This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – August 18, 2017.
This long-tail boat is carrying tourists through a canal off the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. Entry to these canals, by boat and by increasingly brackish water that affects Bangkok’s tap water production, is strictly regulated by the use of sluice gates that regularly close for a short period of time. While a gate is closed, canal tour boats congregate on both sides. As soon as a gate opens, there is a mass exodus of boats from inside, followed by a more leisurely entry of boats that have been waiting patiently at the edge of the canal outside.
This boat has just exited through the barrier gate beneath the Klong Mon Pumping Station, and our boat is about to enter the canal through the same gate.
This photo was taken on March 3, 2017. Specs are:
Olympus TG-4, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/2000 sec, 4.5 mm