This used to be the most common public transportation means in villages and small towns in rural Philippines… the manpowered tricycle!
The street scene here is from Carcar town in Southeast Cebu… captured a few years ago, and the local name of the device is “trisikad”.
Trisikads are still in use, and being a trisikad driver under the burning sun is very hard but not well-paid work…
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prumod (8300) 2005-11-01 5:36
i like this one very much... it's colors are rich and imitating enamel paints... your post processing including the framing well suited for this one...
delnaja (2054) 2005-11-01 6:59
the compo is excellent and colors great... as usual ;))
Have a nice day
Vesela (967) 2005-11-01 7:41
Interesting vehicle, it looks like a real tourist attraction.
Nice colors of the shot, the red and blue colors perfectly match.
turkamerikali (3291) 2005-11-02 0:17
Another great shot from Philippines.
Nice daily life shot from Street of Carcar.
Good colors,action,pov,details,frame and note.TFS
DLM (6479) 2005-11-02 12:09
Hi Pablo,nicely captured,great way to travel.
Well seen and taken shot.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-02-22 5:28
Inteserante vehiculo y debe ser divertido montarse en el, tu te montaste??? Lastima que la foto no la captaras de frente ganaria mucho.
pranab (5354) 2006-02-28 0:55
this reminds me of the rickshaw pullers from india. i'll try to post some pictures in the future.
good color and detail.contrast between the modern and not so modern way of living is well captured.
it seems your pixel size was smaller than usual. is this the case here? just being curious.
efigesta (12188) 2006-04-27 6:06
Hi my friend
interesting this pic with a great colors and a nice pov
MLINES (12516) 2006-06-09 7:20
Hi Pablo, This seems a good way to get about. It looks a bit exposed if you hit something big though. Good capture of an economic form of transport. Murray.
pierrefonds (53370) 2006-08-16 8:42
A good POV of this trisikad, the photo is sharp and clear. It has a good perspective and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
plimrn (21344) 2006-09-05 10:00
A real slice of life showing this form of transpo well. I would hate having someone pedal me around. It must pay better in SD, there are lots of these fellows hanging around downtown Dan Diego, Xuaxo posted a photo of one.
edal (6804) 2006-09-07 7:56
Everybody has difficulties in earning his living up to his standards. Maybe this trisikad driver is a millionaire already... Away from the economics and labour problems, the photo is good for the subject and for it's time...
anavazao (5592) 2006-11-18 11:42
alternative car he he! I like this composition a lot and those great tones of colors! I really appreciate this POV too! Take care Ana:)
Angshu (53990) 2006-11-26 22:40
Real street life scene..not uncommon in my country with a variation in form. The strong shadows suggest that you would have taken this shot around noon. The POV is good with the diagonal of the road
Giorgio (11279) 2006-12-14 11:55
- Amusing shot of the everyday life, taken on the sharp one, TFS, it's very typical, that disorientates a maximum, in any case, cheers!
*For Provins : Yes, indeed, although history, it is inhabited normally, you will see another example tomorrow.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-01-21 10:49
This is a very kind and expressive impression. Attractive daily life photo. Interesting tourist attraction and suggestive shot.
Thank you, nice days
batalay (34147) 2007-03-01 17:13
You have such a wealth of images to explore and critique. I picked one that is relatively old, scanned, and a rare photo among your collection without triple digit points. Of course, it is well composed and well exposed, after all, you are the photographer. But what also attracted me was the name "Triskad Ride," the similarity (no connection) to "Triskaidekaphobia," the fear of the number 13. Warm regards,
gunbud (34066) 2007-05-24 22:58
Wonderful shot of this premitive form of transport. Wonderful colors and details outline the hard work in the tropical sun.
serp2000 (35914) 2007-07-21 4:08
So many types of riksha-bike.I saw bikes when a driver seats on the backside, in front side.But i don't saw this Trisikad.
riclopes (35577) 2007-08-14 4:03
Olá Pablo, interesting trasportation that I didn't know. I guess that "tuk-tuks" are the most common trasportation in Southeast Asia, with engine or manpowered. When it's manpowered, it disturbs a bit the effort they make to transport us, specially if we are full loaded. Good post for the transportation category, although I would like to see them from the front.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-12-04 13:48
A very ecological vehicule, but you need some human power here for the bicycle part: not fully democratic...
All the best,
UlfE (14603) 2007-12-26 3:12
Excellent daily life scene. Even if it a very sharp photo it has a feeling of motion. Also very nice a colourful. An alternative picture would have been a verical one with a little less of the white car in the background See WS.
clic (13270) 2008-10-02 8:56
I would'nt dare use that tranportation mean because I would have the impression of a slave-client relation.
The mood is to exotism.
foozi (7101) 2008-12-06 6:04
a very harmony shot of they peddlar in blue with the blue trishaw.
The colours are strong and contrasting to give that catchy effect.
Nice simple shot but effectively different.
NB: I remember the day when we felt so pity to the old men who cycled around town, ending giving by him a lot of extras.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-04-17 1:41
Very interesting cab. Very good POV and capture. Nice colors. Good take, very good frame.
Amaz (11475) 2009-09-27 3:29
Interesting capture, Pablo!!
If I remember well, I have seen someting similar in prosperous Viena where it was offered to the tourists like absolutely top-ecological form of visiting the city...
As you well know, the definitions and comments depend the circumstances, my friend.
Thank for sharing!!
belido (19934) 2009-09-27 5:07
I like checking your Philippines galery because it reminds me about the great time I spent there, even to having the chance to visit the touristic areas. I remember to see such particular way of transportation. Very good catch on a daily life scene. Timing and framing could not be better. The colorful Trisikad is perfectly placed in the image and the tight crop leads us directly to it. Very good work on the scanning as well. Thansk for sharing!
jmdias (50405) 2009-11-16 1:08
interesting meanof transportation. in bolivia and pery the "driver-engine" is located in the back side and the passingers in front of him. nice view despite the strong light of noon
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1996-07-00
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon F-301
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Interesting Transportation, Processed from film or prints [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-01 5:32