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"shopping / shooting is fun..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 21 February 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Big Clearing Sale"

A father and his daughter waiting patiently outside this department store... The little girl eventually got his father's attention:

Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

PS. "6 nights & 6 days with the X100" - This is a series of urban landscapes of Hong Kong taken with a sample Fujifilm X100 between 12 and 18 February 2011. Just as I might be having another "photographer's block" I was given this marvelouss photo taking machine to test use; I got excited and 'hungry' again to capture any interesting street scene unrolling before my eyes...

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 800 23 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...

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Excellent street shot... looks like his daughter is quite bored :-)

21 Feb 2011 5:34am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

fantastic, her body language speaks volume !!! absolutely great composition!

21 Feb 2011 5:49am

Dave from Hua Hin, Thailand

Love your shots like this. Great capture of everyday life.

21 Feb 2011 6:36am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Two great moments with the nuew camera, congratulations, Hugo!

21 Feb 2011 7:47am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

ha ! ha ! I love this scene , your framing and your humor, Hugo ! excellent shot ! the other version, too*

21 Feb 2011 8:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderfully cute street study . . and, yes, using a 'different' camera brings on a surprising change of photo-attitude, I find.

21 Feb 2011 8:55am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

jaja poor sweet lady..!

21 Feb 2011 9:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Love to see both images, the first one could let us think she's in big bore and the second one opens up horizons when she is the one who shows her daddy what has to be noticed, great story ! Have a smashing week, my dear Hugo*

21 Feb 2011 9:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just about how I feel when the wife drags me out!

21 Feb 2011 11:07am

guillaume from Paris, France

great capture !

21 Feb 2011 12:36pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The two photos show contrasting attitudes from the girl. Well captured.

21 Feb 2011 2:01pm

Lena75 from Canada

very amusing picture.
I also liked the previous one (everything is brightness)

21 Feb 2011 4:10pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Very nice!

21 Feb 2011 4:28pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful composition and red color !

21 Feb 2011 7:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I know that feeling! A wonderful capture, Hugo.

21 Feb 2011 8:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Love this scene, very nice composition!:)

21 Feb 2011 8:22pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot, i love the girls face

21 Feb 2011 10:59pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

The impatient and uninterested look on the child's face is a classic one. It amazes me that the young who have the most time left on the planet, usually have the least patients.

22 Feb 2011 12:19am

Peter from San Francisco, United States

I am always amazed how you can take these pictures without being noticed by your "objects". Shooting with a 35mm lens, you could not be more than ten feet from them, right?

22 Feb 2011 2:36am

@Peter: O.K. I look really inconspicuous I guess.:-) Do check if you've received my email. Take care and catch you later!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Fun for some, boring for others... ;-) Clearly the child needs something to do.
Great catch. Makes me chuckle.

22 Feb 2011 7:08am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is priceless! I love the expression and body language of the child. Perfect :)

22 Feb 2011 7:22am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful demo of the fact that the camera is just an instrument and only as good as the man that wields it! Such a lovely shot Hugo, with the perfect timing, wonderful color and detail! Fabulous!

22 Feb 2011 9:59am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Good picture .. a mixture of curiosity and boredom .. Greetings

22 Feb 2011 12:52pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

this is fantastic - priceless look and posture of the little one! Great colors - great image.

22 Feb 2011 10:46pm

dokmateo from madird, Spain

shooting the shooter hehe!!! nice shot! cheers!

23 Feb 2011 1:07am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

It's clear that the same moment in time can be experienced in different ways. He is happy, his daughter not so. Nicely captured Hugo.

23 Feb 2011 1:13am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I particularly like the second shot on your link.. you caught one of those moments that pass and cant be captured again.

23 Feb 2011 4:50pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful story together with te other picture. Well seen and captured. It mad me laugh a little thinking of similar ocassions by my experiences. Seems like a world wide "problem". :-)

24 Feb 2011 2:10pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I LOVE this series...

1 Mar 2011 5:17am

bvu from United States

Curly, same feeling here.
Hugo, I always love the mood that you capture on each picture that you took. I follow your photos since the day you shoot with F30. I see that the new tool (toy) does not not make any different, same quality, same value. Do you feel somehow limited by its fixed lens? Eventhough I have the F30+F31fd, I end up using them @ 35mm most of the time.
Like always please keep up with more shooting.
Best regards.
Santa Monica

13 Mar 2011 2:45am

@bvu: Thank you for leaving such warm words Ban! They're wonderful encouragement! So very true, I'm shooting just the same people, places and moments that "capture" me! The camera, whether it be the f10, f30, s5, f200 or the x100, is just the tool to help me do that...

"Is its fixed lens limiting?" I did have the same question before I received the new camera and have therefore been bringing my f200 along all the time as a backup. Interestingly, up till now the f200 has stayed quietly inside the camera bag as a backup.:-)

1/30 second
ISO 800
23 mm