The Story

This was something that we saw quite often as we toured the more rural areas of Cambodia. Line drying takes on a different meaning when your clothes are draped over pretty vicious barbed wire. There’s something mildly ironic about it. This particular shot was taken as soon as we docked our ferry at Silk Island, off of the Tonlé Sap and near Phnom Penh.

We’re about 1/3 of the way through our massive layover in Incheon Int’l Airport in South Korea. Soon wel’ll be on a plane headed back to the US where I have machines dedicated to washing and drying my clothing, all without the hassle of bugs crawling around them or the threat of tearing my jeans up on a barb. But it’s images like this one that I’ll be sure to turn back to when things seem too good or when 1st World Problems creep up and I need to get grounded a bit.

In terms of processing

I added a slight Cross Process Blue effect and painted in some Tonal Contrast onto the jeans to help them stand out. All in Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3 RC.

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