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"yintan (silver beach) men"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 28 September 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Oh men, I wish this were not a business trip and I were not here to work (to investigate and evaluate some investment opportunities)!

Yintan (Silver Beach), Beihai, Guangxi, China

From my earlier trip to Guangxi.

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/140 second F/12.0 ISO 100 18 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...

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, works really well in mono

28 Sep 2010 5:21am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, funny capture

28 Sep 2010 6:16am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Buen disparo, me gusta!

28 Sep 2010 7:07am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this, Hugo, a fantastic shot and b/w

28 Sep 2010 7:17am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Comme les 5 doigts de la main, unis pour gouter aux joies de la mer !! Très joli N & B !

28 Sep 2010 9:03am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

really, only men!

28 Sep 2010 10:24am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Nice capture and well processed bw.

28 Sep 2010 10:47am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice bw

28 Sep 2010 11:49am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Seems to me they (maybe you too?) are looking around thinking "Just where are all these bikini girls they told us would be here?" :-)

28 Sep 2010 12:33pm

@Ian Smith: You're exactly right Ian! Here's the larger version for your "scrutiny":-)))

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, a fantastic shot! The light over the figures is fantastic! And I love it in your b/w. Excellent, Hugo!

28 Sep 2010 4:17pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

These pin-up guys would make a great calendar for the ladies..! Your Pbase image is a lot sharper Hugo, but Pbase or AM3 it's a super shot. Hope it didn't distract you from your work. :0

28 Sep 2010 6:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! Beautiful light and B/W! Bravo!!!

28 Sep 2010 6:40pm

Frida from Sweden

Fun capture and nice B&W processing.

28 Sep 2010 8:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Where are the yintan women? ;-) Cool shot.

29 Sep 2010 3:37am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah my type of images, sea, boats (i miss that), people enjoying, i love that and your B&W ! The line-up of the guys & the superb curling waves are superbe - but who damn are the girls ? (underwater ? Like mermaids, of course ! ;)) Have a very nice middle-week, dear Hugo and thanks for the atmosphere here).

29 Sep 2010 7:40am

@k@: Glad you enjoyed this... Where have all the girls gone? Got no clue... underwater... maybe!:-) Here's another shot. See if you can find one:

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture. excellent in monochrome

29 Sep 2010 2:13pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh my, how hilarious :0

29 Sep 2010 2:22pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful B&W. Great lighting and comp.

29 Sep 2010 7:11pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice photo
well done

30 Sep 2010 7:49am

elena from torino, Italy

funny picture!

30 Sep 2010 4:09pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent, Hugo - I love the depth of the human subjects going back into the surf - and the fishing boat provides the perfect bridge to the sky. Splendid.

30 Sep 2010 11:22pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

it's change a lot from your urban shots ;-) beautiful scene in BW !

3 Oct 2010 12:03pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

love this shot too!

3 Oct 2010 1:44pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Nice capture Hugo. Some of them seem to be searching something in water. May be the missing girls..! :p

5 Oct 2010 10:02am

1/140 second
ISO 100
18 mm