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appeal or bewilderedness

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 6 October 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Another bewitching street corner, another "all in" emptiness... The Larger view

Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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...

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good view
well done

6 Oct 2011 7:26am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Cool catch! Well made!

6 Oct 2011 9:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

This is a great shot and allegory, Hugo - as you say, the signs seem to fill a great emptiness.

6 Oct 2011 10:53am

Z from Shanghai, China

The city is actually full of people, they just don't appear..:)

6 Oct 2011 12:14pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another well exposed and framed shot Hugo!

6 Oct 2011 12:44pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Says it all in one shot. Reminds me of that old song: "sign, sign, everywhere a sign .... do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign..."

6 Oct 2011 1:06pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

It's all so very clear...dear ; ] best…jf

6 Oct 2011 1:33pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Masterly crafted composition with the girl looking to the sign! Again these gorgeous colors in spot-on WB and with a fantastic dynamic range.

6 Oct 2011 3:15pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Hugo.....I agree with GJC....was going to say that myself!! All that written and printed noise coming at you.....stimulates the senses way to much!! Advertisements everywhere....great depiction of what is messed up with our so called, "civilized," world!

6 Oct 2011 11:10pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Plenty to keep the mind occupied Hugo, everything can be seen as a calling

7 Oct 2011 12:52pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

ça va j'ai de bons yeux!!!lol

7 Oct 2011 3:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great collection of signs just waiting for the passersby.

7 Oct 2011 9:31pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

So much complexity, so much to take in. It might be bewildering to come upon that street corner.
Another wonderful shot !!

8 Oct 2011 6:40am

k@ from Paris, France

Intricated like a hidden message, an enigma - so much to watch at, a game for the eye !

8 Oct 2011 6:48am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I can feel that city, and I still remember it, my visit so long ago, from this shot. The sense of rising denseness, stacking up and dwarfing the pedestrian, while shouting excitement from all the adverts above, you've captured so well here.

9 Oct 2011 2:29am