While waiting for a restaurant to open, we were shooting pictures of the homeward bound traffic.
Motor Scooters and cycles abound in Bangkok, they comprise nearly half of the vehicles on the road. They dart in and out of traffic, terrifying me with a quick appearance nearby. Thankfully I'm not driving. Many of the vehicles carry large loads or more than one passenger. There are even motorcycle taxis. Cycle taxi drivers wear orange vests.
Some bikes carry as many as four passengers: mother, father and 2 children. It is the law that a motor cycle helmet must be worn but this doesn't seem to apply to children.
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Mitisha (72) 2011-06-29 7:10
nice subject and well framed picture..and also a good observation..glade that you mentioned it here...keep it up...
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-29 7:34
Nice street shot with good POV...nice action shot taken with this motor biker carring his daughter...
nice DOF with nice light management & sharpness...
mumek (20198) 2011-06-29 8:21
Good morning Pat!
You captured a very beautiful street scene with a father and daughter on the bike. Superb depth of field, nice natural colours. Very well seen and done.My compilments
BennyV (13538) 2011-06-29 8:24
Great focus and sharpness. I like how you kept the bg blurred. Also the uniformity of brown-grey colours is great. A fine picture, thanks for sharing it.
subhendu_bagchi (25121) 2011-06-29 8:33
another great street scene from you. Razor sharp. Great DOF. The blurred background is looking excellent with the main subject. Superb colours. Great work, tfs.
xuaxo (6846) 2011-06-29 9:27
Great daily life shot. Good photo work and interesting to see this in 2011.
Whan I was a young (the age this girl) this scene was usual in Portugal too. Safety was not an issue.
JCG (35129) 2011-06-29 11:30
In this country, it seems easier to photograph motor bikes than cars !!! The little girl seems very comfortable between the arms of her daddy... Still a good picture of these moments of street, the picture quality is again a success, thank you Pat.
With all my friendships of Versailles where we breath fresh air now and see you soon,
npecanhuk (60246) 2011-06-29 18:40
Great daily life and transportation picture!
Sharp fg, blurred bg, vertical format, chosen pov, composition, exposure, colors, contrasts and overall pp really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
fabianoleite (9367) 2011-06-29 19:43
Interesting typical everyday scene with father and daughter, and I like how you blurred the background and isolate the family in the bike. Congratulations!
danos (82715) 2011-06-30 3:25
a nice daily snapshot with the father and his little daughter to be moved with their motorcycle.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image,as the light management of it.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-06-30 14:51
Hi dear Pat,
an excellent daily life scene with superb focus and sharpness..very good vertical framing and masterpiece presentation..also very natural shot.very lovely composition but a little bit dangerous Transportation..TFS
jemaflor (80058) 2011-07-01 11:42
Good focus, well framed and taken at the good moment, interesting scenery, original with the girl.
pablominto (53744) 2011-07-01 23:42
At least there are only two persons on this motorbike, I have seen up to five..!
You have captured the curious expression of that little cutie well, hopefully nothing will happen to her in that chaotic traffic...
A well balanced composition, accurate DoF to isolate the subject in the setting!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-07-02 3:56
The compostion is skillfully made. The photo is interesting and funny at at the same time. I appreciate the general quality of the realization. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Longroute (19392) 2011-07-04 7:20
I didn't know you were in TE too!
I just came upon your name by chance in commenting the photo of a friend...
Well, obviously it's quite natural! We all come from TE! (:-)
But I was used to see you only in PF and it didn't came to my mind that you could be here too...
Well, I was posting very rarely here, lately but since PF seems on the verge of dying... and I still have some good friends here who I don't want to loose, I decided to add some photos... (:-)
I like a lot this capture, so well framed and neat and expressive with the man and the lovely child well at focus while all the other scooters are blurred. This makes the image very incisive in my view. I guess you had to click the shutter in a hurry and so the result is excellent.
A typical oriental scene (which was frequent in south Italy too some decades ago).
Gerrit (43775) 2011-07-08 11:35
Great one Pat.
Excellent focussing and timing.
They're obviouskly father and daughter.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-07-13 5:48
nice street photo of Thai everyday life, I like the well managed depth of field...
Take care, Ivana
Waylim (24960) 2011-07-13 17:46
A nice snap shot on the street as life goes on. Not the most please shot of the father and daughter as they head home of going somewhere, but that is real life as it happen, not always happy and cheerful, they look rather tire. Big city life in Asia can be more stressful than here in the U.S. Poluttion, traffic, heat can really get to you.
- Copyright: Pat Lim (plimrn) (21344)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon DSLR D700, Tamron 28-200 LD Aspherical (171a)
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-29 3:44