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Still on street photography in Songpan ancient walled town, panning shot taken on a slight overcast late afternoon. What a better way to enjoy the small place by taking a leisurely joy ride on a traditional yellow & green three-wheeler - the main form of public transport here. What a statement regarding our modern age! a bygone way of doing things but no need to wear ear muffs because of noisy engines, and great that these wonderful workhorses still doing what they know the best. There are dozens of them operating all over town, in and out of the walls. It costs only fractions of a dollar.

Stationed across the road just outside the wall with monopod mounted, I wanted to catch the dynamics at that time as the rider was probably rushing for passengers and there's a certain sense of urgency. This is just a choreography, it's real life a moment in time as we see it when frozen with just the right amount of motion blur, of course the First Law of Motion Blur applies.


Another second would have been too late....


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WS: Three-wheelers out side the main entrance of the ancient ten-metre-high city wall, but the light wasn't great

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