Feature Photograph

Floating Market

This weeks feature photograph was captured during a recent trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.  This is always an excellent place for interesting captures and this trip was no different.  This image is significant because it’s unusual to see a boat pilot at the front of their vessel, and this lady had a most determined look and strength that I just couldn’t resist capturing her as she paddled furiously through the crowds.  She was paddling so quickly and moving so fast it was difficult to track and capture her.

People often ask me how my camera seems to be pointing in the right direction at the right time and it really isn’t magic. It’s more about technique.  I was going to cover the technique in this weeks learning column when I found out that Rob over at www.1ds.com got his hands on a new Canon 5d Mark II and offered to do a hands on review.  Next week I’ll cover the techniques and provide examples so you don’t end up with shots like the one below with the face covered and not much in the way of apparent action.

Floating Market