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© John Linton
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UploadedFebruary 20, 2012
TakenApril 14, 2011
Exposure1/250 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length30.37 mm
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Q: Street Photography

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Songkran is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day in mid-April. If you are going to walk the streets of Bangkok during Songkran you have to expect to be drenched in water (symbolic of cleansing and renewal) and covered in a white chalk paste (to ward off evil). I took this shot of one of the Bangkok streets covered in the white chalk paste on 13 April 2011 with my wet Canon EOS 350D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens.

23 responses

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (20 Feb 2012):

    Perfect entry.

  • Doglvr

    Doglvr gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Excellent. Nice narrative John

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Imagine the feet that were in those. Nice!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Great for the theme John! Neat story too.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 Feb 2012):


  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    Cool photo. Songkran sounds like quite a tradition.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (20 Feb 2012):

    A terrific entry and a culture lesson too.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Excellent, John. Sure brings back memories.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Great entry

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    This is great....very good entry John!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Perfect entry...interesting tradition...but I hope your Canon camera didn't sustain any damage from the drenching water.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Perfect to the theme!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (21 Feb 2012):

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love this shot, to perfect for the theme.......

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Feb 2012):

    Excellent dof and pov---Great variety of lines and textures and colours---dramatic light awesome

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Fantastic entry ... great capture

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (22 Feb 2012):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Excellent entry for the theme!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    awesome entry, John!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Very cool!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (24 Feb 2012):

    gushy-wushy, I like it!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Feb 2012):

    right on the theme!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    for sure!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (3 Mar 2012):

    Perferty...well done John!

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