Just playing with available light, this was taken in Kunming city centre early in the morning before the real hectic life began when the traffic was light.
Streets are bustling places, full of people going about their daily lives and often in a hurry, but they can provide a visual aspect to the surroundings I find it interesting to observe and steal a moment.
This is nothing out of the ordinary just how it is....
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danos (80921) 2014-01-12 7:22
excellent the snapshot with the late afternoon light to makes the scene even more effective.I like the creative perspective with the people on the cyclists to add life in the image.
Cricri (96919) 2014-01-12 7:29
Une atmosphère particulière du petit matin dynamique avec le jeu ombre et de la lumière chaude, bonne profondeur et cadrage
holmertz (34563) 2014-01-12 7:51
Yes, this is exactly how an ordinary morning in a Chinese city may look. I like the diagonal and the depth and especially the thin halos on everybody's head created by the warm light of the morning sun. What really surprises me with this view is the lack of cars. This looks very much like the Chinese streets I saw 20 years earlier.
Graal (94140) 2014-01-12 8:18
fine street reportage about the daily life in China. Good shot under the sun light. Also well captured row of bikers. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Kamilutka (6621) 2014-01-12 8:46
it is true that this amazing light makes the image extraordinary. The way it softens the colors and even some edges of the objects is wonderful. You made the most of it - well done! But my attention drew also good composition and interesting POV. The angle you took the picture from seems to be just right for it.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening
Fis2 (79758) 2014-01-12 9:14
Interesting light and shadows.
Very impressive colors.
Photo has climate.
willperrett (5132) 2014-01-12 10:54
Classic chiaroscuro, golden light and excellent composition. The bloke looking over his shoulder appears in danger of being imminently run down! Nice little rim lights too.
siudzi (29617) 2014-01-12 11:07
This is a great street life shot taken under a really special light which built a stunning mood. Perfect execution as always. Artistic pic! Like it!
BennyV (13378) 2014-01-12 11:16
Lovely to see there are still bicylces pedalling round Kunming. It used to be one of the last places in China that really do well with bicycles...
...although - hold on - now I see it's an older picture you've uploaded. Grr...
still hope for bicyles, though...
All the best & thanks for posting.
Schnappilic (9682) 2014-01-12 11:28
A spectacular daily life scene with superb light. Nice morning atmosphere. Great work! Congratulations!
ourania (22722) 2014-01-12 13:42
I like very much how this decisive, long perspective is full of cyclists and shadows. A fine scene with daily life flowing before us into the distance. You have accentuated the perspective and the impact of the movement with a well considered tight framing. Warm tones, silhouettes and shadows mingle exquisitely. I also like the backward look of one of the cyclists and the halos on every one of them:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
siamesa (27701) 2014-01-12 13:48
Boa noite Abmdsudi
Excellent capture. It's very amazing how you tood fantastic photos from simple scenes.
daddo (21444) 2014-01-12 14:56
Salam Abmdsudi. The days when bicycles dominated the streets- something seen less and less across China.I remember this sort of light when I visited China and Vietnam. Beautiful effect as if the creator is blessing the deeds of men.Love the gentle diagonal along which they are progressing. Best wishes. Klaudio.
carlo62 (23658) 2014-01-12 15:31
c'è una luce molto bella, calda e piacevole, come le ombre che sembrano aloni, non hanno contorni, sembrano eteree.
pajaran (45480) 2014-01-12 22:57
Lep pogled rano ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa biciklistima koji idu svojim putem.
Dobar rad i perspektiva, lepe boje i trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Nice view in the morning ...
A good moment shot, nicely shown the place and moment of cyclists who go their own way.
Good work and perspective, beautiful colors and moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
jjcordier (70505) 2014-01-12 23:30
Magnifiques jeux d'ombres et de lumière dans cette remarquable photo qui sublime cette scène de vie quotidienne.
delpeoples (50641) 2014-01-13 3:06
Ciao dear Abmdsudi
There are not many people on TE that "just play with light" like you do. You are a professional at it and in every photo it's what distinguishes you. An amazingly atmospheric image, with compelling perspective, great play of light and shadow and of course good choice with the landscape frame. An impeccable and exquisite photo, congratulations.
jhm (131794) 2014-01-13 3:49
We get light and shadow but also fog and bikers.
Sharpness and clarity make your picture nice.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Oceania (4082) 2014-01-13 5:45
It's a great capture of daily life in southern China. The picture presents the light and show in a perfect way. I've never been there, but I know this whole region is very beautiful.
yquem46 (38064) 2014-01-13 5:50
Warm golden sunrise colors for this moody image shot against the light
For my personal taste I'd have preferred the guy before last one looking forwards like the others. just a detail as you can imagine easily
best regards, have a nice day
Subhogen (4029) 2014-01-13 7:03
Wow! what beautiful light. That is the star of this photo and plays a huge role to liven it. I like the way the hair of these cyclists are glowing in the light. Good to see so many cycles on the road it is a very environment friendly way of travelling. Excellent shot, truly good on all aspects. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
rigoletto (33776) 2014-01-13 7:08
hello abmdsudi. no need to be humble here. what if everybody played with the available light in such meticulous ways... i love the golden hues, the soft glow and the diagonal array of riders, creating a strong perspective graphism. very well done.
Romano46 (15554) 2014-01-13 8:24
una composizione perfetta con la diagonale della strada e l'ulteriore diagonale dei ciclisti che si integrano perfettamente in un ambiente caratterizzato da un suggestivo controluce dai toni cupi ma non privo di effetti artistici.
Ciao e buona serata
lousat (68517) 2014-01-13 8:44
A great idea for a very original pic,you freeze this moment with special details and in the best exposure to take these colors too,very very nice,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
wolf38 (29804) 2014-01-13 8:57
Hello abmdsudi. Good title, good photo. The contrasts play a big role here. Everything looks very atmospheric. Good handling of light.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-13 9:09
Yes, the golden glow makes it so attractive. But the angular perspective and the row of moving cyclists are no less responsible for the beauty of the frame.
Another superb study of light and shade.
claudeD (28842) 2014-01-13 10:06
very fine picture and great play with shadow and light. I like your fotojob here very much.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
npecanhuk (59006) 2014-01-13 16:49
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the management of light, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
krzychu30 (14986) 2014-01-14 0:06
beautiful daily-life scene and absolutely stunning capture of it!I think it´s all about the special light and timing you´ve chosen to immortalize the scene.The light and the way it affects the colors here is magnificent and it helps you to create so unique mood of the scene.
Silvio1953 (111016) 2014-01-14 3:17
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with a lot of bikes, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (57267) 2014-01-14 4:31
your photos early in the morning are always very attractive, because of the subtle light and the warm colours.
In this case, the daily scene of people going to work is very pleasant at sight, you have managed nicely the play of shades and have reached a beautiful chiaroscuro.
It's a great work.
RhodieIke (11017) 2014-01-14 6:32
A great and well managed photo of this super road scene.
Love the light and shadows.
Well done Tfs.
Giustiniani (891) 2014-01-14 6:45
une ambiance très particulière se dégage de cette photo. Une belle lumière et un jeu très intéressant. Bien vu.
adramad (33554) 2014-01-14 8:15
Sensational so well captured in this picture the beautiful play of shadows and lights, cyclists and biker image, is a magnificent picture of everyday life in the cities of the East.
The image has a rich color, in those golden hues of sunset.
Excellent brightness and very good focus.
Very good job. I love it.
Enjoy a happy day.
COSTANTINO (47638) 2014-01-14 22:31
your phrase explains in detail
the atmosphere of this shot
just playing with available light
I like the diagonal and the depth
CLODO (27656) 2014-01-15 3:03
Peak hour for the traffic, well caught with the backlight, a stunning street perspective. that's city life!
mcmtanyel (8157) 2014-01-15 8:00
I like the result of your experiment. Taken against the sun, the light has created interesting shadows. The first thing my dad taught me, even before I learned to read and write, was to "put the sun on your shoulder." Going against the conventional wisdom here has produced such a pleasant effect that even he would approve!
mirosu (10942) 2014-01-16 1:18
Excellent snapshot from China, very typical for this country, people riding bicycles, motor- & electro-cycles. Nice light and shadow play. You have captured this road scene from excellent higher angle viewpoint. Well done.
Didi (53285) 2014-01-16 3:51
Interesting action scene with a nice perspective and backlights
The biker should look ahead :)
nikkitta (11110) 2014-01-16 13:45
Just playing with the camera in not hurry is the best way to obtain great captures, here also speed was well managed
Good contrast with long shadows and a true sense of speed
Like the more the the orange reflects oon the hair of the cyclists
Lots of deep given by the diagonal street
Well done, congrats
adidas5nb (4003) 2014-01-17 7:46
sheer genius of a shot.fantastic composition against beautiful light,and the man with his head turned back makes it that much more special.great timing.
Angshu (53976) 2014-01-20 1:22
A rather simple scene, but the way you have used the light here is admirable & that makes for captivating viewing, especially the fringe halo effect around their heads, apart from of course the mellow light & the long diagonal shadows.
Waylim (24482) 2014-01-20 18:17
A very class shot of the moring hour in China, the way I remember it so many years ago. Now they are more care and motor cycle than Bycicles. I love to see more bike, because it is less noise and not as fast, they are dangerous. I witness 3 different accidents involding Motorcyle on my last trip in China.
Love the golden color of this shot and the backlight that illuminated their heads.
kato (11066) 2014-01-22 19:27
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle which the regidents are going to their workplace by bicycle in the morning. It's also effective for the long shadow projected to the road by morning's low light position.
adores (32674) 2014-01-29 16:00
I like this daily scene and the morning light makes it magical. Very well captured, with one of the men looking back. You usually get very nice shots early in the morning:)!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (36288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-12 7:10