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a downward spiral...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 11 September 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Murray Road, Central, Hong Kong

PS. An addition to "the solitude album":

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/160 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...

Punit from Wanderer, India

Nice one.. the staircase carry the eyes right down to the floor..

11 Sep 2010 6:09am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Wow..Superb angle and perspective...
Love the texture...Stunning picture, indeed...

11 Sep 2010 6:09am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh this ! Exactly the type of images i'm fond of. A big eye-catcher, twirl & sensation from a bird-eye vantage point and beyond the fabulous place & compo, i love this very soft White & Black (yep, feel it as White first since it is such a subtle one, delicious). Hypnotic fan opening here. Beautiful sight to begin my day ! Have a very, very nice week-end, Hugo***

11 Sep 2010 6:15am

larans from Lund, Sweden

The person in this picture is caught just at th right place to make this more than just another spiral stairs picture. The bw-tecnique in this picture is so great and fitting.

11 Sep 2010 6:33am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

It almost makes me dizzy...great POV

11 Sep 2010 7:39am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Oh ! I love staircases this time, and I envy this one ;-) perfect framing and composition with the man inside the eye of cyclon ! just great ! Have a nice week-end, dear Hugo !

11 Sep 2010 8:21am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

A splendid composition. Bravo!

11 Sep 2010 10:09am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A very beautiful graphism. The man is just at the right place to balance the composition, well done.

11 Sep 2010 10:26am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

So graphic, so beautiful... so well composed ... So HUGO !!!! :-)

11 Sep 2010 10:34am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb graphic, excellent framing and angle!!! Bravo Hugo, have a nice weekend!

11 Sep 2010 11:02am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

A real vertigo moment Hugo - nicely done!
Have a great weekend.

11 Sep 2010 11:03am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great POW and b/w, it's vertiginous!

11 Sep 2010 11:11am

elena from torino, Italy

wow, a great dynamism that takes you inside the photo.

11 Sep 2010 1:45pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

Completely incredible.

11 Sep 2010 1:54pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow. A beautiful graphic image. The tones and textures are just fabulous. A dizzying look down with the perfectly timed capture of the lone figure walking. We are all caught in the spirals of ours lives ascending and descending inside the vortex. THis is very moving as bent over as the figure seems to be, seemingly tired of that turning.

11 Sep 2010 2:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Here's one to drag you right in!
Great shot, well composed and wonderful range of tones.

11 Sep 2010 5:39pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I love the tight curl of the handrail, it's an amazing shot, gritty and urban with hard impact.

11 Sep 2010 6:08pm

Emy from Lyon, France

Nice effect !

11 Sep 2010 6:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb image. I love the composition with that lone man at the bottom.

12 Sep 2010 12:44am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

A beautiful downward spiral with lovely patterns formed by the stairs and that man sitting added depth and character, great effect..

12 Sep 2010 6:29am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Beautifully photographed. The person couldn't be any better placed!

12 Sep 2010 7:36am

Vink from Grasse, France

You are perfectly played with the prospects and potential of the place graph !

12 Sep 2010 7:46am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Very cool!

12 Sep 2010 4:03pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Classic, but very well realized ... Nice shot

12 Sep 2010 8:43pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice composition !

12 Sep 2010 10:21pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, well spotted

13 Sep 2010 5:30am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

great shot Hugo!

13 Sep 2010 7:48am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent, Hugo. The composition and stellar detail all make this a strong and very compelling composition. 5 Stars.

13 Sep 2010 4:41pm

noisycat from noisy, France

fantastic , good composition

13 Sep 2010 8:06pm

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

wonderful the way these stairs seem to have sawn themselves through the layers. great angle and tone.

14 Sep 2010 5:56am


Très belle prise de vue!Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

15 Sep 2010 7:48pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Great one, it's like falling down !!!!

16 Sep 2010 4:30pm

Kenny from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Great lines!

16 Sep 2010 5:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb. excellent pov and detail. the person adds significantly

27 Sep 2010 2:06pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good perspective to help the meaning.

3 Oct 2010 5:41pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Hugo this is superlatively framed and captured!! A wonderful piece of work my friend:)

29 Oct 2010 5:07pm

1/160 second
ISO 100
7 mm