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"winter isn't over yet?"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 31 March 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Upon watching carefully, "a sign of spring" was finally spotted:

Victoria Park Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/180 second F/3.6 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...

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Very bold and graphic. A strong contrast with the tonal range of yesterday's tree.

31 Mar 2009 7:33am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, another big man tree ! Long 3 legs or arms in gorgeous textures & B&W. Love the middle darker branch and how it balances the image - great job, Hugo*

31 Mar 2009 7:50am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a superb composition, Hugo! Such detail despite the high flare situation! Well done!

31 Mar 2009 10:58am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle image graphique N&B!!

31 Mar 2009 1:58pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A tree of character indeed, Hugo. Nice processing.

31 Mar 2009 3:19pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb angle of view ! strong contrast and feeling. buds and leaves come soon ;-)

31 Mar 2009 3:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is definitely a tree of character. It could be from a children's story. Love the B&W.

31 Mar 2009 3:59pm

ttt from Berlin, Germany

Very graphic , nicely done

31 Mar 2009 6:00pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I like the structures in this one.

31 Mar 2009 9:08pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Very beautiful Hugo, in parts it is a silhouette !

1 Apr 2009 2:16am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

this is very interesting. every living thing earns its scars.

1 Apr 2009 3:53am

1/180 second
ISO 100
10 mm