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Taxi Stand

I loved seeing the rows of rickshaws all sitting around in different places like they were waiting, just like western taxi stands. I think often times rows of rickshaws like this one were actually just the result of their drivers taking a tea break, but it creates a nice image nonetheless.

Taken while on my trip to Kolkata, India (aka Calcutta).

Taxi Stand

I loved seeing the rows of rickshaws all sitting around in different places like they were waiting, just like western taxi stands. I think often times rows of rickshaws like this one were actually just the result of their drivers taking a tea break, but it creates a nice image nonetheless.

Taken while on my trip to Kolkata, India (aka Calcutta).

comments (55)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2010, 00:19
Fabulous composition
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 25 Jan 2010, 03:49
Nice perspective...vintage feel.
Amazing photo! Love the colors!
  • SOUL AFLAME
  • Nestled in Mother natures ample bosom
  • 25 Jan 2010, 05:01
A superb photograph, Charles, wonderfully seen by you with such appealing lines. The shot has such a warmth and charm, as well as immense artistic merit. First class
Where is this photo taken? It is an excellent image. The processing is super....
Charles Dastodd: Thanks, Lisa, for the comment. I took it while on a recent trip to India in Kolkata.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Jan 2010, 06:29
has an old time feel to it Charles
An excellent shot and the compression through the lens gives it a tight look.
  • Vikram
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 06:48
Wonderful image. Great light and colour tones!
  • Dulcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 06:48
Beautifully composed...love the line of perspective and all the detail and rich color...not to mention the 'taste' of another land. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2010, 07:07
The thing this most reminds me of is all the different colored saris the women wear. Maybe this is the male version? smile
Excellent perspective composition. I really like the tones here!
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 07:42
Very nice composition !
  • Earnest
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 07:46
Very interesting... I appreciate the look!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jan 2010, 07:59
It certainly does Charles: did you ride in one?
I am fascionated by the round gear wheel cover in the first 'taxi'.
  • jpla
  • St Barthélémy d\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
  • 25 Jan 2010, 08:36
Belle enfilade ! Bonne journée.
JP
agree with everybode! vintage, good atmosphere..
very ' indian' orient express feel to it.
great lineup
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2010, 09:39
Great shot... excellent composition.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jan 2010, 10:09
I don't see the meter smile Great line-up
The long lens has stacked them well Charles. Great photo.
... and of course their feet are hardened by running the rickshaws barefooted. Often the men looked/were so old as well ... needs must of course.


richard
Nice shot Charles. They probably need frequent tea breaks. It must be quite hard work.
Suddenly realised these are the up market version ... peddle power. I'm sure you saw the barefooted running versions as well.

richard
  • k@
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2010, 12:11
Back in the 50's, it seems, the muted tones are superb in this great line-up
  • Lili
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2010, 13:17
composition and tones are very nice. great shot
  • crash
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 13:35
very cool find .... looks like a vintage photo
Impressive photo, great angle along with superb processing and tones. Like the mood your captured here.
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 13:49
Great composition, good processing... superb!
Me gusta la perspectiva que has utilizado como el tratamiento de la imagen.

Saludos
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2010, 14:17
Great tone, love the repeating units of the taxis. Photo has a great feel to it. Love how the last taxi, has the driver sitting there.
I really like your perspective on this both in image and opinion. I would have taken this shot as well. Nicely done.
Great composition Charles, Nice colours.
I presume the "rick" part of the name derives from rickety Charles. A nice line-up of machines awaiting their next journeys.
  • eva
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2010, 16:05
belle idée de les avoir photographié en file, comme "emboîtés" les uns dans les autres... Belles couleurs et textures.
  • MARIANA
  • Canada
  • 25 Jan 2010, 17:22
Brilliant image . These tones are adorable !
I have always wanted to visit India...I guess I have to wait now, at least a coupple of years. Nice composition and colours...I get the feeling that this is taken with old analog film - nice processing
a very nice detail - excellent colors
The faded colour gives this a timeless quality Charles
lovely stamp.. I catch some similar in Beijing
  • Loshola
  • Europe
  • 25 Jan 2010, 19:49
I like the composition & colour work. The image does appear soft, was this intentional?
WOW! I love this! The tones are beautiful. Great composition. Very well captured.
  • kiki
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2010, 21:33
I like very much the angle of view and the tones of your photo
Perfect photo! Got quite a vintage feel to it..
WWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!
P E R F E C T ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  • Claudia
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2010, 02:29
I agree with you...these rows of rickshaws create a very nice image. I love the muted tones of all the old, worn and tattered seats. I can't imagine being a rickshaw driver--I hope they were all getting an nice, long, much-deserved tea break.
incredible vertival depth and tones I really like it
Nicely lined up! And very cool vintage feeling cos of the colors.
Excellent perspective!Love the colours!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 30 Jan 2010, 18:43
j'adore !
  • sandrine
  • United States
  • 30 Jan 2010, 21:49
Great composition!
Great shot charles, as an indian who left india a long time ago this photo brough back fond memories!
Preciosa, me encantan las fotos así en composición seriada. Muy bonito el color como envejecido.
Gracias por el comentario de mi foto de hoy (Moscú - Agosto 2009)
  • Aisha
  • Nigeria
  • 11 Feb 2010, 23:06
Aww love this
  • Ewa
  • Sweden
  • 19 Feb 2010, 18:18
Thank you for your comment on my Haga Sophia picture. I also wrote a line on my page, but I don´t know if you will get that message (?) I am new here and have not got it all figured out yet. Anyway I really like this capture, the haziness and a bit out of focus. I used to think that focus was one of the main thing for a good picture, but, I have changed my mind smile

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