Singing the rainy season blues.

I live two kilometers from Saigon's CBD, otherwise known as "District 1". The street that I live on is near the Saigon river and the water table under this main Saigon road is said to be high. Subsequently, during the rainy season that runs from July to November, when an unusually large downpour occurs the road turns into and extension of the river itself.

This happens two or three times each rainy season and usually makes for quite a spectacle. The frames below were made during this weeks regatta as motorbikes vied with taxi's and busses in the meter deep water.

These were all shot on a Canon 5D Mark iii with my favorite lens, the Canon 70-200MM USM 2. I shot using focus point expansion mode to make it easier to track the moving subjects in AI Servo mode.

An hour later the show was over, the water had disappeared and life and Saigon's crazy traffic returned to "normal."

 Unexpected showers.

Unexpected showers.

 Stuck in the middle with you.

Stuck in the middle with you.

 When you pray it doesn't stall.

When you pray it doesn't stall.

 When you really pray it doesn't stall.

When you really pray it doesn't stall.

 Damnit it stalled.

Damnit it stalled.

 And the race is on.

And the race is on.