Still on street photography in Central Java. Shot taken on overcast day in Yogyakarta, the provincial capital city of the same name. What a better way to enjoy the area and watch the world go by, by taking a leasurely joy ride on one of the favourite forms of transport in this busy town, the three wheeler or 'becak' - trishaw. There are dozens of them operating on short runs all over the town, it is quite comfortable for one but I think a bit cramped for two.
The becak can be found everywhere in Asia and even now as a tourist attraction in London’s Soho and parts of New York City. But it is Indonesia, and especially in Java, that is the true heartland of the becak and symbol of Indonesia as the silhouette of a wayang kulit puppet, the smell of a clove cigarette or the aroma of Java coffee. The becak, a three-wheeled pedal-powered bike with a passenger seat, is the descendant of the original hand-pulled rickshaws that originated in Japan in the 19th Century. The design and style varies from country to country, and even from city to city, but in Indonesia the passenger sits up front, with an uninterrupted view of the busy streets. Despite the best efforts of municipal governments to get rid of them, becak still survive providing transport to the masses and employment for millions of people across Indonesia.
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mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-11 6:06
peccato per il lato destro fuori fuoco...
L'immagine ha nel colore dell'uomo e del mezzo il suo punto di forza.
CLODO (27690) 2012-04-11 7:33
the very low POV makes us think that the camera was put on the road. The wide angle lens enhances the perspective, and the red hues are outstanding on the grey color of the street. We feel the speed!
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-04-11 9:15
سلام دوست من
تبریک مستند زیبا با رنگ قرمز
در خیابان خلوت خوب است
bayno (18340) 2012-04-11 10:39
I like this modern trishow, are accustomed to seeing Indians rishaw, and this looks like a ferrari compared, the color is also same, I agree with you on its convenience believe that two people are not comfortable, I like your framing , beautiful dynamics scene and not easy shot...good evening...
danos (80967) 2012-04-11 12:16
nice the snapshot with the rider to be in the same colour with his bike.I like the empty of the road as the contrast of the colours between them.Informative your note as well.
bukitgolfb301 (33734) 2012-04-11 17:13
Hello my dear Abmdsudi YTH
Saya senang bahwa tidak ada korban lagi dari gumpa bumi kemarin.
A memoriable shot for me!
Very well considered and perfect framework.
PDI-P and bechak are my good memory for my life forever.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good day,
Takero in Tokyo
chrisvek (6997) 2012-04-11 22:02
Nice capture of daily life.The graduation of red color is very "strong",with very nice contrast.Very nice framing.Wonderful atmosphere.TFS
Have a nice day,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-12 2:16
a splendid street atmosphere with attractive composition and perspective, superb details and colours, great daily life photo, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
williewhistler (11292) 2012-04-12 3:34
Hello Abmdsudi,it would appear that you were riding behind in another becak to get such a good angle for this most colourful shot!
The vehicle is shining even on a dull day,a testament to the care given by its proud owner.
A fine street scene that has much interest.
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-04-12 3:36
Salam my friend.
The rider in red top riding the bright red becak can definitely brightens up any moody day. The colors are bright and vibrant against the subdued street scene. Interesting street scene and well composed image in the frame.
Thanks and have a very good evening.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-04-12 4:20
The composition is skillfully made from the corner of the photo. The vehicle is spectacular, the colors bright too. Excellent sharpness and depth. bravo.
Have a nice day
kato (11106) 2012-04-12 5:24
This is an interesting photograph for me, so it's interesting and impressive to see the becah with the three wheels and improvement of a bicycle. It's impressive in hearing the passenger sits up front and it's origin as you note. Well composed and excellent tone. And, the red color gives a strong impact in this image.
Have a nice week!
Bartleby (13332) 2012-04-12 6:18
this is real nice. The bright red against the dark gray, the perspective. Very lively and dynamic!
dip (22920) 2012-04-12 7:53
very nice capture of the scene,
I like the point of view and framing,
thanks for sharing,
patdeph (35746) 2012-04-12 12:04
intersting picture showing a typical becak.Its red colors like the clothes of the driver gives a scene very well standing out the grey street.Very well seen!
nikkitta (11170) 2012-04-12 19:35
Good note , I have seen that kind of transportation to expand and as you said , there are in London at Piccadilly, at NY at 5 avenue and so and so
Great capture, from another becak, iI imagine?
What I like the more is the contrast between the grey of the street and the red of man and vehicle
Great shot, TFS
siamesa (27701) 2012-04-13 1:41
Bom dia Abmdsudi
Very nice scene that you registered. I live these scenes showing a daily life of people. Very well done.
adramad (33590) 2012-04-13 7:39
Fabulous great perspective that gives this long road to the composition, which has the strong appeal of the trishaw, both for its quaintness, as for your red color, even the driver also wears red, it adds a very powerful image. We get the Java environment.
Have a lovely weekend.
Cricri (97031) 2012-04-14 22:53
Jolie scéne du cyclo pousse en rouge comme le t shirt et ces pieds nus, cela me rappelle en Thailande là c'était le bleu qui primait, bonne profondeur et présentation
delpeoples (50695) 2012-04-17 3:40
Hello dear Abmdsudi
As I said before, your street scenes are among the best here on TE. I love this Point of View, it's so dynamic and original. Combined with the wide angle and the slight distortion this has caused, everything has resulted in a very arty, unique photo. Great colours and a real sense of the joy of life.
Warm regards, thanks for sharing
eldancer1 (23097) 2012-04-23 14:55
We have this in the Philippines also the last I visited my old hometown in 2007. I like your pov and good dof with nice details. Good colors and saturation. Well done, tfs.
ourania (22778) 2012-11-11 10:23
a very vivid experience of traveling at becak speed through this side street of Central Java. We get the feeling of moving along following the preceding becak which we have the chance to observe closely. I like very much its placement on the left side of the frame thus leaving the view to the road ahead open. Depth, perspective and sense of movement are captivating. I love the becak's bold and eye-catching colour and the way it stands out against the moody colours and atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
livermore (1629) 2012-11-25 12:04
Une belle composition, le cadrage est dynamique et le rouge de ce triporteur ressort parfaitement du reste de la photo.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (36344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-26
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 4:21