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"解毒降火" (a tram jam)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 17 March 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." ~Phyllis Diller

Better view the Larger.

The Tram Road (Johnston Road), Wanchai, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-Pro1 1/52 second F/2.8 ISO 1250 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

There is so much 'feeling' in your images - the look on the guy's face says it all !

17 Mar 2013 6:09am

Valérie from paris, France

night or day? both?

17 Mar 2013 6:55am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing and capture! Beautiful colors and light! Have a nice Sunday, Hugo!

17 Mar 2013 7:40am

helys from Paris, France

So great perspectives, DOF
Nice graphisms, colors, portrait

17 Mar 2013 7:46am

Serademain from Chiangrai, Thailand

A very additude shooting area of ​​freedom always good if your eye

17 Mar 2013 8:01am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A beautiful smile in this urban view when the light is going to choose between day and night !

17 Mar 2013 8:23am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great idea
well done

17 Mar 2013 8:32am

jean pierre from paris, France

excellente image avec une belle perspective!! amitié

17 Mar 2013 9:04am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

great perspective, beautiful dof & colours, a stunning smile... that all makes for a wonderful picture! :)

17 Mar 2013 9:07am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Excellent , une belle et grande perspective !!

17 Mar 2013 9:09am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom


17 Mar 2013 9:34am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Fabulous colors and what à warming smile !

17 Mar 2013 9:42am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Beautiful light that gives us the illusion of being there with you! I raise my hand and say goodnight to the train driver! :)

17 Mar 2013 9:52am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful perspective. Good day.

17 Mar 2013 10:01am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Very good framing, I like.

17 Mar 2013 10:30am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Extra ; great light, mood & framing Hugo !

17 Mar 2013 10:34am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Beautifully caught.

17 Mar 2013 10:47am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Well caught smile, a smile at the right time wins most every time:)

17 Mar 2013 10:53am

k@ from Paris, France

The image & the quote : such great pair ! I love the clarity, of the colors as well as the smile's, and light is everywhere - oh yes, let's smile at what is offerred, thanks Hugo for let us remember this & more. His face is contagious, i sure smile back to both of U**

17 Mar 2013 11:39am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Excellent ! Like the compo, the perspective and the colors.

17 Mar 2013 11:56am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

Love the catch... Love this smiling man ! Well done !

17 Mar 2013 12:38pm

Sylvie Fondacci from Paris, France

Great street scene in HKG !
Took the tram when I was there.
A nice memory.

17 Mar 2013 1:21pm

Gilles from Entre IdF et Cantal, France

excellent shot !

17 Mar 2013 2:09pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent composition and perspective ! love the smile of this guy, the lights, the colors and the street life ! great capture Hugo !

17 Mar 2013 2:37pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

a classic case of 'hurry up and wait!'

17 Mar 2013 6:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful perspective! I love his smile. Fantastic street scene!

17 Mar 2013 9:41pm

Sébastien Combrichon from Lyon, France

Excellent !

17 Mar 2013 10:14pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. great leading lines

17 Mar 2013 11:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful street shot and so much more with this portrait of the smiling man. I like riding the tram but, with my photo backpack, it gets pretty cramped. :-)

18 Mar 2013 1:32am

Abena from Illinois, United States

On this one day in your life, I see a smile, something that is so versatile and can travel across culture boundaries. Lovely yet again ! I really like the eye contact into the frame.

18 Mar 2013 2:45am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Stunning scenery wonderfully photographed, beautiful moment captured in your image

18 Mar 2013 8:05am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante scène avec des couleurs

18 Mar 2013 8:48am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Colour, light and perspective - all excellent. The smiling face makes a wonderful frame as well, Hugo!

18 Mar 2013 10:35am

Mandar from Kudal, India

Wonderful colors

18 Mar 2013 3:09pm

michèle from 4000 liège, Belgium

I like your pictures because they are beautiful. They also touch me because they are deeply in eveyday life, far from what can interest tourists.

18 Mar 2013 4:03pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

His smile warms the shot.. Beautiful color. It's lovely to imagine this ride in the twilight !!

19 Mar 2013 10:59pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, you acted fast to jump into the road and compose this beauty!

20 Mar 2013 8:23am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

A captured moment, he is there for a while yet I think.

20 Mar 2013 3:39pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Yes you've really captured his humanity. Well done Hugo.

21 Mar 2013 9:48am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène, avec de belles couleurs et de belles lignes.

28 Mar 2013 8:20pm

1/52 second
ISO 1250
53 mm (35mm equiv.)