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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 10 July 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

She was stopped and so was I...

Sometimes even the most familiar streets of my neighbourhood will look strange to me... but I must say I do enjoy this refreshed "sense of wonder".:-)

Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/15 second F/3.3 ISO 400 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

well captured great moment

10 Jul 2010 5:09am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wonderful shot! I love the little girl, hands behind her back, looking over. She's adorable and I love her little grown up posture. I love the light in your image. It's a perfect composition.

10 Jul 2010 8:17am

k@ from Paris, France

The blurred red car is the only movement in the image, love the quiet feeling of the calm girl stopping & meditating by the Avatar poster. The eye here is invited to slowly but surely go UP. The stairs in the foreground to begin with, the stairs in front of the little cutie, and at last the arrows on the sign in the background. As if saying in mid-voice to the lil'girl : grow up, slowly and surely (while the poster whispers "Return in the world in blu-ray")... Love the whole story & of course, your (always) divine night light. Have a very sweet w-e, Hugodear*

10 Jul 2010 8:47am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nicely captured and great scene. The boy makes the image.

10 Jul 2010 9:08am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal


10 Jul 2010 9:37am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous ! Love posture of this little girl, alone in the night. Interesting, I see often old Chinese people here, with hand just like that on their back. I wonder what she was doing in the night, maybe her parents are in a store ...

10 Jul 2010 12:05pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

just wonderful!

10 Jul 2010 2:25pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You've provided the space to let the stories unfold !!! best...jf

10 Jul 2010 3:24pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très jolie scène de rue, avec de superbes couleurs.

10 Jul 2010 8:17pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A great moment you have captured here Hugo. I love the way she holds herself and appears in deep thought.
Have a good weekend old friend.

10 Jul 2010 8:42pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

REally great image, well taken

10 Jul 2010 8:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She has found something interesting. Perhaps the Avatar poster or perhaps something just beyond. I like the way the red of the taxi echoes the red of her clothes. You have another masterwork here, Hugo!

10 Jul 2010 11:55pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is outstanding, a very special moment captured. I am always amazed at your evening photos.

11 Jul 2010 1:28am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A 'Hug' for you Hugo:) What a lovely picture...The posture of the little child is so full of innocence...The shadow detail, light, colors and composition are all outstanding!! 10*s buddy:)

11 Jul 2010 6:36am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street scene!!! I love the posture of the little child!!!! Great image Hugo!!!

11 Jul 2010 7:35am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Absolutely charming. And I'm amazed you were there with your camera ready so quickly. Good for you!

11 Jul 2010 8:28am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice shot

11 Jul 2010 10:18am

Yvon from Orleans, France

Lovely street capture

11 Jul 2010 2:07pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great catch !

11 Jul 2010 3:43pm

boeddhamum from Rotterdam, Netherlands

what a beautiful moment, stillness in a hectic city!

11 Jul 2010 4:26pm

Rob Leslie from United Kingdom

Words fail me. Fantastic photo.

11 Jul 2010 8:10pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very cute !

11 Jul 2010 10:03pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Realy effective :)

11 Jul 2010 11:23pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent! I love the green "Avatar eye" and the way it seems as if the child is looking at it. It probably gave him a fright :) Beautiful colours and lighting.

12 Jul 2010 7:00am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom


12 Jul 2010 7:29am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

It's like emerging into a colourful scene

12 Jul 2010 9:35am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

just wonderful.

12 Jul 2010 12:07pm

Joao Mourao from Portugal

will I watch Avatar or ride the bike? Fabulous.

12 Jul 2010 12:56pm

Zoltan from Toronto, Canada

Nice scene.

12 Jul 2010 3:50pm

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

Huh, I do wonder too! Beautiful catch, Hugo.
Maybe it's the Avatar fever :D

12 Jul 2010 4:28pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Who is looking to the other one ?

Great shot

14 Jul 2010 9:54am

elena from turin, Italy

great capture. fantastic the eye of avatar and this child seems vey interested!

14 Jul 2010 10:59am

KimberlyC from United States

What a marvelous capture Hugo; the Red Sea always seems to part for your camera. What a joy this photo is to view.

29 Jul 2010 1:40am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great moment with excellent details.

21 Nov 2010 6:56am

1/15 second
ISO 400
7 mm