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gray, cloudy, misty...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 10 August 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

... this is Hong Kong.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/170 second F/5.1 ISO 100 32 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...

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

What a still and moving silhouette, Hugo. The lone sentinel standing so stark against the misty background. Allowing the fog to dominate the composition really conveys the feeling of this time and place. I love this capture.

10 Aug 2008 5:28am

Lee Anthony Dobson from Osaka, Japan

Great use of framing in this. Placing the person in the bottom corner of the frame enhances the feeling of isolation.

10 Aug 2008 6:05am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nicely composed ...the negative space by the fog adds emphasis to the figure. Good work Hugo!

10 Aug 2008 6:42am

Ariel from Stuttgart, Germany

I think the composition and the black & white tones to emphasize the light really makes a perfect picture. Thanks for sharing.

10 Aug 2008 10:41am

Veronelle from Lens, France

wooooa, tres belle photo n&b j'aime cette montagne dans les brumes

10 Aug 2008 10:44am

Betsy Barron from Glenmoore, United States

VERY cool- you've captured something hard to capture - and done it well!

10 Aug 2008 11:07am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great atmosphere- very well done.

10 Aug 2008 2:42pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

just gorgeous! surreal and heavenly -- a beautiful acquiescence here -- man in simple awe of nature. the sole silhouette is a marvelous detail!! bravo!

10 Aug 2008 6:17pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

He has his head in the clouds......! Super image Hugo, is it a mountain or volcano ?

10 Aug 2008 7:35pm

Ramiro De Leon from Panama CIty, Panama

very nice BW !!!!

10 Aug 2008 9:30pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


10 Aug 2008 10:47pm

Vink from Côte d, France

Excellent framing and great composition.

12 Aug 2008 7:24am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition and mood to this exquisite picture Hugo! I would love to be standing there myself:)

15 Apr 2009 2:11pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/170 second
ISO 100
32 mm