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a seasoned gardener...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 May 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Sometimes there are just faces you'll find it hard to forget even after a glance... a seasoned gardener I met outside a flower show earlier this year (

Victoria Park, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/15 second F/3.3 ISO 800 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...

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Right ! This face is that one cannot forget so easy . Great capture and super processing in sepia. Love it !

26 May 2009 5:12am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good triple portrait, specially the look of the first one. Good monochrome processing.

26 May 2009 5:55am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A wonderful candid capture, Hugo. Very compelling.

26 May 2009 6:09am

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

I can so well relate to what you say, Hugo - here in Istanbul, I realize i mostly did portraits (stolen ones) and love photographying people I don't know and will probably never see again. Some encounters like these are gifts (when we spend so long with some we don't care :). This portrait is touching and love the sparkling lights as metaphors of the effect this gardener had on your soul ~ 

26 May 2009 7:36am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent portrait Hugo ! I love the expression of the man, your angle of view and this beautiful sepia tones !

26 May 2009 8:56am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very good portrait! nice angle of view and beautiful sepia tones!

26 May 2009 1:43pm

Vink from Grasse, France

Excellent street capture !

26 May 2009 2:44pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I particularly like the images of night! Here, the image is sublime in its tone, I like the bright light on the trolley

26 May 2009 3:12pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Lovely POV on this Hugo, I like the angle and the look on the guys face

26 May 2009 4:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant portrait, Hugo. Nice processing.

26 May 2009 4:30pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Without the occupational description he is every man. best...jerry

26 May 2009 5:10pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

yes indeed Hugo -- and i agree 100%!! sometimes you kinda fall in love w/ people on first glance -- even if it isn't physical and only distantly emotional -- a wonderfully expressive shot!!! lovely!!!

27 May 2009 2:29am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The angle you chose works so well...great depth and expression all around.

28 May 2009 5:49am

1/15 second
ISO 800
7 mm