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in a sea of crowds...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 28 March 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

It's great not to be lost...

Jardine's Crescent, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

PS. In case you might be wondering, he's not posing for me... he didn't even notice I was photographing.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 second F/3.3 ISO 100 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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

More people than I've seen in a month : ] best...jerry

28 Mar 2010 5:27am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent point of view and perspective, Hugo!

28 Mar 2010 6:48am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Remarkable. The way you've composed this makes this a striking photo.

28 Mar 2010 8:17am

k@ from Paris, France

Love his light smile, you focused on his mood wonderfully as if isolated in bliss among the crowd - a superb instant, decisive one !

28 Mar 2010 8:24am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good human panoramic, this photo in the daytime contrasts with your frequent nightime lonely ones.
I like this too :) what a crowd!

28 Mar 2010 8:28am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

excellent shot, love the expression on his face

28 Mar 2010 11:41am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A great shot !!! like the compo !!!

28 Mar 2010 12:07pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such intense emotions here

28 Mar 2010 4:24pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Great capture Hugo!

28 Mar 2010 5:38pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

He is engrossed in something, I'm not surprised at all that he didn't notice you.

28 Mar 2010 5:45pm

elena from Torino, Italy

it's amazing how you can photograph people ... fantastic shot!

28 Mar 2010 10:11pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

There's a great deal going on there Hugo, wow what a complex shot, lights reflections angles people, it's an amazing scene.

29 Mar 2010 12:47am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, amzing, love the the people, really like the one guy sharp in the front and then the rest showing nice movement

29 Mar 2010 5:33am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Hugo I could hug you for this!! It never crossed my mind that he could be posing, my friend, for then it wouldn't be you:)

29 Mar 2010 6:36am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

amazing!! a remarkable sea of buildings and people, good composition and details!! :)

29 Mar 2010 8:41am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such serenity in this swirl of humanity. A brilliant capture, Hugo. Bravo!

29 Mar 2010 11:59pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This is the Hong Kong I remember thriving with vibrant colors and activity

30 Mar 2010 1:07am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

I like to blend into this crowd...looks so alive...great capture!

before i read your description I thought that the guy was you and this photo was an effort for a self portrait...;-)

30 Mar 2010 11:48am

Annie from New Delhi, India

This is a nice photo, first because it's difficult to take the crowd and in this one because of this guy looking so quiet !

1 Apr 2010 11:25am

Jingz from Germany

really good effect. At first I thought it is a self-portrait ;o)

1 Apr 2010 4:13pm

missparis from PARIS, France

C'est pire qu'a Pqris tout ce monde !

2 Apr 2010 8:56am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Amazing he is the only one standing still! Great depth of focus

5 Apr 2010 9:54am

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

Ah.. this guy's expression.. made my day.. he looks as born optimist..!

8 Apr 2010 1:30am

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