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"21:53" ... on the bus (iii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 May 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

During the half an hour or so journey, the man in front of me kept "showing" me his watch and the time, seemed like reminding me it's another long day that we had worked from nine to nine again!

Have a great Labour Day!

Wanchai Road, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/2.5 ISO 1600 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...

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a fabulous capture my friend! The colors, detail, exposure and bokeh are all just outstanding!

BTW, I have been wanting to pick up this wonderful little camera for some time now Hugo, but Fuji is not very well present in India and I have been most frustratingly, unable to find any dealer who could get me one:(

1 May 2012 5:43am

@Pavan Kaul: Oh Pavan, how about coming to HK? I'll get you one, I promise... it'll be wonderful if we can finally meet up!:-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I guess another fading epoch in wearing a wristwatch ? I still do but they say I am fading past !

1 May 2012 9:50am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Yes, time seems ever present in our work day lives! I love the blues in your image today Hugo... beautifully seen, as always, and so thoughtful and intelligent.

1 May 2012 10:44am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

the framing, DOF and bokeh are just excellent ! nice day my dear Hugo !

1 May 2012 12:51pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

amazing shot, good thinking

1 May 2012 2:16pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Hugo, this is excellent!

1 May 2012 3:32pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Sounds like a plan Hugo! Okay, at this time I can't say when, but I certainly will make it there. That's a promise:) It'll be wonderful to meet up with you in person!

1 May 2012 4:45pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Nice capture...beautiful concept!

1 May 2012 8:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An outstanding image, Hugo! You made good use of your time on that bus ride.

1 May 2012 9:17pm

Z from Shanghai, China

An excellent photo, Hugo! The HK bus looks more pleasant than those in Shanghai:)

1 May 2012 10:49pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Maybe he wanted to impress you with the quality of his watch?

2 May 2012 2:47am

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderful framing and idea for Labor Day, ah Time and work... You are brave and also exhausted i guess, we can feel it through the man gesture, trying to relax - but i love the idea of you, even at that late hour, clicking your super Fuji anyway.
How i'd love to come & meet up with Pavan & you....... but from France, that will probably remain like a draam, but a lovely one, dear you t°° ;) I'm so happy you both could meet up for real, two great souls of Am3. "See you", guys...

2 May 2012 5:29am

@k@: Oh it happened to be one of the most laborous months and years... exhausted? Abolutely but only physically!:-) Likewise, don't be unhappy if we couldn't meet up cause this is only physical and temporary! I feel like being together and talking to such real friends as you all the time... "see you" in the (day)dream!:-)

k@ from Paris, France

Ditto xoxoxox ;)

2 May 2012 3:29pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

I believe he complained to his Doctor about hearing ticking in his head... :0

3 May 2012 10:44pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect idea
Have a lovely day

4 May 2012 6:21am

Punit from Pune, India

Wonderful, Hugo! The essence of a long tiring day, captured so very well. Karine's comments (as is the case most of the times) describes it so very well.
I just love looking at your photographs and then hunting for Karine's comment on the page - looking at your fantastic photographs and then reading beautiful descriptions on them coming from K@ is sheer joy!

5 May 2012 4:17am

@Punit: Couldn't agree more... so very often k@'s beautiful words make me like the pics even more!:-) Thank you my friend!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Ah.............analogue...........isn't that a bit more comforting?

6 May 2012 9:49am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Love the idea and the realisation ! well done !

17 May 2012 3:30pm

1/52 second
ISO 1600
53 mm (35mm equiv.)