Thursday, May 15, 2008

traffic flow - in motion

here's a traffic flow from stop to go and stop again. if you are in Manila you'll be used to it. sometimes you can finish several chapters of a book, sleep for more than an hour and it can sometimes torture your fingers when texting.
donG hO's "in motion" - is a series of photos taken in one place.

31 comments:

Sandy B & Dick said...

Love it...be careful on that bridge!!!

Ely said...

the stretches of lights always amaze me...

Random Ramblings said...

passing thru C5 these days is a torture. the effect stretches as far as Katipunan and Pasay.

best way to battle irritation is to make the most of it. reading a book or catching some sleep are sure traffic-beaters.

Vera said...

ingat sa pagpuputograpi sa ganyang lugar. ehehe. mahal ang camera!

maganda yan slow shutter speed. parang yung mga backdrop sa tv patrol dati. lol :D

redlan said...

maganda siya tingnan. parang toy car race lang. pero kapag nasa ganyang sitwasyon ka, haha, nakakainis tlaga lalo na kapag nagmamadali ka.

gaya ng sabi ko, yung simpleng bagay panapahahalagahan mo at maganda ang resulta nito. keep it up dong!

the donG said...

hi sandy, thanks.

ely, i also like shots like these but it also depends on how fast the vehicles are running. the faster the better.

hi arlene, C5 is now as busy as EDSA on peak hours. but at least in C5 there's no bus.

i think you can finish the book "12 little things..." by alexander lacson on one journey from North EDSA to EDSA Taft on rush hours.

hi vera, i usually monitor the place before i start taking pictures. hehehe... i enjoy slow shutter speed shots. para ngang tv patrol ito.

redlan, salamat. para nga lang mga matchbox. yes kung minsan nakakainis din lalo na pag may hinahabol ka. pag ganyan idaan na lang sa tulog.

Dakilang Islander said...

gusto ko rin yung mga shots na ganyan...kaso di ko magawa dito konti lang ng sasakyan at wlang trapik pag gabi...heh

rio said...

dong, try mo minsan magawi sa quirino hi-way ng novaliches.. nakatulog ka ng lahat lahat..naniginip..pero pag gising mo..kala mo ang layo na ng narating mo..yun pala isang dipa lang ang layo ng iniandar ng sasakyan mo..pwede ka pa ngang bumaba at kumain ng cheese burger sa mc do sa sobrang trafic..=)

Rochelle said...

Those are some cool pictures! What kind of camera do you have?

ifoundme said...

that is the very reason why i hate manila. ugh! if only i have a magic wand....

Erick said...

nice shot. wild guess lang. sa overpass ba sa coastal yan?

Lalaine said...

nice pics... ganda talaga ng mga kuha mo... i hate traffics! lalo na kapag ako ang driver! sobra sakit sa binti :D

collapsingbarrycade said...

nice captures again. the scene seem serene, surreal, yet in reality it is chaotic, noisy, stressful. the wonders of photography!

Maya said...

beautiful series of photo, it makes me relive the city.

bid yan said...

galing kuya. hehe.. san ka pumwesto niyan?=D

SandyCarlson said...

You are an amazing photographer. Were you on a bridge?

I have learned the best cure for traffic is a good book on CD! Might as well learn something along the way or during the stand still!

Carver said...

The sequence of shots captures traffic perfectly.

lagal[og] said...

naku dom, because i live near where i work, i really don't miss the traffic especially along edsa. i feel it's a waste of fossil fuel and time because the very few times i drive and negotiate along edsa's traffic, parang nagpunta na ako ng pampanga. c5 is a bit better in some parts but meron na ring bottlenecks here and there. stay safe bro!

mimi said...

masarap kumuha talaga ng pic sa highway kung gusto mo maglaro sa ilaw...

parang sumasasayaw ito..

the donG said...

dakilang islander, hahaha... that you can be very thankful.

hi doc ria, talaga? grabe naman dyan para din palang las pinas. siguro ang galing ng mayor dyan. hahaha... marami-raming chesse burger ang mauubos mo dyan.

hi rochelle, thanks. i'm using an old Sony DSC-P150.

hi ifoundme, road becomes smaller because of exceding and rising number of vehicles.

erick, tumpak! lagi mo yata to dinadaan hehehe... salamat.

hi lalaine, pag ikaw ang driver dapat puno ang ipod mo or car stereo ng buhay na buhay na kanta or makinig na lang ng news sa radio. ok na rin ang may monitor sa sasakyan.

barry, very well said. it looks so good from the outside but never when you're the one in it.

hi maya, thanks. city life that is.

hi bid yan, the photo was taken at the coastal overpass in paranaque. the vehicles are coming from cavite and las pinas.

hi sandy, thanks. i'm on top of an overpass along the highway. that's definitely something you can do. i usually read a book or magazine when im alone or chat with people when i have a companion.

carver, thanks!

oggie, you're right. sometimes it even led me to thinking that pampanga to QC is closer than makati to QC. that's the best thing when you live near your workplace.

hi mimi, exactly. you can be play with the lights to make artistic shots.

Panaderos said...

Great shot, Pards but be very careful where you post yourself when you take such pictures. We want you to keep posting great pics but we don't want you to get hurt in the process.

Have a great weekend!

me said...

good shot as always, esp with those lights... but still traffic really pissed me off.. he he he..

the donG said...

panaderos, thanks. i normally monitor the area before i position the camera.

me mangyan, same here. pero sanayan na rin lang siguro.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I love the motion of the second and third photos.

L.Reis said...

...sometimes I feel that all my life is in the "rush hour" :D I specialli like the second and third photos...great motion feeling!

Heart of Rachel said...

Great motion shots. Traffic can be a terrible thing nowadays especially in SLEX.

the donG said...

hi karen, thanks a lot. i'm glad you like it.

l.reis, thanks. sometimes i also experience that kind of feeling. coz few days from now marks the end of the second half.

hi rachel, you're right because of the on going repair and expansion. at least there's an improvement going on.

Laura said...

Oh traffic, traffic... probably jams in Manila are not worse than here in Bangkok. Funny, once I took a taxi to go downtown and to be on time I asked the driver to take the toll-highway... only to get in a highway traffic jam :)
You know, most of the roads here have at least 2 lines in each direction as a minimum, larger ones even 4. In Denmark highways have 2 lines (and there aren't that many of them - small country), maybe 3 somewhere around Copenhagen... on a lucky day :)

the donG said...

hi laura, here in metro manila, some places have small roads and the vehicles are excessive. traffic here are at its worth at peak hours but good because we have the transit on major highways.

monsoon-dreams said...

the light falling on the road is very beautiful.i can imagine how boring it would be to wait at traffic lights for long.

jayrene said...

hi,
can i use one of your pics for my traffic site?

i've been looking all over the net and i found yours, i kinda like it.

if not, thanks anyway

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