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I spotted this advertising sign under a road bridge down near the river in Dhaka and was intrigued as to what ‘Green Love’ was. Environmentally friendly love or sex in the park perhaps? I tried for ages to take this photograph without all the tricycle drivers waving at me, but without success. I suppose that seeing a foreigner in this part of Dhaka was something of a novelty (I didn’t see any others in half a day of walking around this old part of the city).

The tricycle drivers are taking a tea break under the bridge. Behind the fence you can see where people have constructed ‘homes’ out of cardboard boxes and tarpaulins. This is quite a common sight in Dhaka where every square inch of the ground under a bridge is used for either commercial purposes, or eating and sleeping.

I cropped this out of a much larger composition because the sides of the photograph (on either side of the bridge stucture) were over-exposed from the bright sunlight. Then the only PP was some adjustments to levels, contrast and saturation, and then USM at 120%.

ChrisJ, gaby, cjmm, fireflyz, bpelvan, sarju, aloyho, Theana has marked this note useful

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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: Humorous
  • Camera: Nikon E5000
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-31 3:36
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