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110719 - another lonely rainy day...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 9 December 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Southorn Playground, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Impulsive shooting with the cell phone... no cropping, no processing, just trying to capture 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Interesting how she preserves her feet from the wet pavement.
Good catch !

9 Dec 2011 7:06am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent
so exciting shot
have a lovely day

9 Dec 2011 7:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Umbrellas have such a meaningful photo-presence !

9 Dec 2011 8:35am

Z from Shanghai, China

I love what you say, just capture what the mind's eye saw! ..she tried everything to keep her 'out of' the rain but why she has to sit out there...it makes the image little bitter

9 Dec 2011 12:58pm

@Z: I've been asking exactly the same question... It's actually late in the afternoon and I was on my way home.:-(

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

His lover had made an appointment with her here, thus she waits even in the rain! It is the love!:) Excellent street scene! Have nice weekend Hugo!

9 Dec 2011 2:55pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Interesting use of her walking cane. best…jf

9 Dec 2011 3:13pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Well done. I like it

9 Dec 2011 4:47pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love how you filled the frame here.

9 Dec 2011 9:22pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Rain doesn't seem too bad when it's warm, she's even made herself comfortable :)

9 Dec 2011 11:57pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

10 Dec 2011 12:35am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Well seen...perfectly framed! An excellent composition!

10 Dec 2011 1:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely rainy day composition. I like the greens throughout the frame.

10 Dec 2011 1:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Intriguing image that raises so many questions!

10 Dec 2011 11:29am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Excellent photo de rue !! j'aime cette composition ! Bravo et bon week end

10 Dec 2011 12:05pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame !!

10 Dec 2011 6:56pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Love your free style and philosophy of photography. It comes into play here wonderfully. I am curious what she is wearing under her shoes.

11 Dec 2011 4:23pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A strangely powerful image - as candid-impulsive shots often can be. I am reminded of a successful portrait photographer who took the most telling shots under the pretense of 'just relax, I'm only setting up the camera . . " !

12 Dec 2011 10:00am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Lovely framing creating this beautiful diagonal.

12 Dec 2011 8:45pm