This is Rangoon river taxi, the cheapest water transport for the masses plying between the city centre and the other side of the river. This waterway remains Rangoon's lifeline, the people and economy ever dependent on this vital natural source. Ferries, tankers, freighters, bamboo rafts, barges and fishing boats etc., all ply their trade along this river at a slow relaxed pace. And observing life on the river bank offers endless fascination.
This was taken on the bank of Rangoon River from Strand Jetty, the most strategic location to people watch particularly in the late afternoon and the best moment to absorb the atmosphere.
A great location to fill the eyes with colours and harmony...
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livermore (1631) 2012-11-30 4:50
Ce serait sympa ce genre de taxi sur la Seine à Paris.
Belle image lumineuse et bien colorée.
siolaw (38292) 2012-11-30 4:59
Great scene with outstanding luminosity and psychedelic reflexions in the water. Lovely shine and tones of these relexions too.
Bartleby (13552) 2012-11-30 5:11
I like this everyday scene with the colorful boat and the shimmering reflections in the water. Cool shot.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-11-30 5:41
Nice colors on your shoot!Excellent saturation and superb composition.Very good job.Well done.
All the best for the weekend
adramad (48392) 2012-11-30 7:23
A wonderful picture of daily life in the river, a superb POV closed on this plane, on the beautiful boat with these beautiful and colorful drawings, good detail of all those people who share it, really fabulous beauty of the waters of the river, with reflexes and ideal color tones.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice weekend.
pajaran (64374) 2012-11-30 7:44
Lep pogled na camac sa putnicima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepi refleksi na vodi.
Lep camac i trenutak sa svetlom sunca.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of the boat with passengers ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful reflections on the water.
Nice boat and light moment with the sun.
All the best for the weekend.
amaryllis (37039) 2012-11-30 8:02
une très belle photo pleine de couleurs en effet, un moyen de transport très agréable, une belle lumière et de beaux reflets
merci de ce partage
holmertz (57325) 2012-11-30 8:51
The title says it all. There is really not much more to add. It is a fine picture giving us a glimpse of one aspect of daily life in Rangoon, where life doesn't seem to have changed radically for decades. The nicely painted boat is certainly prettier than most regular ferries in other cities. You have captured the view very well, including the fine reflections in the water.
ourania (49799) 2012-11-30 9:06
a very attractive and delightful daily life image from the river. The colourful river taxi is gliding slowly on the calm water and the people, relaxed and quiet as well, are bathed in a magnificent warm light and are surrounded by the splendid colours of the reflections. You've composed and cropped the picture most effectively elliminating any other context except for the luminous teflections. Lighting, clarity and definition of colours are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
kato (11630) 2012-11-30 10:37
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the water taxi on which many residents were put. It's impressive in a captain's uniform, too. Is this water taxi moved by pulling an oar by hand or a motor? And, the reflection projected to the river draws out a good effect in this image as well as the clor layers of river water.
rychem (40627) 2012-11-30 10:42
A very nice scene on the river, I like this colorfully painted boat, nice "en face" capture and attractive reflections
annjackman (21901) 2012-11-30 10:57
The quality of the light and colours are wonderful giving a mesmerizing sheen on the water. A bold front view with no distracting elements. You have shown the value of using late afternoon light. Thanks for sharing this memorable image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (123700) 2012-11-30 11:12
Un plaisir pour les yeux tant la lumière est magique et donne de merveilleux reflets, j'aime la décoration colorée du bateau, le POV, une très jolie scéne de vie
Fis2 (103874) 2012-11-30 11:14
I like frame colors and light.
Wonderful water effect.
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-11-30 11:59
Great picture with spectacular colors and light! Also I like DOF! Well done!
All the best!
npecanhuk (76885) 2012-11-30 16:35
Very beautiful picture!
Level of sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
papagolf21 (106740) 2012-11-30 23:30
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Voilà un moyen de transport qui devrait être utilisé plus souvent !
La richesse du bateau et des couleurs se reflètent avec délices dans les eaux calmes.
Très bonne prise de vue.
danos (101766) 2012-12-01 0:43
nice the snapshot with the Rangoon river taxi,to transport a lot of natives to their jobs.I like the created reflections on the surface of the river as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
Have a good month,Danos
jemaflor (101273) 2012-12-01 1:00
good angle and sharpness on your subject, light and colors are splendid, well captured, tfs.
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-12-01 3:06
beautiful scene,full of different,vivid colors and so lively.Unlike your penultimate picture this one has also more joyful feeling.Just love the way the little waves distracts the water surface and let the colors so beautifully illuminate.Nicely composed scene.
Have a nice weekend
bayno (18344) 2012-12-01 4:57
a beautiful boat and a beautiful scene of life characterize this image very nice light and soft reflections, the colors are beautiful and the quality always excellent...
have a good WE...
mkamionka (39507) 2012-12-01 14:13
such a simple scene and yet the picture is so eye catching. The colors are so vivid. I like the reflection which seems so colorful. The boat has an extraordinary shape and decoration which makes it together with the note a very interesting story.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-12-02 3:25
the colours produced by the lovely sunlight in this picture are wonderful and very appealing. the reflections on the water give the picture a fantastic luminous glow. you have positioned the boat superbly which makes a great focal point.
have a lovely sunday,
dkmurphys (62789) 2012-12-02 6:29
A picturesque lovely scene in wonderful colors. I like it a lot, very well taken!
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-12-02 7:47
I hope the pilot of this river taxi is certified, that's a lot of people in one boat. I like your pov, meeting the boat head-on. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
aliabazari (16252) 2012-12-02 19:13
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Beautiful appearance and attractive. Good exposure and color. Good composition.
Thank you for registering for this nice picture
siamesa (28123) 2012-12-02 21:48
Bom dia Abmdsudi
This boat is really beautiful. The reflections seems dancing in the water that has a fantastic blue color. Spectacular photo.
Graal (103038) 2012-12-02 23:45
very nice colourful image here. Good shot. Fine theme well realized. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
delpeoples (59430) 2012-12-05 3:07
Hello dear Abmdsudi
A magical photo which combines amazing natural beauty with a wonderful people shot. The water is luminous, those reflections have been rendered so skillfully and subtly. Excellent colours and sharpness. The skintones on the people are delightful. Congratulations, you have such a great talent.
COSTANTINO (68160) 2012-12-05 6:00
a different shot from then usuals,
a different Rangoon river taxi
the cheapest water transport
colourful and impressive together
great scenery with fantastic
have a nice evening
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-12-05 12:53
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Lindo esta tua foto de vida diária com esta família neste barco , ficaram fantásticos os reflexos do barco , bons detalhes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
thebest (4276) 2012-12-05 17:19
What a wonderful daily life photo - the reflections of the shimmering water looks so nice.
It is always nice to look at peoples faces - this image speaks a thousand words.
I would like to wish you & your family '' A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS '' with much love & good health for the New Year.
Nard (6972) 2012-12-07 4:02
Soft and beautiful light on the boat and the people and a splendid reflexion on the water. That gives a very nice and quiet atmosphere. Beautiful shot.
Angshu (56760) 2012-12-07 4:13
A taxi on oars...interesting! I've seen boats with small motors attached as taxis, but for the first time am seeing a boat with oars used for this purpose. A good use of the long zoom to create a good focal point with the boat ferrying passengers & the strong & colourful reflection on the water. Well done!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-12-08 0:08
very nice and colorful daily life picture. amazing details and light.
adores (46299) 2012-12-08 15:36
I don't have any photos of these litte boats in Yangoon, but I agree with you - I could spend hours watching the locals in that area! Guess it's a less common photo of Myanmar and a very good daily scene. I like the little boat full of people and the great reflections on the water. You had a fantastic soft light on that moment!
mirosu (16273) 2012-12-08 21:24
Thank you for your previous comment. I agree with you, since my first trip to Singapore in 1984,(I visited this nice place around 300 times) Singapore changed a lot. I miss all older houses which have been replaced by hotels and shopping malls.
By the way, I like this photo with excellent color reflections in the water and the colorful boat full of people. Well done.!!
Flavia (10352) 2012-12-09 1:56
Love the light and colors here. interesting subject as well.
Unfortunatly I lacks some sharpness and the PP on the top left is a little obvious...
serp2000 (45308) 2012-12-15 5:19
excellent report from the Rangoon river. Outstanding mix of the colors and the water reflection, attractive native pattern on the taxi. very nice shot!
Kielia (24077) 2012-12-18 8:09
really a lovely image with a great mood. It tells a whole story. It is very well composed and you have chosen an excellently working POV. The moody colors make the image very attractive. My compliments!
fabianoleite (11971) 2013-02-28 15:25
Excellent take of the biat, I specifically like the colors in the prow, and the bright reflections on the water. The framing of the boat was very appropriate, too. Congratulations!
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-29 5:25
You have captured this shot from unique angle. It is impressive to be able to see this fine boat with decorated details and yes with an excellent view of the operator and the passengers. Very nice work with fine colors and painting of the ripples in fine framing.
mcmtanyel (26916) 2013-06-15 22:12
The multi-colored reflections from the water are just lovely. I like the design of the boat, too.
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-15 15:20
Hi abmdsudi !!
your note..... and the photo are exactly correct for each other.... in other word..... your photo tells the same story as your note does.....
I can sense the atmosphere and tranquility of the place and the moment.
have a nice week end
ikeharel (76075) 2014-10-07 7:14
An excelent POV on the colorful boat, Abmdsudi,
crowded with youngsters and made a fine sense of motion on the photo.
Well saturated picture, details shown beautifully including its reflection.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57160)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-30 4:05