A Touch of Rural Bengal - IV
I just felt like sharing a back to back photograph on mode of transport used by a family.In the previous image you had seen a young lady smiling back on a pedal rickshaw,but in this image on a motorised rickshaw,the head of the family returns a grim look, as if not very happy with my effort to focus on him.The driver here looks tired and again unmindful of what is happening around him.Hope you like this one too.
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eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-26 21:12
At least this is a tricycle! When visited the Philippines in 2007 it's not unusual to see a family of 5 riding a motorcycle. People can be very creative and innovative. Good documentation of the daily with good details. Well done, tfs.
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-01-26 22:21
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done,
COSTANTINO (70182) 2014-01-26 22:27
interesting shot with a kind of trasnport
used by a family impressive capture
and a different mode of transport
with a driver who looks so tired
one shot is one thousand words
have a nice new week
pajaran (66308) 2014-01-26 22:32
Interesantan i lep trenutak ...
Dobar tekst ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana motorna riksa sa putnicima, lepe boje.
Gospodin ne moze bez mobilnog telefona.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting and beautiful moment ...
A good text ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated motor Riksa with passengers , beautiful colors .
The Lord can not be without a cell phone.
Have a nice day , all the best in the new week that started , good luck.
Noel_Byrne (33724) 2014-01-27 2:05
This is an excellent urban street capture, not only for the vehicle and its many occupants, but also the expressions that you point out in your note. The driver looks like he has just got out of bed, so I hope he doesn't have to have any quick reactions! You captured the vehicle in perfect clarity while the slight motion blur behind gives a brilliant sense of movement. Nicely done!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-27 2:09
Nice photo of a typical family riding on a vano in Digha.
These vehicals are called vano and are generally fitted with a bike engine. Making these kind of vehicles has become a small-scale industry in Bengal. It is very unsafe and pollutes the environment a lot, but sadly this illegal mode of transport is on the verge of being legalised. Here you have a well documented photo of this vehicle with a huge family riding on it. Thanks for sharing.
jhm (160881) 2014-01-27 3:42
A lovely daily life picture with these taxi with very modern passengers, with GSM.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-27 4:06
Heavy cargo for this motorized rickshaw, but easier job for the driver, comparing to previous photo. I like your lower angle viewpoint and the perfect tight crop. The light and clarity is very good. Nice action photo.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
Fis2 (107388) 2014-01-27 4:10
Super scene, good reportage photo.
I like frame and colors.
Interesting photo from daily life.
Have a nice afternoon.
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-01-27 4:50
Sorry Farhat, I haven't forgotten you, but I find it hard to comment on everyone because I don't always have time to log on the site. In any case I do not have any problems, thank you. I begin today by your gallery.
Great capture of the transport scene, nice typical photo. I like it!
Have a nice week.
Sergiom (89241) 2014-01-27 5:10
J'espère que le conducteur va s'ouvrir les yeux au plus vite car il risque d'arriver quelque chose de terrible à toute cette famille . Une impossibilité en Amérique du nord de voir une telle situation sur la route.
snunney (107443) 2014-01-27 5:13
A scene I saw many times during my visit to India and still most unusual to my Western eyes. The driver seems in a different world, I hope they all got home OK:-) Excellent street capture with superb colours and clarity.
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-01-27 5:34
Fabbs, what a strange motorbike to carry passengers, a superb daily life shot from Digha and excellent record displaying population's life, nice hues and high definition, all the best Fabbs, see you!
ikeharel (79149) 2014-01-27 7:44
Exquisite sharp details collcted, while the motorbike was moving, and fine light and colors managed.
The whole family on the vhicle - and yet, the one guy at the helm not looking on the road ahead, at that moment.
Nicely shown a daily-life photo.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-27 9:26
What a timing! There are so many people on the 'vano' but everybody is unmindful! A very good street photo with wonderful colors and details as always.
Enjoyed it. Thank you.
danos (103212) 2014-01-27 9:33
a beautiful daily snapshot from the roads of Bengal,with all these citizens to travel with the motorised rickshaw and the driver to looks so tired.I think that the head of the family if he could will thrashed you.
Cricri (126690) 2014-01-27 10:10
Belle scène de vie, un transport moins fatiguant avec la moto, et pas le vélo comme l'image précédente, j'aime les expressions différentes des personnes, le conducteur semble lui fatigué!!!
fds (9571) 2014-01-27 10:22
ciao dear farhat
great great picture from bengala very heppy
for my your image are great document of daily life from india with great scharpnees and very nice colors
great schot dear friend
cornejo (47250) 2014-01-27 11:23
Hi Farhat, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jcpix (13950) 2014-01-27 14:50
Ahaha, you may have been given a direct and intense stare down, but it sure brings a lot of emotion to this capture. I sure hope the driver decides to open his weary eyes at some point! :) I would imagine this to be very common here, but it sure is a shock to my senses seeing so many people on one vehicle...there must be some super skilled drivers to ride like this. Love the locale perspective and hint of tension this imagery provides. A wonderful moment caught and presented with good detail and a sense of motion. Enjoy the day ahead.
PaulVDV (32687) 2014-01-27 19:52
Another beautiful and colourful street scene!
But be careful! The driver is not looking where he is riding.
Excellent clear and sharp shot.
Best regards, Paul
mcmtanyel (29636) 2014-01-27 20:00
Another colorful photo of daily life from India. My, the driver looks inattentive. And the dude with the purple long-sleeved shirt on top of shorts looks pretty serious. I hope they all keep their flip-flops till the end of their journey. I don't recall if you critiqued my photo from Hersheypark. If you did, you will remember the Skyview - an aerial tramway. Now, all the rooftops that Skyview goes over were littered with flip-flops, obviously ones that have fallen from the feet of Skyview riders.
Anyway, you've got a precious photo here.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-27 23:22
What a colourful scene of this family outing on this motorized rickshaw.
But hey, who is looking to were they are going, the driver as you say is tired and has his eyes closed.
Nine people I can count on this contraption.
Super colours, great movement shot, you have captured it well.
Nicou (151990) 2014-01-28 1:22
Plus facile avec la moto qu'avec le vélo sueprbe sècne de ce transport en ville avec le chauffeur les personnages mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-28 3:31
hello, a nice daily life shot. Here your photo shows us a journey which has every opportunity to meeting with accident. A dangerous vehicle which has no direct braking system. Anyway you framed it nicely and off course from a safe distance. Thanks.
kato (11630) 2014-01-28 3:37
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the motorised rickshaw and a lot of passengers on it. Surely, it seems that the driver is tired and passengers are relax. It looks like an easy transportation for residents.
omid266 (6750) 2014-01-28 7:54
** Salam Farhat ,
Good night ,
It is very interesting this local taxi(Riksa) in your
Well done friend for capture this image from daily life,
I hope to have more fotos about daily life in my region,
Thanks alot friend ,
Gos Bless **
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-28 10:53
A wonderful street shot. I am amazed by the number of people including the driver there are at least ten people are going by this motorized rickshaw. Again I like the tight format. The focus and sharpness are perfect. TFS and have a nice day!
Silvio1953 (154043) 2014-01-28 12:40
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with very originmal trasportation system, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
clic (18546) 2014-01-29 13:35
My first concern is for those 'poor worn out' tires!!
I have to consider those people are experts in rapid flat tire repairs!
Stunning to notice a smartphone in utter destitution.
adramad (49956) 2014-01-30 8:57
Sensational and stunning image, very real in the streets of India, a marvel how well you captured this family circulating in this vehicle, with the bottom of amnbiente city.
A lovely colorful in very natural shades.
The lighting is very well run, good sharpness brings out the details and textures.
Well done. I really love it.
Have a good day.
P/D. Very grateful for your kind congratulations
photoray (13981) 2014-02-01 7:19
Fine candid of clever public transportation utilizing the motorcycle and wagon to carry the maximum riders.
This approach is the oppposite of most Californians who drive their autos solo. The California Department of Transportation is trying to stimulate 'ride sharing' by having 'car pool lanes' (the fast lane) on our freeways requiring two or three or more occupants.
ourania (51103) 2014-02-03 11:47
a wonderfully captured and framed scene from daily life. Although there appears to be an odd effect of the colours, your theme and composition are so good that minor problems don't matter. I love watching the expressions and postures of the passengers, such an interesting assortment of attitudes and expressions. The driver using one hand and having closed his eyes, though, makes the scene amusing, exciting and scary:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17179)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Hoya 67mm U/V
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-26 20:21