It’s a couple of sails, ornamental only. The body of the sails is made from hundreds of little polished copper discs that “shimmer” in the breeze. I see these kind of shiny and shimmery things quite often, but very difficult to show it off in a photo, perhaps I’ll venture into video later.
This towerama is four landscape photos stacked. Stitched with PTGui Pro.
Which leads me to the parrot part –
The parrot man had a beautiful mostly red parrot. I asked him if I could take a picture he said yes, then proceeded to give me some “schpeel” about how the parrot would stand on my head and my shoulders. WHY? I asked to take a picture of his parrot, not make friends with it. I let the guy talk, which eventually led to a request for money. This is where he and I parted company. First off I wanted a photo of him with his parrot, why the hell did you think I wanted a photo of myself with it. Second I didn’t like his approach, and he was quite rude when I indicated that I wasn’t going to pay. And thirdly I don’t have that much money, so sorry guys no parrot pics today.
Idiot pushy sales people make my blood boil at times with their childish manipulation tactics and pathetic trying to get meet to meet their needs. Presumably it must work on a lot of people or they wouldn’t bother ?
I’ve seen him before, so next time I will just photograph him and his parrot, to hell with the “consequences” and being polite enough to ask.
(c) Don Charisma, photo taken in Thailand, 2013