In 1999 the Cambodian government allowed foreigners to once again ride trains. (A nasty incident in 1994 closed them for 5 yrs.)
This was taken on the train to Battambang. These folks were my neighbours for the day.
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Frankp (143) 2004-05-05 23:35
Great shot. I love the expressions on these two guy's faces. And use of the wide angle gets a good amount of the environment composed in such a way to add to the photo and not detract or distract - it is fun to look around this train compartment. Exposure is also good - letting the windows blow out adds to the atmosphere of the shot. Even the guy in front being a bit blurred works for me as it adds a bit more motion to the photo.
Good shot here. Cheers and keep shooting.
mimi (2325) 2004-05-06 13:19
Very photojournalist shot. It does a great job of conveying the tedium of a long train journey. I like the "tough guy" expressions on the two guys in front.
eleparc (24063) 2004-05-07 2:02
great historical shot ian and great note! looks like a world reporter shot! is that your job? you seemed to focus on the young guy on the right side on the picture sitting on the armchair, is that right? very moody photo; bravo
Josh69 (1437) 2004-05-08 8:53
Excellent; I really like this type of shot. The foreground guy in the dark sunglasses looks like a very typical Khmer. It looks like a timeless photo. The only small points I can think of are - the wide lens has distorted to man's arm on the right a bit too much and the Khmer sunglasses guy has moved a bit while you were taking the photo and so is a bit blurry; as he is one of the two main subjects, I would have liked him to be as sharp as the guy on the right.
Furachan (0) 2006-06-21 9:45
Fabulous shot, Ian, mesmerizing actually. I kept staring at it on the "Feature" page and thought "I'm sure I've commented on this before..." Maybe I'm confusing it with one of FLydragon's. Great documentary and cinematographic feel to this one. All that oversesxposure seems to work in your favor. Brilliant shot, what more can I say?