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the christmas tree...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 25 December 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A 30-metre-tall Crystal Christmas Tree "embellished with over 20 million pieces of Swarovski crystal"...
(A colour shot:

Joy and peace to everyone!

Statue Square, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/220 second F/9.0 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...

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

Merry Christmas, Hugo! Wish you all the best in the new year.

25 Dec 2010 6:53am

larans from Lund, Sweden

I hope you will have a joyful and peaceful Christmas, Hugo!
A contrast and meaning worth considering in your capture, as always.

25 Dec 2010 7:49am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

An astounding tree...that must be incredible to see in person. Beautiful shot !
Happy holidays to you, Hugo!

25 Dec 2010 7:50am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

beautiful happy xmas to you

25 Dec 2010 8:56am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

original and modern Xmas tree ! not an happy day for everyone I guess... love your compo in this sweet mono ! Merry Christmas day my dear Hugo ! beautiful holidays, happiness and joy !

25 Dec 2010 9:59am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Merry Christmas to you and your family Hugo!

25 Dec 2010 10:02am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Joy and peace to you too.

25 Dec 2010 10:56am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Thats so wonderful Hugo and a fabulous composition with great tone you have made here:))

25 Dec 2010 11:05am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Very beautiful, great composition. I specially love the format.

25 Dec 2010 3:30pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

wonderful image! love it!

25 Dec 2010 4:11pm

Dave Lloyd from Thailand

Love this. Great contrasts in life, dimensions and textures.

25 Dec 2010 4:57pm

@Dave Lloyd: Thank you Dave! Joy and peace to you my friend! Happy shooting!:-)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Merry New Year !!! best...jf

25 Dec 2010 5:48pm

Frida from Sweden

Happy Holidays Hugo!

25 Dec 2010 7:53pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Joyeux Noël

25 Dec 2010 9:03pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

AMAZING shot, Bravo.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, : )

25 Dec 2010 9:58pm

elena from Turin, Italy

great shot, interesting the difference betwen the tree and the man

25 Dec 2010 10:25pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

As usual, your quiet eloquence. You manage to talk in your photos without shouting.

25 Dec 2010 11:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful tree! It really stands out at night. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Hugo!

26 Dec 2010 1:22am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Happy Holidays Hugo!

26 Dec 2010 3:04am

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

love the composition

26 Dec 2010 8:05am

k@ from Paris, France

This is such a strong image, Hugo. The beauty of modern times, its tough and angular design too, the tree like an arrow, and below the solitude in a foetal attitude. Wish him re-birth in a year of new hopes. This photo moves me deeply and your mono is wonderful.

26 Dec 2010 9:20am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Not a happy for all !!!! Nice shot !!

26 Dec 2010 10:07am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Merry Christmas dear Hugo - I hope you are enjoying a splendid holiday with those you love. It would seem your subject in the foreground was either by-passed by 'merry' or found way too much if it.

26 Dec 2010 8:06pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I like this image a lot !!!!!

5 *****

26 Dec 2010 11:25pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful capture and the message through it Hugo! Millions of swarosvski crystals of modern day christmas wont necessarily bring smile on everyone's face in today's world.

27 Dec 2010 4:54am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. This shot is amazing in its graphic resonance. Almost surreal. The b/w tone is fantastic.

27 Dec 2010 5:35am

charles from Bhutan

that guy look so sad

27 Jan 2011 5:32am

1/220 second
ISO 100
7 mm