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"it's me..."

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 20 January 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"... I'm calling you" (the song).

Better view the Larger; and this "Ian Smith visiting my fav street".:-)

Peel Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM FinePix X100 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 2000 23 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...

Z from Shanghai, China

Another dramatic shot! The irrelevant things are condensed in one looks like they had some connection via phone...

20 Jan 2012 6:20am

k@ from Paris, France

Like in an opera ! Really beautifully "set up" with your eye among the natural of Life, as if the light (of the stage in an opera) was on her while he stays in the shade ready to sing his part in a minute. How i love this story, so simple & strong, Hugo.

20 Jan 2012 6:35am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The scene is superbly well captured. Strangely, I didn't notice the woman at first but the boy in the shadow.
This is cool entering in an image with such scene in two times.
Like in a movie, in fact. You pay attention to her as soon as she begins to speak in her mobile phone.

20 Jan 2012 7:06am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A dramatic character of light, taking my eye from right to left, oddly enough. This looks like a stage-set...
I LOVE your Peel Street pics. I can see why it's your favorite.

20 Jan 2012 8:07am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful Hugo! It took me a moment to work out the title but it really makes it. You have a great eye for the everyday.

20 Jan 2012 8:33am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent night scene! Superb light and framing! I like the atmosphere of this image! Have nice day Hugo!:)

20 Jan 2012 8:59am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazing how those devices have transformed our lives . . I overheard a guy on a train yesterday calling his workmate to say he'd put a can of white undercoat paint in the back of his van and was not sure he closed the lid tight. I could not hear the reply !

20 Jan 2012 9:50am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A funny scene, chance street ideally placed in two different lights... Congratulations for the capture!

20 Jan 2012 11:03am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

i like how she's standing in the light

20 Jan 2012 11:14am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The larger photos are much better to see. Excellent.

20 Jan 2012 11:48am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Pure theatre, Hugo! There is story and drama with these two characters. Excellent street shot.

20 Jan 2012 12:06pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

This is such a great capture! I wish I saw it too. I remember chasing this woman up the street to get a shot of her - I got one, but its nothing compared to this. Excellent work Hugo!

20 Jan 2012 2:22pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Belle scène, on la croirait sous les projecteurs.

20 Jan 2012 3:54pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Terrific! One of the strongest visual line I have seen. The one that goes from the luminous woman to the man in darkness. A superb image playing with the light, their actions, and the composition.

20 Jan 2012 4:05pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Such an incredibly engaging street shot Hugo. Love the gap between the bodies yet the way in which each of them are engrossed with a similar object in different acts. Fantastic light and street shot!

20 Jan 2012 4:32pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Szene und schönes Licht.

20 Jan 2012 5:00pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent cinematographic scene ! I love the story and the light !

20 Jan 2012 6:17pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent composition

20 Jan 2012 11:14pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

She's calling to tell him she's not talking to him ; ] best…jf

21 Jan 2012 3:44am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood, tones and frame Hugo !! I like it !!

21 Jan 2012 7:23am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A fabulous composition, you caught the interaction between the two persons. Great nigh tones also.

21 Jan 2012 7:35am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superb light and framing! Congratulations for the capture!

21 Jan 2012 12:08pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Afghanistan


21 Jan 2012 2:09pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the composition, with the 2 people

21 Jan 2012 5:45pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

like it :)

21 Jan 2012 10:11pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best idea
well done

22 Jan 2012 9:01am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

There's a great cinematic quality to the light in this shot as it gradually fades left to right. Marvellous composition to bring these two into the same frame.

22 Jan 2012 1:49pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Excellent scene, it could be a movie shot !

22 Jan 2012 2:47pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

excellent the different lights in this shot

22 Jan 2012 3:21pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Well seen Hugo, like a scene from a movie still

22 Jan 2012 3:47pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This looks like theater. You couldn't have lit and staged it better. Your eye is amazing.

23 Jan 2012 5:59am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

An intriguing moment rendered in a cinematic style, you could be a movie director Hugo :^)

23 Jan 2012 11:28am

Yteewt from Paris, France


23 Jan 2012 7:58pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

perfect candid with the right amount of story in it... wonderful!

24 Jan 2012 7:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Talking and texting on this old street. The builders of this street would never have imagined such a thing. Excellent photo.

26 Jan 2012 11:13pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

beautiful shot Hugo!

27 Jan 2012 10:12am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Absolutly fabulous !!! I'm speechless !!! So beautiful !

9 Feb 2012 11:22am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Great Sots I by Ian Smith


1/30 second
ISO 2000
23 mm