Taken in the early morning through dust and gravel on the dirt road in Muang Sing - the similar location to my previous upload. Their movement raised quite a lot of dust and getting plenty of dust myself while trying to keep the camera as still as possible using 200mm focal length.
But I stil think this shot was worth having to spend the rest of the day cleaning my camera & lens .....
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papagolf21 (84804) 2013-11-15 3:07
Bravo pour l'ambiance reproduite, nous avons vraiment l'impression d'être sur place et de respirer la poussière soulevée par les véhicules.
dta (65010) 2013-11-15 3:26
Hello Abmdsudi ,
An amazing capture of these dark riders in the dust , contrasting with the lit orange monk on their bikes .
A great shot !
adidas5nb (4973) 2013-11-15 3:40
great layers in this pic with fantastic lighting and great saturation of warm colors.love the motorbikes in silhouettes and the saffron colors in light.
sevy (15359) 2013-11-15 3:50
I agree with you, it was worth to take this shot. There is a real mood shared through it.
Dust cloud against the light with dark silhouettes is often worth in photo.
rigoletto (34255) 2013-11-15 3:52
hi abmdsudi. again you present a very atmospheric photo. the light diffused in the dust adds particular beauty. and what to say for those 3 supermen riding ahead! they are the three cherries of this spectacular photo :)
SnapRJW (30687) 2013-11-15 5:35
I agree Abmdsudi - dust on the lens is a necessary evil in some situations and you made a wise, creative decision to captured the back lit dust here, it adds enormously to your composition both in terms of atmospherics and visual interest. Bravo! Warm regards Rosemary
rbassin (17341) 2013-11-15 5:43
une belle réussite, grace à la lumière qui crée cette ambiance de bruit et de poussière.
Sergiom (57851) 2013-11-15 5:43
Il fallait que tu sois un petit peu casse-cou pour prendre cette photo avec tout ce trafic qui devait te frôler de près. C'est vrai au niveau de la de la poussière qui donne un beau résultat.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2013-11-15 5:44
definitely worth it, this is a brilliant result. It really looks like a scene from a movie and an action packed one at that! In fact it reminds me of mad max. The dust creates an excellent air Off mystery and these people look like they have some common goal that they are all headed Off to. Excellent result, thanks for sharing something so unique.all the best
ourania (29445) 2013-11-15 5:45
I'm very glad the dust and the prospect of spending "the rest of the day cleaning" didn't discourage you from finding a bold point of view on the dirt road and waiting amid the dist, gravel and noise for a good and interesting scene to capture. The sense of movement and the repeating patterns are irresistible. The textures, the dust, the warm colours, the light challenged by the dust,
the hints of daily life details, make a wonderful, intriguing blend. There's a fine sense of mystery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
holmertz (39569) 2013-11-15 7:44
I don't see very much of the environment because of this tricky light, but you have used this trickyness excellently for an interesting composition. The dust swirling in the sky has made the very obvious orange-clad monks look like they are cycling through some kind of halo. They are very nicely contrasted by the dark silhouettes of the men on the motorbikes closer to the camera.
pajaran (50532) 2013-11-15 8:41
Lep pogled na put i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan put sa prasinom koja smanjuje vidik.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view of the road and the moment ...
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, good time shown with the dust that reduces sight.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Fis2 (84020) 2013-11-15 9:47
A very curious atmosfere.
I like frame and colors.
Excellent reportage photo.
kato (11630) 2013-11-15 9:57
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to sse the spectacle in which riders are driving by bike, and monks wearing red robe are pedalling by bicycle on dirt road. It's also impressive in rolled dust. And, the shadow projected to the road draws out a good effect.
Cricri (104511) 2013-11-15 10:57
Quel ambiance matinale!! j'imagine le bruit en plus de la poussière qui s'ajoute a la lumière, les personnes a vélo habiller de rouge attire l'attention, le fond se laisse imaginer tellement c'est brumeux, belle réalisation
oss (425) 2013-11-15 13:12
what a great picture. Already many points but i have to add mine. Perfect shot into the light (whichis not easy) with the "red guys" on the bycicle adding the finishing touch.
Romano46 (16720) 2013-11-15 14:27
un incontro straordinario tra antico e moderno in questa tua fotografia!.
Non solo alle auto ed alle moto si contrappone la bicicletta, ma gli stessi personaggi che le conducono sono ben diversi:
da una parte i motociclisti e dall'altro i monaci , in bici con le loro tonache arancioni, quasi un incontro tra la spiritualità e la modernità, Un magico incontro nel sublime fodale del Laos di oggi.
Ciao e buona serata.
Periko (2575) 2013-11-15 18:29
Good photo, despite being backlit, or perhaps because of this. The dust raised by the vehicles creates a peculiar and rural atmosphere.
Regards and TFS
Wanda1 (14980) 2013-11-15 20:20
The three monks in their orange robes lead the pack and certainly stand out as a focal element. The dust kicked up by the transport makes for some nice atmosphere in the image.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-11-15 21:12
I love how this photograph puts me right in the heart of the action, as if I'm part of a chase scene in a film. The dust does wonderful things to the light and the atmospher of the scene, as do the contrasting dark silhouettes and orange robed characters. And with just the impression of buildings up ahead, the illusion is complete. Fantastic capture!
jjcordier (75190) 2013-11-15 22:36
Très bonne photo nous entraînant au milieu de la circulation sur cette route poussiéreuse. Remarquable gestion de la lumière.
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-11-15 23:28
This is a truly spectacular combination between the dust of the road and the warm sunlight. Well taken, gat dynamic image.
Enjoy the weekend.
mirosu (13190) 2013-11-16 0:56
Excellent road snapshot in very good back light. Excellent exposing for the bright BG made a good silhouette of the motorcyclists. The dusty atmosphere adds nice toning to the scene.
p.s. Thanks for your comments, I'm aware of this but it was more or less snapshot taken from the boat without much preparation.
siudzi (33005) 2013-11-16 1:39
Wow! What a stunning shot of this original and unique scene! You were for sure in the right moment at the right place for taking this amazing capture full of great light which made the sight so well. Bravo! Excellent work!
Have a nice weekend!
CLODO (29914) 2013-11-16 1:44
I like the life of your shot, the busy muddy road full of bikers leading the view on the 3 orange silhouettes in the "mist". Good perspective taken from a car seat.
have a nice WE
Silvio1953 (119690) 2013-11-16 5:55
Ciao Ambdsudi, fasxcinating composition, great scene, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (12039) 2013-11-16 7:55
Yes, it's a very nice shot but a whole day cleaning up for it? My, what did it do to your poor camera? Excellent POV, great DOF. Those monks in orange riding their bicycles have are a welcome variety in the photo.
rychem (21719) 2013-11-16 8:20
Great scene and splendid photo, excellent composition, I like your POVand this dusty mood
adramad (36959) 2013-11-16 12:44
Magnificent and original image, with that group of motorcyclists and cyclists, mixed dust are raising the road, curious feeling the bottom of the image that just, that gently clarifies the dust.
A perfect colorful natural.
Very well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
mkamionka (30104) 2013-11-16 14:35
amazing composition, I like the silhouettes of bikers some of them seem to be monks due to the color of their clothes. Fantastic effect of the fog and or dust well combined with the back light.
nikkitta (14354) 2013-11-16 15:53
Hola Abmdsudi, your camera lens, once an expert told me the worst for them are sand and dust
But the capture deserved the work, rich contrasts with the monks at the back and the dark silhouettes behind, all enveloped in dust
A photo of movement very well composed creating a noise ambiance, tfs
everlasting (14564) 2013-11-17 2:39
A great atmospheric scene, and maybe worth the dust on the camera. The three riders up front in their orange robes, I thought were monks, maybe they are, but the light that catches them is sublime.
annjackman (19025) 2013-11-17 4:04
The dust and streaming light give plenty of atmosphere. The orange robes give a shot of vivid colour. I get a real sense of being there from this excellent photo.
Kind Regards, Ann
Highmountains (2255) 2013-11-17 6:50
What a shot ! with the haze of the dust, the brightness of the saffron dress, the black of the pillion riders ... the depth of the scene in totality .. Fantastic.
Great colours and contrast. wonderful perspective and to top it all - excellent framing.
Thanks for sharing.
jemaflor (83046) 2013-11-17 9:56
Well managed with the effect with light and dusts, interesting result, tfs.
worldcitizen (6733) 2013-11-17 12:28
The lighting is definitely the star in this photo, and what beautiful lighting it is. :-) I especially like the way it illuminates the orange/red clothing of the people in front. It's also lovely as it filters through the dust. I can imagine that a lot of dust is inhaled while driving or riding on these roads. It must be uncomfortable at times, but it makes for a great scene. :-)
krzychu30 (15442) 2013-11-18 1:58
excellently captured and full of life and dynamic capture!But also very atmosperic one!
I like your POV,that in combination with the dust and so lovely,warm light creates here really magnificent mood.
Bravo for creativity and superb execution!
yquem46 (38538) 2013-11-19 8:34
Just back from Brittany, right away after Argentina
At least one thing that i'm sure of, is to find plenty of good posts in your gallery when i return
This is just one of them, a great shot against the light
Best regards, have a nice evening
Angshu (55295) 2013-11-21 5:10
Laos is one of my favourite countries...I loved the simplicity of the people. The dust, though damaging to the camera & your lens, creates a fine atmosphere! The red of the monks' robes catch the eyes. A fine picture...I cannot pinpoint what exactly, but everything appeals to me a lot! Excellent work!
eldancer1 (26790) 2013-11-22 10:09
This reminds of my younger days in the Philippines, after a few miles ride on dirt roads we were all covered with dust! But now most of the roads on the islands are paved but still rough. I like the lighting and the pov and I also like the effect of the dust on the mood. Very well done, tfs.
cornejo (30115) 2013-11-23 10:39
Abmdsudi Hello, very good view of this interesting scene of everyday life of the place, very well captured with a great POV with great photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. A great 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.
Didi (56067) 2013-11-27 8:23
Very interesting local scene in backlights
The dust is diffusing the lights, it's a nice picture but no good for your camera :)
Waylim (25184) 2013-12-03 23:02
Not the best shot as far as the aesthetic goes, but it depict so well the way of life in many part of Laos where there are many unpaved street, and it can get really dusty in the dry season, the leaves of the plants along the street, is all brown. I hated that of the dry season, the whole city is full of dust. Even than it makes me miss my hometown :)
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-12-15 16:50
an amazing image representing totally its title..the most beautiful highlight the riders on red!!
carlo62 (30625) 2013-12-25 11:00
molto bella questa foto, la luce che passa attraverso la polvere crea una bella atmosfera.
Fantastici i tre punti rossi a destra.
ikeharel (55368) 2014-09-02 3:42
Yes Abmdsudi, cleaning the camera after such a shot is a bit of an ordeal, but managed to bring a sight we normally do not take.
Dusty-road driving and riding, full of dynamism and vibrant motion.
Orange color of the three, probably monks - stand-out good contrast.
aliabazari (14273) 2014-09-07 21:57
Very beautiful view. Excellent sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (42012)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 3:01