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"what's the hurry?"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 25 April 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Swanston Street, 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...

Esther K from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia

I am enjoying your style of photography very much, Hugo. This is one fab capture of the moment image! I love the blur movement of the bus (?) and the steadiness of the horses - a fantabulous composition!

25 Apr 2009 5:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Extra !! Their air is so great, so slow-motionned and exhausted. The bus can run, they go at their pace : funny & touching as well. And a fabulous frame too, bravo !

25 Apr 2009 6:06am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

excellently captured。fantastic。

25 Apr 2009 6:23am

georgedks from Athens, Greece

Excellent photo. The coexistence of old and new.

25 Apr 2009 6:37am

@georgedks: Yes, the beautiful harmony between the old and new must be the main reason I was so drawn to Melbourne!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Genial contraposition, and a very good angle for the photo. I like it very much.

25 Apr 2009 7:18am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

2 hose power or 2000 horse power, make your choice, imaginative capture and the horses are not flustered

25 Apr 2009 7:31am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent contraste entre les chevaux paisibles et le bus qui passe à grande vitesse!

25 Apr 2009 9:36am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent contrast!

25 Apr 2009 10:36am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice title ! Of course, nice shot as commented above.

25 Apr 2009 11:03am

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

A very nice study of motion.

25 Apr 2009 11:29am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars, this is a brilliant shot in contrasts and motion.

25 Apr 2009 1:04pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Very subtle rendering of color. best...jerry

25 Apr 2009 2:49pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Simply wonderful Hugo! Wonderful contrast of motion and stillness, old and modern!

25 Apr 2009 3:40pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

The element of 'silver' throughout this fun capture really gives the image added punch. Very, very cool!

25 Apr 2009 5:15pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Hugo..... I immediately thought of Time Travel, because it looks as though the horse and carriage have just emerged from another time, the blurred speeding bus lends itself to this effect.

25 Apr 2009 8:29pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada


26 Apr 2009 3:20am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

This is a wonderful shot Hugo! Great constrast here, in many ways! 500000 stars!

26 Apr 2009 7:36am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A stunning shot, Hugo! Almost only shades of grey here and still such a strong message about this one. Will be collected in VFXY.

26 Apr 2009 10:32am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada


27 Apr 2009 9:54pm

1/10 second
ISO 400
7 mm