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Things on bikes

By Merbert
I guess there will be allot of not so happy people, seeing this picture (our guide thought they are on the way to a special restaurant).
I donít like it much either, but it is just incredible what people carry on the bike in Vietnam. This was taken out of the car window on the highway.
I am curios what sort of reaction I get on this.
Cheers and thanks for looking.
I messed up. #3 is the same as 1.

Tags: Photo journalism Travel Culture Vietnam

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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:24AM
Very good documentary record. I wonder if they can get a horse on those bikes - could be Europe then! A pity you didn't get the whole bike in on V1, but you did what you needed and showed the subject in a reportage manner. Send them to a daily paper, it's a topical subject at the moment.


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iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:21AM
Really good captures. These are interesting images here in the Western developed world. Just what can be loaded on a bike?
Photos are are a little dull but content make up for that.
Are these images for you own record or are you working on a project?
Mike43 7 18 21 England
11 Feb 2013 9:25AM
As a dog lover very disturbing photo but that is what photography is all about, the world is not all beautiful beaches or gorgeous sunsets.
As for the photo I feel you need to focus on the Bike & Dogs by chopping out the rest, most of it is just unwanted and messy.
Maybe try B&W??
milky 14 Wales
11 Feb 2013 10:05AM
I think you are a bit overloaded Nice light and the Focus is abit out------MilkyWink
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
11 Feb 2013 2:55PM
Decent record shots. Dont know why you uploaded V1 twice (V3 is the same)

Both can do with a bit of sharpening, and contrast, so uploaded 2 mods.


Alda 5 70 30 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 8:39PM
This reminds me too much of a film secretly taken by PETA I saw, about them skinning dogs alive in China. Still gives me nightmares 3 years after I watched it! SadSad
Merbert 8 5 1 Australia
12 Feb 2013 12:22AM
Thanks for all your comments!
I know the photos are not 100% focused, but they where taken out of a taxi, it was raining outside and I had to quickly open the window to get the shot as we are driving passed.
I only uploaded them to see what people think about them and pretty much got the reaction I was expecting.

As for your questions, no I am not doing a project. I was just astounded what you see on bikes over there and wanted to share that with you.
There is plenty of more unbelievable thinks on bikes, but I didn't manage to get a shot all the time.
Willie, thanks for your mods. I really like them! V3 upload was a mistake and I didn't want to mess things up in trying to remove it.
Again, thanks for your comments.
Cheers Norbert

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