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"don't want to go..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 14 October 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

"But the wedding is over... my dear."

Bethanie, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/56 second F/3.3 ISO 200 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...

Naveen Bachwani from Mumbai (Bombay), India

I love the perspective and the story it tells...

14 Oct 2009 7:39am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the red spot of the woman

14 Oct 2009 8:53am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

"Now, it's my turn " she 's thinking !!! So she' s waiting THE man !!!
Excellent shot HUGO !!!

14 Oct 2009 9:16am

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent funny title & caption :)
Her loneliness in this beautiful jewel case works strongly !

14 Oct 2009 11:12am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful shot of the interior of this church.. wonderful shot.

14 Oct 2009 12:21pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant shot of this beautiful church. This lady looks strange to me . IS that a capture or she was there for your photo ? IN this red dress, standing there and looking up , with no other people around - she confuses me :)) Wish to know more .

14 Oct 2009 1:07pm

@MARIANA: Confuses you? She amazes me... we came here for a mutual friend's wedding (I barely knew her before). When the ceremony was over and "everyone" had gone outside, I surprisingly found that I wasn't the only one who decided to stay... Thanks for asking!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

thanks for your reply , Hugo :) NOw, knowing the story, it looks differently in my eyes :) Thanks again !

14 Oct 2009 2:20pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Beautiful whites! best...jerry

14 Oct 2009 2:26pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent perspective ! love the story and the loneliness of the girl in red !

14 Oct 2009 3:05pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

This is wonderful Hugo! A beautiful building with great lighting, and a seemingly abandoned bride. A great story in this one.

14 Oct 2009 3:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Exquisite, Hugo. The light is amazing and the lady intriguing.

14 Oct 2009 4:27pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic Hugo.

14 Oct 2009 6:22pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent pov -- such lovely architecture and lighting!

14 Oct 2009 8:13pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Wonderful composition and light!

14 Oct 2009 8:53pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful church, and such an appealing subject. The red dress really works in contrast to its surroundings and tells a story. Congratulations on being in the right place at the right time, and for taking such a great photo.

14 Oct 2009 9:33pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good light and colors in this composition, very funny comment.

15 Oct 2009 4:39am

elena from Turin, Italy

You picked a perfect time with this shot

15 Oct 2009 3:35pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Without the red woman the picture will be so common... with her, it's a so vivid picture.

15 Oct 2009 8:44pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing shot Hugo! She is so small in this frame, her red dress standing out so well against the white of the church. What a story!

16 Oct 2009 12:48pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

the brightly coloured red dress looks so strange and stark in such a simple white church....well done Hugo!

20 Oct 2009 11:08am

1/56 second
ISO 200
7 mm