We had a really hard time enjoying the big cities in Vietnam because of the number of motorbikes everywhere. The streets are clogged with them - there are very few bicycles left. There is no police presence - anything goes - so as a result there is chaos everywhere.
It's unfortunate. As tourists, we ended up avoiding leaving the district our hotel was in since we did not want to deal with crossing the street.
Cropped, USM. I couldn't decide whether to get rid of the sky/street at the top. It looks incomplete without it, but it distracts from the focus of the scene.
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everlasting (15358) 2005-07-31 5:40
Having just returned from Vietnam myself, I know exactly what you mean. And I didnt even hit any of the main cities. Can you imagine what the traffic will be like when everyone dumps the motorcycles for cars? This is a normal street scene, the strong colours and teh diagonal line of the motorcycles is good.
udijw (392) 2005-08-13 3:23
nice picture and good pattern. The framming could have been tighter to stir the attention to the bikes.
also, i think that a break of the pattern would have been great.
- Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) (579)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Motorbikes/ Motorcycles [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-27 13:42