First of all, apologies...I haven't had time to get on to TE just recently because of the amount of work I've had!
This is a picture from my recent trip to Hong Kong. Never much of a street photography man, I had to change my point of view, since this city cries out for this kid of photography.
I found this old gentleman at the Jade Market in Kowloon...work was slow and there were not too many people around...and he was sitting with his ancient typewriter in a corner of the market. Not wanting to waste his precious time, he decided to do some personal grooming, bringing out the tweezers to pluck out an errant facial hair..I liked his concentration!
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yquem46 (35470) 2010-11-22 5:00
No big surprise that I like this kind of daily life street scene, catching without disturbing this man at full concentration during his time of rest, taking care of himself, in his old fashioned environment
Bravo, well done
have a nice day
BennyV (13058) 2010-11-22 10:15
This is a really great shot. I love the touch of nostalgia in it. Time seems to go slow for this man. The clock against the wall is ticking, but there's no hurry, it is not a dictatorship, there is plenty of time for...err...plucking some facial hairs, for instance!
Also the colour scheme seems to echo this nostalgic feel. Street photography not your thing? This certainly is a really great shot. And I hope there's more like this to follow.
leo61 (0) 2010-11-22 10:56
I like his pose and expression at his face.
The enviroment looks great too and like Benny I like the nostalgic touch.
fisher (1699) 2010-11-25 14:31
It reminds me how wastefull we are in the west!!
mauro61 (52545) 2010-11-27 8:27
simpatica immagine dell'uomo che visto l'orario della sveglia sul fondo si stava concedendo delle cure personali...
Mi piace la colorazione e l'ambientazione in cui hai colto la scena.
SteveH (6187) 2010-11-27 16:17
Hi Hemant, this image works well. I like the inclusion of the chinese script in the BG and the other bits and pieces, gives a good sense of the context of the scene. Cheers, Steve
abmdsudi (32577) 2010-12-14 1:08
An attractive people photography, his full focus is of much interest here coupled with great natural indoor lighting. the color and those old stuff surround him creates such a special mood, yester years kind of look. Great timely capture. Excellent compo, light control and contrast. Congrat and tfs. Hv a nice day
Bluejeans (64243) 2010-12-20 10:46
Interessante cena de vida diária com este homem nesta velha oficina , achei fantástica a maquina de escrever bem antiga ,bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: Hemant Buch (hemantbuch) (1649)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 F4L IS
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-22 4:49