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"climbing the ladder" ... (ii)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 1 June 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

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

Queensway, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/2000 second F/2.8 ISO 800 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent composition.
The attitude is really attractive and he is positioned just at the edge of the step, which is cool.
I'm really impressed by the performance of this camera in the rendering of the shadows....

1 Jun 2012 5:52am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good photo. Just in time.

1 Jun 2012 6:01am

k@ from Paris, France

The work on light on this one and the elegance are top notch, Hugo ! Could be an ad for a perfume by St-Laurent, the rails catch the light the best way in their beautiful lines and i love the fading sting on top of the building (and antenna ?) on the right like a jewel in the foggy white (opposed to the all-black left part). Another of your beauties i enjoy utterly and the elasticity of the man's body (superb) is a pleasure to the eyes too ! Have a very very good end of week*

1 Jun 2012 6:10am

@k@: So glad you enjoy this, k@! I have been drawn to this photogenic stair for a long time but this is the first time I've got a shot I really like... thanks to this young man!:-) Have a great weekend!

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

good catch, but i liked the first one more - i prefer the dynamics of the round stairs, this one appears "flatter" (i lack the correct expression for my perception) to me in comparison...

1 Jun 2012 6:48am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Both, the pose of the human figure and the steps leading the eyes towards him, conform a fantastic composition. Fabulous work.

1 Jun 2012 7:04am

Z from Shanghai, China

Why hesitating....nothing to do in the working time? :))

1 Jun 2012 7:16am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! I like this silhouette at the top of staircases! Superb B/W! Great scene! Have nice weekend Hugo!

1 Jun 2012 8:16am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Just when you get to the top, you discover another peak to climb :-)

1 Jun 2012 11:08am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame Hugo !!

1 Jun 2012 4:29pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A snapshot graphics and elegant! Especially in B & W! "Climbing the Ladder" and reach the light! :)

1 Jun 2012 4:30pm

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, very nice picture!

1 Jun 2012 6:29pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific image, I love the way you have composed this

1 Jun 2012 7:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A strong composition and amazing tonality.

1 Jun 2012 9:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

into the light! wonderful capture and composition

1 Jun 2012 10:20pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

From the darkness he reaches the light, he must be glad he made it.

1 Jun 2012 11:20pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

The POW is perfect and I like te attitude of the man taken in the exact moment.

2 Jun 2012 4:25am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Of the shadow towards light... a good subject, a nice composition. Like especially the attitude of the man !

2 Jun 2012 11:03am

shooter from United Kingdom

Superbly anticipated

2 Jun 2012 2:11pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I lke the attitude of the man here, it's like he is looking for somebody

2 Jun 2012 4:15pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Lovely shot. Well done !!!
Good luck.

3 Jun 2012 6:16am

missparis from Paris, France

J'adore tout simplement

3 Jun 2012 11:48am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! so great idea
well done

4 Jun 2012 7:17am

Punit from Pune, India

Lovely stairs here, captured very aptly to form such a wonderful composition..!

5 Jun 2012 10:57pm

karetnikov from Firenze, Italy

You do climb a lot of stairs, daily ;-) Joke apart, I see what you see.

6 Jun 2012 6:13pm

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Just Excellent !

7 Jun 2012 2:35pm

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

stunning shot. well seen.

8 Jun 2012 4:06am

MARIE from Andorra

Yes ! good shoot

18 Jun 2012 7:19pm

FUJIFILM X-Pro1
1/2000 second
F/2.8
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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