This is a scene fast disappearing from modern China. Chikan is one of the few Chinese towns still displaying this old 1920's style of shop-house architecture. The colourful umbrellas & fruit in the fg added a splash of colour. I waited for a break in the traffic as I did NOT want a dozen or more very blurred speeding motorbikes and bicycles in the foreground. This explains why the street looks deserted. Taken on a dull cloudy day too, so I have added a little blue cyan to the washed out sky.
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hidibyendu (781) 2012-04-03 0:49
Very nice daily life photo along with a good note. Very nicely captured. Nice colors of the street shops along with their umbrellas. I like this,
danos (78330) 2012-04-03 0:52
nice this open air marketin Chikan.It's very original and it's pity to disappear this charmy scenery with all these fruits and vegetables to are spread in both sides of the street, making the image so authentic and unique.Excellent the light and the colour management.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-03 1:22
a splendid street atmosphere with many attractive details and spectacular composition, great perspective and POV, full of life impression from this lovely place, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
jhm (128287) 2012-04-03 2:59
Happy yet the old system of market with sellers along the street and fruits on the ground.
Splendid daily life picture with a lot depth and good perspective.
Wonderful composition, sharpness and clarity are lovely.
Very well done, TFS.
bayno (18338) 2012-04-03 3:02
markets are among my favorite subjects, always full of color and life, great your POV and perspective, the camera is set perfectly with an careful eye on the depth...
have a good day...
Miguel82 (14584) 2012-04-03 3:26
A wonderful picture with a wide view
Very colorful fruits and umbrellas
nice pov, good image quality
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-03 4:03
Çinin diğer yüzü! çok güzel bir fotoğraf!
timecapturer (37412) 2012-04-03 4:30
a great shot of everyday life and amazing that it should have traffic hurtling along it with everything being at curbside. Wonderfully colourful, sharp and full of character. Fascinating!
Regards - Brian.
mauro61 (52545) 2012-04-03 5:01
anche se in assenza di sole la prospettiva è molto incisiva con i colori della frutta che ravvivano una scena quasi monocromatica.
Buona la definizione,
pierrefonds (51168) 2012-04-03 5:02
The length of the street is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the food stalls and of the architecture of the buildings. The presence of the people is showing a daily activity. Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-03 5:05
The picture describes a market-friendly, made for men, with a natural function, away from rules and standards of the mercantile economy today. I appreciate the good quality and colors. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (45842) 2012-04-03 5:29
Tous ces beaux produits frais, bien alignés de chaque côtés de la rue donnent une belle profondeur à l'image ainsi que de belles couleurs vives.
delpeoples (48886) 2012-04-03 18:05
I love markets and I like this scene alot. The colour is fantastic but most of all the perspective created by the two converging lines of the market is very eye-catching.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day
Sonata11 (31303) 2012-04-03 19:42
Wow!!! Awesome street market, an amazing. Subsequent beautiful photo of this place and show us architecture and daily life with an excellently executed wonderfully flawlessly picture. Fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, wonderful POV and depth of field. Marvellous work. Thanks for sharing, Congratulation.
All the best,
Royaldevon (21661) 2012-04-04 0:24
There is always conflict, with a desire to modernise on one hand and a desire to keep the old, traditional familiar on the other. I suppose, it is important to have people with a sense of the history, a sense of the traditions, to make the important decisions - not always the case!
There is so much to learn from this shot about the lives of the people. I was very interested to see that they had modern umbellas to protect their produce, whilst the rest seems much more unsophistacated.
I like your pov, with such a lot of iterest in the f/g and strong guide lines to link to the balancing b/g.
Have a lovely day,
Graal (92308) 2012-04-04 5:32
amazing street market. Good reportage and presentation. Fine theme about the daily life in China. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day.
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-04-04 8:25
Hi Chris, What a super image of this street market in Chikan China. You have captured this skilfully allowing us to see right to the very end of the street clearly, Fantastic, Well done, Have a good rest of the day, Cheers Iain.
dkmurphys (42699) 2012-04-04 9:14
A spectacular street. The colors of the products are makeing the superb contrast with the old grey buildings. Well seen, enjoy the day.
Cricri (92527) 2012-04-04 22:48
Le bon moment attendu, cela parait en effet calme ainsi mais mieux pour en apprécier les étalages simple sur la route, bonne profondeur et couleurs
Belle scéne de vie
npecanhuk (56450) 2012-04-05 1:23
Very interesting and attractive street and daily life photograph!
Lots to see and enjoy!
Sharpness, dof, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (105966) 2012-04-05 2:23
Ciao Chris, great perspective on lovely street full of life, beautiful composition, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (106237) 2012-04-06 0:53
Fantastique captage quelle rue avec ce stand de fruits quelle couleur et scène de la vie, superbe ces couleurs cette perspoective.
bravo et amitié