
wwwdatfacebookdatcom/topic.php?uid=2402738289&topic=4975

Thanks!
hugo poon05-May-2008 13:52
Thanks very much CM!!! Makes my day to read your message!

What a wonderful coincidence that we took up this photography thing in the same year (2005), and it has evolved from a hobby into such a massive passion... There's one more thing you might be interested to know - I was also graduated from the HK Polytechnic.:-)

PS. I've only started to participate more actively on Pbase since a few months ago, yet I find this a great place and it's so gratifying to be able to meet gifted photographers (especially from HK like you) who are shooting from the heart!

See you and take care,
Hugo
CM Kwan05-May-2008 00:40
Hi Hugo,
I'm so glad to meet you, a talented HK photographer, on Pbase! Thanks so much for visiting my galleries and giving me encouraging messages.

I enjoy visiting your galleries. Your work is one of the best on Pbase.
Cheers,
CM
hugo poon24-Mar-2008 02:48
Herbridge,

Oh thank you so much for these warm words of encouragement! Keep shooting? I can't stop... Photography is such a massive passion or even obsession of mine! I keep feeling that we are so lucky to have found (or been found by) 'photography', and we've got some means to "freeze" our ephemera life...

Best regards,
Hugo
Herbridge24-Mar-2008 01:38
Hugo
Fantastic photos you took. Just made me sweat calling myself an amateur. I will come back browsing your albums. Keep posting and encouraging, especially, WE camera and lens shoppers rather than photographers.
hugo poon13-Mar-2008 05:59
Thanks so much Ron!!! Makes my day to read such wonderful words as yours. I have a pretty demanding day job; I really can't imagine how I could have gone through all the hectic days if I have not found myself this fantastic hobby!:-)

Cheers,
Hugo
Ron LaCroix13-Mar-2008 02:31
I will not stop until I have viewed every shot in you large collection. Not bad going for someone who is "not a photographer, not even an amateur"! Yours is a memorable journey indeed. Many thanks for your fascination with the visual.
Cheers,
Ron
hugo poon21-Feb-2008 12:10
Thanks Hans! Yes, I enjoyed shooting with the new cam very very much - it's the most versatile and capable non-dslr I have used.:-)

All the best,
Hugo
Hans-W. Schütte 20-Feb-2008 12:55
Thank you very much indeed for posting those two night shots taken with the Finepix S100FS in Causeway Bay (?). I wonder if this camera is on sale in Hong Kong already and if you enjoyed working with it.
Best regards,
Hans-W. Schuette
hugo poon10-Feb-2008 06:53
Hi Ban,

You've made me a very happy man by letting me know my photos are inspiring... Thanks!:-)

All I've done is shooting for pleasure - enjoying myself in observing the existence of the everyday life, with a light touch, and hopefully with some wit... It's specially gratifying that my joy is shared and others are inspired to enjoy theirs.

Happy shooting!:-)

Hugo

PS. Congrats on getting the F30 and F31. Must be two of the best p&s digital cams Fuji has produced so far.
ban vu 09-Feb-2008 16:52
Dear Hugo,
I accidently discovered your photos from an cameras website review. I have to confess that they strike so profoundly. I am able to purchase F30, a year later F31, i passed the F30 to my son for his 17th birthday. I had other film cameras and other point and shoot digital camers, but none of them are able to satisfy my search for color and the sharpness as the F30 + F31 can give, thanks to you.
I love the way that you look at your surrounding, and capture the way they are, it is so naturally. My word is not nough to describe how i appreciate your photos, they inspire me a lot.
Best regard
Ban
hugo poon30-Dec-2007 04:00
Randu, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind words!

Best regards,
Hugo

Randu29-Dec-2007 09:38
Love your pics on Hong Kong, especially the "streets, Hong Kong".
hugo poon26-Dec-2007 03:08
Jonathan, thanks for visiting and leaving your warm words! It seems that we're both interested in capturing the vanishing part of the City...

'Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.' Henri Cartier Bresson

These words are not only an impact but also a drive for my shooting.

All the best,
Hugo
Jonathan Wong25-Dec-2007 15:25
Hugo, happy to discover your gallery and there are many nice photos here!

Thanks for sharing,
Jonathan
hugo poon28-Oct-2007 03:40
took up photography in April 2005 when I got the Fuji F10; quite to my surprise, what started off as a leisure time hobby has evolved very soon into an important part of my life... Taking photos is so enjoyable when it succeeds in capturing the moments as my eyes see something and my heart feels it too. In such mood, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs...

Always learning, experimenting, seeking inspirations and having fun in sharing. And as always, your comments and advice would be highly appreciated.

Best regards,
Hugo