This is a traditional morning market in Sweta, Ampenan, West Lombok Island. Markets are markets anywhere in the world and there is no exception here teeming with life, full of people going about their daily lives - buying and selling - a traditional way of life which hasn't changed and often in a very relaxed manner. But what attracted me most is an exquisite mass of colour which seem a matter of routine with interesting faces and expressions at least as far as finding characters! They all seem to be captivated by something that I could look at this for ages, everyone has great expressions on their faces.
Like other markets, it also offers a great opportunity to meet and see the local ethnic 'Sasak' on their daily out of their remote villages. Great thing is that they don’t mind having their photo taken and most of the time don’t pay attention to what you’re doing. I guess gossiping goes hand in hand that women do it all the time and I suppose it's no less true here!
Like most authentic markets in Asia, it's a heady mixture of hustle and bustle, sights, colours, sounds and smells.....
and this is a pure joy of street photography
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SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-11 3:54
Hello Abmdsudi - Bursting with colour this shot presents the atmosphere of a busy market convincingly. Not sure I like the comment about women gossiping all the time but I'll forgive you your remark just this once!
lousat (85018) 2014-06-11 4:23
There are all the colors of the world in this pic,absolutely beautiful this capture,a very rich composition postprocessed in the best way,impressve bright detail everywhere,i like it| Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
shreya2000 (1959) 2014-06-11 5:11
A crowded market. Quite similar to the markets available in India. You may have seen. Colours are very different and good. I like the colours. Contrast is very good.
Sergiom (70678) 2014-06-11 5:26
Quel beau cadrage vertical, tout en longueur.Un kaléidoscope de couleurs sous une lumière qui met tout en valeur. Beaucoup de choses à regarder.
Wanda1 (15058) 2014-06-11 6:20
What a delightfully colourful and chaotic image, I just love all those bright colours and the business of the scene, it really gives a great market mood and flavour. I like that they are all going about what they are doing and seem to be oblivious to your presence. We are indeed observers looking in to a great daily life happening.
pajaran (56646) 2014-06-11 7:02
Interesantan tekst o trznici, lep pogled ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazane zene na trznici.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the marketplace, a nice view in the morning ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated women on the market.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Fis2 (92215) 2014-06-11 7:07
Interesting photo from daily life.
Curious street scene.
Good frame and colors.
claudeD (36628) 2014-06-11 8:05
vry fine and colorful picture from an asian market. Very good light managment and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rychem (30395) 2014-06-11 8:37
Fantastic vivid colors of this group on the market, I guess it is the heart of this village, very nice daily life scene, rich and detailed photo
Nicou (133510) 2014-06-11 8:52
quelle vue et sc¨ne de marché tout en couleur toute en animation et toutes ces dame qui s'affairent sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-06-11 9:33
excellent framing showing the full vibrance and the riot of colours of the oriental marketplace. The vertical format is very well chosen and enhances the beauty of the composition. I feel that watermelon might prove too heavy for the customer :-).
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (25635) 2014-06-11 10:02
This must be about the most colourful scene anyone can capture there.
Wonderful composition of colourful clothes and vegetables and fruit.
The people are everywhere between and on the merchandise.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (101108) 2014-06-11 10:16
nice colorful image and interesting theme about the daily life. Good photo-work and comment in note.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (133860) 2014-06-11 11:57
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with a lot of people, nice scene, fantastic colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (13424) 2014-06-11 11:58
very colorful.I like the vertical framing of the shot, very well captured and composed, interesting daily life shot.Very good work.
mesutilgim (90766) 2014-06-11 12:00
Amazing capture of this colorfull market scenery !
Very good layout and perfect choice of portrait format which fits well to your compo. Interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-06-11 17:58
a happy and colorful bazaar, a very inviting and tempting scene!!it is nice to mingle with people in an open market and enjoy the activities of daily life..
your note is as appealing as your image!!
jjcordier (79289) 2014-06-11 23:16
Belle image de ce marché très coloré et visiblement très animé.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-12 2:27
This reminds me of the markets this side, but there is infinitely more color in this. Great market scene.
TFS. Have a great day!
jhm (146700) 2014-06-12 4:15
Nice that we see, the traditional morning market in Sweta, Ampenan, really a nice daily life picture.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture very well.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (33953) 2014-06-12 6:48
This brings back memory of my grandmother and the Saturday morning market, one of the happy memories of my childhood. And I can still hear the bantering and bargaining between buyers and sellers of produce. Love the combination of all those colors. I like your choice of wider lens opening. Well done, tfs.
Oceania (5202) 2014-06-12 7:06
Like most markets in Asia, it seems like very crowded. Your title says everything. The colors from vegetables and fruits. The colors from cloths on women. You're showing us a such vivid daily life from Indonesia. Thanks!
adramad (42045) 2014-06-12 7:41
A true apotheosis of color, in this fantastic composition that conveys the life and activity in these popular markets, full of charm and a true gallery of characters very well.
Very good lighting and sharpness.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a good day.
ourania (39016) 2014-06-12 8:23
this is a superb depiction of the colourful market, your tight, vertical frame accentuated the vibrant atmosphere and enhanced the sense of depth. You've filled the frame with this "exquisite mess" in a very effective way, There's marvelous interaction among the colours and among the ladies. There's such a fine sense of movement, interesting expressions, fabric patterns, produce. You've done a wonderful job in composition and colour management. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-14 2:30
Impressive and so interesting capture this! Like the way you composed and filled the frame by people and their colorful stuff. The visual effect is marvelous and created a strong eye-catching result. Very well done!
Have a nice weekend!
Noel_Byrne (28176) 2014-06-14 7:43
What a vibrant,lively and do colorful scene, the view you chose is just perfect to create that sense of hustle and bustle that you describe in your note. Looking at this picture, I can get such a feeling for the life here, I think I can almost smell the smells. So many faces and lives, and so much color, this is a wonderful street shot.
Thanks as always
mcmtanyel (18157) 2014-06-14 18:21
You have caufgt this sea of people and their colors quite well. The whole photo looks like a patch of printed cloth, much like what the women are wearing.
holmertz (47178) 2014-06-26 7:34
I missed this fine market photo while I was away. It's a plain, straightforward shot which shows the fascinating chaos of many Asian market places. This kind of photo could not be arranged, not even composed in a regular way. This market lives its own life and a photographer just has to enjoy the colours and activities.
Cricri (113671) 2014-07-04 6:48
Une image très belle tant pour la scène, dans un cadrage serré, le plein de couleurs, une image vivante, pleine de gaieté, très jolie
aliabazari (16091) 2014-08-03 23:05
Hi abmdsudi dear
Beauty shots of everyday life. Your documentary images of people, to my lovely and attractive. Light and colors, very well done. Congratulations and thanks for recording this beautiful picture.
ikeharel (65269) 2015-07-06 0:45
Vibrant and vivid scene with an abundance of colors, many lady-sellers and buyers wheeling-and-dealing on the street market, Abmdsudi.
Action superbly shown.
Good evening in SE Asia,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (48830)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-11 3:13