Mr.Bookseller : Recently I went to buy books from College Street.I came across this rather comic looking bookseller, who wanted me to buy all books available in his shop on my subject of interest.And If I did not buy the books which he selected for me then I shall be at a loss as explained by him.An adept salesman that he was and I landed up buying 8 books instead of my original plan of buying two books.The shop is located at College Street which is a famous area in Calcutta where you have more than five hundred book shops selling all kinds of books - from kindergarten to engineering.It is also a place where you can lay your hands on an obsolete and out of print hundred year old book in an old books stall which you may not get in any other shop in the entire country.This is a must visit area in Calcutta for all those avid book readers.It is a small digress for me from my B&W Series:just to give you a little thrill from an amusing colored image.Hope you like this one,before I present my next image from the Candid Moment Series.
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mesutilgim (72900) 2013-10-10 11:31
For me "a bookworm" the scenery is like a heaven !
Nice capture with good pov and perfect timing.
TFS and best regards
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-10-10 13:04
excellent capture!The books as a backdrop look really magnificent.And also the man talking on the phone is captured superbly.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-10 13:32
I like the way the gut in his white shirt contrasts with the multiple coloured books that create a pattern behind him. Lots of chemistry and science types books - what did you buy?
ourania (18532) 2013-10-10 13:38
a very interesting portrait of the apt and busy bookseller at work. I like very much your composition, the tight framing accentuates the limited space in which he works as well as the abundance of books that surround him. I also like how the slight and short perspective of his desk and the diagonal of his body create a sense of dynamism in this impossibly narrow space. Depth, sharpness, lighting and colours have been managed excellently. I failed to resist and like I do each time I see books, even as a backdrop, read some of the titles. I wouldn't be tempted in a bookshop like this:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
adramad (30865) 2013-10-10 15:13
Very good introduction to your note to value this interesting and original image.
Definitely a persuasive and well qualified bookseller to sell their stock.
Ideal range of colors, natural tones.
Very good light and sharpness.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
danos (78040) 2013-10-10 23:29
nice the snapshot in the interior of the bookstore with the owner to be talking with his mobile phone.I like the excellent light and colour management as the good reportage shot from the daily life of the city.
pajaran (41611) 2013-10-11 0:44
Interesantan tekst o prodavnici knjiga, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Ima knjiga za svaciji ukus i potrebu.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the book store, with the given data ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
There are books for every taste and need.
Have a great day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
claudeD (26916) 2013-10-11 4:18
very fine portrait shot showing this interesting bookseller among his books. Excellent colors and sharpness.Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
delpeoples (48576) 2013-10-11 4:47
Namaskar dear Farhat
hehehe this man has the gift of the gab, as we say. I love how he looks away from the lens, intent on his next sale and surrounded by his beloved books. An expensive photograph dear friend, but one that was well worth it in my opinion.
Excellent job and a wonderful note to explain the photo.
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-10-11 5:16
Excellent portrait of that book retailer Fabbs, he looks very concentrated in doing his business and so serious
the books are of many colors, good result
High resolution and good exposition, all the best, regards
Sergiom (45308) 2013-10-11 6:09
En tout cas, il est très bien entouré et les couleurs sont vivifiante dans un environnement très serré pour lui. Il ne semble pas s'en plaindre.
bayno (18334) 2013-10-11 6:11
good portrait done at slow shutter speeds, excellent details and vivid colors, the bookseller looks like a real business man ;)
have a good day...
aleXundar (555) 2013-10-11 6:31
Most of the book-shops are not spacious and usually crowded. I wonder, how could you take this shot in such situation. Great.
The colorful books created a nice background. You have superbly managed the reflection of powerful light on the books.
Clarity and mood created is beautiful.
Thanks for the note on College Street.
Nicou (105679) 2013-10-11 7:44
quelle attitude et iamge sueprbe quel portrait et vue merveilleuse iamge et compo fantastique captage avec tous les livres colorés et ces couleur et au natel , génial.
Bravo et amitié
nikkitta (8885) 2013-10-11 8:58
I love to read, being in India I managed to obtain great old books about travel, not more available
This place is to me like Ali Baba cavern
Well done , excellent note
rychem (13584) 2013-10-11 9:06
Very optimistic photo with so many books, and the portrait of the seller isvery original, bravo
photoray (6638) 2013-10-11 10:01
Not only a fine candid 'bookstore view' but also ironic, for the salesman holding a an electronic cell phone. Many predict paper printed books will disappear and be replaced by internet books.
ChrisJ (91200) 2013-10-11 11:47
A superb daily life scene of the busy bookseller surrounded by the colourful tools of his trade, ie the books! Good sharpness and saturation with excellent framing and exposure on the highlights, especially his white shirt. Good density & tight framing. Tfs!
Fis2 (76922) 2013-10-11 12:20
Good frame and colors.
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-11 23:53
موضوع عکس بسیار جامع،فرهات هنر فروشندگی صاحب مغازه،کتاب ارزش زیادی دارد ،ضرر نکردی
امیدوارم فرهنگ عمومی مردم برای خواندن کتاب افزایش یابد
که ما هر چه معلومات و دانستنیهای عمومی را داریم از کتاب است
This photo is very comprehensive, Frhat art shop owner selling book has great value,
I hope for reading increased public culture
Whatever information we have General Knowledge of Scripture
SWEETFREEDOM (19902) 2013-10-12 0:43
nice close portrait of this man surrounded by piles of books.
ikeharel (43903) 2013-10-12 1:14
Multi-colors of the books on the shelves, and in good contrast - a very serious man on the phone.
Nicely spotted, done a fine photojob here.
Enjoy your weekend,
Silvio1953 (105381) 2013-10-12 2:58
Ciao Farhat, great portrait of bokseller at work, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (33061) 2013-10-12 6:20
This is very interesting portrait of the man in interior. Good idea and excellent realisation! I like so piñturesque background. My compliments! This is one of the most interesting your works, I think.
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-10-12 6:28
A great sense of place here, the man has a great pose and he could not be more surrounded by his trade than this! A very colorful and interesting shot, I like this a lot!
All the best
jcpix (6504) 2013-10-12 20:11
Sounds like quite the salesman, I wonder how he would do with cars?? :) That's quite a confined space to work, no wonder he tries to sell everything possible...it would be probably easier to move around with less books in the way! I like this tight framing, making it feel a bit more intimate, and the colorful selection of books adds a lot of vibrancy into the scene. A delightful image of a local and his wares. Thanks for giving us this insiders look. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take care.
josepmarin (56471) 2013-10-13 4:08
a great capture of this bookseller in a spontaneous attitude, I like his lost look while he talks by the cellular phone.
The surrounding books are a fantastic scenery for this composition.
siudzi (27701) 2013-10-13 4:19
What a superb daily life scene you have captured! The man surrounded by the colorful stuff looks extremely interesting with his unique pose and expression. Excellent work! Taken with a perfect sense of the moment. Well done!
Have a nice day!
clic (12465) 2013-10-13 8:01
I'm amazed to see so much scientific litterature written in english in India!
That much colourful science appears quite paradoxal to the infinite possibilities of a smartphone he's holding in a 'studied' posture.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-13 22:50
great job to do..I would be very happy working there...
great not accompanying a real life scene perfectly!
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-14 9:28
A great portrait, Farhat, with wonderful colors. His nonchalance while on the telephone, and his looking away, allow you to handle the main challenge in portraits -- to make the subject appear natural and at ease, not wooden or frightened.
Well done, my friend!
Cricri (92095) 2013-10-14 10:54
Excellente scène et portrait de cet homme comme coincé entre ces bouquins, très joli par toutes ces couleurs qui l'entoure , belle réalisation
macjake (45574) 2013-10-14 20:29
haha...now thats a cool way to create colors in a photo! use books!
its like a rainbow of sweetness.
and the casual stance of the man makes me laugh a bit.
funny photo, yet clever
Kugart (1764) 2013-10-15 6:35
A very natural looking shot of the bookseller surrounded by a vast array of colourful books in his shop. Nice to see that some people still read actual books instead of all these new electronic ones.
mcmtanyel (5173) 2013-10-15 12:43
This is a nice break from your B&W series. I can identify two books I could use in my classes: One in microelectronics and one in communication systems. So, what books did you end up buying?
kato (9500) 2013-10-19 0:50
You're capturing well this bookseller by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see many books which are piled up shelf and busy bookseller man who is mobile phone. In this corner, books of science and technology are located much. Electronic information is developed, modern people seem to tend to not read a book.
eldancer1 (20728) 2013-10-24 9:27
Looks like this guys has a book for anything and of course he has to be a good salesperson, he does look like an intellectual. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
mirosu (8046) 2013-10-24 20:34
Excellent detail photo of the man in his paradise, with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
omid266 (706) 2013-10-26 20:41
Hello Farhat ,
A NICE Pic. you shared us ,
I like Books and reading very much !
Thanks alot ,
Good Luck !
* Let ,s Wish and Pray for PEACE !! ****
Omid from I.R.I
fds (6313) 2013-11-09 0:13
dear friend farhat great portrait in the library with great colors and super scharpnees
very interested image for
i post new photo perphas next sunday
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (11030)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-29
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/2, 1/30 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-10 11:27