"don't worry, be happy..."

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 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... http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/melbourne_2009

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...

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is simply brilliant Hugo! Such a wealth of detail in this superb capture of street musicians at work! Lovely color and motion blur that is so expressive! Well done!

26 Apr 2009 5:23am

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

Totally agree with Pavan! He said it all :-)

26 Apr 2009 5:58am

k@ from Paris, France

Exxxxxxxxxcellent, the motion blur both on the bus and above all the hands clapping, the beautiful night lights, the neat musician, this is a great photo and so many layers treated each with such a skill - one of your best ! Bravo*

26 Apr 2009 6:27am

Drey from Toulouse, France

Great shot!!

26 Apr 2009 6:54am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Splendid shot, very colorful and lively. I like the smiling player and the woman's hands applauding.

26 Apr 2009 7:14am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Well captured, very nice, I can hear the music too.

26 Apr 2009 9:30am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I love it!

26 Apr 2009 10:05am

Momo from Montpellier, France

great composition again, color, just excellent street shot...

26 Apr 2009 10:44am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Movement in the tram and soft movement in the hair to frame the artist, excellent photo

26 Apr 2009 11:12am

24x36mm from London, ON, Canada

Thank you Hugo, we all need to be reminded of this simple statement in life. This is a great image to start off my one day of photography this weekend. smiles, Darren

26 Apr 2009 11:50am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A Bob Marley moment! best...jerry

26 Apr 2009 2:30pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente scène de rue! Magnifique lumière!!!! J'aime!!!

26 Apr 2009 2:38pm

alex centrella from United States

fantastic capture !

26 Apr 2009 3:21pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A great street shot, lots of action in there.

26 Apr 2009 8:36pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Fantastic street shot !

26 Apr 2009 8:49pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

excellent street shot, as always。the smile on the face of the performer, the motion blur of the bus(?) and the clapping person gives makes it truly remarkable. the colors are great, vivid but not over saturated。

27 Apr 2009 1:43am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Brilliant. The crop is great -- without the woman (?) on the right side the picture would almost be dull. So clever you are!

27 Apr 2009 7:17am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent image!! I love the motion of the woman, her hair, hands and the jewelry on her wrist. Vibrant feel!

28 Apr 2009 4:15am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

What great vitality and life in this Hugo!

29 Apr 2009 7:03am

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Wow, what a dynamic shot.

29 Apr 2009 4:03pm

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR
1/10 second
ISO 400
7 mm


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