Another ordinary shot taken 0530 hrs about life at Martapura River:
This was the shooting place I waited for a while in the pitch dark waiting for daybreak. Gradually the luminosity of a new day came followed by the lovely sunrise, riots of colours on the waterway, hive of activity and it's so fascinating when the early morning light gave the scene a timeless quality.
This is the culture of the local bustling floating market which last only for about two hours, it's so full of life and atmosphere still untouched by outsiders that remain barely undetected by tourists radar.
One thing for sure is that, they colour to beautify my Monday blues :-)
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npecanhuk (73492) 2013-11-11 5:50
Wonderful picture with special regards to the beautiful saturated colors, the exposure, the chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
Besal (84) 2013-11-11 5:50
Lovely timed picture, captures the daily life of these people.
dta (74789) 2013-11-11 5:52
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Ordinary scene for the locals ...but fascinating for most of us .
What a gorgeous composition ! The ssubject is superb , with all these littel boats full of colors , but with this sky and this wonderful light , that becomes a outstanding picture .
willperrett (9401) 2013-11-11 5:53
Your polarizer has done wonders for the sky, and has also helped to saturate the foreground colours too I suspect. As for your comment about an "ordinary" photograph, I just wish my average efforts were half this good. But I'm not great at getting up that early...
PaulVDV (26650) 2013-11-11 6:07
An extremely colourful market on the water: the boats are colourful as well as the clothes of the people and the goods sold.
All this under a remarkable morning light.
Best regards, Paul
Bartleby (13552) 2013-11-11 6:14
Colors everywhere indeed! Beautiful light and composition. A good everyday life shot!
marabu61 (10273) 2013-11-11 6:14
There is absolutely nothing ordinary about this colorful scene. It is a strong composition with lots of interesting details, wonderful colors and very well framed with the boats growing gradually smaller as they disapear to the background.
have a great day
pajaran (57933) 2013-11-11 6:38
Interesantan i dobra tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo lepotu mesta i trenutka.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa pijaca na vodi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Interesting and good article about the place, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time shown with the light emphasized the beauty of the place and the moment.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful market, on the water.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Giustiniani (3632) 2013-11-11 6:58
une très belle composition avec des couleurs magnifiques, le ciel, l'eau... tout est parfait.
Oceania (5202) 2013-11-11 7:13
Now, I understand being a photographer is not a easy job...
You are showing us a vivid life in Indonesia. Asia is a large continent. Different parts of Asia are not the same at all. I wouldn't imagine this morning scene happening in China somewhere.
As always, Your pictures are very much enjoyable.
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-11 7:49
what a fantastic remedy against a Monday Blues! You are right, the harmony of the colors is amazing. And the management of the early morning light is excellent. I must admit that this wonderful image cheered up my heart on a dull Monday as well!
cargus (10053) 2013-11-11 8:20
Wonderful composition of colors you framed. The clarity, colors and lights very well managed. Well done.!!
rychem (32203) 2013-11-11 8:22
I write all these adjectives: beautiful, fantastic, elegant, gorgeous, simply a splendid photo
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-11 9:13
una fot meravigliosa.
I colori sono straordinari per effetto della luce molto intensa che colpisce l'acqua.
La composizione inoltre mette in evidenza il dinamismo che proviene dal movimento delle barche che riempiono il fotogramma.
Un contrasto ed una nitidezza eccellente rendono straordinaria la ripresa.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
cornejo (39303) 2013-11-11 9:47
Hello Abmdsudi, great photograph of this interesting scene full of color, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
Fis2 (93775) 2013-11-11 10:10
Your photo is interesting.
Excellent colors and light.
Very impressive picture!
Greetings from Poland
chrislo (4155) 2013-11-11 10:12
What a wonderful daily life scene, so picturesque and full of interesting and colourful details. The dramatic darkening clouds add a lot of contrast with the bright colours of people's clothes. The boats in the FG create an interesting pattern that leads the eye into the rest of the image. It was really worth getting up early !
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-11-11 10:35
eye candy :)
in addition to the delightful colors, i love your pov on this one, abmdsudi ~
with the different directions of the boats, several of which are headed in our direction.
the moody sky is a perfect contrast to the saturated hues and tones of the boats and boat people, great dramatic effect!
jemaflor (93187) 2013-11-11 11:18
What a beautiful light capture, nice colors and interesting effect with this frame to give great depth at your view, tfs.
ourania (41166) 2013-11-11 11:41
I love your dynamic composition and the way you exalted it with a well considered framing. The depth is superb, boats and clouds seem to converge towards the middle of the frame and the sense of movement is thus enhanced. The warm, bright colours are so attractive, the sky reflected in the water illuminates the frame in an original and delightful way. I like very much the combination of the dynamic movement with the warm morning light, it signifies the beginning of the new day and the explosion of human activity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
holmertz (48910) 2013-11-11 11:41
This looks so well arranged, with such perfectly handled light and such stunning colours that it looks like a shot from a big-budget movie. What an overwhelming sight. What a joy to be a photographer at that moment. You have showed us some marvellous places and this has to be one of the most interesting.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-11 11:48
truly spectacular composition!
I just love the color schem of it.The upper part with dark,grey clouds and the rest so colorful and vivid.Magnificent contrast between these parts of the image.
Looks almost like a painting.
But apart from the colors I like one detail more,namely the wate surface.Not only the reflections,but moreover the way it illuminates the light(for me it looks fabulous!)
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-11 12:16
This early scene deceived to be waited as you did, and the sun sets and the daily life activity began and you were there, almost unnoticed in a non turistic place
Then the colors of the sky, quite impesives as sometines happens at the begining of a day
And finally the splash of colors given by people (mainly women it seems) and the boats
Clever and well composed capture,a pleasure to watch
Have a great week
Thanks for your comments
mkamionka (34581) 2013-11-11 12:48
beautiful photo! I like very much the colors so well saturated and eye catching. There are so many reflections here and the sky introduces an interesting mood as well. Fantastic scene from the daily life, so simple and yet works so exotic for me.
bukitgolfb301 (39596) 2013-11-11 13:58
Hi Abmdsudi YTH
Ya bagus dan indah, di Rokbaintan.
Saya ingin mau kembali ke sana lagi. Saya ingin harap kondisi di sana masih sama begitu, deh!
All the best and have a good day! Takero
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-11 20:41
Eye-popping colours add to the festive looking DL scene here Abmdsudi and although this is a daily activity to my eyes it looks so exotic . I love the light in this shot, there is a really magical luminosity as it reflects off the water. Warm regards rosemary
Cricri (115519) 2013-11-11 23:04
J'aime l'ambiance qui règne sur le fleuve, un ciel extraordinaire et des couleurs qui ajoute de la gaieté a cette scène magnifique
jjcordier (79295) 2013-11-11 23:22
Fantastique lumière matinale sur cette rivière incroyablement animée par ces barques colorées du marché flottant.
dkmurphys (55837) 2013-11-12 3:09
Spectacular dynamic of the boats. The life there is surely colored and beautiful in it's simplicity. Well taken, have a great day.
mirosu (15972) 2013-11-12 3:52
You have made a good attempt here, choosing to go in tight on the tree boats in foreground. The composition works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to these boats but also to the other smaller boats behind. The boats are very well-exposed in superb warm light. Excellent colourful photo. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (29143) 2013-11-12 4:36
Look at that color, and look at that sky! My eyes don't know where to look first, as there is so much to take in with this beautiful scene. I can honestly say that my Monday mornings do not look like this :)
Your patience in waiting for this scene has paid off perfectly, what a superb result. To my eyes, this is another world, and a wonderful one to be able to share through your shot.
All the best
jhm (148678) 2013-11-12 5:23
The colours are nice but, when these boats coming out of Indonesia.
Now coming the parents with his small bouts back.
Notwithstanding a very nice picture.
Your picture is very well taken
Nice perspective and depth.
Excellent captured, nice composed picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
lousat (87100) 2013-11-12 6:24
Really beautiful! I like how you pump up the colors so well to have the best effect by thia magnificent view,a spectacular and rich ground part under a beautiful sky too,great moment too whit the best light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
adramad (43103) 2013-11-12 7:50
Stunning beauty of this composition, with this environment so festive that provide all this many boats, I guess it was the aquatic market day, the colors of the image captures all of our attention for its beauty, fantastic sky that also brings beauty .
Magnificent the management of the brightness and sharpness.
Very well done. I love it.
Enjoy a good evening.
All the best.
olive224 (2719) 2013-11-12 12:07
A nice daily life shot ;) Great colors and nice composition ;)
Thanks for sharing
macjake (64630) 2013-11-13 6:20
I feel as if i'm right down in the boat with them.
was this take from a pier? or from inside a boat?
and do they always get ready so early in the morning too?
love the low perspective that goes on for infinity.
superb colors and sweet early morning light.
its a beauty
eldancer1 (35457) 2013-11-13 7:50
Somehow I still can't comprehend the idea of market on the river but I suppose it's workable as shown in this image. People are so innovative and creative in their approach to life. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
kato (11630) 2013-11-13 19:58
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see water market which sells fruits and vegetables by using boat. There are many colorful boats on the river. It's also impressive in color contrast of the river, boat, tree and sky. And, the reflection of boat projected to the river draws out a good effect.
mcmtanyel (19667) 2013-11-14 16:40
I think a good portion of quality photography depends on being at the right place at the right time. Your efforts to be there at the crack of dawn paid off and you got yourself an outstanding photo.
PS. I just noticed "Singapore" in your "about" page, did you move from UAE to Singapore?
delpeoples (56722) 2013-11-14 23:12
There is nothing ordinary about this shot. It's exquisite. It has a different atmosphere to your other water shots and perhaps the light was not as helpful to you. But I still like it a lot, particularly the reflections and the coloured boats with their characteristic ferrymen. The sky is so unusual and I love your POV. It looks like they're all heading towards you, to take Poll Position in the photo.
Gigidusud (19855) 2013-11-15 14:55
Splendid daily life scene with great light and fantastic colors. Love it!
claudeD (37268) 2013-11-17 2:32
Hello Really a medlwey of very fine colors for this interesting shot showing a multitude of details. Amazing atmosphere for this wonderful scenery. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mayjayne (5396) 2013-11-17 6:50
What a lovely composition - the boats are well placed, and colours vivid. It takes - patience, of course, as we all know - when we wait for that right moment in the early morning... Very well done !
josepmarin (58325) 2013-11-18 0:54
the light of the early morning offers us a vivid colours, which provide a great visual power in this composition.
I like the vital atmosphere of this floating market, very traditional and without tourists, and the depth of the image, with a gorgeous cloudy sky in background.
The ensemble is fantastic, you have created a beautiful photo.
emilbo (22616) 2013-11-20 15:24
Une merveilleuse photo et quelles couleurs!..., elles sont fantastiques grâce à la prise de vue en fin de journée. Tu nous montres bien ces marchés flottants dans toute leur beauté et dans une excellente composition. Une photo que j'aimerais avoir signée.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-11-21 9:55
back to you
Another masterpiece here Abmdsudi
Much dynamism in this one
have a nice evening
adores (43835) 2013-11-23 8:38
Floating markets are always places full of life and colour! Guess it was really worth the time you spent there, waiting! The sun light makes the little boats even more colourful and eye catching. I like the pov a lot! Very good shot!
Highmountains (2674) 2013-11-28 8:26
This is a Bright and Colourful photograph.
The colours are strongly saturated and with the perfection of sharpness and clarity, the scenery takes on a astonishing tone and flamboyance. I would have liked to be on a balloon over this to get a top view.
The sky with a variety of shades of blue adds to the dimension of this photograph. Its a feast of colours enhanced by the shimmering reflections in the water.
Thanks for sharing, abmdsudi.
Tempodulu (168) 2014-01-29 1:41
great colors and saturation but perhaps too much clutter in the background.
ikeharel (67153) 2014-08-03 0:39
Fantastic catch on photo, my friend - the stream of boats filled with goods to be sold on the market, gave the river a stunning "flow" of colors. Amazing sense of dynamism, and managed superbly the morning light under partly cloudy sky's.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (50440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-11 5:43