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"new year's resolution"

Posted by
hugo poon (hong kong, Hong Kong) on 4 January 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” — Helen Keller


"One of nature's masterpieces - the family"

"a beautiful day"

At the beach, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong

FUJIFILM X-E1 1/1600 second F/8.0 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 lovely image of the beach with the sun trying to burn through the mist. Excellent.

4 Jan 2014 5:25am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Beautiful graphic shot.

4 Jan 2014 5:54am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the couple this image and the quote (I have on my notebooks) offer to us. I love the one with the family I commented on your Flick'r and this one makes us closer to you, a single man deep in his thoughts who's able to hear wisdom's voice even if it is not that easy each day to apply ;) The light is gorgeous on the sea and so inspired in the heart of Master Sun. Thanks for sharint the invitation not to forget that, indeed, the essence of feeling good lies within us. Have a relaxing week-end, dear*

4 Jan 2014 7:16am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super, and yes our biggest problems in life usually originate from between our ears:)

4 Jan 2014 9:03am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe contre jour, magnifique cadrage, splendides scintillements.

4 Jan 2014 10:14am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Great mood & framing !

4 Jan 2014 11:40am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

Purity of this misty sky, like the one I posted on de First. I'm fond of these moods.

4 Jan 2014 12:24pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful image. It looks like a silver print

4 Jan 2014 3:18pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! Superb light, framing and atmosphere! Have a great weekend Hugo!

4 Jan 2014 5:15pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Superb as usual Hugo heres wishing you a great and prosperous new year, keep on posting

4 Jan 2014 10:57pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image. The light is just beautiful. I really like seeing just a hint of mountains in the distance. He looks like he has a lot to think about. Happy New Year Hugo!

5 Jan 2014 12:38am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous! great light!!

5 Jan 2014 3:46am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb composition ! solitary contemplation in a beautiful light !
Have a great and Happy New Year my dear Hugo !!

5 Jan 2014 8:57am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Tremendous image with such imposing natural back drop in this gorgeous back light.

5 Jan 2014 12:55pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Fantastic scene in backlight. I like the stunning composition. Superb capture.

5 Jan 2014 2:23pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love your Helen keller saying and your composition makes me feel like breathing..thank you! It's gorgeous!!

6 Jan 2014 4:04am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

6 Jan 2014 2:11pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Perfect silvery composition. Happy new year :-)

6 Jan 2014 11:31pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice compo, lovely tonality
I wish you and your familly all the best for this new year 2014 !

7 Jan 2014 9:51am

Bruno F from France

Superb composition Hugo ! Fantastic light reflection on the sea too !

7 Jan 2014 10:49am

Serademain from Chiang Rai, Thailand

Bank or for to escape trés makes a success

7 Jan 2014 12:13pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

Hellen Keller is saying it well. I often say success and happiness are both a state of mind. Nevertheless, happiness is faster reached.
This is a great picture about humility and the knowledge of oneself.
My blessings to you for 2014 !

9 Jan 2014 1:44am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Wish you a happy new year !!!
I'm leaving Aminus but I have à new blog...Hope to see you my friend !

11 Jan 2014 11:37am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Breathtaking picture Hugo, and a very happy new year to you. This is one magnificent photograph and so strong. Cheers!

13 Jan 2014 12:07pm

Céline Ruffino from New York, United States

Very nice shot!

14 Jan 2014 1:51pm

shooter from United Kingdom

Love the balance to this Hugo

16 Jan 2014 2:22pm

1/1600 second
ISO 200
53 mm (35mm equiv.)