Markets are bustling places, 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 hurry. This similar scene must have been repeated throughout the centuries, but they can also provide a colourful visual aspect to the surroundings. Like most markets in Asia, it's a heady mixture of hustle and bustle, sights, colors, sounds and smells.
This is an every day sight, taken in Talat Sao market in the city centre in the early cool morning when it’s at its busiest and in full swing. I find it interesting to follow human interactions, watch the crowd, observe and steal a moment within hive of activities when the market takes on a frenzied atmosphere bathed in golden glow of light so full of sparkle. Yet it is so refreshing that folk have time to "stand and stare".
I was also drawn to colors, light and not to mention, the people
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pajaran (54131) 2013-12-03 2:10
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na trznicu i ljude ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the place and time ...
A nice view of the market-place and people ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
A nice moment.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
mirosu (15126) 2013-12-03 2:14
I like this photo full of market people. excellent tight crop allows full concentration on the content. The market people are in excellent morning light, the golden color indicates the very early morning hour. Superb exposing, excellent light & color contrast. Well done.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-03 2:37
You could not find a better title for this one, extremely colorful and luminous
The little boy on the back of his mother really stands out in this crowd
A moody shot
All the best, have a nice day
Sergiom (65191) 2013-12-03 4:04
C'est en effet une photo ou la lumière et les couleurs sont à l'honneur.Les centres d'intérêt sont nombreux et variés.. Une belle scène de foule très compacte.
Noel_Byrne (26559) 2013-12-03 5:22
I am drawn to this for the exact reason as you, lights, people and color. This is a splendid scene of daily life, as we look at each and every person in this environment and then through the excellent depth to those other people beyond. Great timing to capture this in such a perfectly clear way, it seems all 500 people here posed perfectly for you :)
All the best
Silvio1953 (128325) 2013-12-03 5:55
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with a lot of people, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (88779) 2013-12-03 6:15
Excellent colors and light.
Have a nice weekend.
holmertz (43685) 2013-12-03 8:10
This photo captures the fascinating chaos of an Asian market better than most pictures I have seen. There seems to be things going on in every inch of the view. The warm tones of the early morning sun have given nearly every person a very attractive golden halo. Children are always nice to watch, but this litte one to the right, safely wrapped to his mother's back, is just adorable as he (I think it's a boy) turns his head to watch something very interesting.
ourania (35009) 2013-12-03 10:53
I like very much this busy frame, full of activity, movement and human interest. You've combined picture and note in an exquisite way. I love the play of light and shadows with the people who are concentrated on their affairs and are not aware of the timeless and fascinating scene they are part of. The depth is great and the colours emerge intriguingly. There are several interesting scenes and expressions to study and most of all I love the calm and curious baby. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-03 16:56
i was drawn to the thumbnail of this immediately, just by the richness of the colors ~ and then so not surprised to see your name under it :)
interesting that this is the morning light, it looks like it could also be the afternoon 'golden' hour. the facial expressions are wonderful (esp that little guy on his mama's back), the colors are gorgeous, and the crowd is crazy overwhelming! but most of all, you have caught this scene in a beautiful light, giving almost everyone a golden edge. incredible.
kato (11630) 2013-12-03 20:23
You're capturing well this market by a good angle and excllent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle of of hustle and bustle in market. The market is full of heat in the crowd, and the light is functioning effectively. So, Probably, a market is also inevitably active since Asia has one with large population, and rich cultivation soil compared with other areas.
mcmtanyel (15557) 2013-12-03 20:33
I love the light in this photo. You have sanctified these people by choosing this angle for light, they all have halos around their heads. Fantastic job!
carlo62 (37205) 2013-12-03 22:48
che luce magnifica, delinea i volti di queste persone in modo fantastico.
Molto bello questo pullulare di persone, con i loro colori e il loro lavoro, c'è molta dinamicità e il bambino è una vera delizia.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-03 23:46
For me, what is most remarkable, is that the photographer is also locked in the middle of this hustle and bustle. He is not free to compose comfortably.
That the glow is outlining the features of every people, the buttery effect of morning light is creating a magic in the frame or the cute expression of only one creature whose eyes are clearly visible ... is seen and captured in a split-second!
With warm regards,
jhm (142794) 2013-12-04 4:55
You play excellent with light and shadows.
Very pleasant to see the little child with the eyes looking to an other man or woman.
I find your picture very pleasant
Also excellent perspective and depth picture.
Very well presentation, nice done, TFS.
Oceania (5174) 2013-12-05 7:32
There are so many people. It's a typical crowded place in Asia. Your picture a lot likes a clip from a movie, very skillfully taken.
eldancer1 (30764) 2013-12-05 15:17
With appropriate lighting a simple can look very beautiful! And of course with a good photographer also. Good backlighting with wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
Graal (99462) 2013-12-06 2:58
unusual crowd peoples, fine warm light and palette of colors. Good shot. Well captured scene and done photo.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (110295) 2013-12-06 9:20
Belle scène de vie, la lumière donne un super bel effet sur les personnes, beaucoup de couleurs, expressions dans ce marché pleine de monde, mais le top c'est l'effet de la lumière qui est sublime
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-12-07 9:13
it´s really a fascinating combination of bustling life,wonderful soft light and unique atmosphere you captured!Despite so many people in the frame I like the way you immortalized them and how we can enjoy their personal feelings and emotions from their facial expressions.
Common daily life scene,but only at first sight.Truly delighful capture!
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-12-08 1:18
A spectacular framing with a beautiful low light. The realization is superb. Good atmosphere. I like it!
Didi (58422) 2013-12-09 10:38
Very awesome scene with a good lights management
Very good quality of the composition
rbassin (19457) 2013-12-09 10:44
La lumière sur ce groupe de personnes colorées est d'un bel effet.
Bravo pour cette photo.
nikkitta (16230) 2013-12-10 17:24
My prefered subject people in a market in full action, with a good descriptive tutle
Like and enjoy the creative way you managed the light and contrast
Appart from that the cute baby looking up add a great attractive at the capture
Warm regards, have a very good week
mkamionka (31965) 2013-12-12 5:54
very impressive work. I like how busy is the frame -each piece of it is filled with some action. Very interesting effect with the back light adding a golden touch to each silhouette here. My favourite is the child in the backpack staring up right.
annjackman (20535) 2013-12-12 8:57
The bustle of the market is clearly evident from this first class shot. The warm lighting and the colours of the clothes caught my attention immediately. There are lovely details such as the child's face looking up.
A pleasure to view.
Kind Regards, Ann
willperrett (7798) 2013-12-14 13:48
It's the rim lighting which is so beguiling in this picture. It's interesting that you're in the middle of this crowd, yet seem able to go about unnoticed and unremarked. A gift you share with the inimitable Henri Cartier-Bresson!
Waylim (25368) 2013-12-17 17:53
This put us right in the middle of the morning market. Talat Sao is perfect the liveliest place and time of the day, as the villagers bringing all the produce from their village to sell and the local try to get there early to get the best quality product. I can almost hear all the bargaining and noises going on.
Love that look of the baby, seem to have his attention to a bird or somthing up there.
CLODO (31606) 2013-12-23 1:37
the light jumps from one face outside to another all along the shot, with vibrant golden hues. We feel the crowd movement, the noise in this market place.
claudeD (34781) 2013-12-28 9:38
wonderful picture showing all this colors and contrasts. I like your composition giving an impression to me siiting in the middle of the people.I like this one very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
A happy new year for you and your family
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-02-17 20:29
this multi colored people potluck is amazing
the colors are fantastic, the action is very well presented and that vague haze in the background makes your composition simply beautiful!!
my compliments and thank you for your always helpful comments, I really appreciate it!!
ikeharel (61393) 2014-11-26 7:42
Taken this picture while mingling with the crowd on the market, obviously much tumult was going on, and a vibrant picture resulted.
My cong.'s for the compo., well done photojob, an abundance of "faces".
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (45644)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-03 1:42