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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 26 June 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

I know it's other people's art, but how could I resist...

(An oil painting maintenance shop and a bentley parked outside)

Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Streets, shops, people, life... more from my daily journey between work and home.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/13 second F/4.1 ISO 200 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...

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a wonderful composition with a wealth of detail to observe and admire:) Lovely luminous colors and spot on exposure...The Bentley logo and the shop sign reflected on the bonnet is superb! Great work Hugo!

26 Jun 2009 5:13am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

First one, I love this Bentley logo :), and also the angle that puts together the Bentley (a work of art) and the works of art inside the window, very diffent among them. Good shot, Hugo, as always.

26 Jun 2009 5:21am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah bravo ! I hate cars parked that prevents us to shoot but you very cleverly used this one, it's real cool ! And the whole composition, reflection, glass door, painting in that narrow framing, is really original !

26 Jun 2009 5:57am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great composition with reflections on the car ! beautiful details, light and colors !

26 Jun 2009 6:54am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

Lovely photo Hugo with great colour and reflections in the boot of the Bentley

26 Jun 2009 7:52am

David BM from Gijón, Spain

Awesome composition :-)

26 Jun 2009 9:36am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great composition! I like the reflections on the car! Beautiful colours and light!

26 Jun 2009 11:50am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

It is a beautiful look! lights, the color, the combination of car, interior / exterior! This darkness is beautiful! enhances the intimacy of the place. I love this picture!

26 Jun 2009 1:22pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

I love how you composed this shot . I also do not like to see other people's art being shot and presented as their shot . But , this car in front and art from the window-display gives much more than poor copy of someone's art !! Fantastic !

26 Jun 2009 2:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very rich shot. All the colors of the art and the great reflections make this a treat for the eye.

26 Jun 2009 3:13pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Nice to have your Bently available as a prop : ] best...jerry

26 Jun 2009 6:12pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

this is a beautiful shot Hugo!! masterful framing and light! a poignant shot!

26 Jun 2009 6:45pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A very nice shot Hugo. The portrait of the young lady is quite strong within the composition - perhaps a bit too powerful, but I love the composition.

26 Jun 2009 7:38pm

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian! Don't know if the shop was doing it intentionally, but this portrait was so remarkably highlighted... and it's this beautiful highlighted face that has drawn me in the first place!:-)

JamesC from portland, United States

Excellent composition.

27 Jun 2009 6:57am

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/13 second
F/4.1
ISO 200
14 mm