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"天主 (God)"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 28 February 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Outside a local restaurant...

Queen's Road West, Hong Kong

(An addition to the album of "my familiar places": http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/my_familiar_places)

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/52 second F/3.3 ISO 800 7 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...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much these street scenes that you show us. Here the composition is superb with all these people and things framing in the middle the "God" name.

28 Feb 2009 5:33am

k@ from Paris, France

It was a long time i was wondering where God was hiding - thanks for answering in great yellow ! :))

28 Feb 2009 7:49am

dik from McAllen, United States

I am really enjoying these, thanks.

28 Feb 2009 12:59pm

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Very nicely done. Great composition, framing and detail.

28 Feb 2009 3:28pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

I just love your street photography. It has such a spontaneous feel and I seem to be observing the world through your eyes. It would never have occurred to me to take this shot, and much to my detriment. There's so much for the eye to pick up on here - the guy sitting making a strange gesture to someone, the taxi, the bike lock on the fence, the oriental lantern and of course the centrepiece, the lampost bearing God's name. This is classic stuff and inspirational.

28 Feb 2009 5:14pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This image has a free - jazzy kind of feel, Hugo. I understand and fully embrace God's omnipresence. At the same time I'll confess to never having considered the yellow pole meditation - until this moment.

28 Feb 2009 7:23pm

alex centrella from California, United States

what more can i say, but your city night shots are the best..!

28 Feb 2009 7:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb street scene. You are the master, Hugo. I enjoy all your work.

1 Mar 2009 1:23am

Chris from Sydney, Australia

Hugo, At first glance, I thought that you made a focusing error, until you interpreted the symbols.
I should have known better.

1 Mar 2009 1:53am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is just so cool Hugo! There is such a carefree feel in this image.

1 Mar 2009 5:56am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

I have missed a day or two. I am back!

This is really a great street scene.

2 Mar 2009 3:24am

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/52 second
F/3.3
ISO 800
7 mm