Monday, September 12, 2011

2011, Day 255 - Incandescent

I often wonder why night markets are so rare in the United States.  When the days get hot and the afternoon heat is unbearable a siesta makes sense and then, when you get up refreshed and revitalized, a market is ideal.  You can pick up an inexpensive meal and the shopping for tomorrow all at the same time while being social.

As the sun sets purple over Bangkok's Chinatown all the incandescent and florescent bulbs flicker on to bathe the narrow alleys in their yellow-green light.  Despite the sun's retreat the bustle of Thailand's largest city continues unabated and everything seems just a little bit magical, like the mushrooms that pop up out of nowhere, peddlers set up their wares in their cramped booths and vie for attention.  It is fun and exciting and, for me, a grand adventure!

Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 24/f1.4L Mark II
24mm, f1/4, 1/400 sec @ 800 ISO

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