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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 3 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The diverse forms and textures, the light, the late afternoon mood - didn't know which it was - but I was so drawn to this scenery that I couldn't help snapping through the window of the moving coach... Glad this came out O.K.:-)

Philip Island, 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 1/170 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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

Hugo the Aussie, you adapted well to your surroundings. The tone serves well! best...jerry

3 May 2009 6:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So beautiful...soft shapes..wonderful play of dappled highlights..the tone is simply exquisite! A most sensual image Hugo!

3 May 2009 6:35am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

For a snap it came out great and as you suggest it emphasises the varying tforms and textures

3 May 2009 7:16am

k@ from Paris, France

Ok, i have to tell you something : i lOvE your B&W !!!! Sharp & sensuous, i swallow this photo up with the tongue of my 2 eyes !! Yum-yum !

3 May 2009 7:24am

Full Sprint from waterloo, Canada

Brilliant BW . DOF is fantastic !

3 May 2009 3:12pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful, Hugo. Fantastic detail.

3 May 2009 4:22pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Terrific detail, and the tone is beautiful. A first rate shot Hugo.

3 May 2009 4:39pm

alex centrella from California, United States

losta of tecture and detail !

3 May 2009 9:12pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

great detail and lovely B&W tones Hugo!

3 May 2009 9:17pm

Esther K from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Wot? It came out super! and from a moving coach too! It HAS to do with everything - the light, the shadows, the textures - I think K@ put it well - I would swallow it with the tongue of my two eyes too!

3 May 2009 11:39pm

Glennis from New Zealand

Lots of texture, but it still might be prettier in colour.

4 May 2009 2:37am

@Glennis: Thanks Glennis! I did struggle a while before going for the b&w version.:-)

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

love the processing here!! lovely framing and textures of the shrubs!!!

4 May 2009 5:41am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Love the BW, the textures and the shapes, a melancolic mood came out

5 May 2009 7:13am

Robin from Sweden

Really like the tone in this pic.

5 May 2009 11:22am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing detail and tones...the brush seems to go in waves through this fame...fascinating.

7 May 2009 3:46am

1/170 second
ISO 100
7 mm