This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 24, 2017.
This photo was taken with a tripod-mounted camera from an overhead pedestrian bridge in Chiang Mai, Thailand, capturing traffic as it flowed past a night market.
In this photo, traffic is merging from two directions, all headed to the lower left of the image. The headlights of buses, cars, and tuk-tuks are the yellow and white streams. The three green streams of light were created by three lights on the top of one bus. The red streams are tail lights on the rear sides of tuk-tuks. The magenta and blue lights are decorative lights on the tops and sides of vehicles.
Since this is a long-exposure image, people who remain in the same spot for a few seconds can be seen as ghostly images. At the middle right, just beyond the pylons, is a pedestrian who lingered before crossing the street. Some shoppers can be seen across the street, near the parked tuk-tuk. The many other pedestrians are invisible, since they did not stand still long enough to be captured in this image.
But you have no doubt noticed the very solid persons beneath the lightpost at the middle left of the image. These are motionless because they are (headless) mannequins.
Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/22, 15.0 sec, 18 mm