The movement of goods by horse power is quite common in Jardim Redentor and other parts of Brazil. While I cannot recall seeing horses drawn delivery vehicles in Copacabana or Ipanema I did see many bicycle and motorcycle delivery vehicles. Perhaps this method of travel will reinvent itself in the US now that gas prices are rising toward international levels. Perhaps the US economy will truly have to join the rest of the world with what some might call a step backwards but what I'd call progress... economic and environmentally friendly delivery methods.
A horse cart whizzes down the street in the Northwestern suburb of Rio de Janeiro moving at a surprisingly quick clip. I swing in a panning motion to capture this moment. The driver of this cart ponders what could be so interesting about a passing horse cart that it would merit such an overt action and a photograph. His expression tells a lot about the cultural divide that exists from one part of the world to another. I hope this divide never fully closes.
The photo was taken with a Nikon F100 film camera using a 400mm f 4.5 Nikkor lens. The film used for this image is FujiPress 800. The approximate exposure is f 8 @ 1/250th second.
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