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"photographing the garden..."

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

Here's another shot without that man in blue...
Fitzroy Gardens, 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 1/120 second F/3.5 ISO 100 9 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...

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Great lighting and framework, I like the demonic shadow figure which I assume is yourself

30 Apr 2009 5:19am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Spectacular light!! And the combination of verticals in the trees and the shadow of yourself work together very cleverly. But, then I have to say it again: look at that light!

30 Apr 2009 6:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Brilliantly composed Hugo! I love the Hitchcockian inclusion of your self in this wonderfully lit picture! Superb color and detail too...though I must mention that I would prefer to see this without the man in blue:) Great work!

30 Apr 2009 6:29am

k@ from Paris, France

The play of light on the trees & long legs silhouette is fabulous, Hugo ! Love the blue man too ;)

30 Apr 2009 6:43am

Ananda Sim from Melbourne, Australia

I just went for a walk in the neighbourhood. Found little to shoot. I've been to the Gardens of course and there you go, you've found a photo which escapes me. It's well spotted, well composed, well executed.

30 Apr 2009 7:35am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Wow, brilliant play of lights, shadows and perspective! I really love your shadow! Stunning work!!

30 Apr 2009 7:56am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Great light and shadow Hugo and the repetition of line and shape in the trees works really well!

30 Apr 2009 8:27am

Momo from Montpellier, France

one of my favorite subjects...and your shadow play adds a fine dimension Hugo...hey, is the man in the blue jacket taking your photo?...

30 Apr 2009 10:00am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau cadrage! Ton ombre, ainsi que celles des arbres donnent un très beau graphisme! Excellent!

30 Apr 2009 10:37am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another mysterious self portrait Hugo? Nicely done.

30 Apr 2009 11:09am

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Fantastic shot . It is so impressive to see the human shadow among trees' shadows ! Very cool indeed !

30 Apr 2009 3:23pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

You are so very thoughtful and creative. I call you: "Photographer !" - so, there! Greetings my friend.

30 Apr 2009 4:31pm

alex centrella from United States

a mystery the shadows..

30 Apr 2009 4:42pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I hadn't realized you were so tall : ] best...jerry

30 Apr 2009 6:55pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Hugo, a picture with two photographers.... :) Are you the shadow ?

30 Apr 2009 11:11pm

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

Great play and shadows and light, Hugo and one brilliant compo! Gotta love it :-))

1 May 2009 1:36am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Love this shot and the juxtaposition between the 2 shadows and trees.

1 May 2009 3:58am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Great shadowa and light, excellent!

1 May 2009 6:12pm

French fan from Paris, France

Amazing picture, with a magic light,
you have got a great eye of photographer.

(I finish to find your new web-place;)
french fan.

3 May 2009 12:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful composition, play of light and shadow !

5 May 2009 7:16am

1/120 second
ISO 100
9 mm