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"time travel machine"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 April 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Melbourne

This is a series of holiday snaps when I was recently on vacation in Melbourne, an amazing city of wonderful heritage, beautiful gardens and countryside...

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Would you quit this, now I'm going to have crazy dreams : ] best...jerry

23 Apr 2009 5:22am

Matt Sutton from Sydney, Australia

wonderfully photographed Hugo !!

23 Apr 2009 5:47am

georgedks from Athens, Greece

You are a very good photographer and the most important a very kind person.

23 Apr 2009 7:13am

@georgedks: Thanks for dropping by and leaving such warm words!:-)

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

There is a wonderful futuristic feeling in this one, cool shot!

23 Apr 2009 7:47am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Sci-fi look!! Very well captured!

23 Apr 2009 7:53am

k@ from Paris, France

Exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxtra ! How new, different, original, daring shot ! Sorry, i have to leave you to go back & admire !!! (immense bravo !)

23 Apr 2009 8:04am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Such a futuristic architecture!! I like the angle and the tones!

23 Apr 2009 8:11am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Exceptional image, Time Machine, indeed, absolutely love the POV, detail, colours and perspective and the DOF is excellent through the image, tres futuristic

23 Apr 2009 8:25am

Håkan Dahlström from Helsingborg, Sweden

Great picture. Very futuristic.

23 Apr 2009 8:58am

24x36mm from London, ON, Canada

Simply amazing capture Hugo! Plenty of eye candy in this image.

23 Apr 2009 12:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent!!!! On se croit dans un vaisseau spatial en partance pour un autre univers! Bravo Hugo!!! C'est une image géniale! J'aime beaucoup!!!!

23 Apr 2009 12:50pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

wow! Great perspective.

23 Apr 2009 2:05pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good perspective.

23 Apr 2009 5:46pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This is a magnificent capture, Hugo - and it is so good to hear from you again. Without the short context of your description - I'd be at a loss to know what this is - beyond fabulous. Is the brick building within this view an actual old building?

23 Apr 2009 5:59pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Cool perspective, great photo!

23 Apr 2009 6:39pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

I'm expecting to hear the heavy breathing of Darth Vader. This is astonishing Hugo, definition throughout the image is perfect.

23 Apr 2009 7:56pm

Ban from Los Angeles, United States

Dear Hugo,
I have to say again that your photo has inspired. I gave up taking pictures many years ago after I sold my Canon F1. Thank to you, I bought F30 than F31fd. I start to take pictures again. I am planning to buy the F200, in your opinion with the same exposure, do you think the picture took from F200 is the same or sharper than F31(or F30)?
Oh, I remembered there is one time I saw your photo in DPReview's Nikon forum, I heart beat did trigger with a wrong rhythm until your photo re-appearred again in Fujiforum.
Please post more pictures.
Thank you

24 Apr 2009 4:31am

@Ban: Thank you so much Ban!!! It's always gratifying to know that old friends in dpreview are still remembering me and my snapshots!:-) However, I haven't posted on the Nikon forum since my D80 was sold; and posted much less frequently on the Fuji forum when it has sadly got "polluted" and stuffed with empty talks and biased disputes on equipments...:-( How to compare the F200 with the F30/31? I don't see too much difference in "sharpness" (though there seems to be less over-sharpening artefacts) but what really impresses me is the amazing dynamic range! And with a wider zoom range, effective IS, much reduced PFs, and a great LCD display, I genuinely feel that the F200 is a wonderful improvement over the F30. It's a lovely little photo machine to be carried everywhere, night or day.:-) See you and take care, Hugo

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! another world ! love the science fiction mood ;-)

24 Apr 2009 8:22am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great composition, Hugo, great perspective, lights and colors of this special universe :)

25 Apr 2009 7:15am

Momo from Montpellier, France

this is really very cool Hugo...color, perspecive are fab...and this mix of the brick buliding and this futuristic whatever is grand...nice work as usual...kind regards...

26 Apr 2009 10:42am

1/10 second
ISO 400
7 mm