Took this picture near the chinese area of Rangoon close to the Piers.
I always found it fascinating how rickshaw wallahs can do their trade in traffic clogged capitals, I mean you feel so exposed.
In the background, notice some of the Rangoon Architecture some with some chiense elements. Rangoon is a city that has a certain backwater charm to it, but this is slowly being lost with thie concrete is progress mentality, where interesting constructions are being razed to build ugly concrete, glass and tile (yes tiles in the outside) buildings.
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nerve (10231) 2005-04-12 6:07
i quite like the feeling in this photo Daniel,
but maybe you could have tried a horizontal shot like ur previous one..it looks so different than India.. :-)) bw..
oochappan (22043) 2005-04-12 6:39
Quite a differant achitecture here from India and like I was reading your reply, I can understand, a total differant life-style much more difficult to picturise the characteritiques as the feel is less challenging like you said. Transport is also so much differant.
The photo radiates this differance and you had a hell of a lot difficult light with the hars sun, still capable to bring the atmosphere in a tight frame.
Well done and thanks for your enlightening information Daniel.
sohrab (7439) 2005-04-12 8:31
a quick critique here
one speciality about the TRISHAW is that the passenger sits by the side of the cyclist and not behind him like the rickshaw walahs in india. i think the main loss in this photograph is that you haven't been able to show that.
for a moment it's a little confusing when i see the lady and i wonder where she is sitting.. but then after a closer examination and because i've been to burma myself, i get an idea
oooooooh i see that you were in burma in december..
if you ever get the chance, go there in the monsoons...
most of the burmese photographs taken here were during the monsoon season
take care :)
jcandeli (40) 2005-04-12 9:16
Very good composition. I like the capture of the man on his bike leaning into his pedal and the chinese influences in the architecture. Very nice. JP
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-04-12 11:14
Hi Daniel, very nice and dynamic scene. Would like to follow the man and his bike for a little while for seeing more of their daily life. Great shot.
aryary (126) 2005-04-12 11:26
Interesting photo. It is good idea of you to keep the background sharp so you have a photo that really tells something.
gaby (19819) 2005-04-12 11:59
J'aime beaucoup le côté ancien de cette photo provenant du background très net qui nous ramène à des années en arrière -
waysai (607) 2005-04-14 22:29
You have put a light on the hard life of these people. The reflection is too bright. The photo is too busy as you put it as braving. But a real life is captured here.