Speeding through the city at 6 am, going through red lights, like they were tissue paper. On a rare occasion the the CNG driver eased into the intersection treating it as a flashing yellow light! I probably reached my destination in 20 minutes! At 10:00 it was a different story. Leaving Old Dhaka on a bus, we inched along, taking close to an hour to get within rickshaw distance of our apartment. The CNG ride cost me 350 taka ($4.40 U.S.D.) since I didn’t have the correct amount, and he didn’t have the right change! The bus ride cost me 25 taka (.30 USD), and then a 5 minute rickshaw ride for 20 taka (.25 USD). All in all it was a great morning with a nice photowalk with TTLers at the Saderghat Launch Terminal, followed by a nice breakfast of dal, porota, and cha!!
This was one of my photos that was exhibited at Kalpana Boarding for the TTL-BIF7 Photo Exhibition. The exhibition had two venues this year, including Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi.
I actually took this photo while riding a Rickshaw on Asad Avenue in Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have had tea with the gentleman on the left, and he has even given me free rickshaw rides.
This is the original photo
This is how the curator of the exhibition enhanced the photo! A few tweaks with the temp and lighting produce a excellent photo.
It is nice to share my birthday with “World Photography Day! I’ll post this today since in Bangladesh it is already on the 19th, and I haven’t told WordPress that I am in the U.S.!!
Here I am enjoying a pretzel at the train station in Bern, Switzerland!
Also proud to be wearing the TTL polo shirt from our 5th “Bangladesh in Frames” photo exhibition! https://marlandphotos.com/2013/04/26/exciting-response-at-seeing-my-photo-at-the-exhibition/