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cooking on the boat

cooking on the boat
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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, Transportation
Camera: Nikon D80
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): World Cuisine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 3:19
Viewed: 2046
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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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2008-04-06 3:24]

Instead of the space above the round mouth of this dish could help better composition hence the edge of flag was not necessory, rest is OK..

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-06 4:01]

Hi Franco
Great shot, brings back memories from Thailand. Good light and well seen. I must agree some things in the composition shouldent have been there, after my opinion, I think I would have cropped it a bit different.
Greetings from

forse l'originale comprende anche altri dettagli o forse no , comunque i danno un gran daffare
meno male che ho già pranzato se no..... mi lancerei su qyuell'appetitosisismo pesce con le verdure. oltre tutto cotto così non credo nemmeno che facia male...

Ciao Franco, gran bella scenetta, molto amabile, penso che er proprio buono, affascinante la luce sull'acqua, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-04-06 14:27]

Hello Franco,
Great life capture. Fantastic clearness an light and excellent POV. Very well done.
My regards, josé

Olá Franco

great sharpness. The channal is a palette of reflexes. The faces are so real. It´s very honest photo with real life. Very well done.

My regards


Su questo terreno sei imbattibile. Sia per la tua fama di buona forchetta che per la tua mamma imbattibile e nobile cuoca. Bellissimi i riflessi sull'acqua.


Hi, Franco!

Very interesting shot with good viewpoint. I like it!


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-04-16 9:12]

Lovely photo and mood,so typical Thai,nice work Franco.
Thailand,is a lovely place to be.

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