Monday, November 29, 2010

Scenic B&W

Not your usual scenic spot... This "Market on the Railway" is located in Samut Songkhram, not far from Bangkok. The main market lies next to the tracks, but for those who could not afford the rent, they decided to lay their wares and produce just off the tracks. The train passes through several times a day; in between, shoppers walk along the tracks and take their time to choose and haggle as usual. Just minutes before each train arrival, the stall owners make well-rehearsed adjustments to get their goods out of harm's way and restore everything as soon as the choo-choo passes.

18 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

This is an amazing photo...I just kept looking at it...and looking at it.

Jenny said...

That is so interesting... the photo is almost ghostly. Amazing capture.

angie {the arthur clan} said...

What an absolutely amazing capture...I really love the story behind this photo!

My Photographic Eye by Irela said...

Amazing shot. Beautiful shot and great story.

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

WOW! This is a BEAUTIFUL shot! Simply amazing! I love that it's totally different....not the regular scenic photos I've seen so far. Completely, and incredibly different! LOVE it!

Kim Chodorowski said...

Wow...what a dramatic shot. I absolutely love it!

Charlene said...

Such a neat shot! You did such a great job with this. The tones are just perfect.

Tamar SB said...

Wow! What a picture, thank you for sharing it and telling about the picture!

Yoli said...

What an amazing image, I love that it is in black and white. I know about this choreagraphy well.

kitchu said...

this has been my favorite photo of yours since i first saw it. really, really amazing and should be published.

Amy said...

That's an unusual and unique perspective. You captured it honestly and beautifully.

Paula said...

WOW, this is a most dangerous way of doing business. I feel for the poor merchants. I dare say, there have no doubt been many accidents.

A marvelous shot though, at the reality of life. Thank you, Serline. You capture the moments of rawness with silent beauty.

Al said...

Amazing shot, I agree with the other commenters. That does sound like a scary way to make a living.

Tiffany said...

Oh my!!! I love this!!

skosh said...

beautifully processed image. I love a black and white where the shadows speak!

Jacq & Jason said...

Wow! This is one of my favorites! I also love the story that goes with it.

jo©o said...

Makes me want to go down on my knees and thank my lucky stars:
That closeness, the noise and the food on the ground, that approaching train: my idea of an absolute nightmare. Thank you for making us see how fortunate we are to be able to go to the indoor foodmart.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I just love that photo! Great choice.