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spiral (II)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 9 January 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

... shot on another day when the sunlight was less harsh.

Murray Road, Central, Hong Kong

This is a series of the places and streets I'm passing by everyday for years... Somehow I feel lucky to have found (or been found by) 'photography', without which I would not have kept that "sense of wonder" of the child or the traveler, and this daily journey to and from office would not have been such enjoyable... The first pic of the series:

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...

Paco Díaz from Spain

The same scenary but so different! This is a good photo of architecture with good detail anv very good DOF.

9 Jan 2009 5:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another winner. I like this one too.

9 Jan 2009 6:15am

k@ from Paris, France

Different yet (and !) as gorgeous, like an inner ear of stone - the grainy textures are my great pleasure here !

9 Jan 2009 7:06am

JamesC from portland, United States

very cool effect and perspective.

9 Jan 2009 7:12am

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

Hi Hugo... I think I prefer this one, as the graphic nature of the shot has no distractions with uneven lighting and shadows. And the walking feet gives a better sense of scale.

9 Jan 2009 8:58am

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Great perspective in this one!

9 Jan 2009 10:52am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great perspective and some great texture to go with the symmetry. Well seen

9 Jan 2009 2:03pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Sensational image.

9 Jan 2009 3:28pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Great idea to include in the frame the legs of the man walking! Same scenary, different mood, but again an excellent image!

9 Jan 2009 6:02pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great shot!

9 Jan 2009 6:07pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm pulled in to the vortex. best...jerry

9 Jan 2009 6:21pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! A fabulous image, Hugo. Beautifully produced. This goes in the gallery.

9 Jan 2009 6:22pm

micke from Sweden

A beautiful black and white photo, the best is the angle you found. well captured

9 Jan 2009 8:25pm

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

beautiful composition

9 Jan 2009 9:34pm

drum from carcavelos, Portugal

great stuff
you did again

9 Jan 2009 10:21pm

JTF from Netherlands

Love pics like this, gets me always kinda dizzy but is just a great shot!

10 Jan 2009 1:48am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Super shot Hugo, and once again, the human on the stairs really makes this buzz.

10 Jan 2009 3:00am

Kimberley from United States

Sumptious Hugo, I love it.

11 Jan 2009 3:21pm

@Kimberley: Wow, Kim, makes my day to hear from you! Thanks so much for dropping by my dear!:-)

Laarne Palec from Loma Linda, United States

Im not an expert of photography but this picture is beautiful. Is it weird that I love how there are legs on the upper left?

28 Jan 2009 10:55pm

NaveenBachwani from Bombay (Mumbai), India

What a lovely composition!

27 Aug 2009 8:51am