“In this week’s photo challenge, capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame.”
This photo was taken on a warm morning at the “train market” outside of Bangkok, Thailand. This market has been featured on Discovery Channel, I believe, and is a fascinating but sometimes dangerous place.
The market exists along the edges of, and directly over the top of, an operational railway track. All of the shop canvas shades and items on tables must be pulled back just before the train comes through the market. To make this easier many of the tables are on rails themselves so that they can be easy slid back from the tracks. Some produce, not stacked higher than the train clearance, is often left in place to be skimmed over by the carriages.
Shoppers themselves have to have a good awareness that the market is being made ready to allow the train passage through it and must get off the tracks to avoid a nasty surprise!
Location: Maeklong, Thailand
Camera: Samsung EX1; 1/60, f/3.4, ISO 100, 5.2mm