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"retirement life"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 7 August 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Taken on a recent Saturday afternoon in one of the biggest public housing estates in Hong Kong.

Podium, Wah Fu Estate, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/180 second F/3.3 ISO 100 7 mm

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...

bruno from les Ollières, France

Nice street life shot.I missed HK.I'm happy to see your pictures that depict the atmosphear of this incredible city.I've never been there without my camera ,even if sometimes I only have a couple of hours to take shot after business hours.I like the fact that HK people are living outside in square to communicate and play.
That's what I feel through your shot!

7 Aug 2008 6:39am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love the quality of the B&W images you get from your F100 Hugo....great shot!

7 Aug 2008 7:04am

Marie Le Corre from Voiron, France

Beau sens de l'observation

7 Aug 2008 7:53am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

What's the game, Hugo? Great b/w street shot. You really seem to be part of all the life around you. Great!

7 Aug 2008 8:27am

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Such a great illustration of how people are the same, where ever they happen to be. That same situation had to be repeated millions of times around the world that day, people simply enjoying life. You have such a talent for making an everyday event seem extraordinary!

7 Aug 2008 11:16am

Ariel from Stuttgart, Germany

You may not regard yourself as a photographer, but that's a great street shot, finely composed. Black & White also seems perfect for this image with such amazing level of grays. Well done!

7 Aug 2008 1:39pm

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I like daily life photos, nice in BW.

7 Aug 2008 2:26pm

shahab from Qazvin, Iran

Great composition!Nicely framed.Good job!

7 Aug 2008 2:54pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

simple everyday life but you catch it and with the time it will become more and more precious, this remenber the french photographers we called humanist

7 Aug 2008 8:10pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

love this shot of local color! beautiful figure study and just wonderful tones and textures! marvelous shot, bravo!

7 Aug 2008 9:51pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

The boys have a nice community there, great street life shot Hugo.

7 Aug 2008 10:22pm

Monique from Netherlands

Beautiful streetphotography, fantastic B&W toning!

7 Aug 2008 10:47pm

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A beautifully composed image, Hugo ... full of interest and interesting detail!

8 Aug 2008 12:36am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Playing majong? Nice street photography.

8 Aug 2008 12:56am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Thank you everyone for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments!!!:-)

The game they were playing was a traditional Chinese chess game, one that must have been played for over a thousand years... and is still one of the most popular pastime apart from majong.:-)

8 Aug 2008 6:54am

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/180 second
F/3.3
ISO 100
7 mm