Yesterday I showed you the chaotic side of traffic in Ho Chi Minh City with this photo, so today I show you the more sedate side.
After a long day on your motorbike scaring pedestrians who only want to cross the street you feel tired and stressed and suddenly you cannot ride any further. All you want to do is put your feet up and relax. Maybe have a little siesta... Zzzz...
PP details: Full width shot, slight cropping to top of image; Converted to B&W; Contrast correction due to B&W conversion; Black frame added.
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happypoppeye (4817) 2007-07-24 14:43
Good title. Nice picture to explain the title...Hahahaha
A very different type of street photograph when compared to your rickshaw pullers of Calcutta. Sharp and detailed as always. Good composition and nice contrasting B&W tones. Interesting to see the differences between your Vietnam and India photos. Also a good contrast when compared to your last shot of Ho Chi Minh in the link.
rminkow (1556) 2007-07-25 6:41
Hi Richard..nice shot capturing a normal daily part of life in Vietnam. Good BW conversion.
michiels (4170) 2007-07-26 10:54
He was sleeping already then ????? i was there in april and he was still on his bike ;DDDD ( made a post honda-dream with a guy on his cycle too, funny !)
great in b&w .
ben4321 (9875) 2007-08-10 6:10
I like this one Richard - good tight framing and it works well in B&W.
It's a funny moment and you caught it well, I particularly like the little detail of the discarded flip-flop for some reason.
I think it would have worked even better if you'd used a wide aperture to throw the background more out of focus - I don't think f/11 was the best choice.
Other than that, I think it's very good.
crckt (7218) 2007-08-23 15:05
What an excellent shot! What amazes me is how this man manages to keep his balance in his sleep! Really well taken on your part. B/W was a good idea.
- Copyright: Richard Mayneord (richwm) (1215)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS-30D, Canon 70-300mm IS USM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-24 14:34