This man have a very clever idea in my opinion. A grindstone mounted to the handlebar on his bike. He just have to park the bike on the rear stand, mount a strap and start to pedaling. 1-2-3 and you have a perfect grinder for knives, scissors etc. Afterwards he can ride his bike to the next customers, outskirts of Mombasa in this case.
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holmertz (27198) 2012-09-02 11:44
Nöden är uppfinningarnas moder, sägs det, och det kan nog stämma i det här fallet. Smart verkar det ju, och en kul och annorlunda bild blev det. Intressant miljöskildring också, men möjligen lite i blåaste laget.
Bär det iväg till Kazakstan nu? Där blir det nog en annan sorts bilder, men lycka till under alla förhållanden. Själv är jag väl i Istanbul igen om tre veckor.
danos (74478) 2012-09-02 12:07
a good reportage shot from this African country show us how the man earn his living making pedaling.Great his idea move to the next customer without to have something in his hand.
Fis2 (73626) 2012-09-02 12:25
A very curious reportorial shot.
I like this daily life shot.
Very impressive grinder and cycling!
Nice sunday my friend
icesurfer (374) 2012-09-02 12:27
I saw a similar "trick" in Nepal (unluckily, I could not manage to take a picture), but in that case the bike had been permanently trasformed into a grinder, losing its transporting capabilities.
The man in your picture obviously has more business and technical acumen!
A wonderful capture of daily life. Thanks for sharing :)
jhm (123116) 2012-09-03 5:06
In Europe is everything modern and electrically driven, these man is very environmentally friendly, and very well for his health.
Excellent composition, also perfect captured.
Lovely image with pleasant colors and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Graal (89420) 2012-09-03 10:12
amazing African serie. Good captured scene from daily life in Kenia. Unusual service. Image is well composed.
Have a nice evening.
rbassin (11381) 2012-09-08 12:35
Une très belle scène, bien cadrée.
L'idée de l'utilisation du vélo est intéressante et astucieuse.
abmdsudi (27098) 2012-09-08 19:50
A great way to capture a local daily life and managed to keep enough detail in it. Excellent street shot and I think you have achieved the goal. Clever ideas and functional modified machine and converted to profitable use and service to the community, this happens in many parts of Asian countries too. The important thing is that, this dual purpose machine serves the purpose effectively to suit the local context. Well done, TFS
Nard (6915) 2012-09-17 12:28
I like this kind of scene of life. Reportage of real life, something you're happy to see when you travel. A guy who has a excellent idea to make a simple busines. Simply the life.
Silvio1953 (99177) 2012-10-01 0:57
Ciao Boa, lovely composition with original bikeman, nice and interesting daily life scene, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (17316) 2012-10-20 14:16
Very nice capture of the daily life of people. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mvdisco (16474) 2012-10-21 12:09
A very nice presentation of this daily life scene of africa country,
excellent details of the place and the idea of the man with a perfect grinder for knives, scissors etc..
well presented and composed..
Nicely notes too.
macjake (39962) 2013-02-25 10:08
very innovative for sure, clever man!
I have to say that i've really enjoyed viewing all of your African scenes - as you've said you love going to the non-touristy areas.
its fun to look at the signs, the architecture (or the lack of architecture).
funny to see the rubber tires on top of the roof! cool and cultural all at the same time :)
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (4313)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-02 11:23