Asleep at the wheel...
Behind the wheel of sleep...
No sleep 'til Guilin...
People in China seem to have a knack for naps. In between jobs, or just when work is low, sometimes just for a couple of minutes, many people have a short power nap.
It seems sleeping on the job can be OK. Maybe it is healthy. It probably depends on the job you do, but still...I'm jealous sometimes.
This picture was shot at a bus station. We were in our bus waiting for it to depart, the driver in the bus next to ours was having a power nap, waiting until it was time for his bus to depart.
"Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there's no need (there's no need)
Please, don't spoil my day, I'm miles away
And after all I'm only sleeping"
- John Lennon
PS: I believe one shouldn't really take pictures of people who are sleeping,
but sometimes I make exceptions. Sometimes.
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sevy (58) 2012-11-16 6:30
Nice travel shot. I am not doing this kind of shot, but I should try because also giving an idea of the life in the country.
Very good composition for this shot.
abmdsudi (55116) 2012-11-16 8:38
This is simple happy street scene for sure, great candid so well observed and captured timely that works to include some nice striking colors to catch the eyes. That as always the small tight frame within and the slumber man serve a great draw being the central viewpoint with lovely juxtaposition to the blue script. It works well and adds a bit of humour I think. The composition, colors combination all collaborate to make this a fine picture. Congrats, TFS.
maxifred (0) 2012-11-16 10:26
C'est vraiment chouette comme cadrage pris sur le "vif" (si on peut dire)!
La présence des couleurs = juste ce qu'il faut pour attirer le regard,pas trop ni trop peu.
Bon week end,
Bartleby (13552) 2012-11-16 11:56
love this crop. I think it deserves a lot more points that it has gathered. Definitely better than a lot of shots over here...
I love how the ideograms counter-balance the sleeping guy. And of course, love the Beatles song...
Eric_vd (289) 2012-11-16 15:45
Well framed candid streetshot, very original, well done!!
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-11-16 16:31
Wonderful POV, Benny, and certainly an unusual and effective choice of framing, giving most of the shot over to the side of the bus and cutting off both the window and the writing. It keeps the shot off balance in a dynamic way. Nice and bright... I'm curious, though, why you shot at 400 ISO? Of course, it's possible you did what I do constantly, which is simply forget I changed the settings... That's always a cause for a head smack down the line!
bukitgolfb301 (42652) 2012-11-16 21:26
Hi dear Benny
Wow another impressive image shot as your taste and your own originality. Cropping portion is the best balance. Full of your humor sense! Thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
Juzo (4203) 2012-11-17 7:55
Probably my favourite song on Revolver, super framing and moment, truly we dream as we travel..
ruisc_pt (11090) 2012-11-19 8:41
A wonderful portfolio You have.
speedymanu (3701) 2012-11-24 8:36
The frame in frame effect is a brilliant idea in this street scene. It structures the composition and is a proof of your shooting skills. Congratulations for this almost cinematographic touch.
Flavia (10352) 2012-12-03 4:58
i think it is the first time i visit your gallery and it was difficult to choose which picture to comment! I like a lot your style. You have great compositionin your gallery i i liked particurlaly this one. love the whay you framed the subject placing the sliping guy in the corner of the frame and including the chinese caracters to add some of the enviroment in. it is graphic and it works so well.
lpi (4857) 2012-12-28 22:59
Excellent cadrage de cette scène de la vie quotidienne!
J'aime ce genre de cliché!
Merci pour le partage!
korbee (6619) 2013-04-15 11:45
Prima compositie Ben,dit zou een goeie reclame poster kunnen zijn voor de Chinese spoorwegen of openbaar vervoer ;=],mooi die Chinese karakters in het blauw.
delnaja (2056) 2013-04-17 3:08
composition encore parfaite ! Simple et bien pensée. Du beau travail !