Srirangam is a very small town in Trichi District, Tamil Nadu. There is a beautiful Sri Ranganathha temple with 7 gopurams. Kaveri river runs here.The small shop you see here is right by the temple. I wen there to buy a few things for the temple. This young man who is an employee greeted me with a big smile. I asked his permission to take a picture. He readily agreed. After the photo session, I talked to him briefly. His father earns very little. This young man works here to supplement the income and goes to night college. He is doing bachelor degree in accounting. He has 3 sisters to be married. He wants to earn a degree , get a decent paying job and take the responsibility away from his father's shoulders. He wants to pay off the loans,get his sisters married and then think about himself. He said he owe it to his parents and it is his duty to take care of them. A lovely person with positive attitude.
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snunney (107523) 2012-01-30 3:27
He sounds a very nice young man and seems very happy to be photographed. Good daily life capture showing him in front of his well stocked shop. Well presented with good colours and sharpness.
PaulVDV (32799) 2012-01-30 3:49
A very responsable young man.
It looks like a shop where you can buy very different things.
Nice daily life-scene in a well composed picture.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (98389) 2012-01-30 4:09
A nice pic of this boy and a very interesting history about him,i like people like that,and i like your composition so full of colors,details and elements.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
bayno (18344) 2012-01-30 4:33
another nice image of daily life in India, the shot is nice crisp but the colors are not vivid, I woud pushed a saturation bit with no problem, the scene is funny even if the poor must work to pay the dowry to marry off his sisters, is a custom that was also used by us in Italy, fortunately, has been almost lost,
warm regards, Valter
jacquest (19047) 2012-01-30 4:46
This is a good portrait and story of a responsible man. He is well placed amongst the colored objects he is selling and you caught his smile well.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (89387) 2012-01-30 5:26
Un beau portrait simple mais efficace qui place bien le commerçant parmi ses produits. Un beau sourire de vendeur.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-01-30 6:59
Hello Dear Lakshmi,
This photo is presented with a very nice note explaining his circumstances, what he is going through is certainly not easy. But from your photo none of the difficulties he is facing can be seen in his expression. “Boys, be ambitious” William Smith Clark (July 31, 1826 – March 9, 1886) His ambitions are driving him towards his dreams. And the dreams give him the energy he needs to succeed. Working during the days, and continuing to study in the evenings, this pattern of life used to exist here where I am at the moment. But today it is very rare. Having a dream is a wonderful source of energy. I really hope that his dream will come true in the near future. The portrait is taken in his shop; the context, which surrounds him, is very nicely included in the photo. How pleasant it is to see and to meet someone living his life in full. It is a very nice portrait. Looking at him, I have feeling that his future is bright and promising.
With my best and warmest regards,
Have a very nice week ahead, Lakshmi
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-30 7:02
a superb portrait of this young man I like the composition and the details, the timing is excellent, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
peppe59 (14555) 2012-01-30 8:49
a moment in a very unique market, excellent capture.
congratulations and good week
TopGeo (38216) 2012-01-30 10:58
an incredibly intriguing composition and image this. Highly original in concept and compelling in it's subject matter. Observational photography at it's best and presented powerfully portrait of shop man . Well done!Nice daily life-scene in a well composed picture.
pajaran (66424) 2012-01-30 13:18
Lepo mesto i trenutak sa veselim prodavcem na cijem je licu osmeh.
Dobar trenutak snimka prodavca sa novcem u rukama i prikaz, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice place and the moment with merry retailer on whose face a smile.
Good time with money clip seller in the hands of the show, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best in the new week began.
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-01 0:21
this man has much courage, this is very expansive to marry her sisters, and everything.But he is very smiling,as you say, this is a very positive attitude.I like your colorful picture very much, with so much details to look at.Very well done.
ikeharel (79317) 2012-02-01 1:02
Very vivid and colorful image, happy face-expression of the young man standing on the store doorstep.
adramad (50038) 2012-02-01 7:45
Wonderful POV you've chosen in this beautiful picture, I love this seller showing a nice smile and of course with a variety of items.
Good management of the brightness and sharpness, to recreate the many elements of the image.
aloyho (6798) 2012-02-01 17:34
There is certainly a lot to see here, from all the traditional goods to the modern energy saving florescent bulbs but you did it right to include the enterprising young man as he helped to hold all the elements together in one beautiful composition. His smile certainly set a mood which make this shot very pleasing. A nicely calculated piece of work. well done!!
nikkitta (17068) 2012-02-01 17:42
Good guy, happy to be photographed ( or so he seems)
He also seems to have a bit of everything, from eggs to bananas, spices , coconuts
Great street live capture
mesutilgim (97752) 2012-02-02 8:00
Nice capture of this young businessman in his small shop !
Timing is just perfect; as he has allready made a deal, holdüng the banknotes still in his hands !
And so many different stuff here ın sale.
TFS and best regards
jmdias (69340) 2012-02-08 14:14
another fabulous personage, full of dignity, I hope he will get his dreams. the compo is perfect, I am ever surprised how you got the perfect light and the perfect pose of the model. very nice produts and curious details. TFS.
fabbs99 (17179) 2012-09-06 11:48
The young man shall go a long way if he works hard like this.He can be a self made man like many famous entrepreneur in India.Hard work does pay even if a bit late just like honesty.Nice daily life image telling real life stories.TFS