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Bangkok street

By jarmila  
Bangkok city street by Chao Phraya river

Tags: Street Woman Travel River Bangkok Architecture Asia Tuc tuc chao phraya Silom


pablophotographer 9 1.7k 384
7 Feb 2020 8:29AM
Is this image cropped? If so, could you please provide the original unprocessed file? You can upload the original picture as a modification.
It appears to be blurred/shaken but I think that adds to its charm resembling of an image taken with a mobile phone at the time they had 2 megapixel sensors.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2266 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2020 9:23AM
It's a nice, busy street scene. It would be more engaging if the cyclist was coming towards us so that we could see faces. We cannot see the taxi driver's face because of reflections.

The softness in the foreground that Pablo refers to is I think a mix of motion blur (1/50 second is too slow to freeze vehicle motion) and the focus point actually being a little bit further away from the camera. You only get half as much in focus in front of where you focus compared with behind.
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
7 Feb 2020 9:39AM
With many modern 'phones you can tap the screen to choose the point of focus. Similarly, you can take charge of the settings and raise the ISO to allow a higher shutter speed.

Mobiles can allow wonderful street pictures, but you need to master the technology, so hte machine does what you want - or so that you understand how it will behave, and only attempt shots where the auto-everything settings will work.
7 Feb 2020 11:50AM
Thanks so much to all . For a privacy is maybe better to donít see the faces . Street photography is for me to see the moment, the style of life in this place . I did upload the original image without modification. Kind regards, happy weekend to all
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
7 Feb 2020 2:29PM
Thank you jarmila for uploading the original image.

I used to to make a modification where its less cropped, and Ive used that line in the middle of the road to exit the bottom right corner.

I like it, - brings me from this cold climate here in Toronto to somewhere warm!

I also managed to get that truck sharper, and the riders a little.

Hope you like it


pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2157 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2020 5:19PM
It has been a few months since you uploaded an image in the Critique Gallery. Welcome back.

I find it educational to see images such as this, from a place that I have never visited, and I like the way you have captured two-way "traffic" in your frame, using good timing.

It's such a pity that the traffic is out of focus, though Moira has offered some reasons.

Street scenes such as this are inevitably cluttered and there is a lot to see, but I feel that by moving a little to your left you could have eliminated the bland sky and filled the top of your frame with just the buildings and that interesting tree. A bit of bright sky like this has a tendency to draw the viewer's eye up towards it.

Thank you for uploding your original, and I like Willie's modification that is based upon it. Can you see what a difference the foreground street makes to the scene? It not only provides space for the green vehicle to move into but also makes the traffic look less confined. When considering your cropping, try different crops and see which is more pleasing to your eye.


chase Plus
15 1.8k 442 England
7 Feb 2020 8:33PM
Some good critique above Jarmila.
Yes, a busy street and I understand a little your reasons for not including faces.
Willies' mod is much better with that bit more room at the front.
The motion blur does give a sense of movement but perhaps just a little too much, would be nice if either the bike or the truck were in focus.
Perhaps you could have taken your life in your hands and stood in the middle of the road both to exclude some of the uninteresting sky and had the traffic coming and going straight infront of you...I know...dangerous.
iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2020 11:48AM
iPhones are great when the photo is to be viewed on a small phone screen but not printed or viewed on a computer screen.
The uninteresting subject and blurry image make this a less than exciting image to me. You should maybe stick with your Canon camera.
Sorry for being blunt,

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