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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 30 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Victoria Park Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Being a city guy living and working in a concrete jungle, I'm partiicularly drawn to trees of character.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/42 second F/3.8 ISO 100 10 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

This one has lots of character. A wonderful image. The processing is beautiful.

30 Mar 2009 5:50am

k@ from Paris, France

How strong, Hugo !! Like an elephant skin, a elephant-tree, love the details it's so vivid and the tone is powerful too - stunning shot !

30 Mar 2009 6:06am

@k@: "Elephant?" Yes, that's exactly what I thought of!:-) Thanks my dear.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fantastic image, Hugo! Looks like many thin arms clinging passionately to someone they love and their very existence depends on! An image that conveys intense passion to me!

30 Mar 2009 6:44am

Vink from Grasse, France

Superb and excellent framing !

30 Mar 2009 6:56am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Like a network of roads, super textures in this close up image

30 Mar 2009 8:55am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

How different and how well done also. I like very much the textures of this tree surface.

30 Mar 2009 9:14am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressionnant!!!! Superbes textures!

30 Mar 2009 1:41pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh ! I miss colour after these days :o) but it's a beautiful texture and mono ! I love these roots like veins on the skin

30 Mar 2009 6:39pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Tangled and entwined, what an extraordinary trunk. A wonderful shot Hugo, very different.

31 Mar 2009 12:39am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A very deeply inspired view of nature. Another wonderful example of life's long for itself.

31 Mar 2009 1:49am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

That's quite a tangle - it is like something from a sci-fi movie.

31 Mar 2009 7:32am

1/42 second
ISO 100
10 mm