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when the "long day" is done...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 22 February 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A recent Saturday evening... The tram stop and the cleaner.

Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/2.8 ISO 2500 53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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...

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The town and its dreams, in B & B. .. The city and its reality, in violent colors and deafening. Only the hood provides protection ridiculous. Superb unusual framing!

22 Feb 2012 7:46am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

A feast for the eyes. One of your best.

22 Feb 2012 8:39am

shooter from United Kingdom

Exquisite shot Hugo your patience I think paid off.

22 Feb 2012 8:52am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Excellent capture. The body attitude says all.

22 Feb 2012 10:15am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

A powerful image in so many ways... fantastic framing, linear perspective, and night mood. There are so many interesting details to consider, and the cleaning woman, carrying her tools in a bent forward manner, says much about the everyday drudgery of work. Great image Hugo.

22 Feb 2012 11:34am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful image, Hugo, with the woman struggling out of the prison-like corridor between the trams. Her view of the neon lit street ahead could almost be an urban 'mirage' - its riches so close yet so far.

22 Feb 2012 12:20pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Another excellent engaging capture Hugo!

22 Feb 2012 1:35pm

Z from Shanghai, China

reflection, lights, angle..all are wonderful, and the space, is over there, although i can see only piece of it ..

22 Feb 2012 2:19pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb, beetween those 2 buses !! Excellent framing !!

22 Feb 2012 2:37pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

I like the "tram stop", very good work with many shots !!

22 Feb 2012 2:39pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! I like this professional shot
well done

22 Feb 2012 3:09pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is glorious. The back slightly curved by the weight just gives the mood of a long and exhausting day of work that ends. And in a superb framing. The image goes hand in hand with the title.

22 Feb 2012 3:31pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very nice! Wonderful sense of movement.

22 Feb 2012 3:39pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Outstanding Hugo.

22 Feb 2012 4:09pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

An excellent framing and scene, Hugo ! great attitude you have captured, we can feel the hard work on his shoulders ! the reflections, the colors are simply wonderful ! another great one of yours !

22 Feb 2012 4:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant image of this hard working lady.

22 Feb 2012 5:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful capture. fine leading lines

23 Feb 2012 2:21am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic shot! This is excellent as usual. Wow, the moment captured, bent over, heavy laden, between two buses. A powerful shot!

23 Feb 2012 5:34am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great capture. At first it looked liket it was a great port she/he was coming out from the factory. But it´s so well seen there btween the trams

23 Feb 2012 7:21am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Marvelous framing of this woman with her burdensome load. Wonderful light and color, sending fanciful colors into a scene that might have had a heavy theme.

23 Feb 2012 7:26am

k@ from Paris, France

Here it's the palette i love the most (of course with the emotion of the pace of the man) : such a rich variety of pinks, greens, golds, blues.... Like a stained glass through which you admire, as we do with you, your beloved city.

23 Feb 2012 8:07am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

spectacular compo with so impressive light effects and reflections! very well seen!

23 Feb 2012 3:27pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous framing, and the sinister faces watching the cleaner from the bus - magic!

23 Feb 2012 6:11pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

this is a fantastic image - the framing and lights, with the poor lady looking so tired and downtrodden.......kinda the way I'm feeling today actually LOL. Bravo 5*!!!

23 Feb 2012 7:39pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb capture! Great shot!

23 Feb 2012 8:58pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a powerful image this makes . . the frail figure and the weight of the trams and the ceaseless city beyond. Great photo-work.

24 Feb 2012 6:25am

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Afghanistan

Beautiful composition and details.

24 Feb 2012 4:32pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Lights of the night...gotten just right! best…jf

24 Feb 2012 8:54pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Goor shot,great light and shrows,best regards oivatytto:))haleja,

24 Feb 2012 9:37pm

L¨M from bras sur meuse, France

on sent la lourdeur des journées sur ses épaules....ça rend un peu triste de n'être que témoin et de ne pouvoir aider!

25 Feb 2012 2:30pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

An incredibly 'close', deep and overwhelming shot Hugo! Absolutely impressive. The intimacy of the trams to each other, the guy in between, the colors on the tram bodies, the colors of the streets, the shimmer on the tracks, the night lights - omg - it's so dramatic. Almost feels like I'm standing right and and watching this. A genius piece of photography - something there is beyond description! Cheers and kudos!

25 Feb 2012 4:05pm

@Nitin: I still remember how I was stunned by the sight... "Did I get it? Have I got the shot?" I kept asking myself even after the camera clicked.

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A brilliant canvas with masterful strokes of light and color...a moving document that is at the same time also poetic and powerful, filling my senses with such strong emotions! A scene I would expect to see in a movie classic! The reflections, colors, textures, depth, detail and a brilliant composition make this a wall hanger for sure Hugo! I love this! Bravo!!

26 Feb 2012 2:08am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Hugo, you deserve a huge Hug, my friend!! I cant stop looking at this outstanding work!!

26 Feb 2012 2:10am

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks so much my friend! I'm touched!

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

I'm speechless !!! This shot is simply incredible !!!! Thank you !

26 Feb 2012 11:06am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I love absolutely that shot, for its plastic qualities but also telling us so well about the place of the human in this huge urban reality.

26 Feb 2012 3:29pm

elena from Turin, Italy


11 Mar 2012 1:09am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

An absolutely terrific photo. Five stars are not enough.

24 Mar 2012 9:48am

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Hugo POON by Christian Richer

1/52 second
ISO 2500
53 mm (35mm equiv.)