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111202 - another soccer game...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 15 December 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

One Friday evening, 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...

GJC from Kyoto, Japan


15 Dec 2011 6:19am

Z from Shanghai, China

Lovely color contrast but sad ... again, a great cell phone shot!

15 Dec 2011 6:35am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Some can play, some can takes both. Lovely shot, lovely color...something to think about !!

15 Dec 2011 6:58am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Another image very strong for its visual impact and also for all the suggested readings.

15 Dec 2011 6:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, Hugo, full of emotion, great image!

15 Dec 2011 7:34am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Good shot my friend!

15 Dec 2011 8:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A powerful moment . . some of us are faced with more barriers than others.

15 Dec 2011 8:55am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Nice focus on a lonely ...

15 Dec 2011 9:20am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

just splendid!!!

15 Dec 2011 9:35am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A catch full of emotion !!!! Well done my friend !

15 Dec 2011 9:46am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

With cell phone cameras the opportunity prevails over image quality.

15 Dec 2011 10:00am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A thought provoking image - he looks lonely in his corner.

15 Dec 2011 11:00am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

cool capture

15 Dec 2011 11:13am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A quiet moment of...boredom. best…jf

15 Dec 2011 12:52pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The life, as we all know, doesn't make us sometimes presents... Today it's my turn, and the next months risk to take me away far from Aminus wich nevertheless is a part of my life with these little dayly pleasures. Between medical examinations, operation and treatments, i would be less present but i am going to try to continue to post my last photos from Africa because i know that to read your comments will be a great help and therapy for me and my morale. I'm not sure to be able to let you comments on your blog but i will fill up my eyes with your pictures as soon as i could do it. I think of you a lot and thank you beforehand for continuing to support my photographic work.

15 Dec 2011 2:31pm

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Very very touching.

15 Dec 2011 5:23pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A very moving image, Hugo. But I see it as the sport can bring good moments to every kind of people. I think you have captured magnificently the very magic of it! It is always a pleasure to admire your imagees.

15 Dec 2011 6:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Dec 2011 7:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A poignant image shot as only you can.

15 Dec 2011 7:33pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

He is watching with many thoughts.

15 Dec 2011 10:31pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Very expressive and affectionate shot! Nice framing!

16 Dec 2011 12:16am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb, i like this sequence !!

16 Dec 2011 5:49pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice eyesight
well done

17 Dec 2011 7:21am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Beautifully seen image Hugo... I feel a sad sense of isolation for this observer who sits alone among a crowd of soccer fans.

18 Dec 2011 2:21pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Where there's a will there's away. Powerful shot Hugo!
Thanks for adding me to your blogwatch Hugo. Very often when I take pictures I say to myself - this is Hugo style :) I love your street pics you know that! I'll be in HK someday :)
Have a great week Cheers!

19 Dec 2011 12:50am

@Nitin: Do let me know when you plan to visit HK one day!:-) Thanks again for the warm words my friend!

k@ from Paris, France

He seems so much absorbed. In his own mind. Maybe he was a great player himself. Respectul are your images, always. And thought-provoking. The silence here is grand. Full with emotions. Have a sweet Xmas season week, dear you*

19 Dec 2011 9:05am

@k@: You know me so well my dear! I could have got much closer and taken a detailed portrait with the X100 that's also in my hand... You too have a joyful and peaceful week!:-)