From last year's big summer trip...
This picture shows an everyday scene on a stretch of abandoned railway near Battambang (which is sometimes also spelled Batdambang).
One of the more quirky things to do in Cambodia is to travel on the so-called 'bamboo train', which basically is a bamboo raft on wheels travelling on an abandoned railway, dating from colonial times. It makes a handy way for locals to transport goods and people between villages.
These days, it is also a kind of tourist trap, of sorts, but a rather pleasant one.
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emilbo (22616) 2014-02-05 9:57
Excellente photo de la vie quotidienne. Les enfants sont bien mis en valeur devant un fond flou. La bicyclette est un peu grande mais c'est mieux que rien. Ils roulent sur un terrain dangereux à voir la partie inférieure. La photo aurait pu être publiée à 1500 pixels.
Tous mes compliments,
mesutilgim (95248) 2014-02-05 11:08
Wonderfull capture of those two kids with perfect pov and layout. Quite joyfull !
TFS and best regards
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-02-06 4:57
what a pretty photo, and I am not only talking about its good quality in terms of colors, contrast or sharpness, but what strikes me first is the lovely content. The boys playing with the bike have been caught very naturally and their smiles are priceless.
I like also the DOF with its slight blur to expose the boys better.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
papagolf21 (101892) 2014-02-06 6:22
Une image fort bien cadrée et très représentative d'un moment de la vie quotidienne de jeunes enfants.
Félicitations pour cette réussite photographique.
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-07 14:23
Wow! What a stunning shot taken with a really perfect sense of the moment! The boys looks funny and very natural playing with that big 'toy':) Elegant and classy presentation. Bravo!
Have a nice weekend!
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-08 0:54
Hi Benny - I really like the mood of this shot, you have captured the joyful play of the two boys beautifully. Isn't it great to be a child? Warm regards Rosemary
annjackman (21899) 2014-02-08 3:04
This is a delightful shot of these children enjoying themselves with an over-sized bike. Very natural with good colours and framing. The fairly shallow DOF keeps the attention on the two boys and the bike.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
Juzo (4199) 2014-02-12 3:35
I always like the way you find people, the way they blend into the environment, giving a sense of place. A cute moment, and such a feel for SE Asia.
daddo (26788) 2014-02-18 15:03
Lovely photo Benny of simple pleasures in the open air when one hasn't got computer games to sap one's zest for life. Well chosen POV and good exposure. The background light and colourful flag add much to the composition.
federico (3953) 2014-03-06 14:39
hi benny I had a look of your gallery and from the latest pictures this is my favourite, you managed to show a lot from Cambodia in this photo, children, bicycle, muddy road and most of all sincere friendship and cooperation
clic (17077) 2014-03-17 6:44
You've been caught in a tourist trap, maybe, but nevertheless you 'trapped' a very touching scenery featuring 'kid power' and kids smartness in the matter of riding the velocipede of 1870!!
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (17064)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Cambodia 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 9:40