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wishing i could hold it...

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 13 November 2013 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

"Pure Heart"

Hope you enjoy both the image and the song... I love them much myself.:-)

Travelling alone on a night tram (somewhere in Happy Valley) last Friday night...

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/52 second F/2.0 ISO 400 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...

Dexter Chee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Very nice ideal Hugo. Good!

13 Nov 2013 5:45am

@Dexter Chee: How nice to hear from you Dexter!:-) Thanks!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

It is more rewarding to reach and fail than to not reach at all . . .

13 Nov 2013 6:32am

@Ronnie 2¢: So very true...

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent capture of the hand which wants to catch the light! Very beautiful abstract composition! Have a nice week, Hugo! :)

13 Nov 2013 6:52am

@mo.langel: Thank you Mo! Have a great day!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

First time I've heard that song Hugo, what a wonderful choice!
The image has a certain magic that dreams up baubles on a Christmas Tree for me :-)
Very creative indeed.

13 Nov 2013 7:44am

@Curly: How I love your association Curly! Have a nice day!

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Welcome back ! Superb picture, and the song seems very good. I'll be back.

13 Nov 2013 7:46am

@Basile Pesso: Thanks! Glad you like that song too!:-)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe composition, splendide bokeh. *****

13 Nov 2013 8:26am

@Tede: Thank you Tede! A casual shot taken during a traffic jam... glad it came out nice!:-)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

so far and so close at the same time ! well done Hugo, a beautiful bokeh and capture ! glad you're back sometimes ))

13 Nov 2013 9:04am

@Anna.C: "so far and so close..." Thanks for your beautiful words Anna! So glad to be back 'home'!:-)

David from Avranches, France

Superb Photo. The beautiful song goes perfectly with this excellent shot.

13 Nov 2013 10:49am

@David: Thanks for stopping by and leaving your warm words!:-)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


13 Nov 2013 1:33pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Emotive image and song - Wonderful interplay. Good to see you back!

13 Nov 2013 1:40pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Music is fitting exceptionally well to this seductive picture !
Thanks for your words, on my today picture !

13 Nov 2013 2:26pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

So creative Hugo. Welcome back.

13 Nov 2013 2:31pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A lot of poetry in this image... The song underlines it well! ... And happy to find you !

13 Nov 2013 2:34pm

@Christian Richer: So nice to hear from you Christian! Thank you!:-) PS. The link to your page just doesn't work.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!
so so beautiful composition, colors, lights & bokeh!
Amazing & lovely!

13 Nov 2013 5:44pm

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Splendid image quality !

13 Nov 2013 8:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image Hugo! The song and the video were beautiful. It goes so perfectly with the picture.

13 Nov 2013 9:43pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Long time no see:) Beautifully done.

13 Nov 2013 10:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


14 Nov 2013 12:24am

k@ from Paris, France

The song rolls, superb, as I write & look at your delicate gesture and attempt to grab the magic.
So happy to see you back and with such poetry, something of a child heart in this hand and red bubbles of light.
Dreams to reach are among those things that push us ahead on the right path.
Thanks for the beautiful post, music & image dancing the slow dance together, romantic & poetic & soothing as so often on your page, dear Hugo. Hope you are fine, take care of yourself***

14 Nov 2013 6:56am

@k@: Thank you so much my dearest friend! Always feels like home to be back here!:-) Maybe if you don't mind, I'd show you another pic capturing the background, "reminiscing". An unusual thing to find this in the city, I guess, but doesn't feel spooky at all...

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante lumière

14 Nov 2013 9:08am

Dave from Canada

good to see ya back

14 Nov 2013 10:29pm

BugErr from Haikou, China


15 Nov 2013 9:31am

@BugErr: :-)

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique prise de vue!!! content de te revoir ici!! amitiés

15 Nov 2013 3:35pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Terrific image with such balance of the ambient lights! It is so nice having your images back here.

15 Nov 2013 6:55pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

This is such a gorgeous image Hugo! I enjoy the song too, it's very calming and adds to the mood here. I love the bokeh too and the colors with that truthful poetic title! It sounds a little reflective which I like!

16 Nov 2013 3:59am

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

a wonderful evocative image, Hugo

18 Nov 2013 11:42am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Sometimes my mother used to say to me " look but don't touch " as a child I struggled sometimes holding my hands clenched tightly behind my back as the need to touch was so great.

18 Nov 2013 6:13pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So beautifully expressive...The tones, light, mood & composition are all just fabulous Hugo!

19 Nov 2013 5:36am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific graphics!!

19 Nov 2013 7:59pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Love it

21 Nov 2013 8:22am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

yes, some things can´t be hold as long as we´d like to... unfortunately! a great shot

22 Dec 2013 8:14am

1/52 second
ISO 400
53 mm (35mm equiv.)