It is scary to see how people loaded 4 people in one motobike and while at the same time riding in a wrong direction. I was waiting a few mn for a scene like this to come up. Taken from high point of view from Soriya mall. Got a few more with this same scene, and will put them here later.
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melmcree (18) 2007-08-14 12:12
Surely there is a law about 1. riding your motorcycle in the wrong direction and 2. having 4 people on a 1 seat vehicle!! I like how you timed the shot with the arrow in the road. Great job.
japiey (10163) 2007-08-14 12:12
A good journalistic image..
An eye opener !!
Great in composition, and in framing the subject..
KUDOS, dear friend.
Greetings from INDIA.
fleopold (1375) 2007-08-14 12:15
Very good document of "daily" Life in Cambodia!
Well seen and well done!
Greetings from Austria!
pat0500 (21561) 2007-08-14 12:17
Very nice composition here.!
Good framing, good shot..I like much..!
chicken (1557) 2007-08-14 12:49
A fun picture, well seen and very cleverly composed.
maredeniz (1016) 2007-08-14 13:06
It is so funny image with good composition.
Thanks for sharing
siolaw (38292) 2007-08-14 13:51
I can see Bertrand's influence on this one! ;D
Good high POV, nice framing... i rented a bike there... driving in PP is tricky! Could be a bit brighter but no big issue there..
Have a nice day
happypoppeye (4819) 2007-08-14 14:46
Good catch Sothy. Ths good ol' family moped. I think I saw 5 on 1 while there but have pictures with 6 on 1. Good composition with the placement of the arrows in respect to the moped. Good contrasting colors also. The background (or street) being almost black and white and the family and moped contrasting nicely with all their colorful clothes and red of the bike. Nice POV also.
limbiz (245) 2007-08-14 19:11
Very funny and meaningful photo on street shot. Well composed with POV.
cobraphil8 (82) 2007-08-14 23:45
great POV for this funny shot, I try a workshop for increase this one.
Do you think about it?
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-08-15 0:32
That is a very common scene in Indonesia too. And without safety helmet! Sometimes I see the driver wearing a helmet and the kids without. It is amazing but it is also a reality. I like the colour contrast against the grey of the road. Well done.
dvlazar (6644) 2007-08-16 6:06
A creative way to frame this shot.
The contrast of arrow direction and motorbike direction is interesting. I agree - there are some eye opening sights on the roads of Cambodia.
kevinos (7403) 2007-08-16 7:09
Great composition, Sothy the family on the bike balancing perfectly with the arrows. It has a fun and anarchic feel, with the man, (humanity) refusing to follow the prescribed rout. The family on the motorbike is quintessentially Asian. regards Kevin
ChrisJ (102685) 2007-08-16 9:09
I like the simple but effective compo. What are those 4 silver things on the road top right? A good downward pov from the bridge. Well done!
atus (15838) 2007-08-16 11:56
four people on one seat is very common in that part of the world, but thanks to the excellent high pov you've captured the scene very well, composing it greatly. Very nice one, my friend!
Tfs and best wishes.
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-08-18 2:03
On the first view I thought it is from Bertrand. Very original and nice shot, Sothy. I like the composition of the different elements. I like the wide space. Great asian daily life situation ... with a beautiful graphical aspect.
batalay (36433) 2007-08-20 19:05
I love your series of motorcyclists riding in the wrong direction; and as you cite the point, overloaded vehicles all! Great vantage point, perspective, colors and resolution.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-08-23 12:27
I like this one like the first one. It get graphism and humour.
I always find inspiration in the hight POV.
I will go to Phnom Penh next wednesday. for 2 weeks.
Have a nice day
riclopes (35577) 2007-08-29 8:58
Hahaha, very funny dangerous situation and a very nice graphic composition. Well seen and captured from a good vantage POV.
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-08-29 16:54
Good high POV and interesting combination of this loaded bike..and the arrows.
Well seen and good that you have waited for them to appear..the right moment. And the right placement in the frame. I wonder what they are looking at. All of them except from the one in front. This is quite dangerous stuff..
..I know this quite well, I've had a scooter accident recently in Greece (almost recovered now..) and believe me..
..these people do NOT want to fall with the 4 of them together!
Hope nothing happened later on!
pboehringer (770) 2007-09-16 21:25
I have seen scenes similar to this with a whole family on a motorbike in many south american countries. I thought it should be an interesting shot but never found the right composition to get the funny part of it. Your shot with the downlooking POV and having the huge sign on the street makes it worth the post. Funny showing all the wrong elements in one shot.
quillo (11850) 2007-10-24 14:29
An intelligent, simple framing
and balanced good, I like.
A good work undoubtedly.
- Copyright: Sothy Eng (sothy81) (9582)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 200mm F2.8L
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Flying eyes, My Own Best (More than 40 points), Cambodia 2007, Traffick in Cambodia, Top Rated, Interesting Transportation [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-14 12:09