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the harbour, an old star ferry and an onlooker...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/500 second F/5.0 ISO 100 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

k@ from Paris, France

My preference for the B&W one but it's real cool to be able to see it in colors & "real" too ! Love that narrow space you framed him in !

6 Jun 2009 7:37am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Wow it is so different captured in colour...I would say the previous one was a little more atmospheric but this one rocks too!

6 Jun 2009 7:56am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

More details than the B and W...
It's different but very beautiful too !!!

6 Jun 2009 9:51am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I did prefer your monochrome Hugo! This is a brilliant picture too but diminished by its predecessor:)

6 Jun 2009 10:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Anpther beautiful photo from this angle, I like the shades of color here.

6 Jun 2009 10:30am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle aussi celle-ci en couleur avec le ferry!

6 Jun 2009 12:16pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Such a brilliant composition. And I have to stick up for color photography, which is all too often seen as second-rate to black and white for reasons I don't understand. I think the sublety of the color here, the simple wash, makes it more like watercolor. I think it's delightful that we have that added effect. But perhaps I'm just being defensive! :-)

6 Jun 2009 12:52pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Are you trying to convince us that the little bird suddenly changed into a ferry???? Very nice, the subtle colour is so effective.

6 Jun 2009 8:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

No bird today? :-) Love that Star Ferry. A great shot.

7 Jun 2009 1:47am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

So this is yesterday's hero in colour! Like this one Hugo - it's so everyday and the viewer geta an intimate and close-up picture of life in Hong Kong. I think I preferred yesterday's though - both compositionally and in the fact that the b&w suited the subject.

7 Jun 2009 4:28am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

it's a good picture Hugo, but I also prefer yesterday's one for the BW and the unique composition !

7 Jun 2009 8:56am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wonderful depth of space here! beautiful light!

7 Jun 2009 11:14am

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Fantastic composition ! Love this photo !

7 Jun 2009 7:47pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Another great perspective! I love these muted tones, and feeling of being at peace with oneself.

8 Jun 2009 3:34am

Ko7 from Paris, France

Very Nice. Love it !

23 Jun 2009 10:01am

1/500 second
ISO 100
60 mm (35mm equiv.)