Japanese pickles for sale in Naha's municipal market, Okinawa. The Japanese are obsessed with pickles - pickled something or other is served as a side to practically everything!
I liked the bright blue trays (I took some photos of another stall, with white trays, and they weren't nearly as eyecatching!), and the pairs of chopsticks sticking up. I tried to frame it so that the lines of trays and perspective created the lead-in line to the stallholder, and I took a few shots, as I wanted to capture her engaged in some kind of action - luckily some customers purchased some pickles just then so I was able to get her packaging them!
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horias (165) 2009-04-12 3:49
I feel the aroma of food already. Good collors.
Glint (6163) 2009-04-12 4:11
I think that you have achieved what you set out to do and created a good composition using the blueboxes as lading lines and graphic effect. Unfortunately because i guess your camera is hand held the sharpness could be better. Also I can't see an obvious focus. Perhaps if one or more of the pickle boxes had been sharper this woud have more impact? Not sure what I would have done better though and I do like your idea.
arvinnino (436) 2009-04-12 4:19
wow very nice photo, wonderful colors,
i like the way you framed the pickels, and the DOF are amazing.
Fransx (1457) 2009-04-12 5:03
You've got a lovely composition here: the pickles leading to the lady. Sharpness and lighting are excellent. Great treatment idea!
Well done. Regards.
sayantan20023 (199) 2009-04-13 1:41
A very nice and colourful presentation of the pickles, I like how you've used the colours.
Thanks for sharing.
everlasting (14303) 2009-04-13 2:04
A colourful composition Charlotte, nice diagonal throught eh frame
RedDevil (1217) 2009-04-13 22:28
I love the pictures with these moments of life full of colors, perfect shot and composition.
marietom (34607) 2009-04-14 3:22
superbe composition, de cet étalage bien colorée. Jolie scène de vie quotidienne.
foozi (7101) 2009-04-14 4:34
really nice to hear from you. thanks for your critique and i do agree that mine is oversaturated. Really appreicate your view.
This shot is lovely with natural colours and lovely depiction of the pickles stall. It looks so delicious and mouth watering. We also have many pickles sold in Malaysia.
I especially like the nutmegs and papayas. i dont know what the Japanese offers.
pablominto (53744) 2009-04-16 2:31
The composition with the strong diagonals works well, so does the tiny tilt!
Fresh colours and all together a fine documentary of life on the market...
Stunning selection of merchandise hehehe!
wolf38 (30142) 2009-04-17 1:35
Hello Charlotte. The colorstrong photo speaks for itself. It pleases me very well. The composition is skillfully realized, because the actual motive was somewhat turned. Altogether very regard-worth. Regards, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Charlotte Dymock (charlotte_iona) (1115)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-03
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D, Canon EFS 18-55
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Desperately Seeking Sakura
- Theme(s): Food Markets [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-12 3:32