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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 30 December 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Thank you and how are you..."

May this season bring you only wonderful memories!:-)

While the girls were having endless fun picking up bargains, I took the opportunity to seek some inspirations.:-)
(PS. I was viewing a pic by Josef Koudelka, whose works I admire greatly.)

X'mas Eve, Starbucks, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix F200EXR 1/25 second F/3.3 ISO 200 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...

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great capture....both yours and Koudelka´s, whom I am also a great admirer of. There are so many good Czech photographers too that IlLike. Jan Sudek especially.

30 Dec 2010 6:52am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful capture, Hugo! At first, I thought that the capture showed what men love shopping (gadgets and things)!

30 Dec 2010 8:16am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really super shot, great idea

30 Dec 2010 8:35am

k@ from Paris, France

Exceptional quality of mono, Hugo, i love this : not too strong (would ruin the image) but sharp enough to make us feel "in" the image, utterly. Subtle work ! I love Koudelka, maybe you know this American Suburb paper about him ? Here. And i love the sentences dancing around, thank you, i'm fine, hope you are too. Have a wonderful end of 2010 !

30 Dec 2010 8:54am

guillaume from Paris, France

Cool composition ! Well done ,

30 Dec 2010 8:58am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice shot !

30 Dec 2010 12:56pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

what a fun image within an image...and i love the light and form of the table top, the, it all works so well...time to go...have a great new year and joy to you and yours...

30 Dec 2010 1:53pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

SO BEAUTIFUL !!!Amazing shot !! Love it so much !!! Well done !

30 Dec 2010 1:56pm

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

An enjoyable series Hugo. I look forward to my annual shoot in the city each year while the ladies hit the sales! Wishing you all the best for 2011 :~)

30 Dec 2010 2:56pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Hugo, you always see creative solutions in the places where many an eye takes no notice. This is a fantastic shot! Josef Koudelka's work is amazing, but your interplay on this photo of his is simply brilliant.

30 Dec 2010 3:01pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fantastic and creative idea friend! Fascinating better! My sincere congratulations! Best regards, Adela

30 Dec 2010 3:47pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

very cool idea and rendition - a photo in a photo! clever compo!

30 Dec 2010 4:30pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

wow, that is a very creative shot. wishing you a happy new year!

30 Dec 2010 6:58pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent composition ! you have a great occupation ! superb sharpness and B&W !

30 Dec 2010 7:30pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

In both photos the photographer is capturing his own hand. Good work.

30 Dec 2010 8:48pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent B&W.

31 Dec 2010 4:30am

Ken from United States

Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2010 2:41pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Great picture-in-picture shot. The b/w tones are superb.
Happy New Year!

31 Dec 2010 4:12pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Happy new year to all of you ! and best wishes for 2011 !

31 Dec 2010 6:32pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Beautiful b&w !

31 Dec 2010 9:18pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic. I have so enjoyed this year of pictures with you. You are one of the most inspirational photographers on the blog for me. Thank you for all you've shared. Happy New Year, Hugo!

1 Jan 2011 2:47am

k@ from Paris, France

H@ppy New Ye@r to my dear Hugo, wish you the sweetest year with yours, not too much work & more time for you to breathe freely & take your beautiful & so heartful photographs. You became someone very important as you know in my Am3 planet and I take it as a big big luck to have met you here, knowing we'll keep in touch here & beyond. May 2011 be full of good surprises for you & your dear family, and a lot of tenderness filling your so human heart. Sincere thoughts & friendly kisses, my friend*

1 Jan 2011 9:22am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Happy New Year Hugo, I will check this guy out, looks interesting and you have mingled it in your own style

1 Jan 2011 11:19am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great picture! Happy New Year 2011 Hugo!

1 Jan 2011 1:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous! Hong Kong is fun this time of year. Well, any time of year actually. I wish you all the best in 2011!

1 Jan 2011 3:10pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

I love this - Happy New Year to you and yours, Hugo - may 2011 be a fabulous adventure in life and understanding. All the best!

1 Jan 2011 4:53pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Real neat combo of so many elements and messages here . . most of all, Happy New Year !!

1 Jan 2011 5:41pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Excellent composition...
Happy New Year!!

1 Jan 2011 6:59pm

matt from Sydney, Australia

Happy New Year to you and loved ones :)

1 Jan 2011 7:31pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great shot, excellent photo. Happy New Year, great photos for this coming year. Good day.

1 Jan 2011 9:14pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Happy New Year my dear Hugo ! peace, love, sweet moments to you and your family ! and....great photos to share with us !

1 Jan 2011 9:31pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

happy new year

1 Jan 2011 10:15pm

elena from torino, Italy

fantastic inspiration hugo! i like the picture in the picture... happy new year!

1 Jan 2011 11:33pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Great Idea ! Love this !

4 Jan 2011 1:52pm

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

ooh sir-poon hahahaha bring it on time travels to move forward or look backward take a pick HA. clever piece.

9 Jan 2011 4:49am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A beautiful frame within a frame Hugo, and I can see why you admire the work of Mr Koudelka! A great image my friend with fabulous clarity and detail that is your hallmark!

1 Feb 2011 1:17pm

1/25 second
ISO 200
7 mm