Paan Wala from Bada Bazaar : This is an image shot in Central Calcutta's whole sale market area popularly known
"Bada Bazaar"(Big Market).You can see a paan shop (Betel Leaf shop ) with the Paan-wala (Betel leaf seller) engaged in his business with a young acquaintance standing joyously outside the shop wearing a white colored Dhoti and navy blue prince coat and a gamcha around his neck. Hope you will like this image too.
Sometidbits about betel :
The betel (Piper betle) is the leaf of a vine belonging to the Piperaceae family, which includes pepper and kava. It is valued both as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia, and elsewhere in the world by some Asian emigrants, as betel quid or paan, with or without tobacco, in an addictive psycho-stimulating and euphoria-inducing formulation with adverse health effects.
The betel plant is an evergreen and perennial creeper, with glossy heart-shaped leaves and white catkin. The betel plant originated from South and South East Asia.
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jcpix (13688) 2014-01-14 16:05
Certainly no shortage of colorful subjects throughout India is there...every shop, building and general street scene appears to be alive with color, it's fantastic! Another pleasing look into the culture and wares from a local shopkeeper. So much to scan over, and I absolutely love these two gentlemen in the scene, a nice connection to the locale. Sharp detail and a bounty of textures to enjoy. :) Have a great day!
Wanda1 (14982) 2014-01-14 21:17
The colourfulness of India comes through in this lovely street scene. Great level details everywhere to keep us occupied, and good sharp focus as well to present clearly this daily life ritual.
fds (8394) 2014-01-14 22:18
dear friend farhat another very interested image with two peoples in the marcket
all great colors and scharpnees and very interested document
pajaran (52636) 2014-01-14 23:29
Interesantan tekst o prodavnici i lekovitu bilju betel ...
Dobar snimak, lepo pokazana prodavnica i trgovac sa gosodinom u uniformi.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepe boje.
Coveku po nekad trena stimulans.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the store and herbs betel ...
Good shot, nice shops and merchant shown with gosodinom in uniform.
Good work and contrast, beautiful colors.
The man sometimes needs a stimulus.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-01-14 23:54
a fascinating photo with lovely details and attractive composition, superb colours and POV,
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-01-15 0:51
the most interesting things happen on the street,just we often do not notice the uniqueness of such moments.
You did here really outstanding job!
I like your frame and especially timing,which makes the scene so interesting.
Have a nice day
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-15 2:53
Very bright and colourful picture of the paan shop from Burra Bazar. I like the panwallah engrossed in his trade and this Bihari panditji stylishly posing for you with crossed legs. Nice composition with excellent framing.
Thanks for sharing a good DL shot from the streets of Kolkata.
P.S. There are a few huge paan shops at Park Circus with lots of mirrors and shiny bottles and cans which I find very photogenic as well.
holmertz (41797) 2014-01-15 3:16
This is an excellent street-shot with interesting details and fine colours. I like the relaxed look of the customer and the way he is standing with his legs crossed while the paan-wallah is preparing his order. You found a good POV which shows the entire shop and also takes in some of the side wall with its torn posters.
subhendu_bagchi (25818) 2014-01-15 3:38
it is a nice composition. I like the mood of this frame. Like the tonal quality as well. Very good one. Tfs. Keep posting.
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-01-15 5:10
A rich and colorful street scene enhanced greatly by the composition of the man on the right hand side, that he is looking directly at the camera makes a great pleasant difference. A very cheerful street scene, with wonderful pastel tones.
All the best
kato (11630) 2014-01-15 5:25
You're capturing well this Bazaar by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the paan shop treating Betel leaf and sellers wearing traditional clothes in India. This leaf seems to effectrive for a mild stimulant and medicinal properties from your note in here.
ikeharel (58253) 2014-01-15 7:43
Pink tone dominating and with blue in contrast, Farhat, well collected the shop facade.
One of the two, looked at your camera with suspicion, not really sure about your intentions...
Nice photo of daily life in town.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-15 8:38
A very familiar scene of Kolkata but rarely photographed. Nice colors and mood. Street photography in Burrabazar is really adventurous. You have done it excellently. Great.
Thanks for sharing.
danos (87535) 2014-01-15 8:55
very nice this daily snapshot of Bada Bazaar.Excellent the light management with the man to looks to your lens so pleasant and the other to prepeare the medicinal you inform us in your note.Excellent presentation.
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-15 10:05
A really fine street shot. In particular I enjoy the relaxed look of both the seller and customer. The both men are perfectly positioned to the right. The colours are also great. TFS and have a nice day!
Miguel82 (24285) 2014-01-15 14:58
The pink walls of that edifice are lovely Fabbs, the charaters are posing perfectly for you and are very natural, a guy with a kurta and the merchant selling paan, something very appreciated after a meal, see you
mirosu (14548) 2014-01-16 1:52
Wow, this is an excellent photo. The overall arrangement is very well balanced, the light and colors are perfect. I also like your view down. Excellent photo work, IMO.
photoray (12519) 2014-01-16 8:45
Fine candid scene of the Paan-wala vendor within the Bada Bazaar. Artistic clutter like.
And it sounds like Paan-wala is similar to our Marijuana?
eldancer1 (28529) 2014-01-16 10:22
I tried chewing those when I was a child it made to so sick that never again. Good capture of those two with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (32169) 2014-01-16 10:31
a very well framed daily life picture, the two people are interesting, the one going on with his work and the other posing. All the elements, details and textures are well defined and seem significant, the frame is a small, consistent universe. The colours are fine and lovely, the light has been balanced superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (123643) 2014-01-16 11:39
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with nice people, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (140090) 2014-01-17 2:54
A lovely clear and high quality picture.
Both people as sellers are a very well models for you.
This is a wonderful picture with a very nice sharpness and colours.
Very well done, TFS.
omid266 (5328) 2014-01-17 7:43
Salam dear Farhat ,
How are you friend ?
Thank you for this nice foto from Bada Bazar ,
It is very intersting than these men are very relaxed.
All the Best ,
Thanks for sharing ,
Until next fotos and see you later friend ,
Regards , Omid - I.R.I
Cricri (107330) 2014-01-17 11:22
Beaucoup de choses dans ce magasin ouvert sur la rue, j'aime les couleurs, le regard sympathique de l'homme en bleu, très belle présentation
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-17 21:32
What a super photo of these guys doing a deal buying and selling Betel.
Interesting note, well executed and managed, super clarity. Tfs,
delpeoples (53167) 2014-01-19 19:51
Namaskar dear Farhat
Another excellent daily life shot. The colours jump out of the screen at me and I really like the pose of the man in the orange and blue. The surrounding walls and their textures also provide another element of interest. Well done!
mesutilgim (85478) 2014-01-21 12:45
Perfect pov, perfect timing ! The man with orange scarf has noticed you !
TFS and best regards
mcmtanyel (14133) 2014-01-23 18:27
I love the colors in this photo. It is an excellent daily life photo, TFS.
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-01-27 4:55
Another typical daily life scene well captured. I like the pastel tones and the tight framing. Well done!
adores (37641) 2014-02-07 11:58
Great daily scene! The poses, the objects around, the colours... This is really the India I keep in my mind:)! Need to return there!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 14:00