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"say goodbye to 2009..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 3 January 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"If something is still bothering you, just let it go!:-)"

D'Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

A couple of street photos taken during the last hour of 2009... (1/3)

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/60 second F/2.0 ISO 500 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Grouchy as they are...good riddance : ] best...jerry

3 Jan 2010 6:52am

sluggishslacker from Jurong, Singapore

Not a fun time for the policemen unfortunately...pity they have to be on duty.
Great photo nonetheless, happy new year!

3 Jan 2010 7:15am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great last hour series, Hugo, Here I like the depth and light of this crowded street behind the policeman in the foreground :)

3 Jan 2010 9:00am

ismerie from Montcy-Notre-Dame, France

Belle composition pour cette scène de vie.
Chaque élément y est en bonne place : les policiers, la foule et les enseignes lumineuses.

3 Jan 2010 9:09am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

they are saying in 2010 we keep smiling

3 Jan 2010 11:22am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nice DOF and movement of the crowd !

3 Jan 2010 1:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shot. I guess this street needed to be clear. Love the focus and DOF.

3 Jan 2010 6:51pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Good bye... Nice Shot

3 Jan 2010 7:25pm

k@ from Paris, France

The smile of the girl on the ad catches my eye first (starving for positive vibes ;) and interplays so perfectly with the cops attitude ! The white lights pop ! And give a perfect rhythm to the whole pic : rhythm is something so important in photos, don't you agree ? Can be through lines, silhouettes... here it's the white lights and black round heads in the crowd. A rich image ! See you tomorrow with the sequel with pleasure ~ 

3 Jan 2010 8:03pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Back to yesterday, I'm a little late! Happy 2010 to you too. Under surveillance! For this new year!

4 Jan 2010 6:52am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The look of police the world over... But Hugo's city at night is too beautiful for them to see. Glad we have you out there taking photos. Happy New Year!

4 Jan 2010 8:49am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Nice shot! Beautiful DOF!

4 Jan 2010 3:05pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Fantastic street shot, with all those lights and neons it looks like a big party, the police don't look friendly. Have a good day Hugo.

4 Jan 2010 10:07pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom the contrast og the Policemens expressions, bored, compared to everone else having fun. Well done

6 Jan 2010 8:22am

1/60 second
ISO 500
53 mm (35mm equiv.)