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the happy inclination ... :-)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 8 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination." - Mark Twain

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Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Smiles, laughters, friends, cheers... Happy Birthday to hp! Ha ha!:-)

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/2.0 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...

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

L'amitié est une formidable inclinaison de l'ame. Belle subtilité Hugo.

8 Nov 2012 5:15am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Happy Birthday Hugo...things seem a little tipsy ; ] best…jf

8 Nov 2012 5:40am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Interesting tilt, I disagree with Mr. Twain I just as sane as the March Hare and I'm still happy:)

8 Nov 2012 7:07am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Everything here is contributing to that idea of simple happiness.
A very clever capture !

8 Nov 2012 7:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Happy Birthday, Hugo . . love the lean !

8 Nov 2012 8:11am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

I like this capture & the wall too !

8 Nov 2012 8:31am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

The slight tilt you gave to the bodies is very well found! Happy birthday hp !

8 Nov 2012 8:54am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

:) These photo has Good sense

8 Nov 2012 9:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Happy birthday Hugo, let's all swing together!

8 Nov 2012 9:42am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Ha ha ha! Well played, Hugo! And happy birthday!

8 Nov 2012 10:02am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Great friendship. Great moment. I like the yellwoish shadows around them. And I like the street sign shadow as well.
It is a good idea to keep the sloping sidewalk at a perfect horizontal, everything else leans to the right and create a certain lightness to the scene, enhencing the happy moment.

8 Nov 2012 12:56pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Thank you so much for the warm words! A lovely moment and a little 'trick'... hope you enjoy as much as I do!:-)

8 Nov 2012 1:04pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

So warm and friendly...both the boys and the photo. Wonderful and Happy Birthday Hugo!

8 Nov 2012 1:18pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Winderful frame. Happy Birthday once again!

8 Nov 2012 1:46pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Happy birthday to you! Happiness can be so simple...great image that puts a smile on every face!

8 Nov 2012 2:57pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great title. Intriguing slant on life.

8 Nov 2012 3:48pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Happiness is simple like as the friendship ! a funny inclination ! well done ! Happy Birthday my dear Hugo !

8 Nov 2012 4:27pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This tilt has produced a wonderful mood to an already warm situation. Happy birthday and thanks for bringing so charming images.

8 Nov 2012 6:01pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! A beautiful image of the friendship! I wish you full of happiness, happy birthday Hugo! :)

8 Nov 2012 7:08pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This brings back nice memories of a trip to Hong Kong and China.
Happy Birthday to you!!

8 Nov 2012 11:23pm

MX from Melbourne, Australia

Such an ordinary, but extraordinarily captured image, at also an extraordinary moment in HK, echoing the LegCo's recent motion ... Happy Birthday, Hugo! An interesting discovery, BTW, we're both scorpios.

8 Nov 2012 11:56pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I like this happy inclinations!

9 Nov 2012 7:49am

k@ from Paris, France

A belated H@ppy Birthd@y to you Hugo !! I was away yesterday but i hope you still enjoy & celebrate ! Love the happy faces & sweetness of friendship caught & shared here ! Love the shadow of the sign standing up as a third friend ! Many many happy vibes & positive thoughts with you, my dearest HK hp :) *******

9 Nov 2012 8:45am

k@ from Paris, France

Here are 3 Aminusian girls (me included) wishing you a Happy Birthday !

9 Nov 2012 8:50am

@k@: Soooo cute! Thanks!:-)

k@ from Paris, France

And here is a different kind that makes me laugh a lot ;)

9 Nov 2012 8:50am

Kevin from Caen, France

Very funny shot ! Great composition ! Great shot !

9 Nov 2012 9:31am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Happy birthday Hugo! The perfect whimsical shot to celebrate.

9 Nov 2012 11:51pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Another outstanding picture Hugo! Its a true photograph cos the moment you open it you are forced to tilt your head and view it. Incredible mood and perfect light as always! Cheers!

9 Nov 2012 11:52pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Great shot here, first for the "effect" and second for the mood

10 Nov 2012 8:47am

Z from Shanghai, China

Happy Birthday Hugo! The shadow on the wall on the left side, looks like she's clapping hands for you ... ;) What a tilt composition!!

11 Nov 2012 12:45am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

LOL! Fantastic capture and title! This is too wonderful. And a happy shot, too. I tell you, the world arranges itself for you.

11 Nov 2012 2:22am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Ha, man I love this shot!!!

11 Nov 2012 3:32pm

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Good composition and expression.

11 Nov 2012 4:09pm

Shahriar choobin from Mashhad, Iran


11 Nov 2012 7:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb! I love this shot.

11 Nov 2012 8:26pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Belated Happy Birthday to you dear Hugo!! Trust you to observe & capture this awesome image! Great body language! Great work, as always my friend! Have a wonderful year ahead & many many more:))

12 Nov 2012 6:04am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice shot! :)

12 Nov 2012 5:12pm

shooter from United Kingdom


12 Nov 2012 8:09pm

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