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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 October 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I love her hat... something rarely seen in the city but reminds me of what I saw in the countryside when I was a boy.:-)

Roof Garden, IFC Mall, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/350 second F/4.2 ISO 100 113 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It made me smile. Excellent capture.

26 Oct 2008 6:57am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Yes, I like too this image, candid and well takes. And I like the hat that is so unusual in the cities.

26 Oct 2008 7:09am

bruno from les Ollières, France

I've seen one in HK botanical park last week , and as the beginning I was thinking it was to prevent from insects ; but it seems it's just for sun ?

26 Oct 2008 10:13am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo... I actually see this every day where our family lives in HK. Tin Shui Wai is quite far away from where you live in the south (the bus journey is very long), where there is still plenty of natural land that needs looking after.

26 Oct 2008 12:33pm

Annie from Bordeaux, France

Amusante , j'aime beaucoup !

26 Oct 2008 12:38pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A humble well composed shot that would work equally well in B/W. best...jerry

26 Oct 2008 2:26pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

An interesting cultural shot, I like the color showing the grass !

26 Oct 2008 4:20pm

One from Açores, Portugal

Very nice capture !!

26 Oct 2008 4:54pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

What a strange sight....lovely photo Hugo!

26 Oct 2008 8:08pm

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

is that hat to ward off the flies? ;) they have similar ones in Oz! hehe -- is she wearing guys shoes? ;)

28 Oct 2008 6:35pm

Em!ly Ng from Residing in: Adelaide, Australia | Home:, Singapore

her pose is so funny. pretty flexible i'll say. And a rubbish collector in the background. that's alot of rubbish. nice lighitng on the black of her hat

29 Oct 2008 6:36am

1/350 second
ISO 100
113 mm (35mm equiv.)