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FUJIFILM X-E1 1/4000 second F/2.0 ISO 200 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...

Eric Laforgue from France

Beaucoup de douceur dans ce cliché.

24 Feb 2013 7:16am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the softness of your mono & light. Her posture in expectation of nothing else than what it is : contemplative and admirative of the sea. Beautifully feminine and storytelling. Water & Light. Elements in front of her, offered to her. Something highly inspired. Bravo & thanks for sharing this soothing inhabited silence. Enjoy the end of your week-end*

24 Feb 2013 7:19am

@k@: Thanks to the Chinese New Year holiday, I've finally got the chance to visit this beautiful peninsula on the southern part of HK Island... Glad you enjoy! PS. Regarding my sign, I learnt that I'm a "metal ox" but was also given to understand that I belong more to "wood" (when exact time of birth is taken into account)?!.:-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

An archetype of peaceful and serene image.
The composition has the strength of evidence.

24 Feb 2013 7:58am

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

Another kind of intimate moment...beautifully rendered, Hugo

24 Feb 2013 8:01am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love your composition, the contemplative and solitary mood ! a beautiful image Hugo !

24 Feb 2013 8:05am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful frame & lights!

24 Feb 2013 8:07am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A very soft scene, I love the serenity here.

24 Feb 2013 8:48am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

A very beautiful composition! I love this scene! Superb framing and soft B/W! Have a great week, Hugo!

24 Feb 2013 9:35am

Basile Pesso from France

Fascinating and spotlightable B and W perfection.

24 Feb 2013 10:00am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

It so quiet....
Great compo pour this shot so peaceful !!!well done !

24 Feb 2013 10:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A strikingly quiet image, so resonant of thoughtful solitude.

24 Feb 2013 10:14am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I like this meditation posture, strait back and I can imagine a (her) look in the deep of thoughts.

24 Feb 2013 10:57am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Soooooooft and peaceful, nice work.

24 Feb 2013 11:34am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Lovely quiet scene. Relaxing to see. Happy Sunday.

24 Feb 2013 11:43am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Beaucoup de poésie, beau n&b Hugo !

24 Feb 2013 3:12pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Lovely frame...

24 Feb 2013 3:58pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

This is so lovely...and so different from that Honkong we are used to see in your fantastic photos.... but it is not less fantastic this one. I really love it!

24 Feb 2013 4:09pm

@larans: Yes, this is a very beautiful place Lars! Here are more shots if you're interested. Thanks!

Frida from Sweden

Really nice and a excellent capture.

24 Feb 2013 4:51pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

A beautifully captured moment Hugo, I can feel the sea washing away her troubles.

24 Feb 2013 5:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great place for solitude. nicely done

24 Feb 2013 9:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful scene and lovely B&W.

24 Feb 2013 11:04pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I just like the reflective mood that it evokes. Wonderful b&w.

25 Feb 2013 2:02am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Seriously, you've got to tell me how you get this calm feel in all you images! I love this, it's really effective in black and white, the pose oozes out relaxation, like reflecting time it pushes one to just breathe...and the wide open view is beyond amazing...The whole scene takes hold of the viewers eyes! and that is Lovely !

25 Feb 2013 2:59am

@Abena: Thank you for the warm words Abena... there's no happier thing than to know that my capture actually impacts on the viewer! Seriously, I don't have any secret except that I won't press the shutter unless and until "my eyes see 'something' and my heart feels it too"... be patient but also be very quick when it's right.:-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! I like that
excellent shot

25 Feb 2013 7:33am

Damien from Plérin, France

Wonderful and peaceful.

25 Feb 2013 5:01pm

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Jolie scène, j'aime beaucoup.

25 Feb 2013 5:45pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This image transpires a wonderful mood. The softness of the background and the use of the B&W are both the perfect complement to the pose of the woman. A great image!

25 Feb 2013 7:00pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Hugo this is definitely my kind of shot I love it

25 Feb 2013 7:09pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb light and depth of field, Hugo. Your composition is perfect in conveying this beautiful and tranquil mood.

26 Feb 2013 11:29am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie composition.

26 Feb 2013 10:18pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the serenity of the scene. Very soothing !

1 Mar 2013 2:49pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The light here is magical Hugo!

2 Mar 2013 11:10am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The sea has always been a mesmerizing setting for me. I feel this in your beautifully simple image Hugo!

2 Mar 2013 2:47pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice balance to this composition.

3 Mar 2013 3:14am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I would wood...if I could ; ] best…jf

3 Mar 2013 12:05pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie composition, qui invite au voyage...

8 Mar 2013 10:41am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

great in its simplicity - i really like that feeling of space!

8 Mar 2013 11:35am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A wonderful, calming image.

21 Mar 2013 9:51am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Contemplation ! j'aime ! Merci à Basile Pesso qui a mis un lien vers ton blog...

7 Jan 2014 9:23am

Fraeulein Julie from überall, Germany

amazing scene full of silence! i love it!

7 Jan 2014 9:41am

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1/4000 second
ISO 200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)