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Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 28 June 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/2.2 ISO 1000 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...

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Learning is tiring.
interesting scene.

28 Jun 2013 6:07am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! magnificent shot

28 Jun 2013 6:44am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street scene and angle of view! Have a nice weekend Hugo!

28 Jun 2013 7:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The typical life of a market/ general dealer just finding those precious few minutes to calculate the tax returns on sales before asking the accountants to "facilitate" a better outcome! I love the scene and recognise many of the things that I'd find in a small shop or market stall in South Shields, those little things that everyone "needs" one day - parcel tape, duck tape, lint rollers, paint rollers, plastic buckets, and the shopping trolley for the old girl. TV ariel sockets vie with tubes of glue and toilet cleaners.
Where would we be without the convenience of these corner shops and stalls which provide everything under the sun!

28 Jun 2013 8:16am

@Curly: Thank you Curly!!! What really struck me was that she's actually a schoolgirl (on holiday or after-school) busy with her homework... not sure if I should call her a part-time student or a part-time storekeeper! Anyway, these traditional local convenience shops are just disappearing at an amazing pace.:-(

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Packing up must take most of the night, I imagine !

28 Jun 2013 8:44am

k@ from Paris, France

She seems studying - ah, she is ! just read the first words of your answer up there - and absorbed in another world as if working to build up another future than her parents ? Who knows ? The perspective in diagonale includes her in the furnitures of the shop. She's part of that first world and already, through school work, on the road on another !

28 Jun 2013 11:10am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lorsque les clients ne sont pas là les journées sont très longues!!! Superbe bric à brac dans cette boutique. Superbe scène de rue. Bonne journée.

28 Jun 2013 2:41pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

NIce scene !

28 Jun 2013 6:44pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Some students are so courageous and determined. I love.

28 Jun 2013 7:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She can study as she minds the store. A hard working student for sure. A masterful image, as always, Hugo.

29 Jun 2013 1:40am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Struggling with math homework huh...well good thing she can still keep up at it. I love the blunt emotion you convey here. It reminds me of the bus stop area back in Lesotho. This one is excellent!

29 Jun 2013 4:59pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Trying to study and help out in the family business. Amazing image. The colors and textures are fantastic.

30 Jun 2013 12:57am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great street scene, well composed.

30 Jun 2013 2:35pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

very nice sreet's view!

30 Jun 2013 4:39pm

CarineB from Paris, France

Typical market mood!

1 Jul 2013 8:05am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique image de rue et de ces jolis bric a brac de proximité qui font la vie des quartier par leur proximité ; leur disparition fait de la ville un dortoir !! amitiés

1 Jul 2013 1:55pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This image certainly tells a story. Nice capture.

3 Jul 2013 8:06am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb way of narrating the story. Even the aligned boxes point to the lady. Brilliant composition.

3 Jul 2013 5:41pm

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice shot!

4 Jul 2013 1:46pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

She will be glad one day!

5 Jul 2013 8:05pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène pleine de détails.

8 Jul 2013 8:19pm

FUJIFILM X-E1
1/52 second
F/2.2
ISO 1000
53 mm (35mm equiv.)

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