'Bhutta' (Maize / Corn on the cob) is an inexpensive and quite a popular snack in many parts of India. After the corn is roasted over a slow coal fire, it gets a rub of lemon with salt and red chili powder and it's ready to be eaten.
This picture was taken in Vizag's One Town area, an old, and for the most part, a poor area of the city.
As I aimed the camera, the lady selling the corn looked up in mild surprise while the one at the back offered a resigned smile.
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Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-07-18 11:48
I can see the look of surprise on the womans face, and that makes this picture so much more real. There is nothing posed about her, everything is very natural. The corn looks and sounds tasty! Very nice candid photography, something I am always eager to learn about from other shots, so thanks for sharing.
pajaran (52636) 2014-07-18 11:57
Lep pogled na prodavca pecenog kukuruza ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak pecenja kukuruza, lepe boje.
U Srbiji se mnogo jede peceni kukuruz.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view on the seller's roasted corn ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment.
Good work, nice captured moment roast corn, beautiful colors.
In Serbia, a lot of eating roasted corn.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
mesutilgim (85478) 2014-07-18 12:25
Very nic capture of this two women trying to make some Money with selling their grilled corns.
TFS and have a nice weekend
serp2000 (40394) 2014-07-18 12:32
I can give 20 comments per day and this is my last points today. I think your daily photo is very interesting, it reminds me my trips to Mumbai, for example. Sometime I like to eat a corn (maize), good presentation of the woman at work. Excellent double portrait in an interior.
Royaldevon (30267) 2014-07-18 14:40
We are learning a lot about the people and practices of India through your photographs and notes. This must be a quick and nutritious snack, far better than the bar of chocolate!
A well taken shot, showing the interesting equipment used and the people using it.
I would imagine that the lady found it hard to understand why you would want to photograph her! Is it common for ladies to do this type of work? Do the ladies take it in turns to do the cooking?
Have a good w/e,
emka (79992) 2014-07-18 20:18
Nice scene from the Indian market, The older lady cooled herself with fan, it is a bit blurred. I like such corn, it must be delicious made in this way. I usually eat it just cooked and with butter. I must try with lemon and chili. Amazing how they can sit like this on the ground. Beautiful candid shot.
WArm regards MAlgo
Nicou (123314) 2014-07-18 23:00
quelle scène de rue et compo superbe vue et image quel dame qui vend du maïs grillé superbe le couleur et le captage au vif.
Bravo et amitié
drweizy (528) 2014-07-19 0:55
very good capture, good point of view, thank you for sharing
Sergiom (61210) 2014-07-19 5:33
Elle n'est pas gênée et regarde directement dans ta lentille avec une certaine arrogance tout en travaillant de la main droit pour alimenter son feu.Je ne suis quand même pas certain que j'y goûterais.
holmertz (41797) 2014-07-19 8:03
Quite often when I see your street-photos I ask myself if people would have reacted much differently if I had been the photographer. I have usually not met much trouble taking photos in Indian streets, but sometimes there has been a certain turbulence around me, not of hostility but rather of curiousity. Contrary to you I can not "melt" into the crowds. I like the look of the woman as she is watching you, and the reaction of the other woman is rather funny. I also like the mild but well saturated colours.
Cricri (107330) 2014-07-19 11:38
Deux beaux portraits et une scène intéressante de ces mais grillé, cela doit être bon mais sans piment pour moi :-) j'aime le regard vers vous de la dame, les couleurs et le rendu des détails
abmdsudi (43720) 2014-07-19 12:56
Closeness, richness of colors and vivid detail make this shot attractive and engaging. The lady in welcoming manner steals the show taken at the crucial time. It's realistic and meaningful everyday life shot - one look that speaks volumes! Excellent street shot and tx for sharing, Congrats.
Have a great day
imageme (1767) 2014-07-19 14:45
HI Satya, Love the way the woman charcoal cooking the corn . Beautiful composition especially the raw and the cooked one included in the composition to show how the corn is cooked. The woman in the back seems just finished one and she looks very satisfy with the taste. Excellent colours and details. Best regards
ourania (32169) 2014-07-20 3:48
you captured this scene quickly and spontaneously but also in an excellent composition. The scene is comprehensive and interesting with very good details and attractive colours. I like the movement of the fan and the ladies' different attitudes. The intense glance is captivating, everything else, although interesting, seems peripheral. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
Graal (97885) 2014-07-21 8:55
nice portraits of two women. Good shot. Fine caught natural pose and glance of seller. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Fis2 (86333) 2014-07-22 2:08
Curious scene from street.
I like frame and colors.
Lovely reportage shot.
I like this daily life shot.
Have a nice afternoon
macjake (57074) 2014-08-02 10:23
I love these cultural photos from far away countries!
We just dont have scenes like this here in Canada.
glad to see the woman in the bg smiling a little bit too.
fun photo to capture, looks like a great daily life scene.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Miguel82 (24285) 2014-08-17 6:54
Roasted corns are a yummy snack to eat by afternoon Sathya, the seller looks surprised by your picture but not angry, it is a risk when you take portraits, enjoy your sunday