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"climbing the ladder" ... (i)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 28 May 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

One morning, on my way to the office...

Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 400 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...

k@ from Paris, France

Up to the light in a beautiful & soft range of grey (another scale here, the grey one) and that soft monochrome makes the ascending way lighter too, i do hope you do have this feeling while beginning your week of work, this image gives courage & positive mood, let's go & follow the young boy & join the light on top. Have a very nice week, Hugo*

28 May 2012 5:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ever upward, always upward . .

28 May 2012 6:24am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

HA! Great shot. Beautiful display of graduated tones as well.

28 May 2012 6:24am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The gradient of light and the framing are fantastic. An image to stare at. The contrast of the man against the background is perfect. The quick climb and the visual effect of the ladders all leave a wonderful impression.

28 May 2012 6:33am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great framing Hugo !!

28 May 2012 7:44am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une composition rythmée par le jeu des lignes et le cadrage est parfait pour moi positionnant le jeune homme idéalement ! J'aime beaucoup ! bonne journée

28 May 2012 8:08am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing! Superb composition in beautiful B/W! Have a nice week Hugo!

28 May 2012 8:10am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

I wish my walk to the office was as interesting as yours!
Great shot Hugo!

28 May 2012 9:03am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

great pov, works splendidly in monochrome!

28 May 2012 9:56am

Z from Shanghai, China

great pov , and superb lines!... he's climbing with energy towards the office building!

28 May 2012 11:45am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragende SW-Aufnahme.

28 May 2012 12:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

28 May 2012 12:28pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent lines in this frame and great the way the person breaks them up. Perfect in black and white!

28 May 2012 1:12pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic angle, Hugo, and very good light and b/w!

29 May 2012 4:35am

MX from Melbourne, Australia

It takes a whole world of imagination to interpret this pic, Hugo. Hong Kong is such a magic place, where if you work hard, you can keep moving upwards ... I also like the stripes on the shoes and the backpack of the young man ... they simply match the pattern of the entire image, i.e., the stairs and the side walls, so seamlessly.

29 May 2012 5:19am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A fabulous image, so wonderfully composed and most uplifting as al your work always is Hugo! Awesome!

29 May 2012 5:36am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

perfect framing and fantastic process.

29 May 2012 5:41am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well presented

29 May 2012 7:25am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Great shot and capture! A beautiful perspective!

29 May 2012 6:28pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Excellent framing! Superb composition and beautiful B/W.

29 May 2012 8:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely view of IFC2 as you climb the ladder. I enjoy the wide range of tones in this photo.

29 May 2012 9:35pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice photo!

30 May 2012 9:14am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Another beautiful picture. Nice shot, Hugo.

30 May 2012 9:20am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A well composed scene in a beautiful b&w.

30 May 2012 10:08am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Oh this is wonderful. The title really makes it.

30 May 2012 1:57pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Another masterpiece from the master of street photography. An incredible picture - love the tones, pov, the capture, the glimpse, the mood. Brilliant stuff Hugo - doesn't get better than this!

30 May 2012 2:41pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, he'll get to the top of the ladder quickly....he's taking them two at a time. This shot has great scope, Hugo. Terrific.

31 May 2012 3:50am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

The frame and contrast is just perfect Hugo, an excellent example of street photography.

31 May 2012 11:22pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very "aspirational" theme here Hugo.

1 Jun 2012 11:07am

MARIE from Andorra

Climbing up to the last floor of the biggest building, but the one in front is still bogger...

18 Jun 2012 7:21pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)