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靜 (silence)

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 5 May 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

How nature moves in silence... a rare moment I had to 'remember'.

Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/250 second F/5.0 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...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful composition. I love these places of relative quiet and calm in busy Hong Kong. A wonderful and inspiring image.

5 May 2013 5:23am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Nature does move in silence and you savor those moments, I can almost feel the silence here...this is beautiful and so is the calm ambiance, very much your style and I like it !

5 May 2013 5:30am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Soft and restful ! a great feeling of solitude, peace and serenity ! a beautiful composition ! Have a nice sunday Hugo !

5 May 2013 7:11am

Kate from United Kingdom

A place to come back to, I love this Hugo, so much yet so simple..... Perfect 5*

5 May 2013 7:45am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Wonderful compo & light on right ! Bravo, spotlight for me hugo !

5 May 2013 8:01am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Tropical peace in HK! Have a good day Hugo!

5 May 2013 8:08am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice, even here in Okinawa finding a quiet peaceful place can be difficult

5 May 2013 8:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!!!
so beautiful composition, colors, lights & layers!

5 May 2013 8:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a wonderful (silent) statement that tree makes.

5 May 2013 9:29am

LeLudo from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Beautiful framing.

5 May 2013 9:35am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a composition!

5 May 2013 9:46am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

marvelous composition, calm and peaceful - i love it! :)

5 May 2013 10:31am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A fantastic well constructed composition, as far removed from the busy image of Hong Kong as you could possibly make it.

5 May 2013 10:57am

BugErr from Haikou, China


5 May 2013 1:02pm

@BugErr: 謝謝!!

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Most unusual to have a tree like this on a beach ! Fantastic shot, very strong.

5 May 2013 1:17pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The man also seems astonished to see this type of vegetation at the beach.
Excellently composed and very peaceful.

5 May 2013 3:36pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Très belle prise de cet homme et cet arbre

5 May 2013 4:19pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful simplicity, composition and view. Well done.

5 May 2013 8:28pm

Tony from United Kingdom

Beautiful composition. So well spotted. I love the man look into the frame, I like your creativity with your composition.

5 May 2013 11:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I just think how hard it must have been for that tree to grow in the sand. The silent tree evokes strength.

6 May 2013 1:01am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

As in the theater ... The Tree of "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett, has found a new lease of life!

6 May 2013 2:56pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Glorious framing, Hugo. A superb image with a really stunning composition.

6 May 2013 8:54pm

Serademain from Chiang Rai, Thailand


7 May 2013 12:53am

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Amazing shot Hugo ! Un cadrage exceptionnel, j'adore !

7 May 2013 8:35am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

professional shot

7 May 2013 8:50am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful zen composition! Excellent angle of view! Have nice week Hugo!

7 May 2013 2:17pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely compo and softness al light and tones. Like it !

7 May 2013 4:43pm

k@ from Paris, France

I love this image - so powerful yet so simple. So powerful because so simple. Touches the heart. Tones are delicate as the compo is, this lone tree seems to have found its strength in the sand. The man, as if merging (birthing out) seems to find his own one in the tree's sap. Sea & mountains (their figures are pure zen painting) completing the ideal square frame (great idea of crop). Your light is so subtle. The brush of your lens made wonder in daylight here. Very subtle day light - and captivating soft tones, i stay stuck i admit... Poetic and soothing. Bravo for this pure lesson of zen. Imagine how i'm fond of this & be thanked. Hope you are fine, dear H*

8 May 2013 5:13am

@k@: Oh k@, these are some incredibly beautiful words you've left! I'm so touched... thank you!

shooter from United Kingdom

Certainly hits the spot with me

8 May 2013 7:58am

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Utterly beautiful moment captured within your frame Hugo. I don't want to sound cliche, but your image has a wonderful zen peacefulness to it :^)

8 May 2013 10:47am

Florence from Paris, France

Such a perfect crop Hugo ! You're the master ! This is absolutly peaceful.

8 May 2013 1:02pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un titre qui colle superbement à l'image. Ecouter le silence est une denrée rare!!! Bonne journée.

9 May 2013 12:20pm

1/250 second
ISO 200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)