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"oops i was spotted!"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 9 October 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

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Tram Stop, Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/140 second F/1.8 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...

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These tram-stops are like a stage waiting for players to arrive . . and, of course, you have the eye for the perfect moment - spotted or not !

9 Oct 2012 5:30am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

They thought they had seen that celebrity photographer Hugo something or the other...obviously it couldn't have been entourage.

9 Oct 2012 5:46am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

haha, yes, you were - twice! :)

9 Oct 2012 6:13am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Not the same bag, neither the same glasses or this same ultra thin silhouette.
But fitting perfectly to our needing of smiling situation.
Well done !

9 Oct 2012 6:18am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Excellent ! how long did you wait for this ??

9 Oct 2012 6:44am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

nearly the same attitude, same bag, same look, but not really ;-)) funny scene Hugo well seen by your good eye ! happy Silly Tuesday*

9 Oct 2012 7:09am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Love this picture! Beautiful capture, Hugo!

9 Oct 2012 7:23am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Stunning framing and assembly !

9 Oct 2012 8:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A great double take moment!

9 Oct 2012 8:57am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Perfectly composed. This doesn't happen by chance but through careful preparation.

9 Oct 2012 9:15am

k@ from Paris, France

I like the mimetism, instinctive one, between the woman who passes by and the poster, both attitudes seem again choregraphied by you. Funny name for this road, Des Voeux (= Wishes, in french), yours are all photographically granted ;)

9 Oct 2012 9:53am

@k@: Oh how funny! I never know its meaning in French... Sir William Des Voeux was actually a colonial Governor of HK and this old road was named after him! Thank you my dear!

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame & moove Hugo !

9 Oct 2012 11:01am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

That's excellent !! I like it !

9 Oct 2012 12:25pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Magnificent timing once again Hugo!

9 Oct 2012 12:58pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A splendid composition created for just a moment. I keep admired for your capacity in obtaining these wonderful images.

9 Oct 2012 1:29pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France


9 Oct 2012 4:46pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Top shot!

9 Oct 2012 5:06pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street scene! I like these two same attitudes between the silhouette and that of the poster!:)

9 Oct 2012 5:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot! His spotting you is perfect since now two sets of eyes are on you.

9 Oct 2012 5:57pm

shooter from United Kingdom

This is wonderful the fact she's spotted you makes the shot

9 Oct 2012 9:40pm

L'Oeil Libre from Paris, France

a point of view really original.
Jorge From Paris

10 Oct 2012 6:39am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well spotted, Hugo! Love the confusion about which are the 'real' figures!

10 Oct 2012 8:41am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

10 Oct 2012 11:08am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Ha ha brilliant Hugo! Made me smile.

10 Oct 2012 12:57pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the similarity of the attitudes, well seen !

10 Oct 2012 2:07pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Men Seeking Women ...Hmmmm finally the men decided to end alone but his choos is not very good .I want to Say him plz go back ,The woman in back of you is very better.

10 Oct 2012 6:55pm

chakrapani from Pennsylvania, United States

Fantastic framing hugo ! person i the billboard seems to be following too

11 Oct 2012 12:52am

larans from Lund, Sweden

So perfectly captured. How long did you have to wait to get this perfect moment to happen? This is reallyy good street photographing!

11 Oct 2012 6:42am

@larans: Have to be honest - this is really luck! I was just trying to snap the adv when the two people entered the frame... I thought it's funny and clicked!:-)

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!
very nice!!!!

11 Oct 2012 3:10pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I'm speechless Hugo...what glorious & intuitive timing! You never cease to amaze me with your inspired work my friend:)

11 Oct 2012 3:51pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

You were Hugo, and maybe by the street CCTV also :0

11 Oct 2012 4:16pm

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Great Shot, best street photo I've seen for a while.

11 Oct 2012 8:09pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Superb composition.

12 Oct 2012 8:25pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Too bad he has not the same bag ;-)

13 Oct 2012 1:46pm

Hugh from Chester, United Kingdom

I love your night/evening shots. The living person mimicking the ad hoarding is so sweet. I think you thought two figures walking past a picture of someone looking at the camera would be an interesting picture, but then the bonus of one of the passers by striking the same pose! Superb.
Much of success is preparation, seeing the shot coming as I think Bresson said, 'If you press the shutter at the moment, you've missed it', you must anticipate and see the moment before it comes.

20 Oct 2012 2:17pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Yes, for once, a rarity. I marvel at your ability to blend in, unseen, when making your imagery. You have the gift of brilliant street photography.

21 Oct 2012 7:04pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Amazing composition to have her mirror the sign model. Well done.

28 Jan 2013 8:01am

pannonphotographer from Budapest, Hungary

Jó pillanatban exponáltál.

11 May 2013 1:20pm

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1/140 second
ISO 800
53 mm (35mm equiv.)