Rivers in Asia are usually heavily polluted with garbage, raw sewage, industrial waste and other things you probably don't even want to know. When I was living in Cầu Giấy district of Vietnam, the river could be smelled from my house. With almost no fish alive and so much ugliness, I decided to create beauty from the river and use long exposure techniques to create a stunning scenario. Every piece of sewage, garbage or anything floating around in the river will become a line with its unique colour. Sewage has a different colour than industrial waste or a dead water plant. Enjoy the scenery in theses smelly rivers throughout the world. Its a series in progress while I travel to more smelly rivers
In this river you see much more green (Which represent water plants), its less smelly but still polluted enough to create a wonderful pattern on this photo.
These two were taken at the cremation grounds of Varanasi, India - the river's name is the so-called 'holy' Ganges
Some call it gifts to a river-mother, others call it trash, but the fact is that a fortune of flowers and plastic is thrown in it by the devotees and normal people every day, leaving a colourful trail killing the river
Fishy river, Bangkok, Thailand
This is a long exposure of a river in Bangkok, the texture on the water are fish that jump up. There's 1000s of fish in that river jumping up for flies, or for whatever reason. I can't talk to fish so I wouldn't know. But it leaves a stunning image, because every time the fish jumps, the water reflects differently and it shows on the photo.