We came a local market in the city of Kumasi to buy the ingredients of dinner.
When asking a grocer's storekeeper sitting on a rail whether I can take photos, she willingly consented.
These stores are opened on the railway tracks as you see on the map.
Kumasi was the capital of the Ashanti Empire inlaid with gold.
I'd always dreamed of visiting Kumasi since having looked at photos taken by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.
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TRB (13561) 2011-02-03 23:50
Color image of the market place with excellent, very good frame of everyday life.
ktanska (24144) 2011-02-03 23:55
Just wonderful market view. Your low angle works well, maybe it's the thing that made her smile. Good mixture of fish, vegetables, bananas and chili.
yquem46 (38382) 2011-02-03 23:55
Excellent POV for this colorful image of daily life at the market
Nice that the sky is not burnt, light well managed
Another good one from Ghana
Nicou (116564) 2011-02-04 2:34
fantastique scène et iamge colorée, animée, superbe quel machée, quelle scène, ces vendeuse de fruits et légumes, on voit même du poisson, splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Urs (14082) 2011-02-04 4:07
I know that Japanese like rail travel a lot, but I was not aware that they would be interested in the Mahachai railway. Thanks for updating me.
Your market shot is very colorful and lively. It looks very interesting. It is a dream to visit this place, you are right. I like the atmosphere and mood of your shot very much. Well done.
abmdsudi (39716) 2011-02-04 6:25
This is very bright image with brilliant array of colors on display as central focal of interest. I like your viewpoint with inclusion of the lady as secondary focus, on the lower right, while still giving the overall impression. It certainly is a good slice of market life here. Generally the lady is fairly well positioned at the third in the frame. The colours are fine and red is certainly a magnet here. I find the picture is without much distraction from main subjects, however as depicted here, I suppose every bit is important to viewers to understand how others live and therefore needs to be there. Very interesting capture. Congrats.
avene (12675) 2011-02-04 8:09
hello Hisashi, long time no see :) I know it's my fault, I haven't visited TE for quite a while... I spend most of my time on www.photofolia.net, there are many former TE-er there, come and join us! :)
love this colourful photo, the row of tables add a good sense of depth to the scene. it would have been better of the woman in the foreground was looking into camera, but I know how difficult it is to measure your timing. still, fascinating photo, I like it a lot.
TopGeo (38168) 2011-02-04 8:30
Hi Hisashi! This has an interesting combination! the two points frame and portrait very nice note and thoughts for a picture with dynamism and look! Nice colors excellent theme of street with wonderful composition! Interesting areas and sensitive picture idea..Regards
Bournazel (6341) 2011-02-04 8:40
typically the kind of pictures i'm looking for during my trips !
Thanks a lot
annjackman (17851) 2011-02-04 9:20
A very good view of this market with lots of interesting produce and colour. A very competent composition that I enjoy very much.
gildasjan (40918) 2011-02-04 10:07
Une très belle représentation de cette scène de vie colorée.Une très bonne perspective de ces étalages de fruits.
magalik (6101) 2011-02-04 12:28
I love these markets which are rich in colors, scents and where we feel the people happy. They give also an image of the culture of the country.
Your shot illustrates very well my feeling of these markets showing the stands but also sellers and buyers, all the ingredients of the markets.
SteveH (6191) 2011-02-04 17:52
Hi Hisashi, Markets are always great places to hang around taking photos, and this one provided you with a nice image. I like the inclusion of the girl buying food, adds a bit of dynamism and life. Cheers, Steve
danos (83127) 2011-02-05 0:27
i'm be loved with these open air markets of the SE Asia, as in Africa too, that someone can see the great variety of colours and the products to be spread on the benches. Scenes like this one from Ghana, is a great information shot for me, because of i never seen images,unless from your previous one, from this country of Africa.
SWEETFREEDOM (21658) 2011-02-05 0:58
a place full of colors and very characteristic.
very nice daily life picture.
bukitgolfb301 (34508) 2011-02-05 2:43
Hi my dear Hisashi-san
A flood of colors!!!!
This is another remarkable impressive shot indeed.
Very sharp and clear presentation and description as usual by a wide focus appraoch. Well considered cropped framework is marvelous.
Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a nice weekend and best regards,
Takero from cold Tokyo
peppe59 (14551) 2011-02-05 3:47
beautiful moment of daily life, many colors with excellent quality.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-05 5:31
A very interesting and very well coloured place. A very nice shot, well colouerd too. The POV with the lady in the FG is very well selcetd with the great prospect open. An image rich in life, details and vived colors very well collected.
adramad (35433) 2011-02-05 11:19
A real beauty of the composition of this picture, with the wide variety of colors and products offered by these markets, in this case also a good depth.
We thank the crisp to enjoy many details, nice light and color.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
mkamionka (29259) 2011-02-06 2:12
never been to this part of the world but I know the name of this town very well. In an old spelling Coomassie it was used to name a dye for wool. Nowadays used to stain proteins in the laboratory. The most popular type of staining, which I used day after day for many years.
I also know that the local delicacy there are rats. And I know that because that is the reason for which one of the very dangerous diseases is spreading around: Lassa fever. Lassa virus is harmless for rats but when it transfers to humans it becomes lethal.
Very pretty very colorful capture of the market. So many types of fruit which add so much color. Very good wide composition. The smiling girl in the FG makes a nice contribution.
Have a good Sunday,
sacimar (25975) 2011-02-06 9:17
I like this kind of street markets, you can always find interesting things, good details and nice image,
PJE (20758) 2011-02-06 21:19
Hello Hisashi. A very nice colorful display of fruits and vegetables on this table here. I can only imagine the labor involved in getting the produce moved to this location and then setting it all up and at the end of the day taking it back down again? Thanks for sharing.
baclama (17309) 2011-02-06 21:30
Les couleurs des marches africains sont toujours magnifiques
Mais ta photo est tellement belle qu on sentirait presque également les odeurs, on se sent plonger dans cette ambiance
chandrapranil (979) 2011-02-07 11:44
Love the POV in this shot - it gives the viwer a intimate account of this market.
Love the colours and surroundings as well.
Thank you for sharing
serp2000 (38001) 2011-02-07 23:32
once again, Hisashi.
I can't passby this colourful shot. Excellent saturations. I think this girl is smiling 'coz you shot her, isn't? Well done!
foozi (7101) 2011-02-08 2:04
very colourful market that is taken in an exciting low angle perspective. I like the colours of the goodies and the depiction of the market in reality.
Lovely people and excellent sharpness from the front to the back.
Well presented shot.
jemaflor (80828) 2011-02-08 11:02
good effect with the wide angle, interesting and colourful fg, good daily scene well captured.
jaywalker (16095) 2011-02-09 7:11
Hi Hisashi, I love these busy photos & with the people getting on with there daily chores this ones really nice, the stalls are superb & add some great extra colour, there is very good detail & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
pablominto (53744) 2011-02-09 9:43
The colourful African marketplace attracts attention, buzzing with life!
The low point of view works well and contributes to the sense of depth in the composition, with the woman as a strong front figure...
Sharp details, fine natural colours!
Cricri (101513) 2011-02-10 2:11
Une belle image du marché locale, bonne profondeur, beaucoup de détails et de couleurs a voir, beau cadrage avec le sourire de la dame , belle image
claudeD (30545) 2011-02-15 9:11
very fine picture with an excellenz composition and perfect sharpness.I like the stunning colors very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
sacavem (18610) 2011-02-16 13:32
I like market scenes and in here we can see a colourful one with lots diversity of veg/fruits. Beautiful image of this traditional market and beautiful image of daily life indeed. TSF
CycleEyes (24) 2011-02-20 6:31
Colorful and attractive tones, special moment very well reported in this frame and notes.
Nice subjects in your photos !
Muse (34938) 2011-03-05 0:57
De superbes couleurs et une photo pleine de vie.
Belle capture de cette scène quotidienne.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9619)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 320
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-03 23:45
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