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derelict...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 11 February 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A 'not that old' building at a 'not that bad' location in my neighbourhood, but the strange thing is I really can't recall seeing it occupied all these years...

Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

A series of "walls"... No matter how many times I've walked by them (and photographed them) before, they are still stopping me in my tracks every time I see them.

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/60 second F/2.2 ISO 1250 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...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

The geometry here is striking.

11 Feb 2010 5:06am

Greg from Beijing, China

Wow.. excellent composition.. 2 halfs are different not only about colour .. i like parallel lines, what describe climate of that shot.. 1 image you can divide to 2 strong frames..

11 Feb 2010 5:10am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Two photos in one...the bonus edition! Maybe it was a project de arts...deconstructed from the onset. best...jerry

11 Feb 2010 5:27am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

5 stars...

11 Feb 2010 7:02am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

5*****

11 Feb 2010 7:14am

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

The tint adds to the old appearance. Maybe they should use it for the homeless...? Great project Hugo.

11 Feb 2010 7:15am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love the graphic quality Hugo...very powerful...like the subtle tone differences too...hey, maybe it's a hideout for the mob?...

11 Feb 2010 8:06am

k@ from Paris, France

Like an abstract painting with light. Interesting tones too, i like the upper part, the open window, the story behind ~ 

11 Feb 2010 8:51am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

As with your previous photo there are endless pattern in urban decay, such lovely natural decaying colours and textures

11 Feb 2010 10:59am

António Pires from Portugal

Framed as needed to show the subject: derelict.

11 Feb 2010 11:37am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Interesting composition, Hugo! Love the light and shadows!

11 Feb 2010 1:12pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nicely captured, the tone matches the mood very well.

11 Feb 2010 5:07pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice play with geometric shapes and interesting mood due to the peculiar light.

11 Feb 2010 6:12pm

alex centrella from California, United States

5 stars !

11 Feb 2010 9:36pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Great composition Hugo! A bit spooky though:)

12 Feb 2010 5:16am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good composition of a ghostly space :)

12 Feb 2010 10:51am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It makes you wonder why it's been empty all this time. Great shot with that super toning.

13 Feb 2010 5:49pm

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro
1/60 second
F/2.2
ISO 1250
53 mm (35mm equiv.)