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taxis for hire & premises for rent...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 18 February 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Another wall and street scene that stopped me in the tracks...

Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 2/9 seconds 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...

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is a feast for the eyes, with so many shapes and echoes to be found throughout. As always, your use of light is impeccable.

18 Feb 2010 5:33am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

The picture shows the real life of Hong Kong's grass roots. An oustanding picture, Hugo!

18 Feb 2010 5:45am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

real Hong Kong, very interesting, nice one

18 Feb 2010 6:21am

k@ from Paris, France

I love GJC expression, a feast for the eyes, sure ! So many details, papers to read, phone numbers (to keep ?), and i like a lot the open window with light coming from inside yet we don't see nobody. Another of your movie-like scene, Hugo and the light descending road is very inviting too, we follow your tracks down (and always will, up too of course ;)

18 Feb 2010 8:57am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

they waiting the customer same in paris 5*

18 Feb 2010 11:59am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

everything is for sale :)
excellent capture

18 Feb 2010 12:03pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent! This is a feast for the eyes, I totally agree with GJC. So many coloured ads, the contrast with the strong red taxis.... Well.... like another world!
Very well spotted Hugo

18 Feb 2010 12:31pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Besides all the characters and numbers I can see 'Hugo Poon' written all over this great image...You have the eye of a master Hugo!

18 Feb 2010 1:20pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such commercialism... so Hong Kong!
Great shot Hugo!

18 Feb 2010 1:51pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Another stunning photo of everyday life and scenery. Well noticed.

18 Feb 2010 2:33pm

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

You've again captured the apparent chaos of Hong Kong with style. A feast for the eyes indeed.

18 Feb 2010 3:25pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

This whole image is both cool and curious. Things seem out-of-scale compared to so much of what you've shown us in Hong Kong. The buildings seem miniature behind the cabs and drivers. A nice street documentary, Hugo.

18 Feb 2010 7:47pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

brilliant composition and use of colour Hugo!

18 Feb 2010 8:22pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street scene! Great composition Hugo!!!

18 Feb 2010 8:32pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Fantastic street capture Hugo! Love the different poses of the drivers and the ads behind them!

18 Feb 2010 9:13pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Like most city back streets...........colour, light, posters, air con vents and busy so colourful so interesting

18 Feb 2010 9:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Love the red wall and red cars. That riot of for rent signs is something else. A wonderful observation indeed!

18 Feb 2010 9:53pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this image as social document and as a splendid photographic composition. Great!

19 Feb 2010 6:00am

Ben from Lyon, France

I love the mood and the framing. As usual.. :)

19 Feb 2010 8:46am

Punkmarko from Porvoo, Finland

wow! so much details, so much to be seen. lovely composition too. good, good work.

19 Feb 2010 10:33am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

That is a lot of signs, the is so much going on here and it would have stopped me in my tracks as well.

19 Feb 2010 11:47am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Whooo, wish I could read what all the notices say?! Crazy happy detail.

20 Feb 2010 1:10am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Fantastic... love the light and the scenery !

20 Feb 2010 4:46am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

so much details to see ! excellent composition !

20 Feb 2010 9:07am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Quite a scene - well done!

22 Feb 2010 5:01am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

very cool shot! i really like this. i can't believe there are so many ads all over those buildings :)

22 Feb 2010 2:51pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

26 Feb 2010 11:20pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

A Very nice capture of HK street life

17 Mar 2010 5:31pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

information overflow...such a great capture of the city vibes...great type of taxis too...

21 Mar 2010 10:31pm

2/9 seconds
ISO 200
7 mm