Poorna Market, Vizag.
Not far form the shop in that sells the fierce red chillies is this corner outlet draped in cool and fresh banana (and other) leaves.
Banana leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative. They are used for cooking, wrapping and food serving in a wide range of cuisines of tropical and subtropical areas. Banana leaves are used for decorative and symbolic purposes in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies. In traditional home building in the tropical areas, roofs and fences are made of thatched dry banana leaves.
Banana and palm leaves were historically the primary writing surface in many nations of South and Southeast Asia.
Banana leaves used in cuisine are generally large, flexible, and waterproof. When cooking food with or serving or wrapping food with banana leaves, they may confer an aroma to the food. Steaming with banana leaves imparts a subtle, sweet flavour to the dish.
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pajaran (47864) 2014-04-10 12:31
Interesantan tekst o zelenom liscu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na prodavnicu i prodavca ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana prodvanica, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about green leaves with a description ...
Nice view of the store and the seller ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated prodvanica, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Noel_Byrne (20143) 2014-04-10 13:04
What a vibrant image! So many shades of green, it instantly appeals and makes a fascinating subject. Likewise, your note makes me stop and think of the wonder of the humble banaba, your list of uses is quite extensive and very cool. The endor is placed really well inside the frame too, surrounded by the many many greens of his trade. Very nicely done!
All the best
Royaldevon (25916) 2014-04-10 13:55
What interesting notes!
I had no idea that banana leaves were so versatile!
They, also, make a very attractive green display in your photograph, which is well composed, the angle of the table being nicely off-centre.
I don't think the shopkeeper is too pleased by your attention! Maybe, he is just deep in his own thoughts!
My warm regards,
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-04-10 22:18
a beautiful view with spectacular composition and warm lights, the atmosphere of the photo is fascinating,
holmertz (36453) 2014-04-11 2:22
The title is certainly well chosen...;-). This is an interesting and attractive photo with an equally interesting and informative note. The notes are really important parts of the contributions to TE. The bundles of wrapped banana leaves are displayed on two double lines meeting at a straight angle at the corner of the desk, making the composition graphically attractive.
snunney (78821) 2014-04-11 2:53
A fine capture of this stall holder with his wonderful array of banana leaves. The image is nicely exposed despite the difficult conditions. The man makes a good focal point sat behind his stall. Lovely vibrant colours and very good sharpness. Excellent depiction of daily life.
Sergiom (53823) 2014-04-11 5:33
Effectivement, le titre convient à merveille à cette composition. Le vert tendre est omniprésent. Une très belle scène de la vie quotidienne dans cette partie du monde.
Fis2 (81536) 2014-04-11 5:37
Interesting scene from daily life.
Good frame and composition.
Very impressive green.
Have a nice evening
Cricri (100395) 2014-04-11 5:55
Après le rouge piquant, le vert plus tendre :-) une autre belle présentation du marché plein de détails, le monsieur qui te regarde bien a l'abri du soleil, une note très intéressante sur les feuilles de bananes
imageme (1500) 2014-04-11 7:25
Hi Satya, The green banana leaves which bundled in rolls caught my eyes. It remembers me when I was small I used to take this for umbrella from getting wet in the rain. Wonderful POV with great light and details. Thank for sharing
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-04-11 8:27
Ciao Satya, lovely daily life composition with seller and a lot of greens, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
annjackman (17557) 2014-04-11 8:33
Indian shops always fascinate me. This one is special because of the dominant green colour that holds all the individual elements together. Very well photographed - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann.
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-04-11 8:57
A good follow up shot to the red chilies shot previously uploaded. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the bundles and satchels all in green. I might have added about 5% yellow. Excellent shadow detail and framing. Tfs!
Subhogen (4063) 2014-04-13 5:28
After red chilly comes green paan and banana leaves. Very symbolic of Bengal's political picture :-) A fine street and DL shot from the market. I like the shopkeeper's eye contact with your lens and the vibrant green all over the frame amidst the market surroundings. Nicely done and thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (50739) 2014-04-17 4:58
Good morning dear friend
the green photo is very impressive
and your useful notes describe
and explain everything about bananas
macjake (51436) 2014-04-21 12:31
Well, I can honestly say that I have never seen a vendor like this man's store!
sounds like a colorful area with the chilli peppers and now this - so whats around the other corner? :)
fine cultural photo for te
ourania (25574) 2014-04-23 5:32
you've achieved very vivid green tones both in the bright and the shady areas of this tight view. They provide a kind of symmetry that frames the gentleman with the serious and intense gaze in the middle of the composition. A picture rich in details that seem to have settled nicely around the people. The neutral tones make the green leaves stand out even more attractively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-04-25 2:49
I totally understand that you were driven to take photo of this stall. I remember stopping every few minutes in Thailand to photograph similar scenes. The abundance of green color is very attention drawing in here and additional interest create different sizes and shapes of the leaves' rolls and packets. Nice framing and well given colors.
Thanks for sharing and all the best
delpeoples (52305) 2014-04-29 2:16
Namaskar dear Satya
A dramatic contrast between this shot and your red chillies shot. Not just in the colours but the coolness that this one exudes. I was fascinated to read the many uses for banana leaves in your note. I never realised that they were water-proof and that you used them so much in cooking. Excellent contribution to TE, thanks for sharing.
Didi (54705) 2014-05-19 8:56
Interesting local scene
Nice greens, Original composition
jemaflor (80026) 2014-05-19 9:33
Well taken this sailor, original and good impact visual with this green tone, good light management.
abmdsudi (38878) 2014-05-31 18:53
The overpowering green makes a lot of diff as a strong contributor transforming this to an eye popping with excellent eye connection to further strengthen this shot. On the minus side, as you can see there' s some areas on the fg appear to be over exposed! but overall it's a fine candid, an insight into the street culture. Congrats
Miguel82 (19437) 2014-06-04 19:08
Good report about banana leaves Sathya, educational note they are used indeed for many purposes, really good bright hues, good light utilisation, noapte buna!