The driving in India is one of the most bizarre and crazy I know, it is common to go against traffic on the highway, use the high beam without any respect for those in front of him, in short, with road traffic regulations is almost non-existent, wins the larger and in this case the truck, in this photo you can see an example. The trucks are further elaborates decorated with saints and deities, or good luck, as they are usually purchased undergo a puja which is a kind of blessing.
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lousat (64601) 2012-09-18 8:36
Ciao Valter,una vera tamarrata ma laggiu' sembra che sia molto comune addobbare i camion con questi colori e scritte,mi ricordo di aver visto come simili anche in Sri Lanka a partire dai tuc tuc.Ottimo soggetto per una foto insolita e coloratissima! Buona serata,Luciano
leo61 (0) 2012-09-18 8:43
yor are right ,I had a lot of crazy bus and taxi rides in India, but fortunatelly I survived them all.
I was happy to have some after sunset ,not to see the abyss beside the road.....
Good shot of this nicely decorated truck.
holmertz (31600) 2012-09-18 9:43
Yes, travelling by road in India is a vey dangerous thing, but the same goes for many other countries in Asia and Africa. It is difficult to imagine what goes on in the drivers' heads. At least the truck companies have the good sense to brighten the days of their drivers by painting the trucks in the most bizarre ways. The swastikas are typical details that look weird to Westerners. Actually the Pakistani trucks look even brighter. This is a nice contribution to TE that makes me smile nostalgically.
JFS (32455) 2012-09-18 10:32
Great POV of this colorful and funny truck, seeing the "decoration" I can guess how they drive...Another way of living. I like your work a lot.
chrisvek (6995) 2012-09-18 12:21
Wo.So nice colors here with great saturation and amazing lightning management.Very clever look and excellent POV.Well done!
Have a nice evening
Gigidusud (10460) 2012-09-18 13:48
Bellissimo camion colorato con dettagli divertante.Originale questa foto.
Guenther (10909) 2012-09-18 13:55
wow che festa di colori! Anche la luce è molto bella ... poi, dopo aver letto la tua nota, preferirei non incontrarlo un camoin così...
bona (11212) 2012-09-18 14:00
fantastic and expressive Truck! I never saw one like that with so many colors and decorations. Good colors and sharpness. The license plate have the letters RJ, and here that means Rio de Janeiro, my city. :)
ciakgiak (30385) 2012-09-18 14:37
Un'incredibile palette di colori sul muso di questo gigante!
La foto é molto bella e di pregevolissima fattura!
Un caro saluto
eldancer1 (20950) 2012-09-18 14:41
I visited my old country, the Philippines, in 2007 traffic was like the one you described in India. But I was very suprise that not too many accidents between the motor vehicles, may be because it's impossible to speed. Buses and jeepneys are also elaborately decorated. Nice capture with good lighting and good details. Well done, tfs.
carlo62 (19797) 2012-09-18 15:00
30anni fa sembravano assurdi i camion di siciliani e napoletani, al confronto erano mezzi di trasporto per le Orsoline.
I colori hanno invato tutto, raticamente non c'è neanche spazio per guardare, il risultato fotografico è eccellente e questo a noi basta.
tyro (15841) 2012-09-18 16:40
Ciao caro Valter,
WOW! I look at this and this brightly coloured truck comes out of the screen at me at full speed!
You have given us a fascinating note and I can imagine that these trucks need to be blessed and decorated with images of deities and gods - perhaps as some form of protection from the lunatics who drive them!
Your photograph is stunning - as I say, this machine stands out from the screen with its beautifully vibrant colours and lovely contrasts. The exposure is perfect and the sharpness excellent. A very fine "close cropped" composition too.
baddori (19133) 2012-09-18 23:45
Percorri luoghi che amo.
Da giovane l'Europa e l'america erano i miei limiti.
Questo camion cosi celebrato il TV nei programmi di strade estreme a 3000 mt.
Un culto possederlo, fotografarlo, seguire le colonne in viaggio.
Un nuovo "caravan serraglio" che mette emozioni.
delpeoples (48910) 2012-09-19 0:32
Questa foto é FUN! Mi ha fatto ridere immediamente. Adoro quei colori forti, il taglio stretto ed il gestione della luce. Una scena UNquotidiana, che hai catturato bene con una grande qualitá (come sempre) e buon umore.
Nicou (106307) 2012-09-19 2:02
quelle compo et iamge quelle vue sur ce camion TAT tout colorée sueprbe détial et cpatage fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
maria-v1981 (10418) 2012-09-19 2:40
I like how the bright colours of the truck contrast with the blue sky of the landscape. All these colourful details creates refreshing picture. How to pass unnoticed with all these colors and motives.
Enjoy the day,
jhm (128325) 2012-09-19 3:25
A fantastic and expressive Truck, this is forbidden in Belgium with the windows almost completely close through advertisement.
Excellent composition, with orginal colors.
Very well captured and lovely composition, TFS.
aliabazari (10284) 2012-09-19 6:44
The bus is decorated beautifully recorded. Combining beauty.
mirosu (8466) 2012-09-20 2:09
Excellent detail photo of this very typical Rajasthan truck. I visited India many, many times and agree with you that one need god's blessing and good luck when mooving on Indian roads. Optimized tight crop has allowed most of the image to be filled with the colrfully decorated front part of the truck. Well done!!!
Silvio1953 (106048) 2012-09-20 4:05
Ciao Valter, neanche a Napoli li conciano così, favoloso e coloratissimo, ottimi dettagli, simpatica, bravo, ciao Silvio
Miguel82 (14622) 2012-09-27 13:00
How are you?
Very nice focus on this typical decorated truck
They are old but well maintained
Sharp picture, excellent colors and light
Have a good day Miguel
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (18338)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-13
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 24-70mm f/2,8 L
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-18 8:23