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sailing market
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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 0 N: 242] (2673)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-23
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): reflections of life [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-23 5:32
Viewed: 1928
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Damnoenssaduak was actually the name of the canal dug in the reign of King Rama IV by the military men and the people of Rajburi, Samutsakorn and Samutsongkram Province directed by Phayasrisuriyawong, the minister of Defence. In those days without rivers and canals, transportation was almost motionless; King Rama IV with his great concern over the country's future economic growth, he finally had the canal dug to connect the Taachin River in Samutsakorn Province and Maklong River in Samutsongkram Province together.
Nowadays Damnoensaduak is one of a provincial district of Rajburi Province. Most people live densely along both sides of the canal from one end of the canal to another.The majority of this people are agriculturists. They grow several different kinds of fruit and vegetable for examples oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbages, bean, onion and etc. The land in this area is naturally fertile. Apart from providing transportation, Damnoensaduak Canal also provides farmers with adequate water for agricultural purposes for the whole year around. More than 200 small canals were dug by local peasants to connect with it to get water to splatter their land. Moreover; these small canals also become protitiouus ways of taking their agricultural products to the markets in neighbouring provinces and Bangkok.
Day in and day out from about 8 a.m. to about 11 a.m. the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundrreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. What they purchase are particularly food, fruit and vegetable which mostly brought from their own orchards. They usually travel on their small rowing boats. however; today the long-tailed boats pushing by engine become very popular. People tend to use them instead. Anyhow because of the shortage of fuel today long-tailed boats are quite unavailable compared to a few years ago.
Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi about 109 kilometres south of Bangkok or approximately 2 hours drive.
Arriving at Damnoen Saduak, you can either walk on the passage along the canal on the right hand side or take a both at the pier nearby to Floating Market area at the price of Baht 10 per person. Those who want to see all the three of the Floating Markets, Ton Khem, Hia Kui, Khun Phithak may hire a boat at the price of Baht 300 per hour. It is recommended that the fare should be settled before starting off.

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very well seen photo here Franco :)
a good slice of life captured

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la composizioen č molto interesante e ben fatta, bellanitidezza,. come ti invidio...

Ciao Franco, bel POV dall'alto, ottima composizione e bel soggetto, molto caratteristica, bravo, Buona Pasqua, ciao Silvio

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  • tojav Gold Star Critiquer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 0] (886)
  • [2008-03-23 8:55]

Hi Franco,
Very curious formulation. Pretty colours, sharpness and composition. I congratulate and greet. Wiesiek

Buona Pasqua Franco. Pensavo che per ora non pubblicassi. Come va in oriente? I colori di questa foto sono fantastici. Il dettaglio unico.


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-03-23 15:24]

Hello Franco,
Fantastic capture with great sharpness and detail and a great water capture. Very well composed and presented.
My regards, jmb

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-03-24 12:39]

what a nice compo.Very creative work.I liked it very much.TFS.Necla.

Olá Franco

very beautiful composition and great capture. Realy great.

My regards


Dear Franco!

Interesting and special picture! Excellent composition and beautiful colours!


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