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"beauty & admiration"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 20 August 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

When natural beauty moves one into self admiration...

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/180 second F/3.5 ISO 400 83 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...

k@ from Paris, France

Incredible to be able to catch the mirrored face so well in this low-key light ! And the tones, pinkish reflections on blue behind in the perfect depth add to the beauty of the whole and our admiration for your talent, maestro !

20 Aug 2013 5:35am

@k@: This young lady seemed to have just taken a self portrait with her phone and was admiring it... The atmosphere was irresistible!:-) Thank you my dear!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful capture in excellent DOF and composition in twilight colors and atmosphere !

20 Aug 2013 6:45am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic image! It's especially interesting to see her face. That must be a photo of herself she's examining?

20 Aug 2013 6:55am

@Steve Rice: The perfect moment to take a self portrait, I guess!:-)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Well done, love the low light setting, colors and detail must be a Fuji:)

20 Aug 2013 6:59am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very beautiful scene with this girl looking at her photo on are phone! Superb DOF, atmosphere and colors!

20 Aug 2013 7:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What strength this image has . . one feels involved.

20 Aug 2013 7:06am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Oh this one took my breath away, such a beautiful capture, I love it

20 Aug 2013 7:10am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely compo, like the background.

20 Aug 2013 7:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide composition, superbe dof. Bonne journée. *****

20 Aug 2013 9:23am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Nice mood Hugo !

20 Aug 2013 9:24am

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

beautifully framed and great mood

20 Aug 2013 9:47am

k@ from Paris, France

I hesitated with the phone, it's a matter of mirroring anyways ;)

20 Aug 2013 10:06am

@k@: Mirror of some 'dreams'...

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

well, that´s quite a moment i´d say... wonderful colours, subject and mood! *****

20 Aug 2013 11:07am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

What a wonderful atmosphere captured here! Moving!

20 Aug 2013 5:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fantastic capture. Not only the young lady and her picture but the beautiful background. This is just splendid! 5*'s!

21 Aug 2013 12:42am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I saw the top of this image and thought that is gorgeous! Then I saw the rest and thought woah! Marvelous! Especially with her on her cellphone taking a selfie/simply admiring the beauty :-) I love the dynamic of the image and how we get to see her face and the back of her...completing the image. Lovely!

21 Aug 2013 12:46am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful moment!

21 Aug 2013 6:56am

Bruno FROMENTIERE from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Great capture and composition ! Bravo ! Light is perfect

21 Aug 2013 4:32pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

I love this Hugo it is so perfectly complete.

21 Aug 2013 4:33pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful moment ... I love it.

21 Aug 2013 7:24pm

Alex from Brisbane, Australia

Beautiful scene, the composition is spot on!

22 Aug 2013 1:33am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love the mood you have created with the wider aperture here Hugo.
Throwing the background out of focus was a top decision.

22 Aug 2013 12:48pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great composition, colors, light.... and stunning moment!! Great capture and very well seen!

22 Aug 2013 2:33pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

The bokeh of sunset views is generating a wonderful mood for her.

23 Aug 2013 6:51am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! perfect shot

23 Aug 2013 7:29am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie lumière.

26 Aug 2013 7:22pm

Damien from Plérin, France

Divine moment you catched.

28 Aug 2013 3:46pm

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1/180 second
ISO 400
83 mm (35mm equiv.)