Selling chickens at Siti Khadijah market
Here is a second photo taken at Pasar Besar (big market) Siti Khadijah in Kota Bharu. In the main building, there is a large central open space with many stalls. This nearly circular place is surrounded by 3-4 stories where one finds hundreds of stalls selling a wide variety of merchandise. Lots of batik for example. The roof high above the open space lets the light get in and the above stories provide many interesting points of view over the stalls below. Most of these stalls offer a colorful variety of exotic fruits and vegetables, but some others specialize in plain chicken or else. And the vendors, mostly women, are modestly but colorfully dressed. So all these things combine and make you feel like a travel photographer!
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worldcitizen (6139) 2010-02-02 16:46
I like this one, too! The chicken feet sticking out at the bottom of the frame create a very interesting horizontal line. One chicken has his feet hidden, while another one seems to be confused about what direction he was going in. :-)
avene (12675) 2010-02-16 13:03
absolutely fascinating photo, your elevated point of view offers a unique perspective, much more geometric and detail-oriented than a traditional market photo, what fascinates me most is the contrast between the comfortably plump foot of the vendor and almost claw-like feet of the chicken, the latter feel so stressed, lol :) great shot, I like it a lot.
abmdsudi (36390) 2010-05-28 20:45
bird-eye pov carefully executed will produce a unique image not seen in everyday life. market is every photographers' dream, and me included. the lighting is almost difuse here, the results of even natural lighting from above. good compostion and sharpness. i would prefer to have slightly greater angle for full e of the lady. thank for sharing
leo61 (0) 2010-05-29 5:46
An unusal ,but very effective POV.
Nice composition with excellent quality.
yquem46 (38102) 2010-09-23 0:52
J'aime bien cette image avec ce POV en surplomb, très inhabituel et original
On y voit toute sa marchandise et sa caisse de billets
scalerman (26900) 2011-10-31 11:31
Claude: I like your novel, and a little weird composition. It's a very original POV and therefore a creative image. c
- Copyright: Claude Belanger (cebe) (1469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, EF-S55-250 f4.0-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-01 15:31