melancholy...

Posted by hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 27 February 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A mood of the city that is somehow hard to escape from...

Hennessy Road, 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 a couple of weeks ago. 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...

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...

sunstone_maria from California, United States

very symbolic, beautiful concept .. excellent !!

27 Feb 2011 6:06am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Reminds me of the old Berlin days when the city was divided, excellent shot!

27 Feb 2011 6:09am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Really great shot. You nailed it in every way.

27 Feb 2011 7:24am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

A very strong composition ! Well seen !

27 Feb 2011 7:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great POW, you always know how to see :))

27 Feb 2011 8:11am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh ! Hugo, a very strong composition and beautiful framing ! I love this melancholy mood, so meaningful ! a great photo which I would have loved doing myself ! have a nice sunday*

27 Feb 2011 9:06am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great pov !! Great idea !

27 Feb 2011 12:01pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Very creative concept Hugo. Well seen and executed.

27 Feb 2011 12:36pm

Frida from Sweden

Well seen and captured a strong composition.

27 Feb 2011 1:07pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

very nice framing

27 Feb 2011 5:30pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Excellent composition and what a sharpness!

27 Feb 2011 6:39pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I get that old East Berlin feeling.

27 Feb 2011 6:50pm

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

The girl through the barb wire and her expression well represent your theme. In this case I probably would have cropped out that piece of building to the left though I do appreciate you showing us fully the capabilities of that nice little toy you got to play with. ;)

27 Feb 2011 7:41pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

love this shot, could be very symbolic

27 Feb 2011 8:25pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Well seen and perfectly titled my friend. This one goes in the book. I hope you had a fine weekend!

27 Feb 2011 9:21pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Powerful and evocative image and title.

28 Feb 2011 12:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love the framing in this super shot. It's quite the beautiful composition.

28 Feb 2011 1:17am

dokmateo from madird, Spain

Great POV and DOF! Saludos!

28 Feb 2011 1:37am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A good observation by you Hugo, and a real life street image of beauty on one side and an impassible barrier on the other.

28 Feb 2011 3:30am

k@ from Paris, France

Details are terrific, Hugo, the wires the light the distance with your focus & dof, i'm so happy for you you enjoy so much your new t°°l, and we sure follow you on those days & nights !

28 Feb 2011 8:03am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

A super image ... well you saw that .... I do not know,,, Did you try to do it with the diaphragm closed to not come out blurred the poster girl?

28 Feb 2011 1:21pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning image with sharp wires and the blurred background of an ad ... melancholy say ... agree! Best regards, Adela

28 Feb 2011 3:14pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing Hugo! Superb compo! Great capture! Have nice week!

28 Feb 2011 3:28pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Very well observed and captured here,do love it and an elegant tone!CHEERS

28 Feb 2011 4:30pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

This is a strong composition - but so true. Our cities are full of every possible means to exhibit a life so cool and great but somehow the mood doesn't seem to be that way - there's certainly something that keeps us tied down..

1 Mar 2011 1:42am

S. Fann from South Korea

hahahahaaha given that impression thorns between reality vs fantasy :) clever piece sir-poon HA, smart framing.

1 Mar 2011 8:27am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Barbed wire has a way of bringing things down, doesn't it.

5 Mar 2011 5:39am

"winslo" from Toronto, Canada

Love the symbolism in this photo.

10 Mar 2011 1:31am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a breathtaking and emotive image... you are certainly a romantic dear Hugo! Some brilliant work I have been missing and need to catch up on!!

12 May 2011 5:13am

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1/550 second
F/2.8
ISO 200
23 mm

x100

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