Today let's admire a good photo by Hugo Poon from Hong Kong.
By Hugo Poon: "who's winning, who's winning!" This man kept crying rather arrogantly. Yes, he "won" eventually, but a little inconsistent with his confident words were his voice that was tense and his move that's indecisive. On the contrary, the "loser" remained so calm and swift (you can see his left hand)...
Something about myelf. I took up photography in April 2005 when I got a little photo machine, the Fuji F10; quite to my surprise, what started off as a leisure time hobby has evolved very soon into an important part of my life... Taking photos is so enjoyable when it succeeds in capturing the moments as my eyes see something and my heart feels it too. In such mood, I seldom feel interested in planned, arranged or manipulated photographs... Always learning, experimenting, seeking inspirations and having fun in sharing. And as always, your comments and advice would be highly appreciated.
By Nevin: What I like best about this photo is how the dim light does justice to the intense atmosphere at the decisive moment of the Chinese chess game. I just held my breath when I first saw this photo, as if I were actually there waiting the old man to shout "check". The photo must be shot through the crowd but the darken sides rightly bring the viewers' attention to the old man. The only palm of the other player on the lower right as against the fuller image of the winner on the upper left says much about how the game had been going.
The photo was taken with Fujifilm F100 at ISO 400. It handles the high ISO image nicely.
(Published with courtesy and copyright of Hugo Poon)