Going by boat through the Ganges delta in southern Bangladesh, I had to rent a small cabin since the deck where I wanted to put my sleepingbag was already packed when I arrived. Throughout the evening we stopped at small towns to take on even more passengers, most of them climbing onto the very top of the boat. As I opened a wooden shutter in my cabin in the morning, this is what I saw. All through the night these people had been packed on the roof of the boat, most of them standing because there was no place to lie down.
This picture from 1972 was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-02-20 0:59
Hello Gert! Very interesting moment. Original scene. Wonderful smoke. Good light and colors. Very original capture. Good luck!
salvator (19102) 2008-02-20 1:42
Very nicely composed image with nice depth in the background, and vivid colors. The crowd, the faces looks superb.
Best regards. Salvator.
saxo042 (37594) 2008-02-20 2:49
An interesting documentary picture. Very good portraits of all these people. Fine colours and an excellent scan as usual.
wolf38 (31282) 2008-02-20 2:52
Hallo Gert. Das Photo ist sehr interessant und hervorragend in seiner Bildwirkung. Es wirkt authentisch. Wenn man es sieht, will man wissen, was die Leute tun. Das erklärt der informative Text. Komposition und Licht sind vorbildlich. Wie gesagt: ein sehenswertes Photo. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
molla (7127) 2008-02-20 13:08
As always a good note.
It looks like the motor (Suppose it's a diesel,otherwise it hasn't a very long time to live) is not of that kind that helping to reduce the global warming. you audience looking both curios and serious in the same way. The only minor thing to complain about is the poor fellow that you cut half of his face.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-02-22 1:30
Hi Gert, excellent photo in the right moment! Good composition and colors indeed! I like also details.
TFS and regards,
noborders (1010) 2008-02-29 14:16
Your photos from Bangladesh are precious documents ! I enjoyed reading the note, but without any note, we could also imagine other interesting stories... The black smoke from the steam boat add to the atmosphere - I would be happy to know between which cities you were travelling - I guess this is not the famous "Rocket" operating between Dhaka and Khulna !
mafegan (8624) 2008-08-29 6:29
Just one of your quality scans - quite sharp and good colours. Men only on the move. Interesting daily life scene, Marlene
dareco (17134) 2008-09-23 8:16
I find your gallery very interesting, and I think in fact your LIFE is very interesting!! I like the morning light here, they look very cold though. Nice daily life capture. TFS
Waylim (25366) 2009-12-17 9:33
Saw this one at random display. It captured my attention right away. It must be very interesting and very memorable experience, good or bad, to be travel among the locals. I admire you for having been around the world, not just to the beautiful places but all places. You see it all, the good, the bad, the ugly. It would be a pleasure to sit down and little to all you stories.
I wish you write a book of the many places you been to. For now I’ll just enjoy the photos here. Thanks.
kato (11630) 2013-01-19 23:40
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see many people wearing traditional clothes on boat and Gages delta of the rich green soil which is beyond visible. I hear that the Bangladesh is country which has much flat ground and where the there are many people. So, people who are on the boat will also go to a workplace after this.
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-05-26 19:04
very very interesting pic and well related and put into context by your note.what is that smoke?