I am unable to get out of Poorna market, Vizag, and its many vivid colours.
The Amma (lady, more specifically: mother/grandmother/female relative) didn’t actually pose for me but urged me to buy her wonderful bananas of the “Amrita Pani” variety.
“Amrita” is a Sanskrit word that is equivalent to the Greek “Ambrosia” and often referred to in dictionaries as nectar or the drink which confers immortality upon the gods. “Pani” of course is Water.
(However, my internet search brought me back to mundane reality and revealed “Amrita Pani” to be an organic pesticide made out of Cow Urine, Neem Leaf, Gram Flour and Jaggery. So these were probably “organic” fruits.)
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mesutilgim (80146) 2014-04-13 11:29
Another nice Street sellers capture in your gallery. This time mouthwatering banana's.
TFS and best regards
pajaran (48543) 2014-04-13 11:33
Interesantan i dobar tekst, lepo pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i prodavnica sa bananama, lepe boje.
Dob rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak sa prodavcem banana.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good lyrics, nice view and a second ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and shop with bananas, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, nicely shown a second banana with the seller.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
gildasjan (40918) 2014-04-13 11:44
Une belle scène de vie avec cette dame et son étalages de bananes.Les couleurs donnent beaucoup de vie à cette image.
lousat (72437) 2014-04-13 11:49
Hi Satya,i like a lot pics token in the street market and your is very very nice with a lot of yellow and great details despite the dark light,interesting note too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-04-13 12:29
This a splendid photo of this lady selling her banana's in the market.Bet her banana's tasted scrummy,
Well managed, tfs,
emka (73391) 2014-04-13 23:24
Interesting everyday shot with this banana seller. The bananas look quite different we have in our shops. Pleasant composition and colours.
WArm regrads MAlgo
snunney (79767) 2014-04-14 4:14
This lady certainly has a lovely bunch of bananas! Another fine capture from this wonderful and varied street market. Ideally framed and with good light management. Excellent colours and clarity.
Sergiom (54693) 2014-04-14 5:08
Elles sont très belles ces bananes bien mûres. De quoi faire un très bon repas. Le jaune est un beau contraste avec le rose de la robe de la vendeuse.
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-04-14 5:56
The square format works well in this superb daily life scene. Good sharpness and effective tight framing although I would have left a little more breathing space at far left. Vibrant color with good saturation. The yellow bananas contrast nicely against the blue grey shadows. Tfs!
holmertz (37149) 2014-04-14 10:05
A great daily life scene of not just the woman selling bananas. There's a lot going on in the background too, which enhances the natural and "un-directed" atmosphere. Your note made me smile. These bananas really look very well nourished.
dekanski (2430) 2014-04-14 11:47
Nice street photo!
Fis2 (82028) 2014-04-14 11:57
Next curious scene from daily life.
Good frame and amazing colors.
Good night and nice new week
Silvio1953 (116071) 2014-04-14 12:14
Ciao Satya, lovely daily life composition with beautiful marcket scene, fantastic colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-15 7:09
Whatever variety these bananas are, they certainly look freshly harvested from the trees. A photo enthusiast like you must have had a field day with a colourful market like this. Another very colourful DL and street photography from the market. I like the expression of the seller that you were able to capture. Good one, thanks for sharing.
Cricri (101513) 2014-04-15 7:33
Une couleur vive de ces bananes, comme la blouse rose de la dame, et de sa chaise, j'aime ces grands paniers en osiers remplie de bananes bien cadrer devant la vendeuse, belle série sur le marché aux couleurs :-)
marabu61 (7405) 2014-04-15 12:37
Now I hope that you bought some of these organic bananas. The natural and to our ears somewhat offensive pesticide seems to have done the trick, the fruits look health and appetizing indeed.
I can quite feel with you, as you I can never get out of markets wherever I find them. I am so fascinated by them. To me it is where the true life and essence of a place can be found.
have a great day
Royaldevon (26629) 2014-04-15 13:37
Ha! Ha! Satya, your notes certainly brought a smile to my face!
You have very colourful options on the market. Today is a very yellow one. The bananas look like petals on a huge, yellow flower! I like how they circle the shopkeeper, where she becomes the centre, displaying equally vibrant colours.
Perhaps a little more space could have been left to the l/h side.
My warm regards,
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-04-15 23:24
a very lovely photo with attractive composition, superb lights and timing is excellent. Great catch,
fabbs99 (15747) 2014-04-15 23:47
Shubho Nobobarsho ! Great shot of the banana selling lady.Vibrant colors and excellent sharpness.TFS.
ourania (26560) 2014-04-18 3:58
it's easy to understand the interest and amusement you find in this market, the images it has to offer must be endless. This is a very effective composition that describes the banana stall effectively, gives us a good portrait of the working lady and includes discreet but useful context regarding the layout of this place. Clarity and depth are excellent, there are a lot of moody colours and the bananas stand out superbly in their soft and bright tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jhm (135294) 2014-04-18 4:42
I don't know or we in Belgian can buy bananas without pesticides.
This fruit see very nice, I get almost hungry when I see these nice bananas
But your picture is very well taken, in high quality
Really pleasant place and perfect sharpness.
Excellent composittion, pleasant of colours too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend for you and your family,
willperrett (5982) 2014-04-20 3:38
Good street environmental portrait: vibrant and colourful. I like your note with its deliberately bathetic last sentence too! I'm wondering about an alternative framing for this photograph which would remove the pink plastic chair crate at the bottom. Different, not better.
claudeD (30545) 2014-04-22 0:44
very fine picture from India showing this very interesting market scenery. Very good composition and fine sharpness for this shot. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (116564) 2014-04-22 3:24
Quelle iamge et compo sueprbe vue de cette vendeuse de bananes quelle iamge et scène ce jaune et la belle dame splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié
amaryllis (33522) 2014-04-23 6:13
Ah l'Inde est un beau pays que je souhaiterai voir!
pour l'instant je me contente de TE qui nous fait traverser le monde et cette présentation de cette femme avec des bananes dans les mains et les nombreuses autres à l'étal, les couleurs sont harmonieuses
nikkitta (13320) 2014-04-23 12:53
What a splash of yellow color given for the ripe, delicious bananas
Good for the woman not to ask for money but ofering you to buy what she sells
SMarkets are great places to take photos, always interesting scenes as is prsented here
Very well done, enjoy it
COSTANTINO (51421) 2014-04-24 13:52
Hello dear friend
I love visiting your gallery because I
see different and interesting photos
from other country like this one
I also love reading your notes
every time they are more interestering
than the prvious one
nice pov beautiful details
delpeoples (52533) 2014-04-26 3:10
I don't blame you, I'd have trouble tearing myself away from this market too. It is so colourful and dynamic, full of interesting things and people, aswell as delicious food. The graphism and colourful geometry of the bananas are the star here. I like the lady vendor in her traditional garb too, and how she looks away from the camera, intent on her trade.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
jemaflor (80828) 2014-04-27 23:55
well captured this market scene, sharpness and exposure are perfect, nice colors too, tfs.
tenretin (2301) 2014-05-29 0:58
Les photos des marchés sont utiles pour découvrir un pays sans les clichés habituels des touristes. La ont est au cœur de l'action.
siudzi (32385) 2014-06-08 1:58
Your scenes from the markets are really great and well captured. Like this one presented so fantastic stuff with an excellent attention on details. Well done!
- Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) (3003)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-06
- Categories: Food
- Exposure: f/2.2, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Bananas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 11:18