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"ipad age"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 29 October 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Just a 'quick snap of what I saw' but seeing this In one of the oldest (and last remaining) street markets really excited me!

Here's another lovely find. Such things have been fascinating me since I was a small boy!:-)

Tai Wo Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X10 1/27 second F/3.6 ISO 320 8 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...

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine picture. It tells much off peoples workdays.

29 Oct 2011 5:14am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

A very true shot. You captured our age.

29 Oct 2011 5:46am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I love his concentration, and love even more the odd light of the market stand which also illuminates this person's head and shoulders. Very beautiful !!

29 Oct 2011 6:06am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This is our time, I like this contrast between the traditional commerce and the modern technologies :)

29 Oct 2011 6:16am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Great street candid.

29 Oct 2011 7:33am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

While waiting the customers, a small glance on aminus!:) Great street scene! Have nice weekend, Hugo!

29 Oct 2011 7:43am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

What a great contrast. Well seen, Hugo.

29 Oct 2011 9:05am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

This is beautiful.... What a great street shot

29 Oct 2011 9:10am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I love these slices of life you show us, and the continued presence of history amidst the present. And the photo you linked to -- breathtaking! I love that one, too.

29 Oct 2011 11:05am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen and marvelous composition, Hugo. I love this foreground with the empty baskets beside the man immersed in his iPad while we also see the rich and colourful detail of the market in the background

29 Oct 2011 11:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This makes me feel that I must be missing out on something in life, perhaps it's the vegetables!! :-)

29 Oct 2011 11:14am

Victoria from Sweden

Nice picture!

29 Oct 2011 1:20pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The market, out of time, and the iPad, so surprising, here.

29 Oct 2011 1:47pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

dyed hair, an iPad...what will this generation amount to ; ] best…jf

29 Oct 2011 2:40pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Very interesting, Hugo. I try to figure out the difference/similarity between what you present of Wanchai market and the market here...turns out there are lot differ./similarities :) Great compo! I am also glad that the boy was studying instead of shooting the angry birds!

29 Oct 2011 2:48pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

... generations of habits change so quickly that I no longer am able to follow me ... Good luck in the changes for future generations ... a hug Adela...

29 Oct 2011 3:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

As you know, I love these street markets. This shot is amazing. But, it's not surprising to see a young fellow, with a little time on his hands, checking what's going on. I hope these markets can endure. Also, the goldfish are spectacular! Bravo!

29 Oct 2011 3:45pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another great capture Hugo! Love the juxtaposition of hard work and laziness, especially the woman who gives me the impression of looking down in disappointment at the young man, wondering if he's ever done a hard day's work in his life :-) Have a nice weekend!

29 Oct 2011 4:33pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great capture profound in so many ways. Really two things that have changed the world. The market which is as old as civilization, and technology that gives instant access to information and communications to the masses. The later just making it's mark on the world but in such a huge way. I look at the "Arab Spring" and the way social media is empowering the common person and I am amazed. These are very interesting times we live in.

29 Oct 2011 7:16pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ah yes; signs of the times

30 Oct 2011 12:28am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

oh ! a sad worker !

30 Oct 2011 7:53am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic moment capture in which the shopkeeper stares at the man completely concentrated on the machine. The colors and light are excellent too, but the composition is simply superb.

30 Oct 2011 7:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Wonderful portrait of not only people but a way of life.

30 Oct 2011 9:38am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

absolutely fantastic street scene - the old/new; young/old; past times/new times - wonderful image!!!

30 Oct 2011 11:43am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Where ever your are, you are connected !

30 Oct 2011 3:23pm

Lilly and Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United States

Stock control software is vital. Everywhere.

31 Oct 2011 6:14am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A perfect depiction of our times well seen, beautifully framed and superbly captured my friend!

31 Oct 2011 8:46am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Documentary street !! He doesn't want to work with his parents ...
Well done !

31 Oct 2011 9:07am

k@ from Paris, France

Great juxtaposition (a word that fits so many of your images), and i also love the light versus the night in the compo, female versus male, ancient versus modern. Hope you are fine, my dear*

1 Nov 2011 6:50am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Totally impressive. Fantastic stuff. I relate so much to your pictures since they remind me of my own street shots here in Shanghai - I must admit though that yours belong to an entirely different (higher) level. Fantastic. A vegetable vendor engaged in his ipad! Steve Jobs ought to have seen this before he died! Cheers!

3 Nov 2011 4:34am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Yet another distraction! But it is more entertaining than vegetables.

16 Nov 2011 1:50am

1/27 second
ISO 320
8 mm