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a 100 year old house... (iii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 17 June 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Seeing the light at last... it helped me summon an unexpected optimism: we've found the way out and so would she!

Hefei Road, Shanghai

From my recent business trip to Shanghai in May.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/10 second F/3.3 ISO 800 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...

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

supershot. the small details; the bamboo, the laundry, the ladder and the lady on the porch. great compo.

17 Jun 2010 5:20am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Wonderful picture. The light - gives hope

17 Jun 2010 5:29am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

pole vault house...

17 Jun 2010 7:05am

Frida from Sweden

Go towards the light. Really nice composition.

17 Jun 2010 8:09am

k@ from Paris, France

Bamboos on the ceiling and one against the wall ? Draw superb lines towards the light, and the woman who seems so human yet worried inside her own lost castle now seems a ghost yet free in the full light of the street. And this, again, touches me a lot. Love this serie-story full of contrasts & contradictions that all make us as we are, Hugo. Very human & fragile & precious.

17 Jun 2010 8:40am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb atmosphere with the bright light on the end !

17 Jun 2010 10:59am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

superbe contre jour !! peace !

17 Jun 2010 12:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful image, the bamboo sticks leading the eye out into the whiteout light at the end of the building, the figure walking barely visible. it gives a great sense of drama. I love the contrast and the dark tones. The light on the water on the floor is a nice touch.

17 Jun 2010 1:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a super shot down the hall to the light. The bamboo rods to hang clothes on are interesting.

17 Jun 2010 1:55pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i really like the tones here

17 Jun 2010 2:20pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very nicely captured. What are the bamboos on the ceiling for ?

17 Jun 2010 4:10pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition, I love the silhouette in the light!

17 Jun 2010 4:13pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The exit for a world without exit (meaning without solution within that world).

17 Jun 2010 5:14pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Superb !

17 Jun 2010 6:26pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Life is so frequently unfair. A good and patient teacher allowed me to see that the only way out is up. This is a wonderful series Hugo - her bedroom is so key to understanding the ravages that politics and time have brought to this place. The loss is palpable.

17 Jun 2010 7:50pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic. Superb detail and lighting here. Your words are so true... there's ALWAYS light at the end...

17 Jun 2010 8:52pm

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


17 Jun 2010 9:36pm

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

What a capture!. Great shot great composition.

18 Jun 2010 2:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You breathedm isn't it? Good feeling.

18 Jun 2010 5:47am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

There is light at the end of the tunnel Hugo

18 Jun 2010 8:35am

Marie from FRESNES, France

bien vu ça aussi, avec cette silhouette que l'on distingue au loin.

18 Jun 2010 1:59pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I can hear the music Rise as she steps out into the light Hugo! Fabulously dramatic..the light hitting the walls and the bamboos is magical...beautiful image that uplifts the spirit..Great work my Friend:)

18 Jun 2010 5:56pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Awesome shot! The light and the composition are fantastic. The woman at the end of the frame seems to be a spirit from the past...perhaps she lived there 100 years ago.

19 Jun 2010 1:46pm

Alex from San Francisco, United States

Hi Hugo, I am a big fan of your photography. The composition, light, details and content of this image are amazing. You are a wonderful story teller, and all your images. Your images tell stories of the past; yet in another way, they also tell stories of the future. I admire your work and glad that I am able to learn from you.


20 Jun 2010 1:49am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

It's my first visit here and I can say i will come back !

20 Jun 2010 3:36pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm drawn to ponder the significance of the bamboo on the ceiling. best...jerry

21 Jun 2010 2:26pm

Naveen Bachwani from Mumbai (Bombay), India

So beautiful! So much drama...

28 Jun 2010 6:27am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great BW

11 Jul 2010 10:22am

1/10 second
ISO 800
7 mm