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Night descends over central Jakarta by Tim Coleman

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Jakarta, Indonesia.

Much of the city is grid-locked by the twice-a-day “macet” (traffic jam) as motorists and motorcyclists alike (with no understanding of ‘team work’) push and shove their way along inadequate infrastructure further crippled by on-road “warung” (people selling meals or snacks) and public transport drivers who will stop literally anywhere (even in the middle of an intersection) rather than miss just one fare-paying passenger!

“AS IS”, straight from the Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.

501 viewings to 19 Jan 2013.

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This work was voted one of the Top Ten in the challenge:
Road Intersection

in the group: Which Way – Main Subject displaying walks, paths, stairs, roads, rails

Tim is from Australia and has a keen interest in the spectacular Created world. This interest in “the Great Outdoors” combines with an interest in photography as he seeks to record the majesty, beauty and/or uniqueness of places visited in a way that will also be memorable to his audience.

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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Your narrative sounds very very very familiar Tim!!!! You have certainly bought a much needed smile to my face tonight!! Thank you!! I can still remember just closing my eyes and hanging on for dear life! The particular bit that has me giggling is the all push and shove!!! :))) lol!! thank you Tim!! :)))
    And wonderful photography by the way, of course!!! Love that dusky pink colouring in the sky too! :))))

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it! (believe it or not, I was trying not to be too critical!) :-) Thankfully I don’t spend much time “hanging on for dear life” though, I usually find it’s quicker to get out and walk (we deliberately chose an apartment close to the office so I could do this), although even that’s not very easy when there’s often no footpath (or it has gaping holes in it or is blocked with parked motorcycles and “warung”!).
    Thanks for the compliment too – this one is straight from the camera (yes, I do a modest amount of tweaking of brightness/contrast to many of the pics I post here but I couldn’t improve on this one) although I did use the in-camera ‘exposure compensation’ for this shot because the pics were turning out unnaturally bright for the time of day.

    – Tim Coleman

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  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • No problem, thanks for accepting it!

    – Tim Coleman

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 4 years ago

    wonderful shot Tim:))

  • Many thanks Ralph. Actually, I’m quite awed by much of your work, particularly your shots of Lake Hume at various times/places so it is quite an honour that you consider my work worthy of your compliment – Thanks! :-)

    – Tim Coleman

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Crikeys. I thought Sydney traffic was bad. Nice shot Tim. I like the angles.

  • Ha ha – it was the first thing everybody mentioned when I told them I was going there “Oh, you’ll have to contend with the traffic jams!” – It seems Jakarta is famous throughout the world for it’s traffic jams, oh, and corruption. I was a bit lucky with the angles as I had a limited area to take this shot from… (but thanks all the same!)

    – Tim Coleman

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You are a TOP TEN Winner of the Road Intersection challenge in the Which Way group.

  • Wow, thanks very much Cee!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, Tim! Your exposure control is great here, you’ve captured the light, colour and details beautifully!

  • Thanks very much Damienne – it was coming out a bit too bright (didn’t really look like dusk!) so I tried a few shots backing it off a stop or two. I think the best one was one stop ‘under’ exposed.

    – Tim Coleman

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks Graham!

    – Tim Coleman

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Tim Coleman

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Nicely done.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thanks dg.

    – Tim Coleman

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations, wonderful image. Your feature can be viewed up large Here


    Bevlea & Keri, November 2012

  • Thank you very much Bevlea & Keri!

    – Tim Coleman

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