Though not the best technical pic, I think it's funny.
As you know Malaysia does it's best to protect it's citizens against "immorality." This translates into editing films, magazines, etc. Public displays of affection are also frowned upon, as seen here.
So keep that in mind when visiting kids, and please, don't make-out in cabs... ;)
For this pic I increased contrast using curves, selected the "No Kissing" sign to a new layer and kept that in colour (opacity 30%). The background was filled with noise to give it an old fashioned look.
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fredrok (97) 2003-11-10 16:53
The B&W and noise works great here! Nice composition... however, the picture is a little bit small. A bigger picture and I would have given you a very happy smiley...
Matias (191) 2003-11-10 18:54
fredok said it...
it is a great caption. at least this caption provoque me a smile :))
mtolloczko (201) 2003-11-11 5:40
Aha, so no bonking in his cab also? Crikey, no snoggin, all the joys of taking a cab ride are gone. Yes, Malaysia is trying to turn back the clock on morality. I guess the newly weds would be having their honeymoon outside of Malaysia. Good image, interesting cab interior.
numahr (350) 2004-11-08 6:18
Poor Malaysian lovers.... I'm sure they'll find their ways! ;)
Goatsmilk (68) 2004-12-20 19:31
In the UK you see "Do not speak to the driver" on buses.
I wonder if it really says "Do not snog the driver whilst cab is in motion"
All in the name of road safety ;-)
maurazos (0) 2005-02-28 4:40
Really interesting and social picture. I would prefer a more smooth picture, without such a strong grain, but anyway I love it. Regards.
david (3992) 2006-07-01 6:33
humorous photo alex ... although, you really should have made the shot bigger!
thansk for sharing.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-07-01 6:39
LOL! A pity it's not bigger, but a great slice of life & something that appears humourous to me but is probably quite serious to the locals! I like the grain in the shot, it gives it that older 35mm feeling (reminds me of 400iso B&W film).
xuaxo (6846) 2006-10-02 15:45
Very good catch of a different world.
DragonAngel (280) 2006-10-04 9:14
creative idea and funny pict. here.
However, I feel its a bit to noisy there. Perhaps, just making it black and white will be sufficient? just my 2 cents here..
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2002-10-10
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC20, 35-105mm, Digital
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/147 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Signs That Make You Smile, Signs, CLODO"s selection XV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-10 14:51
- Favorites: 2 [view]