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the pavement...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 March 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

that I walk past everyday, but somehow the more intensely I look at it, the harder I can recognise it...

Murray Road, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/30 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ah, those shoes. A great composition, Hugo. Cool processing too.

4 Mar 2009 5:47am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great composition and conceptual creation, metaphisical in a certain way. A classic.

4 Mar 2009 6:01am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The smooth patina of many soles (sic) passing. best...jerry

4 Mar 2009 7:27am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Hugo - you have a brilliant future ahead of you when you're ready to take the plunge. This is a very creative and intense image. It creates connection and is very powerful. I could see it billboard size gracing a building. A colossal graphic.

4 Mar 2009 7:29am

k@ from Paris, France

Hugo, i just love that texture you offer and your framing : the drawings on the pavement are a painting, an abstract, a new land you (and these shoes :) discovered for us all - bravo !

4 Mar 2009 8:29am

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Very nicely done. Great composition, framing and detail.

4 Mar 2009 4:05pm

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Hey there Hugo. I love the words just as much as the picture. i think of this often. Each day we get up and go on with our routine activities not really paying attention to all that is around us. In your case you stopped and looked down. Certainly the lens captured much more than a normal eye would notice but you did notice that you barely recognized something that has been there all along.

Just wonderful.

4 Mar 2009 9:13pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a composition! Remarkable b/w treatment.

4 Mar 2009 10:33pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Great textures in the b&w and a creative shot. Nice shoes!

5 Mar 2009 12:16pm

EstherK from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Wow! I'm speechless!

6 Mar 2009 3:12pm

1/30 second
ISO 100
7 mm