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a sudden shower...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 23 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Life goes on, rainy or sunny...

The Tram Road (Johnston Road), Wanchai, Hong Kong

Streets, shops, people, life... more from my everyday encounter.
(Also an addition to the album of "the Tram Road": http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/the_tram_road)

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/75 second F/4.1 ISO 400 14 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...

k@ from Paris, France

What a gorgeous vantage point you found here ! And your frame is as excellent as the effect of rain (not easy to catch), the colors (that green !) are marvelous, love the words (LANE), the number (138), the character in his effort and harsh duty. A RICH photograph, Master Poon*

23 Jun 2009 7:56am

David BM from Gijón, Spain

Nice one :-)

23 Jun 2009 8:19am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

In addition to the subject, I'm drawn to the wonderful geometry of the scene: bus, lanes, traffic island, etc. As always, thoughtfully composed.

23 Jun 2009 8:55am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Amazing compo !! A great great shot !!! Well done !!!

23 Jun 2009 9:40am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Fantastic composition Hugo!! Love the POV and the contrast between the man walking under the rain on the empty street and the bus. Great photo!

23 Jun 2009 1:30pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Superb angle on this great street shot Hugo! Love the muted tones with such wonderful clarity, depth and detail...and ofcourse the rain:)

23 Jun 2009 1:32pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Fantastic framing and perspective in this shot, plus the capture of rain shower - all is perfect !!!

23 Jun 2009 3:17pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Fantastic shot against diving in! the tone is superb!

23 Jun 2009 3:40pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Perfect timing on this one! The composition is superb too...this poor guy down there is just at the wrong place at the wrong time!

23 Jun 2009 9:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Awesome shot, Hugo. I really enjoy how you've captured the falling rain.

23 Jun 2009 10:23pm

Mike from North West, United Kingdom

Hugo, you have captured the falling rain perfectly, and how nostalgic the old Green tram looks..!

23 Jun 2009 10:52pm

Turnbill from Maine, United States

Wow, great shot! Love the perspective, the trolley car and the the pedestrian. And you've caught the falling rain as well. Excellent work!

24 Jun 2009 9:58am

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Oh Hugo just love this one! It has such a cinematic feel. It would definitely be "noir" if it was b&w. Super perspective and of course, your trade mark solitary person battling valiantly through life.

24 Jun 2009 3:13pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great composition, point of view and perspective ! I love the rainy effect, strong mood !

24 Jun 2009 8:12pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very nice capture Hugo - the atmosphere comes across well.

24 Jun 2009 8:29pm

Shaker from nevers, France

great perspective !

24 Jun 2009 9:03pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

I like how the rain gives traces on the pictures

24 Jun 2009 9:20pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow!!! a top notch pov!! amazing!!!

26 Jun 2009 3:24am

JamesC from portland, United States

Simply fantastic, lonely man out in the rain. Isn't that chinese character for rain?

27 Jun 2009 7:02am

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/75 second
F/4.1
ISO 400
14 mm

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