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"gray solitude"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

PS. I understand solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, lack of contact with people or love, yet must confess that this is exactly what I indulge myself so frequently. Solitude is specially beautiful when it turns misery and banality into a sentimental poem...
A shot of the same scene but slightly different mood:

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd 1/220 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...

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

great shot, Hugo! love the b/w and the framing here. Very well done! very original!

4 Oct 2008 12:13pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A very fine shot, Hugo! The image is simplicity and beauty all in one...

4 Oct 2008 12:33pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Is there anything to see except mist......? Interesting image Hugo.

4 Oct 2008 4:09pm

Paolo from Italy

well done, right title for a good image

4 Oct 2008 11:07pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Hi Hugo - I like this series. This has a softer feel than the earlier silhouette. I really like them both - but this really evokes meditation. Beautifully done.

5 Oct 2008 3:57am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

just wonderful -- beautiful sentiment here -- i spend a lot of time alone too -- and i think it is a beautiful thing: mapping the rugged and ever changing landscapes of our own personally vast interiors!

7 Oct 2008 8:49pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love this one Hugo!

(I've just realised that you are now registered with VFXY so I've favourited you over there as I find it an easier way of browsing my favourite photoblogs)

3 Dec 2008 8:33am

FUJIFILM FinePix F100fd
1/220 second
ISO 100
32 mm