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"this is a hot autumn..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 29 September 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

... waiting patiently for a breeze.

Leung Yi Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Evening mood... (ii)

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 second F/3.3 ISO 400 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...

k@ from Paris, France

Under your yellow lighting, everything melts into waiting, silence is to be listened here... No breeze but a powerful mood as usual, and that back offered like the first step to the street below, in that great perspective... This is the mood you create so well in the nights of Honk-Kong, whatever the season... Bravo*

29 Sep 2009 6:48am

@k@: Not only do you inspire through your images, you also inspire through your beautiful words! Thanks k@!!!!!

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

This man seems resigned... to be warm !
Beautiful night-atmosphere...
Reassure me... Sometimes, you live by day(light) !!? ;-)

29 Sep 2009 8:54am

@olivier Paillet: Oh he's actually the owner of a nearby local shop and he just loves to be "dressed" like this, I guess... BTW, time doesn't seem to be mine until the night.:-) Thanks Olivier!

mo.langel from Switzerland

Great perspective, excellent night atmosphere!
Hugo, our night bird on am3!:)

29 Sep 2009 2:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent! I know how hot and humid it can be there. I hope a breeze came along but I doubt it.

29 Sep 2009 7:06pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

"Cracking" shot Hugo! ^_^ (Sorry). An excellent composition which makes me look and wonder what the story is for this poor chap. You certainly are the master of street documentary!

29 Sep 2009 9:12pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Excellent point of view and light. Like the night mood in this picture

29 Sep 2009 10:04pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

7.2 C here, not exactly the shirtless weather this fellow suffers! best...jerry

30 Sep 2009 2:57am

Aurore from Paris, France

Magic olors and atmosphere. Not automn but this is life for sure, in a geat perspective. You capture so well night moods... like it a lot.

30 Sep 2009 7:30am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful shot Hugo...I love the superb depth and detail...excellent!

30 Sep 2009 7:36am

CM Kwan from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Excellent light with powerful mood, Hugo!

30 Sep 2009 12:33pm

elena from Turin, Italy

nice viewpoint! beautiful expression of man a bit sad

30 Sep 2009 10:20pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing depth and detail here Hugo -- AMAZING story too!!!

1 Oct 2009 4:34am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Everything seems to be still...waiting.

2 Oct 2009 3:15am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I'm surprised he didn't mind you taking this shot! What a mood and such excellent documentary!

4 Oct 2009 12:34pm

1/10 second
ISO 400
7 mm