This photo was taken from the passenger seat of a taxi cab, during my short trip to Bangkok in July.
I noticed that, quite often, when the taxis approached the traffic-lights they would stop 2 or 3 car lengths short of the lights and then during our 5 minute wait the motorbikes would take 'pole position'.
Sometimes it seemed like we here were surrounded by motorbikes.
Tech: Cropped, resized and sharpened.
Song title: 'The Boys Are Back In Town' by Thin Lizzy from their album 'Jailbreak' (1976).
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carper (96) 2004-08-27 5:34
I like the shot you made here Andrew,
I like the composition, the good colours in it, and the depth, very good job Andrew.
ma-tibou (4566) 2004-08-27 6:16
Scene de rue originale aux couleurs chatoyantes. Bien trouvé. Bravo.
jhm (122490) 2004-08-27 7:12
It are all good boys if I see this picture, Andrew, colourful photo, Andrew, lovely the red back light on the motorbikes. Everything sharp and clear.
joseelias (369) 2004-08-27 7:57
Another one that would work very well in BW and high contrast. Good close frame.
kajenn (2406) 2004-08-27 8:51
They sure are - they sure are! And your description of them taking 'pole position' could go for south of France or Italy too, Andrew. You've made a nice tight framing of them, and the impression is very realistic. Most of all I like that they are placed in various slanting positions and the muffled colors. A nice catch from the cab - well done!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-08-27 10:19
Good "urban traffic" scene, Andrew, in which the colorful gear of the boys contrasts well with the concrete-dominated architectural elements around. It also works as a repetitive composition, e.g. with the helmets and the license plates. Well captured, added to theme.
Ebbe (9617) 2004-08-27 14:47
The shiny balls they have instead of heads make them loose their identity as humans, sybolically in the picture of course but together with the concrete at its worst in the background it gives a certain feeling.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-08-27 16:04
Interesting shot here, I like the title, it matches with the picture completely, really good work
avigur_11 (21954) 2004-08-28 0:02
Wonderful shot, Andrew. I remember very well the motor\bike chaos in Bangkok, and the never ending loud 2-stroke enginee noise.
THe abgle you have chosen here represents this chaos very well. Very good shot.
harold (2347) 2004-08-28 12:40
Photo urbaine très bien réalisée. De belles couleurs, Bravo.
manny (21833) 2004-08-28 21:19
This picture breathe real like. A nice depiction of everyday life in the midst of Bnagkok traffic situation. The fumy scene is really real.
- Copyright: Andrew Orme (orme) (7205)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Olympus C-730UZ
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: On the move in Bangkok
- Theme(s): Photos with Titles of Songs 02 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-27 1:17