Another technically not that great shot but I'd like to show it to a wider audience anyway...
This car is driving over bamboo stalks that local people placed on the road. For centuries bamboo has been used as material to make, for example, roofs and fences. But before it can be used it has to be broken into long flat ribbons. These days placing it on the road like this and waiting for some motor traffic (not a lot but cars do come that way) is the way to break it.
I asked how bamboo was prepared before motor cars were introduced into the country. "One had to cut it with a knife. It was very hard" I was told.
The image was taken somewhere between Punakha and Trongsa.
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willperrett (10894) 2013-09-14 9:08
Intriguing note, that clearly explains what is happening in the photograph. In true reportage style you've chosen monochrome: you get house points from me for that! Shot looks technically OK to me (always hard to be sure when looking at the results of a small and compressed JPEG). I wonder how long you had to wait for a car to come along. Or was this yours?
rychem (36817) 2013-09-14 10:39
Faktycznie, postęp widać. Ale bez ironii: jest to cikawostka zwyczajowa, a tym samym prawdziwe zdjęcie z podróży, rzeczywiście do poznania świata, dobrze wypatrzyłaś
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-09-15 1:19
ciekawe zdjecie i notka!
Swietny przyklad jak mozna sobie ulatwic zycie:)
Znakomite zdjecie,dzieki ktoremu lepiej mozemy poznac tak odlegle zakatki swiata.Np.w Hong Kongu z bambusa ciagle wykonuje sie rusztowania,co wyglada naprawde dosc intrygujaco przy tych wszystkich nowoczesnych wiezowcach.
Mi rowniez podoba sie pomysl na konwersje zdjecia w B&W.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
marabu61 (11057) 2013-09-15 3:57
Now that is an ingenious way to facilitate ones daily work. I suppose the drivers are aware of what they are expected to do when approaching such a layout of bamboo.
I think the black and white approach was the right choice for this subject.
have a great sunday
drt100 (2095) 2013-09-15 13:25
Very interesting engineering here ... nice capture. Interesting in B&W. Photos from this region of the world are not often scene. You are blessed to be able to explore here.