The Positive One, Thailand.
Photo for October 2013 (The Positive One, Thailand)
Going on a family holiday to Bangkok, Thailand, we were in unfamiliar land even though it was distinctly Asian. The people were very friendly other than the one crook taxi driver. Even the Thais in the huge canal were always ready with a smile...
We were walking (our shoes lost a layer of friction after the week) at the train station when a slight movement in the waters below caught our eyes. In the shade, it was hard to even figure out what it was and before we had time to second guess, a solitary figure bobbed out from the shadows.
We were in awe and disbelief as he dragged a plastic bag along the surface, scooping debris as he waded slowly. What in the world was he doing? We wondered and found no answers. Language remains a barrier. We whipped out the Canon 5D Mark III and the Olympus OMD-EM5 and went for shot after shot as he came closer and closer towards us.
Just as luck would have it, his friends (who were in the dark black waters as well!) signalled to him to look up at us and he did so with a smile. We returned a wave and an even bigger smile. It was great seeing someone so positive despite the bleak working conditions and all we could grumble about was the heat and tired calves.
5D Mark III, Canon 70-300 IS L, polarizer was not used to get the maximum reflection in the waters which to me added a different mood to the image.