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111107 - another long day...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 11 December 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Wishing you a good Sunday!

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...

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Daggone Hugo...you done wore the boy out ; ] best…jf

11 Dec 2011 5:16am

sylvain santelli from cayenne, France

photo of the day to me !

11 Dec 2011 5:26am

@sylvain santelli: Thanks for the wonderful words! Makes my day to read them and visit your blog... so full of original and inspiring works!

Z from Shanghai, China

A delicate phone shot! I feel that people will naturally stick to their style no matter what kind of equipment they are using! Cheers Hugo!

11 Dec 2011 9:29am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well seen.

11 Dec 2011 9:59am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

that´s one thing i took with me from the time i spent in asia: a deep admiration for the people too almost instantly relax and fall asleep... wonderful shot!

11 Dec 2011 11:04am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
well done

11 Dec 2011 1:38pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great and intriguing scene. Why here, where is it, did he give up in front of the effort to go up this staircase ?
I love the color code of this picture.

11 Dec 2011 2:48pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Engrossing scene - not cos of things happening, but rather cos of things not happening - and that leads to this afternoon nap. Lovely colors and composition Hugo! Wonderful!

11 Dec 2011 2:59pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une scène étrange, on dirait que cet étudiant pose dans un amphithéatre de faculté
Les études ont l'air de le fatiguer beaucoup.

11 Dec 2011 3:10pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I love this. A touching scene of every day life. Excellent composition...no matter what you are using, camera or phone camera, you do create magic :)

11 Dec 2011 3:46pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Bravo !! I like the tones !!

11 Dec 2011 3:51pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Excellent photograph... so well designed and timed to capture a moment everyone can relate to :^)

11 Dec 2011 4:20pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

excellent geometric composition

11 Dec 2011 4:25pm

k@ from Paris, France

The way he grabs it is incredible, looks like a turtoise out of his shell, super moving in this empty place, it yells exhaustion & solitude. Your eye never fails to share humanity, and i thank you for this image again, my dear Hug°-°

11 Dec 2011 4:49pm

elena from Turin, Italy

so spontaneous... great capture!

11 Dec 2011 8:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine processing

11 Dec 2011 10:14pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Great find...perfectly captured! Two thumbs up!

12 Dec 2011 1:08am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another great documentary of life behind the scenes.

12 Dec 2011 4:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love the messages this carries about the great Climb of Life. But the figure is young - should make it ! One day.

12 Dec 2011 9:57am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Nice catch, lOvely :)

12 Dec 2011 10:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic candid snap. We all need to rest - perhaps the stairs were too much!

12 Dec 2011 11:49am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful shot...how well the pose communicates the "long day." Love the color and composition. Terrific.

12 Dec 2011 7:12pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The mood is fantastic! Great capture of this tired young man. The isolation created with your framing gives a strong impact.

12 Dec 2011 8:48pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous! Your eye is exceptional

14 Dec 2011 8:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Go, go, go until you drop! That's this person's motto or so it seems. An excellent capture, Hugo.

14 Dec 2011 11:37pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Yes, Hugo, that is the image. Thanks very much for the link.

17 Dec 2011 9:18am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Oops, sorry. I should had put this comment in the ones about the cup in the window.

17 Dec 2011 9:20am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Nice catch, I like the peaceful moment here.

17 Dec 2011 1:28pm

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Fantastic composition! Great shot.

19 Dec 2011 3:11pm