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"strength & confidence"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 16 September 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Tram stop study... click here to view the Larger

Johnston Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/70 second F/4.0 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...

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A good street scene, well composed, well seen !

16 Sep 2011 5:30am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

it's so nice

16 Sep 2011 6:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love how you have made those two women part of the act ! Classy shot.

16 Sep 2011 8:58am

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

left hand side of this picture is a bit stronger for me, it is just unbelievably well fitting... right side is more subtle in my eyes. a very interesting picture overall with nice framing!

16 Sep 2011 8:59am

Z from Shanghai, China

Classic street shot, nice composition too!

16 Sep 2011 9:22am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very well spotted scene.

16 Sep 2011 10:20am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

extremely well composed - I like this image a whole lot!

16 Sep 2011 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

As always, you have such a good eye, Hugo. A wonderful piece of street theatre, it seems!

16 Sep 2011 11:48am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another great capture Hugo!

16 Sep 2011 12:45pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I love the balance here Hugo. My eyes are going to the left then right then left, over and over. Another great image.

16 Sep 2011 2:05pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great street scene! Well composed! I love it!

16 Sep 2011 2:56pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The lady on the right looks to have strength...while the one on the left appears to have conflict...oops ; ] best…jf

16 Sep 2011 4:20pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Hugo, this is such an awesome find!!! What a great scene to capture! Enjoyable :)

16 Sep 2011 8:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

at least not everyone is on a cell phone all of the time

16 Sep 2011 10:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another of your wonderful tram stop shots. The position of the people relative to the posters is quite interesting. Your control of the light wonderful.

17 Sep 2011 3:23am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fine street scene, great!

17 Sep 2011 3:37am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Love the symmetry here, Hugo. Great observation and timely capture. Delightful white balance and exposure.

17 Sep 2011 5:57am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great night street shot ! Love the cmpo, the tones ! Great catch ! well done !

17 Sep 2011 9:12am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Excellent picture Hugo - a superb street shot - lovely composition and lines and lighting. Thanks for your touching comments on my pics. I feel nice to read them. Cheers!

17 Sep 2011 10:10am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I love this kind of compo, really funny way to see the city

17 Sep 2011 10:48am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

dis-moi est-ce une coïncidence ces deux personnages réels car celle de gauche je la vois aussi sportive que cet asiatique publicitaire et à la droite je vois bien cette dame faire du vélo,du sport plus calme
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

17 Sep 2011 11:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Once again you demonstrate your wonderful eye and talent for spotting things most would never even consider!!! Brilliant work Dear Hugo:)

17 Sep 2011 3:39pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I'm glad to see the larger version. A wonderful catch...these two women look as though they have know idea where they are in relationship to the posters behind them. Splendid !!

18 Sep 2011 12:56am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Excellent observation! Great shot.

18 Sep 2011 11:57am

Elena from Turin, Italy

I like so much this serie of picture! great work

18 Sep 2011 4:14pm

k@ from Paris, France

Four. It's amazing how we are all together and apart. Not really conscious of the presence of others even when being so close - look at those 2 (real) women, even more than the great interplay with the posters, they act as if the other was far away, more than the poster's characters. Fascinating reality we have a lot to learn from. Courage for the new week, and plenty of good things with you, Hugo_*

18 Sep 2011 6:49pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb juxtaposition! Great capture and timing. two thumbs up.

18 Sep 2011 11:17pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

19 Sep 2011 3:39pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I wonder if they match the background descriptions?

20 Sep 2011 12:31pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's really special! The two singular figures and their positions vis a vis the advertisement is fantastic.

26 Sep 2011 5:12pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Hugo...perfect framing here...I love the two women standing looking in opposite directions in front of the similar signs...such a great street capture...fills me with such happiness because this image (most of yours) is the very epitome of street it!

27 Sep 2011 7:15pm

1/70 second
ISO 400
23 mm