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110712 - a wet summer day...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 2 December 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

It's also...

a rainy day

a family day

This is a series of cell phone shots. No thinking, no cropping, no processing, just capturing what the mind's eye saw!:-)

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...

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

fabulous shot

2 Dec 2011 6:48am

Z from Shanghai, China

so....Love it:) Terrific point of view! The wet rainy and concrete outside, and warm inside! Cheers for cell phone shot!

2 Dec 2011 7:47am

@Z: Of course you know you're one of the wonderful inspirations! Thanks!:-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

It's nice with rainy days. Coffee, family, books...

2 Dec 2011 8:28am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love the simplicity of your composition and the wet, and warm atmosphere ! love also the two others and the polaroid presentation ! have a nice day, Hugo*

2 Dec 2011 8:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A stunning statement shot. Amazing how powerful this can be !

2 Dec 2011 8:38am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Absolutely wonderful !!!

2 Dec 2011 8:41am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

What very beautiful composition, Hugo! I love it! This atmosphere is so quiet and warm! Bravo! Have a nice day!

2 Dec 2011 8:50am

Blind Perspective from Manila, Philippines

amazing composition

2 Dec 2011 9:04am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This is great Hugo! Still using the Samsung?
I've been wanting a 'good' camera phone for a while now - just wish they were more affordable.

2 Dec 2011 9:26am

@Ian Smith: Thanks Ian. Yes, still using the Samsung... oops, forgot to mention it's an app called "roidizer". Easy to use and it's free!:-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love how you filled the frame here.

2 Dec 2011 9:49am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good! Very well framed.

2 Dec 2011 10:06am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


2 Dec 2011 10:28am

k@ from Paris, France

I like a lot the rendering, feel so cozy indoors with a hot coffee when it's pouring outside - love the waves of rain over the glass, distance & height can be feel so strongly. Have a superb week-end, my dear Hugo.

2 Dec 2011 10:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Surprised that a phone can select the area of focus so well, leaving the background to nicely blur. A very evocative shot that makes go and put the kettle on!

2 Dec 2011 12:07pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Elegant and beautiful in its simplicity, Hugo! Your mind's eye has a great eye!

2 Dec 2011 12:35pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Lovely :)

2 Dec 2011 2:45pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Good compo, like the atmosphere !

2 Dec 2011 3:22pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gut gemacht.

2 Dec 2011 3:51pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

What a fantastic mood! All the coziness in the world fits in this cup. Another masterpiece. I still remember well the image you used as signature in the fuji forum. The one of the young man looking through the glass wall at the street under the rain.

2 Dec 2011 4:42pm

@Francisco Romero: You must be talking about this - definitely my all-time favourite! And how I miss those lovely days of the Fuji Talk Forum (before it got "polluted")... Thank you Francisco! I'm touched!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good shot, hope it was a good cuppa

2 Dec 2011 9:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

2 Dec 2011 11:34pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Your minds eye is a cell phone...who knew? ; ] best…jf

3 Dec 2011 2:19am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautifully shot. The phone picked up wonderful color and texture...
love that we are cozy on the inside on this rainy day !! :-)

3 Dec 2011 6:47am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This is a very nice picture. I love how you composed it, the different moods between the warm inside tablet and the wet outside glass surface, the city in the far.
I Love it.

3 Dec 2011 7:24am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une ambiance de dimanche après midi, j'aime beaucoup cette opposition entre l'intérieur et l'extérieur.
Une belle réussite.

3 Dec 2011 8:01am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful! The color and the framing are just excellent

3 Dec 2011 8:20am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous composition as a polaroid, I like very much the colors and the combination cup-window

3 Dec 2011 9:42am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice creative
well done

3 Dec 2011 10:17am

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

i´ve always liked your shots through rainy windows, same here! nice one :)

3 Dec 2011 12:41pm

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Love this catch !!!! Beautiful shot ! well done my friend !!!

3 Dec 2011 3:09pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Love this Hugo. Two worlds. Inner and outer. Near and far. Wet and dry.

3 Dec 2011 3:26pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Exquisite shot Hugo - this one is an absolute beauty, and an absolute delight. What a wonderful mood, wonderful compostion and presence. Incredible!

3 Dec 2011 4:54pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yup, you sure served the accolades here ! Still looks brilliant on a re-visit !

4 Dec 2011 11:57am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you so much!!! Actually it's is the same window (and city view) I've been facing for years; I've even placed my cup at the same spot... Yet seeing it through the cell phone makes this quite an unexpected abstract that appeals to me.:-)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe !! Great work !!

4 Dec 2011 12:21pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

It is an admirable style and philosophy you have... a photographer pure and simple.

4 Dec 2011 5:47pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A simple but stunning composition! Two thumbs up!

6 Dec 2011 12:49am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

absolutely fantastic!! love the two different moods, worlds, feelings captured in one gorgeous frame!!! absolutely fantastic!!!

6 Dec 2011 5:48am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb! It couldn't be any better, Hugo.

8 Dec 2011 4:24pm

elena from Turin, Italy

great idea these series hugo. they are son fresh and natural and at the same time well composed and professional. good work

11 Dec 2011 8:09pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wonderfully evocative Hugo!

4 Jan 2012 9:53am

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