Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Cars, motorcycles, and scooters in Taiwan. Here's where the greasemonkeys and gearheads talk shop. Oh, and if you're looking to buy a used car, check out the vehicle listings at www.taiwanted.com.

Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Postby maoman » Thu Nov 06, 2014 00:39

This picture, taken by Taiwanese photographer,Shao Hua Luo, is one of the finalists in the "People" category of National Geographic's Best Pictures of 2014. Can anyone ID the road?

Image
Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

These users gave kudos to the author maoman for the post (total 2):
Hobbes (Fri Nov 07, 2014 09:02) • ThreadKiller (Thu Nov 06, 2014 21:55)
User avatar
maoman  Anthony van Dyck
Admin
 
Posts: 5627
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:41
Location: Lotus Hill
Has given kudos: 1828 times
Has gotten kudos: 1309 times
Display Name: Anthony van Dyck

Re: Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Postby sandman » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:11

Its on the 9, I'm pretty sure. I seem to recognize the trees and plants on the left. Always dozens of shutterbugs camped up there on the weekends snapping the bikers. Its a cool composition. He must have been lying on the road or something to get that shot.
sandman
Taiwanease Royalty
 
Posts: 3928
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 13:44
Has given kudos: 309 times
Has gotten kudos: 826 times

Re: Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Postby cfimages » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:26

Remote camera mounted to the front of a bike or car I'd guess. Or a guy lying in the bed of a blue truck going in reverse. Probably needed a lot of frames to get the timing right.
User avatar
cfimages
Taiwanease Royalty
 
Posts: 3332
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 14:33
Location: Danshui
Has given kudos: 687 times
Has gotten kudos: 910 times

Re: Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Postby Hobbes » Thu Nov 06, 2014 17:53

I reckon the camera was mounted on a boom arm that sticks out to the right, then goes back/then down/then to-the-left (in order to keep most of it out of the picture), attached to the back of this motorcycle, set in between the license plate and the plate mount.

That's what I'm thinking the silver metal L-bracket is -- the one you can see sticking out at the absolute top right of the photograph. Can't think of any other reason that the motorcycle would have something odd like that (clearly a non-factory add-on) sticking out from the side of the license plate in these circumstances.

Regardless of how it was shot, it's a beautiful picture. :thumbsup: Thanks for sharing, Maoman! I hadn't seen this until you posted it.

These users gave kudos to the author Hobbes for the post:
Taffy (Sat Nov 08, 2014 05:34)
User avatar
Hobbes
Taiwanease Gentry
 
Posts: 87
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 14:57
Has given kudos: 96 times
Has gotten kudos: 99 times

Re: Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Postby Elegua » Fri Nov 07, 2014 15:14

We can get 20% for turning him in for reckless driving. Or is it 30%?
Vida de Otário

....and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock.
User avatar
Elegua
Taiwanease Gentry
 
Posts: 1026
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:16
Has given kudos: 82 times
Has gotten kudos: 266 times

Re: Beautiful photograph of Taiwan motorcyclist

Postby sandman » Sat Nov 08, 2014 16:10

Too late! I've already submitted it to the authorities and they've emailed me back. Apparently they can't get him for speeding but they're going to ticket him for dangerous or reckless, because of his hand on the ground.
sandman
Taiwanease Royalty
 
Posts: 3928
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 13:44
Has given kudos: 309 times
Has gotten kudos: 826 times


Return to Cars, Scooters, and Driving in Taiwan