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old street, old shop, old acquaintances

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

Peel Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/110 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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

Very elegant old Lady whose pace is so slow helped by the umbrella today, but I can see her running & jumping in that very street years & years ago... Something still runs in her souvenirs as she stares within herself at this moment you caught... Ah Time, people are those great flesh architectures with that story inside. Love yours, today - touching*

12 Oct 2009 6:32am

@k@: Yes, elegant... isn't she! Thank you my dear for looking into the image and seeing what I saw in my mind's eyes!:-)

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Old is beautiful !!!!!!!!

12 Oct 2009 9:54am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another excellent urban documentative photo Hugo! This street seems to have so much to see, and you always nail the perfect shot. Bravo!

12 Oct 2009 12:55pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street scene! This old street is very clean and the old lady is very elegant!

12 Oct 2009 3:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Two elegant ladies on this old, but spotlessly clean, street. An excellent image.

12 Oct 2009 4:07pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

A touching look on the old age !

12 Oct 2009 5:12pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderfully done, Hugo, I like very much the mood, the composition and the colors. A beautiful lady :)

13 Oct 2009 10:51am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

They look like they have just split from a chat about old times, there is a certain charm about this image

13 Oct 2009 11:11am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wonderful elegance here Hugo -- i love the title too!

14 Oct 2009 8:12pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Hong Kong must be filled with hilly streets. Great body language between the two women. Love the structure in this shot.

16 Oct 2009 12:51pm

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR
1/110 second
F/3.3
ISO 100
7 mm

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