We stopped at this local market Souk Amhirich in Guelmim to buy the ingredients of dinner, where I met a greengrocer's storekeeper having an attractive appearance. When asking him whether I can take his picture, he willingly consented.
Souk Amhirich is a historic market that has been continued for hundreds of years. Guelmim is a desert town in southern Morocco, situated about 120km northeast of Tan-Tan.
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Matthew-Watt (5934) 2010-12-06 19:51
You present a lot of colour and variety in this great cultural image. It's good to see all the interaction between people in the background, while the main subject contently looks over his produce. Good colour saturation and highlighting of the various types of fruit, vegetables and spices. A must see part of the world.
mozzy27 (2) 2010-12-06 21:12
Lemons and chillies, what a combination for a burst of flavour in the mouth! Well captured, great daily life composition and interesting subject. TFS
danyy (0) 2010-12-06 23:11
beaucoup de fraicheur dans les couleurs de ces fruits, un avant plan bien appétissant. Une scène qui nous plonge bien dans ce petit marché.
Nard (6972) 2010-12-07 0:56
Nice market scene with beautiful color in the foreground. The choice of the lens has a little bit deformed the picture but it gives an interresting effect.
holmertz (58186) 2010-12-07 1:09
This is a nice portrait with good colours and many details surrounding the man. The wide-angle lens has an interesting effect, giving some distortion but also giving the picture a very fine background of busy people.
Morac (27723) 2010-12-07 14:29
Belle scène de vie quotidienne marocaine, haute en couleurs.
Adrian_S (1179) 2010-12-07 15:10
I am glad to discover your gallery! I saw some very interesting photographs there. I like this one too, especially the somewhat washed-out colors! They give a sense of immortality to the picture.
All the best
mkamionka (39799) 2010-12-08 7:54
wonderful wide angle scene from the Moroccan market. The lemons in the foreground look very pretty.
I am always ashmed to photograph people in the markets.
Very well cpatured,
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-12-08 20:32
A nice colorful wide scene. A variety of vegetables and green. Its nice to see the outside sky is not overexposed. The colors are vibrant.
Have a nice time
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-08 23:14
Wonderful men, amazing people in the background. Superb scene and scenery. Fine low point of view. Good composition. Very good focus effect.
ktanska (28979) 2010-12-09 1:27
Excellent portrait of this man and his business. Close angle shows those lemon well. Saturated colours give this a painting like atmosphere.
jhm (158820) 2010-12-09 5:20
Nice daily life picture with the salesman as eye catcher.
It's good to see all the interaction between people in the background.
Nice colors and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-12-09 12:55
excellent portrait! The composition is perfect, everything is well placed, the colors are strong and very pleasant, the lemons in FG are a great view! Congratulations.
dip (23890) 2010-12-10 0:33
nice capture of the daily life scene of the market,
nice colors and details,
foozi (7101) 2010-12-10 2:20
very lovely composition of this marketplace. Very traditional and very lively with people. I like the way you give emphasis to the citrus.
Very lovely colours too, in the view.
Such an exciting place to see. The view allow even the guy in the background to be seen clearly looking at you.
bukitgolfb301 (44759) 2010-12-11 0:54
Hi my dear Hisashi san
Very effective of usage of wide focus lens approach.
Sharp and clear panfocus shot indeed.
His expression is also quite attractive.
Yes Magrebe coutries are very interesting destination.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
BluSimo (9392) 2010-12-11 1:07
while all the persons are occupied to buy or to speak, this look between you and the merchant is a fixed point strong and interesting. the Fg of lemons adds a color point very beautiful one. the look and the position of the man and its hands are fair and much elegant one. an optimal job, I like it a lot.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2010-12-11 6:20
This excellent photograph is typical Moroccan markets, full with colors and life. It is a typical photograph, full with exostism. An interesting image and of good quality, skilfully made up. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Waylim (25436) 2010-12-11 13:23
Beautiful shot, I like very much the way the light illuminated through the fabric on the top giving it the warm tone. The color of hte lemons are beautiful in green and yellow. Along with many other colors makes it really an attractive visual. Really nice market shot with so much to appreaciate, the lens distortion bother me a little at the beginning, but as I get used to it, it is fine. Technically excellent.
archimatica (20648) 2010-12-11 13:38
Great picture set.
I like this wide angle of view.
wolf38 (31296) 2010-12-12 10:00
Hi Hisashi. Fruit of the Orient. The photo is so eye-catching. Interesting how the seller is looking out for you. A good shot. The photo pleases me very well. Regards, Wolfgang.
CLODO (35582) 2010-12-12 12:03
Good low POV which lead the look on the smiling shop keeper. The deformationis only seen in the background.
aloyho (6798) 2010-12-13 0:04
You are lucky that the stall owner maintain his relax and natural posture as most people will become tense when they know they are being photographed. I like how you managed the lighting in this difficult condition as the scene and its colours both inside the tent and outside are beautifully controlled. A very well presented daily life scene. Well done!!
Budapestman (82620) 2010-12-13 14:40
a beautiful daily life photo with attractive composition and details, superb details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
emilbo (22616) 2010-12-13 17:12
Belle prise de vue et joli étalage de fruits et légumes qui donne toujours de merveilleuse couleurs. une photo bien composée et bonne saturation.
Tous mes compliments et merci de ta visite,
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-14 0:27
a very well coloured scene of life very well colected.Good balalnce in the composition wirth the old man well off-entred on the left and a great prospect open on the right. The attitude and the experssion oof the man are too very well collected.
Silvio1953 (151503) 2010-12-14 12:12
Ciao Hisashi, fantastic daily life composition, lovely scene, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56760) 2010-12-15 10:50
Exposure was a bit tricky here looking into the sun beneath the shades from the shaded part. Good use of the wide angled lens here. Interesting closeup of the fruits in display...looks like some variety of lemons. Good daily life scene depicted here
delpeoples (59684) 2010-12-16 4:05
The 17-40mm lens has had a wonderful and artistic effect here. I love the subject...food and markets are so characteristic. Beautiful colours and light management, congratulations.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a goo day
Cafalex (924) 2010-12-17 13:23
Your picture is full of life and details. it also is very pleasant to look because of all the information it shares.
Great photojournalistic work!
loves_summer (1310) 2010-12-17 14:10
I really enjoy market scenes.
I love all of the bright colours and different faces.
Your photo tells a story of daily life in this region.
Thanks for sharing!
abmdsudi (57176) 2010-12-18 21:45
This market scene is special resulting good effect due to cloness to the subjects, diffuse light under the tent provides even illumination, openning up much of shadow areas. The lemon color is outsanding. Well chosen perpective, the seller perfectly in position. Well done Hisashi, good travel photo. Congrast. TFS
Disabled_A (0) 2010-12-20 13:29
despite the obvious lens distortion on the left (which, strange as it might seem, adds a peculiar dynamic touch to this scene), this is a great capture :)
Colourful, cheerful... very well composed! :)
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-12-21 3:10
it's really great. The portrait of the man is nicely presented with the colourful fruits in FG. Like your composition. Light is excellent and the clarity is just superb. Great work. Tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2010-12-29 1:35
characteristic market with these fruits all around, the man is also a good subject for a pciture.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 200
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Food Glorious Food [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 19:45