White Pumpkins are very popular in Southern India for many reasons. The pumpkin itself is used for cooking and the dishes are very tasty. The other main use of pumpkin is during the construction of the new house. it is painted with a demon face and hung on the front door. White pumpkins are easily available and are big. They can stay for a long time and easily broken into pieces.
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snunney (100034) 2011-11-14 3:32
A good capture this saleslady with her piles of fruit and vegetables. The man in the background who seems very interested in the camera makes an interesting juxtaposition. Nicely presented with good colours and sharpness.
jemaflor (98007) 2011-11-14 3:34
Well taken this women, good composition, sharpness and colors are perfect, tfs.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-14 4:01
An another excellent and well coloured portrait, well balanced too with the lady well off-centred on the left. The coconuts give a very interesting graphic effect.
Have a nice week,
jacquest (18927) 2011-11-14 4:41
A very good portrati of this woman selling her pumpkins and coconuts. It is a very colorfil image with good sharpness. I like the coconuts and the way they are stacked.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (80684) 2011-11-14 5:23
J'aime bien le regard de cette dame. Il est très doux et son demi sourire est mystérieux.Les produits sont beaux et bien mis en valeur.
sacimar (26249) 2011-11-14 6:10
good image of daily life, I like the moment you captured with the woman and her stuff, I think the man in the back had also curiosity.. well seen,
gildasjan (43648) 2011-11-14 6:26
Une très bonne scène de vie bien cadrée,bien exposée et bien nette au premier plan.
ikeharel (72143) 2011-11-14 6:31
An inquisitive look you got here, Lakshmi, yet a wonderful addition to your people of India's gallery.
Clear view under shaded area, the fruite seem juicey and superb colors in compo.
holmertz (53488) 2011-11-14 8:36
This is a fine portrait with a lot of interesting details. The background is rather messy, but after all this is an ordinary Indian street and not a studio. The man at the back looks highly interested in your camera.
Longroute (19396) 2011-11-14 10:13
The idea is good and also the composition. I wonder if you could have shot at her without her noticing it, so that the image would have been more spontaneous. But I guess that in India a man with a camera in his hands is immediately spotted! (:-)
Fine clarity and soft light. Interesting and pleasant,
pajaran (61168) 2011-11-14 11:36
Kod nas mnogo sadi bundeva, koristi se za jelo i hrani se stoka ...
Lepo mesto na pijaci sa gospodjom u narodnoj nosnji koja prodaje bundeve i posmatracem koji gleda u snimatelja, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i prikaz lepim bojama.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
In our many pumpkin plants used for food and feed the cattle ...
Nice place in the market with a lady in traditional costume who sells pumpkins and observer who looks at the cameraman, beautiful images.
Good recording and display of beautiful colors.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-14 13:46
a superb portrait with attractive composition and details, very nice colours and the POV is excellent, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
baddori (20147) 2011-11-14 16:14
Prima mangiare ..poi filosofare , fotografare ...
Una verità delle foto "dell'India".
Espressioni plastiche ...in una posa compita reverenziale .
Nard (6972) 2011-11-15 12:01
I like walking on the streets and seeing such daily life scene. Nice shot with the people looking at you with pride and amusement.
Waylim (25502) 2011-11-19 12:55
Very nice shot of the market place showing all the different produces. Great not to tell a little bit of the cultural custom of the area. In Chinese they call it winter melon, we can make soup with it.
jmdias (64940) 2011-12-04 12:31
it is ever impressive way like indians are receptive to photos, they are or curious or happy about this. excellent job with the model, all very well positioned, excellent light, framaing and sahrpness.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-03-04 18:34
Hello Dear Lakshmi!
I have seen the coconuts in the photo, but have never seen the pumpkin as we see in the photograph. They must be a type of pumpkins that I have never had before. This is a very nice photo depicting a part of a market, but also a very inviting portrait of this lady. She occupies very effectively an off centred position in the square format. And what she is selling is very nicely on display. The photo captures the very essence of the atmosphere of the market where she works. The pine tree behind her is absolutely enormous, and the surrounding ambience of the market is captured with liveliness. We don’t get to see a market like this in the part of the world where I am anymore. I like the photo showing us a moment of her daily life. The communication between the subject and photographer must have been perfect. I love the nature of the photo very much.
With my very best regards,
Have a very nice Sunday evening, Lakshmi