A little girl telling off her dad or maybe the other way round.
And they're waiting at one of Wan Chai's many tram stations. (Notice tram tracks on road)
Since they entered service in 1903, trams are noisy, slow, bumpy, dirty but they're such a classic transport and are extremely cheap to ride.
I think about $1 Hong Kong dollar could take you for 10 km. It's also very popular with tourists.
Trams are usually very crowded...but now its summer so most commuters would travel by the underground system.
This was actually shot from the front passanger seat of a car. I used a slow shutter to seperate the girl and family from the rest. Maybe the 'division' of the frame is bit too extreme...
Any comments most welcome!
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arindam_thokder (3987) 2006-07-24 17:08
A busy street scene with lot of activities. i like the way you focus is through out the frame, still the mail subject caught out attention...specially because of the blurred vehicles in the background. Nice color and details.
feather (51130) 2006-07-24 17:25
I think maybe you were correct in your reservations. I love the left of the frame with the western family having some sort of disagreement. The little girl seems to be in charge, while the Chinese lady looking on, appears to disapprove. It would make a successful shot on its own imo. Impressive though for shooting through a car window.
s10001in (0) 2006-07-25 0:36
Nice shot with slow shutter speed.
Vivid colors with motion blur behind.
Little bit burnt out in sun but really intresting shot.
Angshu (56462) 2006-07-25 0:52
What a moment to capture! Excellent use of shutter speed to highlight the situation with everything else in motion around. And when you say you've taken this shot from the front window of the car...it's even more amazing. Well done indeed!
berek (42866) 2006-07-25 3:09
very active daily life picture . I like this picture very much. good daily life picture. have a nice day.
Meaning Sense :-))
Furachan (0) 2006-07-25 3:23
First of all I really like what you're trying to do here, so well described by Jinju - the slow shutter speed creating a movement-bokeh around your target. Where I have a little trouble though is with your composition, ok? Even though the group on the right are movement blurred, they still constitute a competitive elemnt, a secondary family for my eyes to worry about, and I WANT to be led straight to the main deal with no confusion. I'm afraid in your desire to re-create a complete Wan Chai panorma you failed somewhat to truly isolate your actors. Now that's just my opibion and others may disagree.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-07-25 4:11
Hi Cheuk Hin,
What I appreciate here is your approach to trying different things, and I must tell you succeeded very well in producing this subject isolation by motion. Unlike Francis I'm not bothered by the group to the right because it is blurred as well as any human element except the subject. It's creative and I like it.
Have a nice day,
jinju (14265) 2006-07-25 5:26
I like how the whole world here isn in motion, and you really emphasized that with the shutter speed here and the family is so steady. Its like using bokeh to isolate a subject.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-07-25 6:00
Very nice observation again, Cheuk-Hin. A good interaction captured between dad and child, and a good framing to show the busy and colorful street corner including a well-chosen speed to get some motion blur. I quite like the complete framing as it is, and this reflects exactly the different approach for compositions between me and Francis - he, preferring closer and more intimate framings, has articulated smoe reservations while I (more of the wide-angle guy) quite like what you did here.
Paolo (41222) 2006-07-25 6:38
Hi Cheuk Hin, a beautiful urban view, colorfull and with many dynamism thanks to the good exposure on the cars on teh back.
good POV and beautiful composition.
everlasting (14698) 2006-07-25 8:56
splendid street photography Cheuk, I like the wode angle approach, although i think the scene on the left could make its only story. Nicely timed, qua motion and expressions.
zig (2456) 2006-07-25 10:11
Hi CheukHin, I really like your photos off from HK streets. About Tram, I used have rides back in Hiroshima, I started missing the rides... You well captured what going on in the street, it is just a piece of moment sliced off from daily life, but I think it is the most attractiveness about street photography. A bit harsh light, but it's okay for my eyes because I like the rest part of the frame.
somkiat (1104) 2006-07-26 8:27
so many elements.but they were combined in order to tell many stories on the road.i think that is the benefit of this picture.the different manners of everyone give a special interesting.
verde (957) 2006-07-30 16:49
I really like the contrast b/t the older woman, the whole city whizzing by, and the crisp child and father.
interesting message here
- Copyright: Cheuk Hin Tsang (tcht) (7565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF, @ ISO 200, UV Filter 52 mm
- Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-24 13:01