Boy Walking On Ballast

Boy walking beside the railroad tracks, thinking
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The boy was pacing on the ballast, lost in thought

While walking along the side of the railroad tracks extending from Jakarta Kota station, I was looking for a way to cross the tracks, but I couldn't find a place where I could cross. In such cases, it is often faster to observe the movements of the locals than to rely on a map. That was the case here. By following the flow of the locals, I easily found the place where I could cross.

However, the place was not a proper crossing point. There was no connecting tunnel to the other side of the tracks, no railroad bridge, and no railroad crossing. The fence beside the tracks was broken, and the locals were crossing the tracks at their leisure.

If there were trains passing by frequently, it would be scary for people to cross the tracks without a crossing, and the train driver would be uncomfortable. This place is not far from the station, but I guess it is a place where not many trains pass by. Children and adults alike were crossing the tracks without a care in the world.

The boy in this photo was not only crossing the tracks, he was walking right next to the tracks, lost in thought. It's nice to think beside the tracks, but he had to be careful of the trains.

日本語

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PHOTO DATA

No

11843

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

March 12, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF