Photos I Wish I Had Taken

Photos I Wish I Had Taken: A.M. Ahad

Photo: A.M. Ahad

“In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a train races through a verdant landscape while men ride on top. Though dangerous, riding on the tops of trains is commonplace in Bangladesh, either because there’s no room inside the cars to accommodate all who want to ride, or people simply can’t afford the fare.” ~ Nat Geo.   Photo: A.M. Ahad

Why do I wish I’d taken this photo?

Let’s see…

I immediately feel a sense of  place: the sound of the train, the vibration, the wind flowing over their bodies. I feel their exhaustion, can’t you?

I love the way the blur flanks the center image and how the leading line of the train and the men in the background draw the eye from front to back.

I love the how the mix of colors from the mens’ clothing plays off the faded colors and rectangular graphics of the train’s roof.

It’s no wonder that National Geographic’s365 Travel” chose A.M. Ahad  photo as on of October’s best.


I’d love to hear your thoughts on this photo…..




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