One of the more interesting ways of getting around old Kathmandu congested urban areas is by rickshaw, a very popular basic mode of transportation for shot trips without adding further pollution to this already much polluted city.
Probably I could have walked faster than this rickshaw took me to Durbar Square, but then I would have missed all the fun of watching the rider pedal through nightmare traffic, sometimes with less than an inch to spare....
This panning shot was taken in the early morning before the main thoroughfare in Thamel got crowded.
Monopod mounted and I went for 1/15 sec.
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dkmurphys (44124) 2012-10-22 7:23
I like this little experiment with the street dynamics. You have a lot of them in your gallery and this one is also good. Well seen!
holmertz (33585) 2012-10-22 7:32
The blur creates a strong impression of speed, even though you admit that walking may have been faster. The typical brick wall and the colourful cloths contribute strongly to the attraction of this picture.
danos (80360) 2012-10-22 8:20
nice the panning shot with the lonely cyclist to passing by in front of your lens.The colourful backdrop makes the image more effective,as your technic too.
pajaran (44418) 2012-10-22 8:37
Vrlo interesantan i lep trenutak ...
Dobar snimka i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Dobra ideja i realizacija lepom fotografijom.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and beautiful moment ...
Good shot and composition, beautiful colors.
Good idea and realization beautiful photography.
All the best in the new week that started.
ciakgiak (30403) 2012-10-22 8:57
sfocato nello sfocato... un effetto molto originale col quale si percepisce perfettamente il senso del movimento e che da vita al tempo stesso ad un piacevolissimo effetto grafico e cromatico. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio
Fis2 (78850) 2012-10-22 9:37
Good idea, curious effect.
I like frame and colors.
saxo042 (35266) 2012-10-22 9:48
The movements create a very pleasant effect here and the speed has become very visible. Very nice colours too.
Waylim (24370) 2012-10-22 10:40
I'm going to Nepal soon, my second time, this time we'll do some hiking in the Himalaya...
Thought this is blue, there is a nice sense of motion and the essence and mood of the place well captured.
ourania (21538) 2012-10-22 11:03
a delightful impression of movement, combining vibrancy and tranquility in a fascinating way. I love the way you've managed the light obtaining wonderful vivid colours and well defined contrasts in the blurriness. The rickshaw and its driver stand out marvellously against the many horizontal lines that are also enhanced by the panning effect. A very lovely picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
CLODO (27510) 2012-10-22 11:17
For my taste, it's too blurred (background and richshaw), I would have prefered a sharper subject (the rickshaw, of course).
Sorry to be rude, but it's my feeling!
fabbs99 (13541) 2012-10-22 12:11
Nice colorful image of the rickshaw in movement. The bedsheets in the BG make it look more interesting.Well done.
emilbo (21978) 2012-10-22 12:53
La photo est parfaitement bien composée et l'effet de mouvement est bien réussie et très intéressant. Une photo bien pensée et j'aime bie la série de panneaux au centre qui ajoute de la couleurs à la scène.
Toutes mes amitié,
nikkitta (10492) 2012-10-22 13:28
I was at home experimenting with differences in speed and now saw your capture
Blurriness gives idea of movement and more against a so colorful BG
Artistic and creative capture
Greetings and TFS
In Katmandu be careful to be sure the driver understand which of the 3 Durbar Square you wanted to go
siamesa (27701) 2012-10-22 14:40
Boa noite Abmdsudi
Very nice panning. Superb capture and a perfect photo.I like these photos very much.
bayno (18340) 2012-10-22 21:32
a charming shot, very nice the effect of the movement, I like your experiment and the research for new shots and new emotions, very beautiful colors and light, great framing, wonderful circular motion of the wheel spokes of the bicycle....nice work my friend...
greetings from Rome...
SnapRJW (26188) 2012-10-22 22:16
Hello Abmdsudi - Life's a colourful whirl and special moments come and go in a flash. You have captured enough detail here for the image to convey a dream-like atmosphere that is rooted in reality. Technically, as a panning shot, the result could be better. But as a creative interpretation it works well. Have a very fine day. Rosemary
krzychu30 (14442) 2012-10-23 4:06
the blurry background creates very nice effect of movement and dynamism.And the rickshaw bring in some lively atmosphere to the composition.You achieved here really eye-catching,creative effect.Just love these vivid colors mixing together in this looking like it would be moving picture.Nicely done!
Have a nice day
maria-v1981 (10420) 2012-10-23 7:15
Really good street photography. And good exposure too capturing the movement of the bycicle. Colour setting enhances the atmosphere of this place. And sharpness is good too. Good idea and effective result.
Have a nice evening,
aliabazari (10506) 2012-10-23 10:42
Hi abmdsudi Dear
View more beauty of everyday life. Beautiful lighting and composition. Well done my friend.
Thanks for recording this nice picture
ACL1978 (6871) 2012-10-23 16:32
Definitely a specialty of yours, Abmdsudi, and with good reason - you do them very well. I really like the little details on this one - the colorful outfit the rider wears, that he is riding without using his hands on the bars, the row of blankets behind him (her?) Really dynamic shot!
Cricri (95509) 2012-10-24 23:55
Joli décor avec ces couleurs sur le fond ou passe le pouce pouce, oui une façon agréable de se promener, mais quand même un dur travail pour la personne qui pédales!!! bel effet dynamique
delpeoples (50323) 2012-10-26 18:24
Hi dear Abmdsudi
What a great way to pay tribute to these daredevils of the road. The panning has a wonderful fluid effect, the sense of time, motion and colour are all pretty spectacular. You positioned your subject well to the left of the fame, in amongst all that colour. Once again, a cleverly, and artistically executed photo and so different from the normal run of TE postcards.
Silvio1953 (109427) 2012-10-27 5:43
Ciao Abmdsudi, original all blury panning, great effect, fantastic light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mirosu (10234) 2012-10-28 7:08
Well managed motion blure in this photo. I like very much the nice color palette. Nicely done. Have a nice week.
kordinator (14805) 2012-10-29 6:48
Very nice colors and dynamics in this your street life scene.
Nice blur of details.
Original and excellent composition.
cigdom (2574) 2012-10-31 14:14
I always wanted to take a photo like this one. Maybe main charcters could be more sharpened. But this photo is still very good. Colours and the feeling of movement create very nice atmposhere for viewers. Good job!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (35410)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-22
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: NIKON D200, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/22, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-22 5:05