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a store of yesterdays... (ii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Actually a famous wine store before "yesterday"...

Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong

'Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.' Henri Cartier Bresson

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro 1/60 second F/2.0 ISO 400 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...

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

another fine one.

16 May 2010 5:28am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb, Hugo! I love this image.

16 May 2010 5:48am

k@ from Paris, France

A good wine, a good magazine, and someone to share both with till the day comes again, sounds cool !
I like the horizontal zebras in the lower part of your image echoing the vertical stripes in the upper one !

16 May 2010 7:49am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! I like all these details which we can see in this store!

16 May 2010 8:17am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Well framed and exposed Hugo!

16 May 2010 9:01am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful shot !! Well done Dear Hugo !

16 May 2010 10:40am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

I like this serie ... I want more ... ;-)

16 May 2010 11:21am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like this one also. Great details on the old store and interesting perspective.

16 May 2010 11:35am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent story-telling scene! Great use of light as always!

16 May 2010 1:37pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful composition with the foreground and the upper tiers of the building. I love the moment you captured, the figure inside, and your exquisite light.

16 May 2010 1:56pm

elena from Turin, Italy

fantastic lights in the night. great atmosphere!

16 May 2010 7:09pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really good image

16 May 2010 7:21pm

JamesC from portland, United States

stunning! love the light and depth of field but best of the shop keeper.

17 May 2010 3:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this particular light and also the detail and ambience of this store, you are a poet, Hugo.

17 May 2010 9:23am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wonderful light & colour Hugo!

17 May 2010 12:19pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

This is an excellent capture of Hong Kong's history, Hugo!

17 May 2010 11:02pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful light throughout this image, Hugo - the old and heavy facade adds to the suggested weight of this woman's toil.

18 May 2010 12:34am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Terrific shot. I like the framing. I also like the lighting a lot - it's perfect!

18 May 2010 4:29am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful nostalgia...a great mood with the soft light and tones...so sentimental a series Hugo:)

18 May 2010 5:17am

BeLTxA from menorca, Spain

I like so much the light.
Good

18 May 2010 10:53am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful report shot

18 May 2010 9:17pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Perfectly timed and perfectly framed. I love your editorial photos.

20 May 2010 1:01am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Simple and elegant.

26 May 2010 5:34am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

A beautiful yellow box to the bright spot of color !

26 May 2010 3:23pm

FUJIFILM FinePix S5Pro
1/60 second
F/2.0
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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