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"good morning glen huntly"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 31 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

These birds were offering such a sweet wake-up call service... Grabbed my camera, I went straight to the balcony. Oh, it's cold and I couldn't find the spectacular colours I was hoping. Yet, the refreshing air, the mysterious delight of the morning, the charming whispers of the early birds... I won't forget!
The Larger view:

This series has grown unexpectedly long - my stay in Melbourne was less than a week yet I have been reviewing, processing and posting the pics for an entire month now. Not because I have got plenty marvelous shots but the explanation is I miss the stay so much... Looking at these pics just makes me feel like visiting my son and enjoying the family reunion again.:-)

Glen Huntly, Melbourne, Australia

Took the opportunity of the Easter Holiday to visit my son who's studying in Melbourne. No sightseeing, no organized tour, no planned photo shoot... just stayed with the family in a little suburban town, Glen Huntly, living everyday life like local residents - accompanying my other half to the markets, taking train to the city for dinner, bringing my daughter to shopping centres...

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/1700 second F/11.0 ISO 400 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...

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

you obviously had a great time over with your son in Melbourne Hugo!

31 May 2011 7:22am

Frida from Sweden

I woke up 03:40 this morning of birds singing as my window was open. It is a nice way to wake up even if it's a bit early. Luckily i could fall back to sleep for a while longer.

31 May 2011 8:15am

guillaume from Paris, France

Love atmosphere !

31 May 2011 8:50am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb silhouettes, Hugo - and the flock of birds adds a wonderful detail. You capture the morning mood perfectly here!

31 May 2011 9:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yet again, that effortless control of light . . fascinating series.

31 May 2011 10:05am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

It's sad your son is so far away but really quite a treat that you got to visit. The entire reason we take photos is to remember.. so go ahead and enjoy!

31 May 2011 3:04pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the mood ! superb shot Hugo !

31 May 2011 3:18pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful image! Superbe morning atmosphere! I love it!

31 May 2011 4:13pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful silhouettes, and especially those of the birds. The drawing that the birds make in the sky is just delightful to see. A real beauty.

31 May 2011 4:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful early morning shot.

31 May 2011 6:50pm

Elena from Turin, Italy

great lights hugo!!! compliments

31 May 2011 10:15pm

sunstonemaria from California, United States

wonderful mood, I love so so much this feeling when everybody is sleeping and you are there enjoying the quiet morning. Oh I love this! Love this big group of birds and the small almost invisible birds in the distance .. wonderful!!!

1 Jun 2011 2:07am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wonderful silhouette Hugo!

1 Jun 2011 4:27am

k@ from Paris, France

Shaped like a ball of beauty, a heart, a flying heart. Lovely apparition singing in the dawn, the best way to wake up to a brand new day !

1 Jun 2011 5:45am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice dramatic image! Beautiful light! GReat capture!

1 Jun 2011 1:23pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Wonderful silhouette..extraordinary mood! great shot!

1 Jun 2011 2:34pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

nice composition! well done

1 Jun 2011 8:11pm

tweakmax from Bosnia and Herzegovina

nice! got the mood!

2 Jun 2011 1:37am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So beautiful and nostalgic to me...I love to wake up and be greeted by those little singing souls...marvelous image Hugo:)

3 Jun 2011 5:26am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Beautifully done!

3 Jun 2011 9:16pm

MX from Melbourne, Australia

The image is so true ... but also beyond any imagination. (I currently live in Glen Waverley, Melbourne :).

31 Dec 2011 11:59pm

1/1700 second
ISO 400
23 mm