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another hard day's night...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 27 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

On an evening bus...

Bonham Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/13 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...

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

WOW... VERY Great... The situation, the emotion is very strong... PERFECT

27 Jan 2010 5:54am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot, looks like he did have a hard day

27 Jan 2010 6:28am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

He must have had a long day, or perhaps thinking hard as well...anyway, it's a great shot !!

27 Jan 2010 6:43am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

many often we can see the same . IT IS A PITY have a good day in hong kong

27 Jan 2010 7:25am

k@ from Paris, France

His exhaustion touches me a lot, you caught such a significant yet rare gesture here, Hugo. And you were so close, 7mm and he didn't hear you click ? The bus & city noises helped, i guess. I like a lot the low light and soft tones too. Have a nice middle-week ;)

27 Jan 2010 8:32am

@k@: k@, this is probably the closest I dare get, even with the "click" sound switched off on my compact dc...:-) BTW, 7mm is roughly 28mm (135mm equivalent).

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

What a catch !!! Great shot !!

27 Jan 2010 10:05am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The very portrait of weariness.

27 Jan 2010 10:18am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

He looks as I feel at the moment!

27 Jan 2010 1:04pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great capture of a man who can endure no more. I can relate, been there and done that.

27 Jan 2010 1:11pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Compelling capture. Nice one Hugo.

27 Jan 2010 1:45pm

bm from Budapest, Hungary

great documentary shot!

27 Jan 2010 2:05pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

I hope he had a good sleep. An excellent capture of city life, Hugo! V

27 Jan 2010 2:21pm

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

beautiful shoot... of a commuter taking MTR... like the expression you have captured on the man's face... he looks so tired.

27 Jan 2010 2:42pm

Richard Trim(T) from Leicester, United Kingdom

This is a terrific image ...There was a NY guy who ran, for a number of years, a blog based on the NY undergound . His archive was totally brilliant ... but for the life of me I can't remember his name ... no doubt I will recall it in time ... it's called old age hitting hard ;-)


27 Jan 2010 4:54pm

elena from Italy

fantastic point of view! great!

27 Jan 2010 6:19pm

Cat from PARIS, France

he has been working like a dog for sure...
woww hard one

27 Jan 2010 7:55pm

alex centrella from California, United States

a great capture !

27 Jan 2010 8:41pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super documentary.

27 Jan 2010 9:14pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A wonderful capture. The light and colors work so well here as your subject tries to escape the harsh light - while you manage to have that light caress him with fine detail. A very successful image, Hugo.

27 Jan 2010 10:06pm

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

that's how I feel at the end of some days. terrific capture of a real life moment in time

27 Jan 2010 10:18pm

Rob Leslie from United Kingdom

Great shot and yet another good example of what the little F200EXR can do in the hand of a good photographer

27 Jan 2010 10:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Poor fellow. It's been a long hard day/night. Great shot.

28 Jan 2010 1:26am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A very moving image Hugo! He seems to be more than just tired...maybe under some emotional stress too! Wonderfully seen and captured!

28 Jan 2010 6:49am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I'm tired for him...COURAGE!
Great great shot!

28 Jan 2010 2:04pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

This is a terrific, thought provoking image. Bravo !

28 Jan 2010 2:46pm

Ken from United States

Hugo..heart breaking image!

28 Jan 2010 4:40pm

k@ from Paris, France

I love this one, i tell it again, it has a painterly depth & quality too - bravo again*

28 Jan 2010 5:17pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

you've really caught the fatigue, that end of the day wasted feel Hugo...could be a modern Hopper...beautiful and sad all at once...humans are really pushed too hard for work...

28 Jan 2010 11:44pm

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Really nice angle on the shot and I love the raw emotion (despair) in the subject. Classic example of just being able to capture the moment.

30 Jan 2010 12:24am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great capture ! he looks so tired......

31 Jan 2010 7:48am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This tired man comes back home after a hard day, very good shot.

31 Jan 2010 9:19am

Ben from Lyon, France

So expressive Shot... :)

1 Feb 2010 12:22pm

1/13 second
ISO 400
7 mm