Friday, February 06, 2009

shooting in the dark...

I was given a new compact camera to test use. It's one with superb high ISOs performance and amazing dynamic range... I'm so pleased to be able to shoot in the dark again!
The first thing I used this wondeful photo machine to do was to document my familiar places. Somehow I feel lucky to have found (or been found by) 'photography', without which I would not have kept that "sense of wonder" of the child or the traveler, and this daily journey to and from office would not have been such enjoyable and exciting. Even the most familiar streets look and feel interestingly different each day...


centre street and myself

"feeling warm" in a cold winter night...


"night life" couldn't remember how many times I've met him at this hour before... While I was feeling good that my work for the "day" was finally over and time was mine again, it seemed that his had only just begun... (western street)


continuing the uphill climb (along with the worker of last pic) brought me to the Western Community Centre, where I loved to hang around with my schoolmates... That's of course long long time ago!


"uphill..." same hour, but another night; same street, and another worker. Another ISO1600 shot and final capture of this familiar place of mine... BTW, the red brick building in the background meant alot to me - probably the happiest days of my life were spent here...

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey,Hugo. Nice pics again. would u mind tell me which camera and lens u use?

Vanilla

1:00 PM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Thanks Vanilla!

This is the Fuji F200, the most versatile F-series I've ever used.:-)

Have a nice weekend!

Hugo

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Crawford said...

Amazing pics again Hugo, so expressive. I love the shot of the cafe with the man sitting outside. The crazy angle of the road and stairs, lovely composition!

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew you will getting this camera to test drive. I am so happy that I stop today to check. Looking forward to seeing more of your fine work with this new toy! thanks.

-ahstone

12:13 AM  

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