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a disappeared face...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 17 August 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

An enchanting face that has been painted over shortly after this shot was taken...

"Colours of the Street" (i)

While I do admire b&w captures (just take a look at Jerry's marvelous work that is exclusively b&w), interestingly the "colours" on the street just keep fascinating me.:-)

Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/340 second F/5.6 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...

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Good lighting.

17 Aug 2011 5:54am

Frida from Sweden

Good light in this.

17 Aug 2011 6:53am

elena from torino, Italy

great capture well composed hugo!

17 Aug 2011 10:06am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

excellent that you captured it before it was gone forever
this is one of the great joys of photography - being able to capture something which moments later is no more -
well done!!

17 Aug 2011 10:14am

AlLaN from Ban Song Khwae, Thailand

the charm of this place

17 Aug 2011 11:04am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Excellent framing Hugo!

17 Aug 2011 12:47pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Painted over...???...ahh a new canvas. Watch this space : ] best…jf

17 Aug 2011 12:59pm

@ordinaryimages: The new painting got nothing to excite my mind's eye.:-( I'll keep watching anyway!

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

always i like this wall paintings !

17 Aug 2011 1:57pm

Z from Shanghai, China

The fascinating part of the street shot is that there is always comprehensive and unexpected beautiful details, shadows...The unknown artist painted that and you took the's like people are all connecting to each others...Love the shot!

17 Aug 2011 2:30pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful light on this short-lived mural painting.

17 Aug 2011 3:16pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great job with the perspective and framing to accentuate the beautifully painted face and showing something for the face to see. Excellent job based on the subtle use of the elements.

17 Aug 2011 4:33pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful street art enhanced by great light, nice dynamic range captured.

17 Aug 2011 5:58pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

de biens belles couleurs !

17 Aug 2011 8:01pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Really impressive shot of this mural....I like the striking color and the angle of this shot! The shadows add their own important details :)

18 Aug 2011 1:42am

k@ from Paris, France

A superb light & sun to caress this beautiful girl on the wall, details are rich and the perspective in your choice of frame very interesting. Sun for you and the rest of the week, dear*

18 Aug 2011 7:11am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I love the light here, it's like a fight with the darkness of the wall

18 Aug 2011 8:14am

Bob Towery from Bainbridge Island, United States

I love images Like this. Well seen. I also like the angle you chose, it definitely makes it more dynamic. Excellent.

19 Aug 2011 1:38am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent beautiful light captured here. The composition is excellent capturing the face in this way. Great observation. The warmth of the late sun is really special over the chaos of the graffiti images.

19 Aug 2011 3:57am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

mais elle n'a plus le doigts,il y a de la haine qui ressort vers ces tags
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

19 Aug 2011 5:51pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful light!!! Superb framing!

20 Aug 2011 8:53am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

lovely light Hugo!

22 Aug 2011 12:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful piece of wall art. I especially like these. Too bad they painted over it but not before you captured it.

22 Aug 2011 11:59pm

1/340 second
ISO 400
23 mm