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worshipping the "tu di gong" (earth god)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 12 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Met this old lady outside her little shop... it's a long day's night for both of us.

Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Streets, shops, people, life... another series of my everyday encounter.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 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...

David BM from Gijón, Spain

Great shot :-)

12 Jun 2009 6:46am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great shot !!!!!

12 Jun 2009 7:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Your light ! Love it and its tone is marvelous once again, with this stairs and the background that catches the eye ! Happy to see U again ! Have a nice week-end (some rest too, hopefully*)

12 Jun 2009 8:06am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful night street scene! Wonderful magic light!

12 Jun 2009 10:47am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Hugo, I am blow away by this image! The light, tones and your composition go straight to the heart! I will carry this image with me in my minds eye through the day. Brilliant!

12 Jun 2009 12:34pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Wonderful image . I like how you caught that little piece upstairs taht is in high contrast with tones and atmosphere on stairs.

12 Jun 2009 1:12pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

One aspect I like in your photos is the authenticity.

12 Jun 2009 4:29pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Dramatic! There must bee some earth underneath there...somewhere : ] best...jerry

12 Jun 2009 4:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Welcome back, Hugo. This image seems extra special to me. It's a piece of life that no casual visitor, like me, would ever hope to see. This applies to many of your other images too. In any case, this image is a real treasure.

12 Jun 2009 4:39pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a beautiful, intimate moment and and excellent frame!!!

12 Jun 2009 6:13pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Beautiful night urban shot! The composition is great!

12 Jun 2009 9:15pm

Danny from Hong Kong

One of the best of yours lately. Great capture!

13 Jun 2009 8:49am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle scène de vie ! belle lumière.

15 Jun 2009 8:11pm

1/10 second
ISO 800
7 mm