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This is the busy Buri Ganga River which skirts around the south side of Dhaka. I wanted to capture the hustle and bustle of life on the river, but at the same time create an interesting composition. I tried to do that by taking up a position on the south side of the bridge at Babubazar where I could include in the foreground these local water taxis which had come together in the shape of a flower. The water taxi that is pushing away on the left looked to me like a petal breaking away from the flower. In the background are dozens of the triple deck steel ferries that ply Bangladesh's waterways and not infrequently sink with considerable loss of life. Focal length was 15mm and ISO was 100.

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  • Copyright: David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 108 N: 2568] (7789)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-12-23
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Camera: Nikon E5000
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-06-11 11:54
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