How do you transport bamboo logs from one place to another when the roads are bad, not big enough to carry long transport vehicles but you have a fast flowing river. Simple, you tie the logs together make a long raft and drift down river. We first saw these rafts on the northern rivers in Burma, so were not really surprised to find the same custom in the neighboring country. The "drivers" of the rafts live on them for the duration of the journey, erecting tents,often the family travel together. The slow flowing logs making a perfect playground for the children.
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divail (7233) 2013-02-27 18:28
Ces deux enfants en mouvement sont très naturels et la photo les a capturés en plein mouvement. Les couleurs sont belles, et la composition est exotique avec les bamboos. C'est très beau.
abmdsudi (26295) 2013-02-27 22:25
They looked Burmese to me! Indeed a fine timely shot the essence of local life and feel of the atmosphere. The elements are so nicely displayed obviously given great care in the presentation. Natural colour and contrast is great as is the framing and pov. Nice capture, Well done.
emka (58194) 2013-03-05 14:29
Hi Elaine, it reminds me the river leading to the village with tattoo women. There we saw similar transport of bamboo logs. And as Abmdsudi noticed, the kids in their longyi look similar to Burmese. But it is so close that there is no wonder. Strange place for playing. The girl has the basket, maybe for fish the boy tries to catch :).
adores (28236) 2013-03-11 18:03
They seem to be having a great fun there:)! I like the sense of movement and their happy expressions, jumping from a raft to another. Very well framed!
Angshu (51174) 2013-03-14 21:29
Do I see a hint of Thanaka on her face? yes, the Burmese roots are very clear & so is the movement of the people. This is a lovely & lively picture...especially like the child about to spring. Such joy with simple things!
PS : perhaps you have read the book called 'Glass Palace' by Amitabh Ghosh. if not pls read it....& if you like it, try his 'Hungry Tide' as well. I strongly feel you'll LOVE them (of course I am assuming you like reading...many don't :-))
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (13803)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-27 12:45