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a reading boy

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

A bus stop outside a local art gallery... whilst waiting, the boy made the most of the time to do some reading. "Take you time - I'll let you know when the bus arrives."

Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/25 second F/3.3 ISO 400 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...

WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Good composition and very well framed. The color realy nice too.

9 Mar 2009 5:52am

Beat from Switzerland

nice streetshot with a strong expression on it. Well done!

9 Mar 2009 6:41am

k@ from Paris, France

As if he was coming straight out of the canvas ! Great frame !

9 Mar 2009 7:23am

Vink from Grasse, France

Nice moment !

9 Mar 2009 7:58am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Another good example of your street photography skill. He seems not to care about you.

9 Mar 2009 8:23am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

He looks deep lost in his reading! Very nice capture!

9 Mar 2009 2:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful shot of this studious fellow.

9 Mar 2009 5:09pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent. The magic in the light and your shooting at his level is stellar.

9 Mar 2009 5:12pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful, Hugo, I always wayt for your next photo, they are marvelous, as the expression of this boy looking at his book.
I will be in Syracuse (NY) from wednesday, and I will look for the last cold :))
Probably I won't be able to look and comment your photos until the nex week.
Take care.

9 Mar 2009 8:02pm

#1AcePhotog from Portland, United States

Excellent scene. Well done

9 Mar 2009 8:42pm

Alfred from MEXICO CITY, Mexico

I love the caption Hugo. It makes the picture all the more pleasant.

9 Mar 2009 10:54pm

EstherK from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Very nice capture, Hugo. The surroundings are interesting too! The brick floor, the art shop behind...I love it.

10 Mar 2009 12:01am

Observing from North West, United Kingdom

A super street-shot, maybe he's reading Art !

10 Mar 2009 12:40am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent shot Hugo. He's just lost in his book and does not notice you at all. His expression is great...love this :)

10 Mar 2009 3:37am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

poetry. best...jerry

10 Mar 2009 4:46am

Cricket-Tammy from United States

Hey Hugo..this is a fantastic images that reminds us that children are so much alike...no matter where we live. both of my children are big readers and this is a common scene to us.

Love it.

11 Mar 2009 6:06pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/25 second
F/3.3
ISO 400
7 mm