one rainy summer day...

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 8 December 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

This may sound senseless: during the summer, I wished the hot, humid, rainy (stormy) weather could be over earlier; but now in the recent cool and dry days, I kept digging out pics that could remind me of the nasty summer...

Wanchai Market (through a taxi window), Queen's Road East, Hong Kong

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...

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Hot and humid weather is not my favourite...this image is fantastic! Just enough depth to show the scene behind the rain drop filled window.

8 Dec 2008 5:14am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Great capture.

8 Dec 2008 6:52am

k@ from Paris, France

The rain in its mirror - original shot**

8 Dec 2008 8:35am

Marie from Isère, France

Joli rideau de pluie

8 Dec 2008 10:13am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderful image. As if everything was seen through the falling rain.

8 Dec 2008 11:27am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good image of the rain on the streets. I really do like it very much.
Your paradox is, I think, something that many people feels.
I know an acendote of a great spanish poet, Jorge Guillén, who writed one of his most important poems on the summer a day with no heathing in the winter of Cambrigde.
Cheers!

8 Dec 2008 12:12pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

"anecdote", i wantd to say, sorry.

8 Dec 2008 12:13pm

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Every day is a good day for photography - but maybe not a good day to be working, rushing somewhere, shopping, etc... I hate being too hot, too cold, too wet and bored, but if a camera is in my hand, I'll be out shooting and enjoying mysefl :-)
The little F100 is doing a remarkable job in your hand Hugo.

8 Dec 2008 2:02pm

Bookfool from Vicksburg, United States

No, that doesn't sound senseless. We are so miserable during the summer months, but it's winter and I'm cold. I've been looking at the sunny photos. :)

8 Dec 2008 3:40pm

Eleftheria! from Athens, Greece

Lovely!!!!!!

8 Dec 2008 4:11pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Great capture!!! So simple, so beautiful! So much poetry in this image. Bravo! and 5 stars!

8 Dec 2008 9:10pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is a really good image, Hugo. Well produced. The eastern two-thirds of the U.S. gets this kind of weather. It is almost unheard of in San Francisco. I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. I miss these heavy summer rains. The lightning, the thunder, the warm and sometimes torrential rains; and most of all that sweet, sweet smell as the storm passes. Thanks for sharing this.

8 Dec 2008 11:30pm

Kheoh Yee Wei from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I don't like cold and dry atmospheric combination...cold and humid is the best,if it was possible...in Malaysia,I hate the hot except humid;in Leeds,I hate only the dry.

9 Dec 2008 4:35pm

zahra from shiraz, Iran

nice idea's youve got with your photography
i regard you as a photographer as you appreciate the rules of being explicit (with what your eyes see)

17 Dec 2008 8:37am

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd
1/70 second
F/3.9
ISO 400
11 mm

rain

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