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"stay calm gentlemen..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 September 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

During the evening rush hour...

Gloucester Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F30 2/5 seconds F/5.6 ISO 200 23 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...

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Madness...! Its always amazing how normal people turn into raving lunatics between 5 - 7pm most weekdays.

A very interesting subject Hugo. I hope the poor chap with the bike survived? (It seems one of the cars has just turned towards him).

14 Sep 2008 8:33am

Baz from Teglia, United Kingdom

Scary...great image!

14 Sep 2008 10:23am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Love the dynamism you've caught in this image.

14 Sep 2008 11:05am

payam from tehran, Iran

Seems so hard to stay there so calm for even an hour .

14 Sep 2008 5:53pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

beautiful contrast in this shot! nicely done.

14 Sep 2008 7:08pm

Namaki from Bordeaux, France

this is very impressive ! I love the policeman in the middle of the chaos ... the white van is taking chances ! excellent capture !

14 Sep 2008 8:06pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

It's a frenzy of cutting in cars and vans, crazy ! You had a good vantage point for this nice shot Hugo.

14 Sep 2008 9:38pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

What a great shot, wonderful capture!

14 Sep 2008 10:53pm

Jonas from Vitória, Brazil

What a great capture of this lonely policeman in the eye of the hurricane!

16 Sep 2008 2:14pm

bm from Budapest, Hungary

very cool to catch the policeman standing there...i cannot believe he would actually enjoy his work standing in this traffic...must be crazy

16 Sep 2008 10:50pm

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2/5 seconds
ISO 200
23 mm