Addis offered a lot of interesting impressions, much more than i expected actually. Mercato market was perhaps the most colorful experience during my visit.
It is said to be the largest open air market in Africa and obviously a place that is easy to get lost in. Anyway, bring your camera if you visit this market but beware of pickpockets, and a lot of patience. Many people try to convince you to buy things you probably don`t need. Sheep and goats e.g :D
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jhm (138244) 2013-02-12 2:52
Beware of pickpockets, this is not alone in Africa, but also here in all Belgian cities, but a little bit attention is excellent.
A nice subject with the goats in foreground.
Your picture is very well taken with a high quality.
Sharpness and color is perfect and natural.
very well composition too. TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
holmertz (40085) 2013-02-12 3:04
Detta ser ju inte direkt ut som man väntar sig en marknad i en stor huvudstad, men det är ju det annorlunda som gör som gör det så spännande att komma ut i världen. Scenen är fint fångad med bra ljus och god balans och med en klar antydan om miljön. Ficktjuvar och smårånare har jag stött på många under årens lopp, men efterhand har jag väl lärt mig någorlunda att se mig för.
Royaldevon (28641) 2013-02-12 3:24
An interesting insight into the nature of an Ethiopian market. Although the dress may have changed, the goods (goats) are what has been bought and sold for hundreds of years. Your exposure is sharp with a natural movement across the frame from f/g left to b/g right.
Pickpockets are a problem in most crowded places. We were given explicit warnings when we went to Italy and when we went to Barcelona.
Fis2 (84598) 2013-02-12 7:12
A very curious scene.
I like this daily life shot.
Good frame and colors.
Excellent reportorial work.
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-02-12 7:36
striking scene of daily life in very exotic place. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are magnificent. Perfectly well done. Very beautiful and fantastic observation. Awesome work. Tfs and interesting informative note.
All the best,
saxo042 (37268) 2013-02-12 14:53
Detta är en fint fångad bild ur det dagliga livet. Jag ser en tydlig diagonal i kompositionen här. Taxten är riktigt intressant också, jag förmodar att det inte var någon här som ville sälja grisen i säcken till dig.
fabianoleite (9373) 2013-02-12 16:25
Very exotic, indeed, to find these animals in the middle of the street. Good depiction of a different everyday scene. Exotic for us, common for them. We must be very exotic for many people. Good job, congratulations!
danos (85785) 2013-02-12 21:55
nice this snapshot from the daily life in the Capital of Ethiopia with everything to passing by with so relaxing ways.I like the scenery with the men and hte animals so near them to sleep carefree.
Have a food day,danos
GiovanniG (2548) 2013-02-13 0:49
Wonderful composition with great colors and detail. Bravo Boa! I've been to many markets like this and it changes the meaning of market fresh....
Graal (96799) 2013-02-13 8:18
interesting scene and theme about the daily life. Amazing market. Also nice natural portraits. Well reportage.
Have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (21961) 2013-02-15 14:14
A very beautiful clear and sharp shot of this market scene.
You will probably have seen a lot of articles that aren't sold on European markets. Yet both guys are dressed like young people in European cities.
Was anyone able to convince you to buy a sheep ?
Best regards, Paul
mesutilgim (83046) 2013-02-16 11:52
Nice capture from Addis Ababa with good pov and perfect layout.
Good market view.
TFS and have a nice weekend
tedesse (25129) 2013-02-16 12:06
This is a very good composition, fantastic photo journalism, showing everyday life. Good frame, beautiful colors and good sharpness. Thank you for the warning against pickpockets.
Have a nice weekend
Silvio1953 (120652) 2013-02-17 1:15
Ciao Boa, lovely daily life composition with nice market scene, great expresions of selers, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
adramad (37345) 2013-02-19 11:07
An excellent composition of everyday life, these open-air markets, charming image of these sheeps waiting for a new owner, good portrait of the boys waiting patiently.
Superb brightness and sharpness.
Cricri (105331) 2013-02-21 10:39
Ils sont partout les pickpockets, même chez nous il faut faire attention, belle scéne de vie du marché en plein air, j'aime tout ces moutons qui semble si adorable ( j'aime mieux pas penser ou il finirons, je ne mange pas de moutons)
adores (36195) 2013-02-21 17:12
It's a very good and authentic daily scene of a not so touristic place. But it seems Planet Hollywood is famous in Adis Abeba also:)!
I like the two men in background, taking care of the sheep, but so concentrated on something else they didn't even notice you!
raszid62 (18583) 2013-02-25 1:37
Stora reporter foto med Ethiopian metropol. Fotot taget i en storstad, och det ser ut som gjort i landet. Två unga herdar och en liten flock vila. får. Sammansättning jag verkligen gillar.
dkmurphys (48446) 2013-02-25 2:44
Indeed, an exotic image never seen in Europe's cities. Quite interesting, well seen.
have a good week.
gervaso (10079) 2013-08-30 5:39
Really interesting places you've visited, and I agree that in markets we can always take very good pictures, usually full of life, as in this one here! Excellent colors and sharpness! Very good job!
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-09-06 12:49
Great shot from the streets of Ethiopa.Good sharpness and clarity.Very well done.
serp2000 (39578) 2013-10-30 5:43
How did you relocate there? Good note! this is really exotic view for a capital. But I see the Planeta Hollywood jacket. Very interesting report, I have not often see the photos from this country.
Best wishes from Russia!
COSTANTINO (54493) 2013-11-19 12:44
great experience to visit such a place
it is a shot with a lot of interesting
thanks for sharing your experience
npecanhuk (64290) 2013-12-25 14:20
Hi! Very interesting and attractive daily life picture, with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition! Merry Christmas! Neyvan
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (5995)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 2:15